The International Student Advisory Board is a representative group whose function is to advocate for the needs of international students at the University of Tennessee to the Associate Provost and Director of the Center for International Education. The group makes recommendations for changes and improvements to institutional programming and procedures. It provides feedback about programs including international student orientation, transition issues, admissions procedures, campus services, etc.
The Advisory Board is made up of 10-15 students, both undergraduate and graduate. The Board will meet once a month to discuss any issues necessary. Meetings will be held once a month on Mondays from 4pm – 5pm on the following days: January 20th, February 17th, March 24th, and April 21st. Please make sure you can attend at least 3 of the 4 meetings. If you cannot attend at least 3 meetings, then you may not be able to serve on the council. In addition to these regularly scheduled meetings, there will be opportunities to meet with campus leadership including the Chancellor and Provost; however, these meetings will be scheduled as needed and will be highly recommended but not required.
Because the board serves as a representative group for UT’s international student population, individuals who demonstrate a desire to express their thoughts, ideas, and positive solutions for improving the international student experience will be given the greatest consideration. While we cannot include representatives from every culture/country represented at UT, we will attempt to create a board that represents diverse cultural backgrounds. We will also take into consideration which colleges and schools are represented so that we can gain a more complete picture of the international student experience.
In order to be considered for a position on the Advisory Board, you must be enrolled full-time at the University of Tennessee and in good academic standing. You must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain eligible. Also, you must be able to commit to attending the monthly meetings. Lastly, you must be willing to commit at least 1 year to the board, so if you are only here for a 1-semester exchange, then you are not eligible to apply at this time.
Applications are due by January 30, 2015 at 5:00pm, and decisions will be made by February 6, 2015. Students will be notified by email about their status.