International Relations

DATE: June 23, 2009

MEMBER ROSTER:

Lisa Zhao (chair), Xudong Jin, Junlin Pan, Karen Wei, Xiwen Zhang

IS THIS AN Interim or annual REPORT? __ Interim _X_Annual

LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:

- In the first half of the year, the committee members introduced each other. As a warm-up, the members reviewed the five documents that the IR Committee of the previous year created. The documents are: Guidelines for selecting (1) seminar team leader, and (2) members; Report form for (1) seminar team leader and (2) members, and the seminar evaluation form.

- In the second half of the year, the committee worked on selecting speakers for the IMLS Think Globally and Act Globally for May, Sept. and Oct. groups based on the applications, and sent our recommendations to the Project principle investigator.

  • For May group, about 10 applications were reviewed
  • For Sept. group, 25 applications were reviewed
  • For Oct. group, 29 applications were reviewed

- Three calls have been sent for Taiwan seminar. The first call was sent on May 4th, 2009 and followed by two reminders. The result was announced on June 16, 2009. The selected 3 team members are:

Min Chou (team leader),

Tze-chung Li, and

Diana Wu

In the process of reviewing and selecting speakers, the Committee members have demonstrated very good sense of responsibilities to ensure the quality of the team.

All have been done by the Committee in this year is a real team work!

LIST COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF ANY, TO THE BOARD:

One issue that may need further discussion is: Besides selecting speakers for various seminars, what other activities the IR can do for CALA members.

Respectfully reported by

IR Committee

Lisa Zhao, Xudong Jin, Junlin Pan, Karen Wei, Xiwen Zhang