Welcome to the Office of Faculty & Global Affairs

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the Office of Faculty & Global Affairs (OFGA). In full alignment with the University's mission and Provost Kenneth G. Furton's strategic priorities, the Office was established in February 2015 and serves as a key resource and driver in faculty academic excellence and success. OFGA provides guidance and resources to sustain and enhance our faculty's success through career growth, development and reward programs. OFGA also underlines the institutional commitment to cross- and inter-cultural readiness for the 21st century. It will lead the university community in its strategic internationalization for 21st century and global readiness. The Office synergizes FIU's international educational, research and engagement activities by focusing on efficiencies and creating new opportunities in support of our collective international educational goals. We look forward to work with you and your respective team members.


Meredith A. Newman, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Faculty & Global Affairs

Meet the members of the Office of Faculty & Global Affairs team:
From left to right: Luis Sanchez, Director, English Language Institute; Laura Boudon, Director, Study Abroad; Barbara Bader, Faculty Ombuds and Director, Educational Leadership Enhancement Program; Meredith Newman, Vice Provost, Faculty & Global Affairs; Patty Rodriguez; Academic Coordinator, Faculty & Global Affairs; Nancy Hernandez, Director, International Student & Scholar Services - BBC; Ana Sippin, Sr. Director, International Student & Scholar Services; Gitta Montoto, Director, Faculty & Global Affairs

The Office of Faculty & Global Affairs provides the following services:
Faculty Affairs provides faculty with growth and renewal opportunities in all realms throughout their professional career. It also serves to recognize academic excellence and institute a culture that values intellectual inquiry and scholarly and creative engagement in its many forms. In a nutshell, we recognize that Faculty Success equals Student Success.     Global Affairs is the university's hub to international learning opportunities through academic programs, activities or experiences. FIU Global Affairs is to serves as a catalyst to international engagement with different academics, peoples, cultures, languages, customs, perspectives and issues.
To this end, OFGA offers guidance and resources that include but are not limited to the following areas:

New Faculty Orientation
Faculty Honors
Chairs Advisory Council
Faculty Success Council
Faculty Ombuds
FIU-UFF Collective Bargaining
Faculty Tenure & Promotion, Competitive Sabbaticals and Leaves
Faculty Retirements

    FIU Global Affairs unites dedicated teams who share resources, tools and knowledge to enhance FIU's capacity to international study, research, and other collaborative activities:

Study Abroad
International Student and Scholar Services
Global Learning Initiatives
International Working Group
Global Council
Cuba Council