Commission on Outreach and International Affairs
To study, formulate, and recommend to University Council policies and procedures that advance regional, national, and international efforts to fulfill the land-grant mission of enriching the quality of life and economic vitality of citizens around the world. The commission seeks to advance public engagement and globalization with knowledge generated by faculty and researchers in order to address complex societal challenges and enrich research and educational programs through these collaborative efforts. Areas for consideration include Cooperative Extension, cross-sectoral partnerships, graduate education and professional development programs, economic development programs, community engagement and leadership initiatives; and international program development and implementation. COIA will work with CUSP on issues regarding study abroad and international exchange programs and with CGPSP regarding graduate education across the Commonwealth.