Resolution in Support of National Education Week

Resolution Number: RF06-254
September, 2006

Academic Senate Resolution



November 13-17, FALL 2006

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 third 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 issues.
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

RESOLVED that the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University designate the 3rd week in November as International Education Week; and be it further

RESOLVED that the Academic Senate, SFSU, encourages 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

RESOLVED that the Academic Senate, SFSU, commends the Office of International Programs, All-University Committee on International Programs, and Trevor Getz, the elected SFSU representative to the CSU Academic Council on International Programs for all they have done to promote international education at SFSU.

***Unanimously Approved by the Academic Senate on October 24, 2006***