Advisory Board proposes restructuring of Division of International Studies

The Advisory Board to the Interim Director of the Division of International Studies has issued its report, containing proposals for restructuring the Division to better support the university’s stated commitment to internationalizing research, education and service/outreach.

“I believe that the board’s recommendations are designed to advance international endeavors at UW–Madison in a positive and dynamic direction,” says Interim Vice-Provost/Dean Guido Podesta. “We can move forward with some of these ideas immediately; others will require further development and review by campus leaders and governance bodies.”

Provost Paul De Luca, in partnership with the University Committee, appointed the 12-member shared-governance Advisory Board in May 2012 in response to the April 2012 report to Interim Chancellor David Ward and Provost De Luca by the Ad Hoc Committee to Examine Governance Structure and Organization of UW-Madison’s Division of International Studies.

The Advisory Board — composed of nine faculty and three staff — has been chaired by history professor David McDonald. The Board met monthly over the 2012-2013 academic year to address its dual charges — to serve as a quasi-APC the Division and to formulate a response to the Ad Hoc Committee’s recommendations.

The Advisory Board’s recommendations seek to render the Division, its subsidiaries and its operations more accountable to, and navigable by, the university community and external constituencies.

The full report is posted here:
Advisory Board’s Report on Restructuring the Division of International Studies