TAGS Committee

In October 2013, the Provost Council/International Education Council organized the TAGS (Teaching a Global Student Community) subcommittee. The committee began meeting in November, 2013 and continues to meet monthly throughout the academic semesters.

Purpose:

To engage a cross-campus committee to coordinate and propose programs, initiatives and structures which develop faculty, staff and student capacity to:

a)      teach and learn in a global learning environment,

b)      serve or assist international students’ academic progress inside and outside the classroom, and

c)      contribute to the development of  intercultural capacity within the UD community 

Charge:

  • Develop a coordinated plan and communication strategy for training and support for campus faculty and staff, and students
  • Develop a plan to provide ongoing academic orientation and support to international students to facilitate transition to and success at UD
  • Support efforts to benchmark, analyze data and assess needs/progress
  • Seek ways to improve international student academic advising and support services
  • Guide the development of the TAGS website and related resources
  • Define and recommend strategies for faculty and staff, and students to increase intercultural and global learning capacity.  For example:
  • Serve as a resource for policy and decision-makers, and report progress and recommendations annually to IEC
  • Coordinate with and between each subcommittee, as needed
  • Update department/unit leadership on progress in these areas, and assist in communicating relevant information to colleagues campus-wide

Membership:

TAGS has two subcommittees: 1) focused on faculty and staff, and 2) focused on students.  Some TAGS members serve on both.  Each will have a chair, and co-chaired joint meetings are held as appropriate.

 

Representative

Appointment Type

Subcommittee

Representatives

CIP,

Intensive English Program

Permanent

Student

Karin Avila-John

CIP, International Student and Scholar Services

Permanent

Student

Tim Kao

CIP, Campus Engagement

Permanent

Both

Co-chair Student Group

Sangita Gosalia

SEHS, TESOL Coordinator

Permanent

Faculty/Staff

Co-chair faculty/staff

Lisa Varandani

OLR, International Student Learning Initiatives Coordinator

Permanent

Both

Ya You

LTC, Write Place Representative

Permanent

Student

Christina Klimo

SEHS, Faculty or Staff Rep

Appointment

Faculty/Staff

Nasser Razek

CAS, Faculty or Staff Rep

Appointment

Faculty/Staff

Atif Abueida,

Andy Slade

SBA, Faculty or Staff Rep

Appointment

Faculty/Staff

Cheryl Edelmann

SOE, Faculty or Staff Rep

Appointment

Faculty/Staff

John Weber

Graduate Affairs

Appointment

Faculty/Staff

Diane Helmick

Library

Appointment

Student

Jack O’Gorman

Student Development

Appointment

Student

  Trent Pinto

Faculty Development Committee Rep

Appointment

Faculty/Staff

Beth Harrison

Office of Mission and Rector

Appointment

Faculty

Fr. Joe Kozar

Enrollment Management

Appointment

Student

Jia Jia Wei

 

Other members of the campus community may be engaged and invited to attend meetings based on need and specific discussions or projects.

 

Term:

Some members would be permanent based on their position, while others would be appointed for a term of two-years (in italics). Appointment may be renewed for one additional period. Chair determined by co-chairs of IEC in consultation with members.

Meeting/Reporting Frequency:  

Each subcommittee will meet monthly and hold at least one joint coordinating meeting per semester.  Each Spring semester, the co-chairs will present a progress report to the Provost Council-IEC.  Other updates/reports will be requested, as needed.