Resolution in Support of International Education Week

Resolution Number: RF02-201
September, 2002

Support of International Education Week 2002


WHEREAS     on

April 19, 2000, President William J. Clinton issued an Executive Memorandum,

that encouraged the presence of international students in the U.S., promoted

study abroad by our students, supported the international exchange of teachers

and scholars, and promoted the study of foreign languages and cultures; and

WHEREAS     in

response to the memorandum of President Clinton, the U.S. Departments of Education

and State declared the second week of November to be International Education

Week; and

WHEREAS     the

Commission on University Strategic Planning, in 1998, affirmed the following

principles for internationalizing San Francisco State University:

Principle 1: The University must

recognize its international dimension in its strategic planning.

Principle 2: The University must integrate knowledge and concerns in a global

framework in order to serve as a center of information and a network on global


Principle 3: The University must create an environment that promotes

understanding of ethnic/cultural diversity, social and class differences, and

equality and inequality in the local community, the nation, and the world.

Principle 4: The University must integrate the perspective and values of the

various cultures of the United States with those of other countries,

in order to dismantle external and internal barriers to power that separate

communities and peoples.

Principle 5: The University must affirm the values of diversity, tolerance,

egalitarianism, and mutual respect in all of its curricular and

community-related activities; and

WHEREAS     San Francisco State University currently stands first in the

CSU both in the number of its students who study abroad and in the number of

international students who study at our campus; now therefore be it


the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University designate the 3rd week in

November as our campus’ International Education Week; and be it further


the Academic Senate, SFSU, encourage faculty members to bring to the attention

of their students the opportunities for study abroad through one of the many

CSU and SFSU programs; and be it further


  that the Academic Senate, SFSU, commend

the Office of International Programs, All-University Committee on International

Programs, and Johnetta Richards, the elected SFSU

representative to the CSU Academic Council on International Programs for all

they have done to promote international education at SFSU.