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Education Abroad Advisory Committee of the Faculty Senate


The Education Abroad Office works closely with the Education Abroad Advisory Committee of the Faculty Senate (EAAC). The EAAC is a standing committee of Kennesaw State University. It is composed of seven elected faculty members appointed from KSU’s Academic Colleges. The Director of the Education Abroad Office serves as the Chair of the committee with the Director of Global Engagement from the Institute for Global Initiatives and the Education Abroad Coordinator for Short-Term Programs serve as standing EAAC members.  Appointed committee members are experienced leading education abroad programs.  The EAAC’s responsibilities consist of recommendations for and the development of education abroad program policies and procedures, and reviewing faculty applications for proposing a program based on the following:  completeness of proposal, academic rigor, financial planning/budgeting, innovation, diversity, safety, faculty knowledge & experience, and previous success of faculty.


To work collaboratively with the university’s academic colleges and departments, and the Education Abroad Office, the EAAC aims to support programmatic integrity and to ensure participant safety through the careful review of program proposals.

Chair: Dr. Dan Paracka, Director Education Abroad Office

Committee Members

Ming Chen, College of the Arts
Corrie Davis, Bagwell College of Education
Dawyn Dumas, Director of Global Engagement, Institute for Global Initiatives
Joe Dirnberger, College of Science and Mathematics
Linda Malgeri, Coles College of Business
Pinder Naidu, University College      
Ardith Peters, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
Terry Powis, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Iyonka Strawn-Valcy, Education Abroad Coordinator for Short-Term Programs, Education Abroad Office

Meeting Schedule

November 2012 – General Meeting
January 2012 -- Education Abroad Program Review (Fall & December programs)
April 2013—General Meeting
July 2013—Education Abroad Program Review (Spring Break & Summer programs)

Meeting Minutes

April 27, 2011
July 13, 2011
July 14, 2011
October 18, 2011
November 15, 2011
January 19, 2012
April 3, 2012
July 11 & July 12, 2012
November 6, 2012
April 2, 2013

For questions regarding the Education Abroad Advisory Committee Meeting, please contact Iyonka Strawn-Valcy at

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