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From: Dave Christy, Provost
1. The 2013-18 Baruch College Strategic Plan included Deepening Engagement with the World as one of its five principal goals. Our action plan included naming WSAS Dean Jeffrey Peck to the additional responsibility of leading Baruch to implement programs and initiatives that would assist the College is achieving its goal. When Dean Peck retired in 2015, Professor Myung-Soo Lee assumed the role of Senior International Officer and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives for three additional years. Dr. Lee hired one full time HEO Assistant to coordinate program delivery.
2. Two organizational structures insure consultation and participation by Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management:
a. The Global Policy & Planning Committee includes the three school Deans, VP for Student Affairs Art King, VP for Enrollment Management Mary Gorman, Director of Study Abroad Richard Mitten, Associate Dean for Continuing Education Ann Clarkson, Director of the Weissman International Center Terry Martell, and Vice Provost Lee.
b. The International Cross-Border Team (CBT) includes members from the various department and functions within Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Enrollment Management that are directly engaged in providing services to international students and guests. Ann Clarkson and Mary Gorman co-chair the International CBT.
3. Dr. Lee served as Senior International Officer, and supported international programs and activities led by a variety of staff, faculty, and student leaders. This includes support for Conversational Partners, International Student Recruiting, and support for clubs with multi-national programming open to all students, Tools for Clear Speech, and CUNY COIL, among others. The programs Baruch in India, Baruch in Africa, and Baruch in China were developed by Dr. Lee during the last three years in partnership with other interested academic units.
4. Our current budget challenge requires that all activities in the College be adjusted to match our resources. For this reason, we will not fill the position of Senior International Officer on a full time basis, nor will we employ a HEO Assistant in that support role. The Policy & Planning Committee and the iCBT described above will assume leadership for activities that are within their scope of interest and responsibility. We will do our best to maintain commitments that were already made for the coming year, and we will develop a strategy for greeting international guests to our campus.
In late summer or early autumn we will convene a meeting for all concerned to review our planned activities for this year and how they will be carried out. In the meantime, we will await the ideas of the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee regarding first steps for implementation that may require a modest investment in resources. I will note that the issue of enhancing a global perspective is one component of the Strategic Goal of refreshing the curriculum to prepare students for a changing world and economy.