Foster a Vibrant Community of Learning and Scholarship

International Education Week

International Education Week Student Fair

International Education Week, a national event promoted by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, included 34 events sponsored by over 30 different groups at UC Davis.

Encourage global perspectives and global learning in the UC Davis community

Signature Events

Promote the breadth of international opportunities on and off campus through International Education Week which was expanded this year to include 34 events sponsored by over 30 campus groups.

Hosted the largest Study Abroad and Internship Fair at UC Davis with 60+ vendors and over 1,000 students in attendance. (Education Abroad Center)

Hosted a lecture by Chinese Consul General GAO Zhangsheng on education and youth exchanges.

Co-Facilitated Events

To give additional assistance to faculty funding applications UOIP partnered with the Office of Research to host NSF Day on the UC Davis campus.

In order to contribute to the campus community's discussion of the future of the public university, UOIP assisted the Provost in coordinating one of the speakers in the Provost's Forum "The Future of the Public University," featuring Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education.

Sponsorships

UC Davis International Student Club T-shirts

Re-Imagining Human Rights, New York City, New York

International Festival Davis, Davis, California

Lecture: Steven Davis, Academics without Borders - Canada, UC Davis

Biannual AIC Conference, United Kingdom
Travel funds for Professor Charles Hunt, an invited speaker and Symposium Co-Organizer

Sawyer Seminar: Indigenous Cosmopolitics: Dialogues About the Reconstitution of Worlds, UC Davis

3rd Annual Spring Human Rights Symposium: Syria's Universities in a Time of War: Violence Against Students, Academic Refugees and Prospects for Rebuilding, UC Davis

Chilean Graduate Student Association, UC Davis

Pursue an aggressive schedule for campus speaking engagements to promote community, cooperation, and transparency with respect to internationalizing the campus and promoting outreach and engagement.

Made over 30 speaking appearances before international and domestic visitors, campus groups or at University events. In many of these appearances, the Vice Provost and Associate Vice Provosts delivered substantive remarks on topics including internationalizing the campus and promoting outreach and engagement.

Recognize contributions by members of the campus community

Vice Provost Lacy gave remarks and participated in events recognizing achievements or contributions to the university by faculty, students, staff and alumni. These events included awards ceremonies, retirement celebrations, and events honoring exceptional efforts and ongoing service performed by staff.

Increase the quality and impact of the staff's professional achievements

Nominated and selected to receive the Diversity and Principles of Community Achievement Award for outstanding and distinguished service and commitment to fostering inclusiveness and diversity. (Jennifer Wade)

Provide diverse learning environments that encourage involvement in international study

Collaborated on program development for a Confucius Institute at UC Davis, the world's first Confucius Institute devoted to Chinese food and beverage culture. A Board of Advisors, Steering Committee, Director, Co-Director and Deputy Director have been appointed, the appointments of three instructors from Jiangnan University have been confirmed, and an Internal Academic Advisory Committee and an honorary External Advisory Committee are being developed. News coverage of the upcoming opening includes a feature article from the Sacramento Bee.

Oversee the interdisciplinary Global and International Studies (GIS) minor to enable students to learn about global and international issues at UC Davis as well as abroad. The Minor is designed to award credit for upper division courses taken on a study abroad program (although study abroad is not required). Adding the GIS Minor can help students get the recognition for coursework taken abroad that is not related to the primary major. (Education Abroad Center)

Presented or co-presented courses through Staff Development and Professional Services (Services for International Students and Scholars)

Developed, planned, scheduled and implemented "value-added" components (such as community tours and social events) to help international scholars transition and learn about their new home in Davis.

Taught a free weekly yoga class for the entire student community fall, winter and spring quarters.

Co-facilitated a workshop with Sarah Meredith, outreach coordinator at CVPP, on intervention strategies for discrimination to graduate student leaders at the annual Graduate Ally Coalition training.

Contribute to the campus community through participation in campus groups

This year, University Outreach and International Programs' leadership and staff contributed to a large number of campus constituency groups. Some examples, chosen to show the variety of the groups, are listed here: