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Strategic Planning in CIS

Process and Call for Stakeholder Inputs

In this video blog, Dean Scott Fritzen gives an overview of the Strategic Planning exercise getting underway in the College of International Studies and notes how internal and external stakeholders can participate in the process.

Introducing the Strategic Planning Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) serves as a conduit for stakeholder outreach and for gathering and consolidating stakeholder feedback and suggestions, both within and outside of CIS. A few SC members will always be in attendance at the zoom consultations. Please feel free to reach out to any SC member with concerns, ideas or input.

Scott Fritzen Dean, CIS (Chair, SC)
Bujana AllushiHSC international
Ursula ArmstrongSpecial Program Coordinator,
OU in Arezzo
Annaly BeckAssociate Director,
Patsy BroadwayDirector of
Jennifer BurrowsIAS undergraduate
Nikko CasilIAS undergraduate student & international
Malin CollinsAcademic Advisor,
Courtney CrowderAssistant  Director of International Student Programs,
Rebecca CruiseAssociate Dean of Student Services,
Kirk DuclauxDirector, OU in
Whitney FrançaDirector,
Armando GarciaDirector, OU in
Eric HeinzeChair,
Youssef KamelIAS international graduate
Jeremy LambethDirector, Risk
Lauren Lee-LewisAssistant Director of Financial
Maura McAndrewMarketing & Media
Fathimath (Nayifa) NihadIAS international graduate
Oyindamala (Oyin) OkuwaInternational graduate
Leanna PaytonCenter Coordinator, OU in
Robyn RojasDirector,
Caroline SerçeAssistant Director,
Fabio de Sa e SilvaProfessor,
Mitchell SmithAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Jonathan StallingProfessor,
Shanna VincentAssociate Director,
Alyssa WileyIAS undergraduate
Becky WilsonExecutive Assistant to the Dean,
Yue ZhengInternational graduate

Zoom Consultation Schedule

Please register here for open and student forums. For other meetings with particular stakeholders, specific email invitations will be sent.

Guiding questions for CIS strategic planning consultations
This document has a list of questions, some of which may be posed during the consultations. If you are interested, you can peruse them in advance.

GroupIndicative Focus (but flexible)Date & TimeSC Lead (other SC members will also be presentRegistration
Open ForumAll issuesApril 30, 10-11:30 a.m.Scott FritzenRequired
Open ForumAll issuesMay 28, 10-11:30 a.m.Scott FritzenRequired (click here)
International studentsInternational students missionTBDRebecca Cruise, studentsRequired (click here)
IAS studentsAcademic programs missionTBDMitchell Smith, studentsRequired (click here)
IAS alumni boardAcademic programs missionMay 25, 1 p.m.Scott FritzenEmail invitation
Study abroad students & alumni (1st meeting)Study abroadApril 28, 10 a.m.Shanna Vincent, Annaly BeckEmail invitation
Study abroad students & alumni (2nd meeting)Study abroadApril 30, 1 p.m.Shanna Vincent, Annaly BeckEmail invitation
International Student Response Task ForceInternational students missionApril 20, 4-5 p.m.Scott FritzenEmail invitation
International Student Working GroupInternational students missionApril 30, 9:15 a.m.Rebecca Cruise, Robyn RojasEmail invitation
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion OfficeDEIMay 6, 4 p.m.Rebecca Cruise, Scott FritzenEmail invitation
Student Affairs OfficeInternational & IAS students; DEITBDRebecca CruiseEmail invitation
International student admissions & bridge programmingInternational students missionJune 10, 1:30 p.m.Robyn Rojas, Scott FritzenEmail invitation
OUHSC Campus (staff & leadership involved in international issues)International students & study abroadJune 2, 9 a.m.Scott Fritzen, Robyn Rojas, Whitney FrançaEmail invitation
Tulsa Campus (staff & leadership involved in international issues)International students & study abroadJune 2, 4 p.m.Scott Fritzen, Robyn RojasEmail invitation
Study abroad LiaisonsStudy abroadMay 21, 12:30-2 p.m.Whitney França, Shanna Vincent, Kirk Duclaux, Armando GarciaEmail invitation
Faculty involved in study abroadStudy abroadMay 7, 1 p.m.Whitney França, Shanna Vincent, Kirk Duclaux, Armando GarciaEmail Invitation
IAS affiliate & adjunct facultyAcademic programs & researchTBDMitchell SmithEmail invitation
Deans CouncilAll issuesApril 21, 9 a.m.Scott FrizenEmail invitation
LibrariesAcademic programs & research TBDJonathan StallingEmail invitation
PACAA (advising)Academic programs & study abroadJune 7, 2 p.m.Robyn Rojas, Whitney França, Kirk DuclauxEmail invitation
Individual consultations (President, Provost, Chief Budget Officer, VP for Research & Partnerships, etc.)All issuesTBDScott FritzenEmail invitation
CIS staff & facultyAll issuesMay 7, 10-11:30 a.m.Scott FritzenEmail invitation
CIS staff & facultyAll issuesJune 4, 10-11:30 a.m.Scott FritzenEmail invitation
CIS DEI teamDEIApril 29, 9 a.m.Rebecca CruiseEmail invitation
Education AbroadStudy abroadTBDWhitney França, Shanna VincentEmail invitation
Arezzo study centerstudy abroadMay 5, 9 a.m.Kirk DuclauxEmail invitation
Puebla study centerstudy abroadMay 6, 11 a.m.Armando GarciaEmail invitation
International Student ServicesInternational studentsMay 27, 3 p.m.Robyn Rojas, Caroline Serçe, Courtney CrowderEmail invitation
IAS academic advisorsAcademic programsApril 13, 3:30 p.m.Eric Heinze, Mitchell SmithEmail invitation
IAS facultyAcademic programs & researchApril 16, 1:30-3 p.m.; follow up TBDEric Heinze, Mitchell SmithEmail invitation
Research center faculty/directorsResearchTBDMitchell SmithEmail invitation
Budget teamBudgetMay 6, 10-11 a.m.Scott FritzenEmail invitation
CIS Board of VisitorsAll issuesMay 25, 9 a.m.Scott FritzenEmail invitation

CIS Strategic Planning Survey

We want to hear from you! To provide input for CIS's strategic plan, please take a moment to fill out the survey below.

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