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.
Curricular Review and Enhancement
Expand College and Community Partnerships
Maximize Funding for SAGE Initiatives
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.
|Marieta Chemishanova (co-chair)||Curriculum Initiatives||by position||NA|
|Michelle Foster (co-chair)||Campus Representative – EC||by position||NA|
|Dean of Academic Affairs||Campus Representative – WC||by position||NA|
|Dean of Academic Affairs||Campus Representative – OSC||by position||NA|
|Lindi Kourtellis||SAGE||by position||NA|
|Steve Mammino||Risk Management||by position||NA|
|Shara Lee||Faculty & Instructional Development||by position||NA|
|Talia Popovski||International Student Services||by position||NA|
|Beth King||INZ/VGD Coordinator||by position||NA|
|Robyn Brighton||Honors Director||by position||NA|
|Jerry Hensel||Faculty Ombudsman||by position||NA|
|Eric Wallman||Faculty – EC||appointed||15/16|
|Aby Boumarate||Faculty – EC||appointed||18/19|
|Andrea Bealler||Counselor – EC||appointed||18/19|
|Marsha Butler||Faculty - WC||appointed||17/18|
|Vacant||Faculty - WC||appointed|
|Fontella Jones||Counselor - WC||appointed||18/19|
|Dale Husbands||Faculty – OSC||appointed||17/18|
|Maria Delis||Faculty – LNC (In lieu of OSC)||appointed||7/18|
|Wayne Bart||Academic Advisor – OSC||appointed||18/19|
|Jonathan Lair||Faculty – LNC||appointed||17/18|
|Michael Robbins||Faculty – PC||appointed||15/16|
|Jamie Prusak||Faculty – WPC||Appointed||18/19|
|Nick Bekas||Faculty – DTC||appointed||17/18|
IECT is responsible for final approval of short-term study abroad programs