Through the associate provost and dean of International Programs (IP), the Office of the Provost works to increase attention to international issues, facilitate experiences abroad for UI students, promote research opportunities for UI faculty and students, and widen the university global perspective. The associate provost works with central and collegiate leadership to strengthen faculty resources in international programs commensurate with the curricular needs, research activities, and public engagement projects of a major research university.
IP offers competitive grants to faculty, staff, and students to conduct or present research abroad, develop new curricular offerings, develop collaborative projects with international institutions and industries, and host symposia and conferences in Iowa. IP is the central resource for study abroad activities, and supports international students and scholars when they arrive on campus and throughout their stay.
Selected areas of responsibility for the associate provost and dean of International Programs (Downing Thomas):
- International Programs
- Global strategies and globally-oriented activities across the state
- International students & scholars
- Study Abroad
- International academic centers and programs
- International linkage agreements
- International travel grants and funding for global projects
- Student fellowships and awards for international research and study