Specific Charges for 2003-2004

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

1. Continue exploring ways in which the Penn environment can be made more inviting for international visitors, in particular visiting scholars, post doctoral fellows, etc.

2. Evaluate the impact of Homeland Security policies on prospective versus current international students and exchange visitors, and explore steps the University might take to ameliorate negative effects.

3. Gather more information and conduct further discussion of the issues surrounding the integrity of student applications, especially from certain parts of the world to ensure (a) that we have reliable data and (b) that we avoid stereotyping applicants from certain countries.

4. Examine and advise the University Council on ways the University can coordinate and expand its international endeavors at Penn and its global presence beyond the campus.

Committee Members

Sohrab Rabii (electrical engr)

Abass Alavi (radiol/med) *
Carlos Alonzo (Romance lang) *
Paul DeWeer (physiol/med) *
Stephen Kobrin (mgmt)
Norma Lang (nursing) *
Sohrab Rabii (electrical engr) *
Kim Lane Scheppele (law)
Jerry Wind (mrktg) *

Graduate students:
Mete Civelek (EAS)
Simi Wilhelm (GSE)

Undergraduate students:
Ian Lin (WH’04)
Benjamin Ochieng (NUR’06)
Daniela Yacobovsky (WH’04)

Thomas Adams (English Language Programs)

Suzanne Oh (GSE)

Ex officio:
Joyce Randolph (exec dir, intl prog)*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.