The INU Academic Committee for Global Citizenship was formed in November 2007 in Kyoto and comprises representatives from almost all INU member institutions.
It focusses on the development of curricula of the INU Joint Master’s Program, including the Master’s Summer School, in Global Citizenship and Peace, and the promotion of research links between academics affiliated with the INU, particularly in the area of international studies.
STRUCTURE OF THE ACADEMIC COMMITTEE
The Academic Committee consists of the Curriculum Sub-Group, the Administrative Sub-Group and the Steering Group.
- The Curriculum Sub-Group consists of academics from INU Member Universities. The group works with development of curriculum and planning of workshops etc. Chair is Dr John A. Scherpereel from James Madison University, USA.
- The Administrative Sub-Group consists of one administrator per member university and its role is to support in questions regarding credit transfer, collect information on courses and disseminate information within the home university on the Joint Master’s Program, Master’s Summer School and the Student Seminar in Hiroshima. Current Chair of the Administrative Sub-Group is Ms Raelene Reece from La Trobe University.
- The Steering Group consists of the chairs of the two sub-groups (Dr Scherpereel and Ms Reece), a representative from Hiroshima University, currently Professor Hajime Nishitani, and an overall chair. The overall Chair position is currently (August 2011) vacant after Dr Pauline Stoltz has left Malmö University for another position. An election for a new Chair will take place in Augsut/September 2011.
The INU Academic Committee meets twice a year, once in the period February – March and once in Hiroshima in August in conjunction with the INU Master’s Summer School. Between meetings the Committee members work intensively together to deliver the best possible academic experience for students at the Student Seminar and the Master’s Summer School.
For more information about the INU Academic Committee, please contact the INU Secretariat.