The GEC is advised by two faculty committees: the Global Education Center Advisory Committee (GECAC), and the Global Education Curriculum Committee (GECC).


Global Education Center Advisory Committee (GECAC)

The Global Education Center Advisory Committee (GECAC) supports and offers advice on all aspects of the Global Education Center. It is made up of faculty members from the various colleges and schools, except for the Elon University School of Law, and various staff members who have close relationships with the Global Education Center, including the GEC Library Liaison and the Director for the new Center for Research on Global Education. The following positions in the GEC are members of the GEC Advisory Committee: the Dean of Global Education, the Assistant Dean of Global Education, Director of Study Abroad, Director of Study USA, and Director of International Students and Scholars. Faculty members are appointed for three years by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Dean of Global Education and based on expressed interest. Particular responsibilities of the Committee include vetting proposals for faculty-in-residence at the Elon Centers Abroad and developing and monitoring of the five-year International Elon Plan.

GECAC in Faculty Handbook

Committee members, 2021-22:

Rotating Members
2019-22

Elizabeth Bailey, Lecturer in Exercise Science

Olivia Choplin, Associate Professor of French in the Department of World Languages and Cultures

Youssef Osman, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts

2020-23

Sophie Adamson, Associate Professor of French in the Department of World Languages & Cultures and Chair of the Department of World Languages & Cultures

Pieter Swanepoel, Sr., Lecturer in Accounting

Ifeoma Udah, Assistant Professor of Accounting

2021-24

Casey Avaunt, Assistant Professor of Dance

Martin Kamela, Associate Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department of Physics

Xin Liu, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Standing Members

Safia Swimelar, Coordinator of International and Global Studies and Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies

Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Director of the Center for Research on Global Engagement and Professor of Psychology

GEC Members

CHAIR: Nick Gozik, Dean of Global Education

Rhonda Waller, Executive Director of Global Engagement

Kristen Aquilino, Director of International Student Services

Mark Dalhouse, Director for Global Educational Initiatives

 


Global Education Curriculum Committee (GECC)

The Global Education Curriculum Committee (GECC), formerly called the Study Abroad Committee (SAC), is a standing committee appointed by the Academic Council. Faculty members representing all of the colleges and schools, except for the Elon University School of Law, are appointed. There are eight or nine faculty members, each with a three-year appointment. The Director of Elon Core Curriculum is also part of the GEC. Representing the GEC, but without a vote, are the Dean of Global Education, the Assistant Dean of Global Education, Director of Study Abroad, and Director of Study USA. The role of the GECC is to act as a proxy of the Curriculum Committee in approving courses proposed for short-term faculty-led global programs. In addition to reviewing and deciding on approval of the proposals, the GECC approves policy decisions related to short-term faculty-led global programs and offers advice to new faculty members in putting forward proposals.

GECC in Faculty Handbook

Committee members, 2021-22:

Voting members
2018-21

Hui-Hua Chang, Associate Professor of History

Kirstie Doehler, Associate Professor of Statistics

Ketevan Kupatadze, Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures

2019-22

Rosey Bao, Associate Professor of Management

Douglas Kass, Associate Professor of Cinema and Television Arts (Amanda Sturgill, Associate Professor of Journalism, interim fall 2021)

Samuele Pardini, Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of World Languages and Cultures

2020-23

CHAIR: Jeff Carpenter, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teaching Fellows Program

Tina Das, Lincoln Financial Professor and Professor of Economics

Melissa Scales, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Education

2021-24

Nina Namaste, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures

Waseem Kasim, Assistant Professor of History

Svetlana Nepocatych, Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Standing Members

Amy Johnson, Director of the Elon Core Curriculum and Associate Professor of History

Non-voting members

Nick Gozik, Dean of Global Education

Matt Buckmaster, Assistant Dean of Global Education