Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Terms of Reference

Responsibilities of the International Affairs Committee

  • Advise Senate on measures to achieve the goals set out in the University’s Strategic Plan and Academic Plan with regard to international opportunities with a focus on internationalization and increasing the number of international opportunities for TRU students and faculty;
  • Advise Senate on measures to promote alignment of academic, budgetary and other priorities of Senate with the international activities of the University;
  • Advise Accreditation Steering Committee and report on mission fulfillment in relation to the Core Theme Intercultural Understanding;
  • Establish such sub-committees as needed to fulfil the Committee's responsibilities.

Membership

Chair:

  • Associate Vice President International & Chief Executive Officer, TRU World Global Operations

Ex Officio Voting Members:

  • Vice Chair: A Director, TRU World
  • Director, PLAR (or designate)
  • General Counsel (or designate)
  • Dean of Students (or designate)
  • Intercultural Coordinator

Members:

  • One Dean, approved by Senate
  • Five Faculty and/or Open Learning Faculty Members approved by Senate (one must be a Senator)
  • Up to three students, nominated by TRUSU and appointed by Senate Steering Committee (preferably including one OL student, one undergraduate student, and one international student enrolled in a graduate program)
  • One representative of the Academic Planning and Priorities Committee appointed by the APPC
  • One representative of the Budget Committee of Senate appointed by BCOS
  • One representative from Open Learning appointed by the Vice Provost Open Learning
  • One member to be appointed by the Associate Vice President International
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