University Committee on International Studies (UCIS)

The UCIS meets four times per semester to facilitate campus-wide engagement and decision-making on policy and program matters concerning the International Affairs Dual Major and Minor programs, thereby facilitating campus internationalization efforts.  The committee also oversees the New Hampshire International Seminar, while a subset of the committee administers the CIE travel grants.


The UCIS Committee voting membership consists of the International Affairs Program Chair, the Hood House Lecturer and faculty representatives from each of the colleges. IA teaching faculty are strongly encouraged but not required to attend unless serving as college representatives. The Center for International Education and Global Engagement is represented by 3 ex officio staff members: the Director of Global Initiatives, the Administrative Director of Study Abroad (or representative), and the International Affairs Program Assistant. Representatives from the Hamel Center and the Honors Program typically participate as well. The committee chair is the IA Program Chair. The term of office for college representatives begins in September and consists of a 2-year commitment. Approximately half of the college representative terms expire each year.


1.  The International Affairs Dual Major and Minor

  • Reviews and adopts policies concerning academic requirements, standards, and curriculum.
  • Plans future growth and development of the major.
  • Reviews and approves published documents regarding the programs.
  • Supports departmental faculty advising for IA programs.
  • Engages in outreach and advocacy in departments and in the colleges for the IA program.
  • Reviews IA program student petitions deemed by IA advisors to involve substantive policy changes.

2.  The New Hampshire International Seminar

Supports the IA Program Chair and the Director of Global Initiatives in planning the New Hampshire International Seminar.

 3.  International Development Grants

A sub committee, consisting of at least two faculty members, reviews applications for CIEGE Faculty International Development Grants.

By-laws revisions adopted by unanimous vote, May 5, 2016