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[BROKEN LINK].
Curricular Review and Enhancement
Expand College and Community Partnerships
Maximize Funding for SAGE Initiatives
Increase Student and Faculty Involvement in Global Distinction, Internationalizing the Curriculum (INZ), Short-term Study Abroad & Semester Abroad Programs
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 College’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 Eli (co-chair)||Global and Cont Ed.||by position|
|Shara Lee (co-chair)||Academic Affairs & Service Learning||by position|
|Holly Bouma||SAGE Office||by position|
|Steve Mammino||Risk Management||by position|
|Wayne Bart||SAGE Office||by position|
|Beth King||INZ||by position|
|Robyn Brighton||Honors||by position|
|Jerry Hensel||SAGE Faculty Ombudsman||by position|
|Martie Berrios Garcia||Study Abroad Advisor||by position|
|Eric Wallman||NEH Endowment||by position|
|Alex Erdmann||Discipline Dean - AS||appointed||22/23|
|Scott Creamer||Discipline Dean - AA||appointed||22/23|
|Ciara Hensley||Librarian - EC||appointed||20/21|
|Charlotte Mortimer||Faculty - WC||appointed||23/24|
|Jeremy Bassetti||Faculty - EC||appointed||19/20|
|Mukesh George||Faculty - WC||appointed||22/23|
|Marsha Butler||Faculty - WC||appointed||22/23|
|Melissa Schreiber||Faculty - EC||appointed||23/24|
|Mike Szalma||Faculty - OSC||appointed||19/20|
|Tammy Gitto||Faculty – PNC||appointed||20/21|
|Dominic DiPaolo||Faculty – EAC||appointed||22/23|
The International Educations Connections Team is the decision-making group for all issues related to international education at Valencia College. They also give final approval for faculty proposals to lead short-term study abroad programs.