The International Plan is a collaborative effort among a number of Georgia Tech units. The participating academic units are responsible for developing the curriculum for their majors, recruiting students within their majors, and providing academic and professional advisement: basically, the overall implementation and operation of the International Plan within their unit. The Ivan Allen College will provide the principal guidance and the essential instruction in second language preparation and coursework in the international subjects; however, courses from other units within Georgia Tech and elsewhere may also be sued as approved. The Office of International Education will provide support in developing international academic sites, general marketing and recruiting participants from high school applicants as well as students electing to study abroad, orienting and preparing students for study abroad, and overall coordination among the academic and other support units. The Global Internship Program will facilitate the development and management of the international internships, and the Center for Career Discovery and Development will provide support for the graduate placement and interactions with employers seeking graduates with substantial international preparation. The Office of Assessment will provide support for designing assessment activities and assistance with collecting and evaluation data.
The International Plan will be governed by a faculty oversight committee. This committee will develop policies and procedures for the operation of the plan, the participant application process and monitoring of the student performance, and the initial review of courses to be included as meeting the objectives of the International Plan requirements. Those matters affecting Institute undergraduate program policies and procedures will be referred to the IUCC for approval
—Excerpted from the QEP, March 2005, pg. 17
The International Plan Committee (IPC) consists of one faculty member (IP Faculty Representative) from each IP participating major, though some members represent more than one major when the majors are related (e.g. Economics and Global Economics has one IP Faculty Rep). In addition to faculty members, all of whom have voting rights on the committee, there are representatives from each of the program-related administrative offices (OIE, GIP, and OARS) that participate on the committee in an ex officio capacity. Click here to see the current list of IPC members.
New IP Faculty Representatives may review past IPC meeting minutes on T-square. You must be given access to view the IPC materials. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your username to request access.
Role of the IP Faculty Representative
IP faculty representatives are encouraged to play an active role on the IP Committee. The committee meets twice per semester in fall and spring. There are three IP subcommittees on which IP Faculty Representatives may also serve. They are: 1) The Student Petitions and Appeals Committee, 2) the Recruitment and Retention Committee, and 3) Intercultural Learning Committee.
Additional responsibilities of the IP Faculty Representative
IP Faculty Representatives review and approve, or reject, the applications of their majors whose hours earned at the time of application exceed 59 credit hours and whose plan does is not coherent and/or does not meet IP policy. Applications of those students who have earned 59 credit hours or less, whose plans are coherent and meet IP policy, and who meet the minimum requirements for acceptance into the program (student is in a participating major and has a minimum 2.5 gpa).are typically processed and accepted by the IP staff. The IP Faculty Representative is included on correspondence with accepted students.
Advising/Approving International Plans
IP Faculty Representatives are responsible for advising their majors on the merits of individual international plans. IP reps also have the discretion of approving or rejecting student plans. IP Faculty Representatives officially approve student plans by signing the “International Experiences Approval” form when ready to do so. Major Academic Advisors are asked are asked to assist IP students in planning and making strategic decisions about how to fulfill IP courses and at what point during earning the undergraduate degree may be the best time to go abroad.
Review Student Petitions and Appeals
IP students appealing an IP policy or petitioning an exception are required to submit their appeals/petitions form to their IP Faculty Representative for approval or rejection prior to forwarding the appeal/petition to the IPC reviewing subcommittee.