Charles Bankart, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:42 a.m.
KU Lawrence Faculty

Sent on behalf of Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs Charles Bankart and the Internationalization Laboratory Steering Committee co-chairs.

 

Colleagues,

You recently received an invitation to provide your observations, feedback and ideas by June 25 on KU’s activities and initiatives as part of the initial stages of KU’s involvement in the Internationalization Laboratory.

As you will recall KU was selected to participate in this year’s class of the American Council on Education’s innovative Internationalization Laboratory. The lab is an initiative designed to help us learn from peer institutions and engage our faculty, students and staff in focused conversations toward the development of a coordinated framework that aligns our international interests and capacities and fully integrates internationalization into the work of fulfilling KU’s mission. The resulting plan of action will fundamentally shape KU’s international profile and reach for decades to come.

As part of the self-study phase of the lab, we are conducting a survey and review of how the university supports faculty members and their international activity on campus. The deadline to submit your views and ideas through the faculty questionnaire is Friday, June 25. It will take about 20 minutes to complete. Responses to the survey are anonymous and no names will be included in any reporting.

We are seeking responses from all KU faculty, those who routinely work in the international realm, as well as those who have not yet done so. We are also interested in knowing your ideas for how KU can improve its support for faculty engagement in international work.

Complete the Internationalization Faculty Survey

On behalf of the steering committee chairs, and the 57 KU faculty members, staff members and students leading the Lab effort, thank you for considering this request and for helping us understand the faculty experience when it comes to international work at KU and the level of institutional support you have received. Please contact me at cbankart@ku.edu if you have questions about the survey or the Internationalization Lab effort.

Respectfully,

Charles A. S. Bankart,
Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs
Co-Chair Internationalization Lab Steering Committee

Cc: Barbara Bichelmeyer

Jennifer Roberts

Susan Klusmeier

J. Megan Greene