MacEwan Committee on Internationalization
MacEwan Committee on Internationalization provides guidance on the internationalization of MacEwan University, as outlined in the Integrated Strategic Plan.
Download the MacEwan Committee on Internationalization Terms of Reference here.
The mandate of the MacEwan Committee on Internationalization is to provide guidance on the internationalization of MacEwan University, as outlined in the Integrated Strategic Plan. Specifically, the Committee shall:
1.1 Develop initiatives that support MacEwan University’s strategy to “become a university of global significance, relevance and value” by advising on:
1.1.1 strategies and initiatives to increase international student enrolment to established goals.
1.1.2 strategies and initiatives to research, develop, implement and evaluate a wide range of services to support international students.
1.1.3 strategies and initiatives to achieve an internationally and culturally diverse campus and to create opportunities for students and faculty to learn and grow internationally.
1.1.4 strategies and initiatives to become a leader in providing opportunities for students to study abroad and to expand and enhance study abroad as part of students’ programs.
1.1.5 strategies and initiatives to inspire students to be engaged global citizens and promote intercultural understanding.
1.1.6 strategies and initiatives to expand scholarly networks internationally and to increase the number of academic international collaborations.
1.1.7 University policy, as required.
2.1 MacEwan Committee on Internationalization (the Committee) is a standing committee accountable to the Academic Governance Council (AGC).
2.2 The Chair will report on the Committee’s activities to AGC and submit recommendations as required for the Academic Governance Council’s consideration.
2.3 The Chair will submit Annual Reports for information, submit changes to Terms of Reference for approval, and submit recommendations as they arise for approval by the Academic Governance Council.
3.1 MacEwan Committee on Internationalization shall consist of the following:
(a) A minimum of ten faculty members. A minimum of one from each Faculty/ School, and a minimum of one professional resource faculty, preferably with international experience. One faculty member will Chair the Committee.
(b) Two students (one domestic, one international)
(c) One Dean or Associate Dean
(d) One staff member with expertise relevant to the mandate of the Committee (non-voting)
(e) President (ex-officio, voting)
(f) Provost and Vice President Academic (ex-officio, voting)
(g) Executive Director, MacEwan International (ex-officio, voting)
(h) Executive Director, Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence
3.2 All Committee members, including faculty, deans, and staff members, must be elected by AGC; all student members must be appointed by Students’ Association of MacEwan University.
3.3 The Committee may form subcommittees to achieve its Mandate. Subcommittee membership is not limited to MacEwan Committee on Internationalization members.
3.4 The Committee will consult with other areas of the University (e.g., Office of the University Registrar, Student Life, and Facilities) as appropriate.
3.5 The Committee has the discretion to invite resource persons to the Committee as non-voting members.
3.6 Members of MacEwan Committee on Internationalization are not required to be members of the Academic Governance Council.
4.0 Terms of Office
4.1 Appointed and elected members shall serve three-year terms, except for student members who shall serve one-year terms and those serving by virtue of their positions. Terms may be renewed once. Initially, some members may be selected for two-year terms to provide for ongoing renewal of membership over time.
5.0 Operations of Committee
5.1 The Academic Governance Council Secretariat shall provide administrative and resource support to the MacEwan Committee on Internationalization.
5.2 The Executive Director, MacEwan International will provide executive advice and support as needed.
5.3 The Committee shall meet a minimum of three times per year.
5.4 Quorum is set at a simple majority of voting members. Ex-officio and School of Continuing Education faculty members do not count toward or against quorum.
5.5 Meeting notes will be filed with the Academic Governance Council Secretariat.
Approved by Academic Governance Council
April 14, 2009 (Motion AGC-04-04-14-2009), to replace the Global College Council with MacEwan International Council
Amendments: May 26, 2009 (Motion AGC-03-05-26-2009)
Amendments: December 1, 2009: Updated as result of change of name to Grant MacEwan University (Motion AGC-09-11-17-2009)
Amendments: May 19, 2015: Updated composition; change of mandate from an administrative focus to a strategic focus; and, also change of name from MacEwan International Council to MacEwan Committee on Internationalization (motion AGC-02-05-19-2015), effective July 1, 2015
Amendments to composition, regarding supernumerary, and quorum, effective July 1, 2017: January 24, 2017 (motion AGC-13-01-24-2017)
Amendment to remove Work Plans, effective September 1, 2017: April 18, 2017 (motion AGC-09-04-18-2017)
Amendment to change wording of faculty complement, effective November 29, 2017 (motion AGC-05-11-28-2017)
2018-2019 Meeting Schedule
Download the MCI schedule here.
All meetings are held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in 7-218, unless otherwise noted.
Agenda item materials are due 2 weeks prior to the meeting.
September 19, 2018, Room TBD
October 17, 2018
December 5, 2018
February 6, 2019
March 6, 2019
March 27, 2019
May 1, 2019
Administrative support is provided by the AGC Secretariat.