The College of Fine Arts (CFA) International Activities Committee will enrich global engagement in all forms, fashion, and phases by advancing experiences, exchanges, and encounters that both develop and support international activities for the members of the CFA community.
The CFA International Activities Committee advocates for increased access to and utilization of resources that will internationalize both curricular and co-curricular opportunities, with the goal of expanding experiential learning opportunities, grant opportunities, and creative-scholarly opportunities relevant to the circumstances and conditions of contemporary society.
The CFA International Activities Committee is committed to relationships that enrich the internationalization of curricular and co-curricular opportunities relevant to the circumstances and conditions of contemporary society.
The CFA International Activities Committee urges geographic diversity in global engagement initiatives by partnering with the Haenicke Institute on opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and administrators relevant to the circumstances and conditions of contemporary society.
Connectivity: the state or extent of being interconnected with international activities happening within the individual units in the College of Fine Arts, the larger WMU community, and the global society we are experiencing. To do so requires …
Connections: the relationships between and amongst persons, ideas, or policies in support of internationalization activities, which are strategic to the mission of the College of Fine Arts. To do so requires …
Collaboration: working with others to achieve relevant, realistic deep-learning opportunities for members of the CFA community. To do so requires …
Communication: discussions between and amongst students, staff, faculty, and administrators both within and without the College of Fine Arts in order not only to leverage our collective knowledge of international activities but also to combat xenophobic and nationalistic attitudes that are anathema to the well-rounded training of artists (broadly defined). To do so requires …
Culturally Specific Knowledge: in order to best support the international students, faculty, and guest artists who come into the College of Fine Arts we must be dedicated to fostering an accepting and accommodating environment.
Creation: the ability to conceive the needed conditions to continually adjust connectivity, connections, collaboration, communication, and culturally specific knowledge to meet the internationalization of activities in the WMU College of Fine Arts.
CFA IEC representative: Igor Fedotov
Dance faculty member: Seyong Kim
Theatre faculty member: Dave Nofzinger
Art faculty member: Patrick Wilson
Music faculty member: Cristina Fava
Associate Dean, ex officio