In 2008, the SAGE Advisory Committee was formed to provide input and guidance all aspects of study abroad. In 2010 the composition and scope of that group changed with the implementation of the Strategic Plan for International Education. The International Education Steering Committee was formed to get the work of the strategic plan underway. In September 2012, the College determined that the subcommittees would report directly to the College Learning Council.
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Expand College and Community Partnerships
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Increase Student and Faculty Involvement in Valencia Global Distinction (VGD), Internationalizing the Curriculum (INZ), Short-term Study Abroad & Semester Abroad Programs
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The Study Abroad and Global Experiences (SAGE) Committee is a permanent advisory group to the SAGE department and is responsible for overseeing the development, modification, and enhancement of the functions of Valencia’s SAGE initiatives.
Appointed faculty are limited to serving on the SAGE Committee for four consecutive years before rotating off. Appointed members can be nominated by their campus representative to rejoin the committee after rotating off for one or more years.
|Lisa Ei (co-chair)||Global and Cont Ed.||by position|
|Michelle Foster (co-chair)||Campus Representative – EC||by position|
|Molly McIntire||Campus Representative – WC||by position|
|Marlene Temes||Campus Representative – OSC||by position|
|Lindi Kourtellis||Study Abroad||by position|
|Steve Mammino||Risk Management||by position|
|Shara Lee||Faculty & Instructional Development||by position|
|Izabella Vianna||ISRGE||by position|
|Vacant||INZ Coordinator||by position|
|Robyn Brighton||Honors||by position|
|Jerry Hensel||Faculty Ombudsman||by position|
|Eric Wallman||Faculty – EC||appointed||15/16|
|Ciara Hensley||Librarian - EC||appointed||20/21|
|Jeremy Bassetti||Faculty - EC||appointed||19/20|
|Lisa Cole||Faculty - WC||appointed||19/20|
|Marsha Butler||Faculty - WC||appointed||17/18|
|Mike Szalma||Faculty - OSC||appointed||19/20|
|Karene Best||Librarian - PNC||appointed||18/19|
|Tami Gitto||Faculty – PNC||appointed||20/21|
|Wayne Bart||Academic Advisor – OSC||appointed||18/19|
|Jonathan Lair||Faculty – LNC||appointed||17/18|
|Jamie Prusak||Faculty – WPC||appointed||18/19|
The International Educations Connections Team is the decision-making group for all issues related to international education at Valencia. They also give final approval for faculty proposals to lead short-term study abroad programs.