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Center of Global Initiatives

About the Center

Learn more about the center’s responsibilities and the committee’s structure.


The Center for Global Initiatives and the Global Initiatives Committee are charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Support efforts towards improved integration of international experiences into the curriculum and co-curriculum
  • Through the Global Initiatives Committee Grant program, allocate internal funding for internationalization efforts, outside of specific department/office budgets, in accordance with strategic goals and needs
  • Align visiting scholars, speakers, events and programs with curricular and co-curricular goals and needs for internationalization.
  • Support efforts to assess and benchmark internationalization activities and programs and global learning
  • Manage the Rollins International Grant (RIG) program including Faculty-Staff Group Travel Seminars and individual faculty-staff grants.
  • For the College of Liberal Arts and the Holt School, consult on the development and continuation of new semester study away programs, and review and select field study/summer programs each year.
  • Consult on academic policies involving or affecting study abroad/away or other internationalization programming, and on policies or processes that impact or involve faculty.

Committee Structure

  • Faculty Coordinator: Co-Chairs the Committee and Co-Leads the Center, 3 year term, open call to CLA and Crummer faculty for application and final appointment made by the Provost
  • Director of Global Initiatives: Co-Chairs the Committee and Co-Leads the Center
  • International Student and Scholar Services Representative: Standing appointment
  • International Admissions Representative: Standing Appointment
  • Six Divisional Elected College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representatives: 2 year terms
  • Crummer Representative: Selected by the Crummer faculty, 2 year term
  • At-Large Elected Staff Representative: Elected by staff through email ballot process, 2 year term
  • Student Representative: 1 year term, renewable, open to CLA, Holt, and Crummer students