International Understanding Commission

Start Date

Six RA elected/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2012

Maureen Eke (2015-RA-Reg 12)

 

 

Vacancy (2015-RA-Reg)

 

2013

Nanci Love (2016-RA-Reg 17)

 

2013

Mary Bouwense (2016-RA-Reg 9)

 

2011

Deb Rasmussen (2014-RA-Reg 8)

 

2008

Sigrid Grace (2014-RA-Reg 10)

Chair

Start Date

Three Board appointed/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2013

Louis Holliday (2014-BD-Reg 11 )

 

2009

Therese Lake (2015-BD-Reg 8)

 

2010

Deborah Rickert (2016-BD-Reg 12)

 

Start Date

Up to (3)  MEA Board member/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2009

Michelle Chase (2014-BdM-Reg 14)

 

2013

Kim Largen (2014-BdM-Reg 5)

 

2011

Dawn Pierz (2015-BdM-Reg 2)

 

Start Date

One NEA Director/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2010

Eric Minore (2016-NEA Dir-Reg 10)

 

Start Date

Liaisons:

 

2013

Harold Bragg (2016-MEA Retired)

 

 

Vacancy (2014-SMEA)

 

2012

Curlada Eure-Harris (2016-MAHE)

 

Staff Liaison

Melissa Sortman

 

2013-14 Charge:

To help ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality.

To help develop local capacity by the identification and development of strategies and policies that build on our diversity, and cultural competency.

Commission Charge: To promote global understanding through respect for diversity  interdependence, and leadership to improve teaching and learning for all people.

The commission will:

Identify, review and recommend professional development and instructional resources for use in combating bias or discrimination while enhancing cultural competency.

Identify, review, recommend and support professional development and opportunities for students to learn about the educational policies, programs and practices of other countries/nations.

Assist in planning the association’s recognition of National Multicultural Diversity Day with emphasis on teaching and learning.

Delegate a representative to advise and assist in the planning of the Human Rights/Excellence Awards Banquet.

Manage the selection and award process for MEA Elizabeth Siddall Award, and submit a nomination for:  the NEA Applegate/Dorros Peace Award; and the David McMahon Award.

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