Cultivate a Culture of Organizational Excellence, Effectiveness and Stewardship

Create an effective, innovative and transparent administrative organization

In order to best support UC Davis' academic mission, University Outreach and International Programs has undertaken several new initiatives that emphasize streamlined business practices, including:

  • Furthering implementation of an education abroad student records management tool and database;
  • Completed the University Annex project to enhance the environment for bi-monthly scholar orientations and regular coffee socials for students and scholars;
  • Enhancing the Services for International Students and Scholars database, and
  • Migrating the University Outreach and International Programs, Services for International Students and Scholars, Education Abroad Center and Humphrey websites to the campus CMS platform, which included consolidating three Education Abroad Center websites platform under a single site;

To appropriately staff Services for International Students and Scholars, several new positions have been created including a new International Data Analyst with funding from the Provost; an additional student advisor and 2 more student employees to serve as resources for developing student programming needs for SISS.  

Develop our Workforce

UOIP recognizes and supports the integral role that staff members play in advancing the academic and institutional enterprise and encourages their professional development.

As part of this effort, several SISS staff members have taken advantage of opportunities including completing the NAFSA Academy, an intensive year-long training program for International Education and other training opportunities offered by UC Davis.

Honor faculty

Collaborated on the successful nomination of Masoud Kayhanian for the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award.

Build a strong financial foundation for the university

University Outreach and International Programs partnered with other campus units to raise $1 million for a study abroad endowment from a single donor. This gift will provide annual support for 20-40 students to travel on any of the Education Abroad Center's programs – the UC Education Abroad Program, UC Davis Quarter Abroad or UC Davis Summer Abroad. As part of the gift from Ann E. Pitzer '58, she challenged others to raise a matching amount and so far 8 additional endowed funds have been raised and students will be eligible to apply for these awards thanks to the generous contributions of the Ruth Asmundson Family, Joseph and Ruth Silva, Robert A. and Cathryn A. Kerr, Bill and Laura Lacy, Louis and Georgette Grivetti, Bruce and Diane Edwards, William Roberts, and B.K. Sobhani and family.

In addition, University Outreach and International Programs contributed to the campus effort to raise $1 million for the UC Davis Foundation Matching Fund for Student Support from previous UC Davis Trustees

Made international data more accessible

University Outreach and International Programs continues to make progress in its development of an international data repository. UC campuses in Berkeley, San Diego and Merced have all expressed interested in collaborating with UC Davis.

Increased the number of visitors to the University Outreach and International Programs website to 43,644 unique visitors from 194 countries/territories, a 33% increase over the previous year.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Facebook page is very active and currently has 329 likes, a 243% increase over the past year.

Increased membership to more than 1,125 members in the Aggies Abroad Network, an Education Abroad Center network for the UC Davis community that makes available study-abroad advice, stories, photos, videos, and more.

Create an effective organization that achieves an appropriate balance between risk taking and compliance measures

Developed an International Incidents Communication Plan to ensure that University Outreach and International Programs and its direct report units (Education Abroad Center, Services for International Students and Scholars, Humphrey Program, Fulbright Scholars) promptly notify the Vice Provost’s office when an international incident occurs abroad that affects, or has the potential to affect, a UC Davis affiliate. This ensures timely and consistent communication with the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Chancellor.

In collaboration with the Office of the Chancellor and Associate Vice Provost for International Programs Adrienne Martin, developed a UC Davis-wide International Incidents Communication Plan to ensure departments, units, schools, and colleges are promptly notifying the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost when an international incident occurs abroad that affects, or has the potential to affect, a UC Davis affiliate.

Expand the university's development outreach and secure philanthropic gifts for the Campaign for UC Davis

Unlike a college or school, University Outreach and International Programs does not have a specific constituency of alumni; therefore it represents the entire campus in its fundraising initiatives. In addition, as the vice provost and associate vice provosts travel on business outside the United States, they promote funding for the "big campus ideas" as well as University Outreach and International Programs' initiatives.

University Outreach and International Programs staff serve as primary contacts with education and government officials that lead to Agreements of Cooperation that often result in large grants and fellowships. For instance, the Hubert Humphrey Fellows Program, the China Scholarship Council scholarships, and Brazil's Science Without Borders program net UC Davis millions of dollars in financial assistance for some of the brightest and best international students and scholars.

Since the start of the Campaign for UC Davis in 2006, University Outreach and International Programs has raised $2,145,343.

Continue work toward funding an International Center

Participated in the planning and design of  the International Complex, Phase I.

Although UOIP has less  than 1 FTE devoted to development efforts, this year it has continued to foster relationships and develop a framework toward funding an International Center through philanthropic means. A footprint for the building has been selected and meetings are regularly held with UC Davis Extension regarding space planning. This will be the initial phase of creating an international neighborhood that will be developed by the campus.