The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) takes pride in supporting international education, research and Extension/outreach programs, through the UF/IFAS Global offices. UF/IFAS Global priorities are learning, discovering, and engaging.
UF/IFAS Global | 2250 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611 | Phone: 352-392-1965 | Fax: 352-392-7127
- UF/IFAS International Programs Advisory Team (IPAT)
The IPAT’s purpose is to:
- Act as a bridge between statewide IFAS faculty and the IP office
- Provide advice to the Director of IFAS IP on issues that the Director and/or faculty bring to the Team
- Provide feedback to the Director on opportunities or problems
- Assist in implementing new policies and programs that the Director deems advantageous.
- Assist in the selection of awards made by the IP office.
IPAT will provide policy advice and assistance to the Director of International Programs on matters pertaining to:
- Establishing and reaching internationalization goals,
- Developing and enhancing an integrated approach to the international dimension and collaboration in the areas of Teaching, Research and Extension, and
- Assuming a leadership role in university-wide international strategy.
This team draws from and builds on work of previous IPAT committees, including recommendations, identified needs, interests, current programs and potential opportunities.
The IPAT committee will consist of 19 members appointed by the Senior Vice President of IFAS. One person will represent each department in CALS (16 departments) and one person will represent the county extension faculty. The remaining two members will be an undergraduate student and a graduate student.
Each of the 16 department members will be nominated by the department chair in consultation with Center Directors that house department faculty and in consultation with the IP Director who will assure adequate representation for extension, research, teaching and the RECs.
IPAT members serve 4-year appointments. Student representatives are appointed for one year and are appointed by the CALS Dean.