RATIONALE: The Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP) is the academic, advisory body to the Office on International Programs in the California State University (CSU). As originally constituted by the Board of Trustees in 1969, the Academic Council on International Programs consists of one member from the tenure track faculty of each of the campuses selected by the Academic Senate of each campus.
The Council consists of four sub-committees; Program review, Academic/Fiscal affairs, Student affairs and Faculty affairs. In 1977 the three (now four) one year term non-voting student members, sitting one on each subcommittee, were granted voting rights. In 1995, the International Program (IP) Coordinators requested participation on the ACIP, through a ballot during the ACIP systemwide annual meeting, a proposal unanimously approved by the ACIP in 1996. Since 1996, IP Coordinators have attended fall and spring meetings in an advisory capacity but without voting rights. Also since that time, the IP Coordinators’ representation had grown from one to four members, one per subcommittee.
The ACIP, in recognizing the unique perspective and professionalism of the IP Coordinators in the CSU, voted to recommend “…that the Board of Trustees be petitioned to grant Coordinator Liaisons voting rights on the ACIP equal in status to the 23 Faculty Representatives and the four Student Representations;”