1. Introductions/ Circulation of Contact Sheet
Present were the Council Chair,
Dan Paracka (Kennesaw state University); May Gao (
2. Minutes approved
B. UPDATE FROM SCIE:
None presented by a Board of Regents representative, but Deidre Williams, a Visiting Fulbright Scholar, will be representing the Board of Regents at future meetings. Dan Paracka announced that the web-based courses in foreign languages are running well via Georgia Tech, covering Japanese, Chinese, and Russian with possible future expansion to encompass Arabic and other languages. He also mentioned that those who wish to publicize their events should contact Carrie Sloan [firstname.lastname@example.org] so that she may include it in the USGOIE calendar.
By-laws revisions remain in limbo, but it was decided until they are modified it should be the practice that the council should invite nominations several meetings in advance of elections and that, though regularly scheduled and held according to the bylaws, forthcoming elections should also be announced well in advance of the meeting at which the elections are held.
Current balance totals 16, 439.00. The council discussed ways of disbursing some of the surplus in support of study abroad programs pending BOR approval.
E. STUDY ABROAD (2005 Reports and Plans for 2006)
2. China-General Studies. Guo Baogang reported similar success, with 22 students, 14 of whom came from GSU due to Douglas Reynoldís assistance in recruitment, underscoring the importance of local faculty recruitment efforts.††
3. China-Intensive Language. May Gao discussed the transition of the program from Paul Fosterís leadership (Foster now guides a stand alone program at Georgia Tech) but could report that 6 students (two from Tech) participated in the program.
better news was that the student, Jenika Holyfield, who participated in both
5. ISEP/Other Program opportunities were also discussed.
6. Eric Kendrick reported on the results of his meeting with Dwight Call which resulted in the passing of the Japan Study Abroad baton. The Council expressed its deepest thanks for Dwightís laborís to sustain this program over the years and Eric shared the on-going efforts to sustain that program.
F. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS
It was agreed that all seminar directors should more closely explore Education About Asia, regional Asian studiesí publications and other outlets for faculty publications facilitated by the program experience.
2. Two possible competing seminars, in
3. Proposals for Summer 2007. The deadline is
Georgia Consortium for International Studies Faculty Symposium,
Conference of the Association for Asian Studies,
Association for Asian American Studies Conference,
F. OTHER BUSINESS
1.†† Next meeting Date set for