Provost’s ad hoc Committee on International Student Experiences & Institutional Impact

Boston University’s international profile and character are longstanding strengths on which we are committed to continue building. The Ad Hoc Committee on International Student Experiences & Institutional Impact was established in 2014 with the following aims:

  1. To gauge Boston University’s effectiveness in meeting the needs of international students from an academic and social-well being perspective
  2. To assess whether we are providing appropriate support for faculty in their interactions with students both inside and outside the classroom
  3. To identify areas of strength and weakness in this evolution
  4. To make recommendations for implementation of best practices and improvements

The Committee seeks observations and ideas from across the Boston University community to help them in this effort to expand upon our successes as a global institution. Here’s how to participate:

  • Join the town hall meetings on the Charles River and Medical campuses to discuss our current strengths and challenges as well as ways to improve the University’s engagement with its international student population.
  • Share your thoughts below in the online form or via email at All online responses are anonymous.

Read Provost Morrison’s memo appointing the Committee.


Representative Title
Willis Wang, Chair Vice President & Associate Provost for Global Programs
Tim Barbari Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, ENG
Linda Hyman Associate Provost for Graduate Medical Sciences and Professor of Microbiology, MED
Susan Jackson Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of French, CAS
Tom Little Associate Dean of Educational Initiatives and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, ENG
Beth Loizeaux Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Professor of English, CAS
David Nersessian Assistant Dean of Global Programs, Senior Lecturer of Markets, Public Policy & Law, SMG, and Lecturer in Law, LAW
Janet Peters Faculty Liaison to the Advanced Standing Program and Associate Professor of General Dentistry, GSDM
Laurie Pohl Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Meeting materials are posted for Committee members’ review. (Kerberos required)

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