UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
One of the three goals of the UW-River Falls Strategic Plan, Pathway to Distinction, is global education and engagement. In 2013, UW-River Falls initiated a "Year of" program to help meet that goal. The "Year of" program allows faculty, students, and community participants to break down stereotypes and connect across cultures. During the year, various educational and cultural activities highlight a specific country and engage faculty and staff, students and others in raising awareness of that country. During 2013-14, UWRF celebrated the Year of Germany, while in 2014-15 the Year of China was celebrated and 2015-16 was the Year of Mexico. In 2016-17, UWRF celebrated the Year of Brazil, in 2017-18, the year of South Korea and in 2018-19, the Year of Canada. Please join us in celebrating these and other countries in years to come.
Motion from the Executive Committee (Wes Chapin, chair) to create a new administrative committee, The 'Year of' Implementation Committee, and to place the following language into Chapter II of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook in the appropriate alphabetic/numerical sequence.
Terms: Three years, except the proposers, Student Senate chair or designee, and chair of the International Programs Committee or designee shall serve one-year terms.
Motion was approved as amended, with 16 in favor, none opposed, and four abstentions.
2017-18 South Korea