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The University System Africa Council is open to all faculty and staff in the University System of Georgia who have a professional interest in the countries of the region. It seeks to build an active participatory membership of campus faculty and staff with African interests and expertise, facilitating communication and providing a useful forum where issues of common concern can be shared, discussed and resolved.
For 2005-2006 the University System Africa Council is given a select charge to complete the following assignments:
Implement a faculty development seminar to Cameroon and Nigeria for Summer 2006 in accordance with guidelines and procedures of the SCIE Faculty and Curriculum Committee;
Organize and operate the Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU) program in November 2005;
Provide a report on Council activities at each meeting of the System Council on International Education for all funds managed by the WRC;
Adopt a mission statement and by-laws modeled on those developed for the WRCs by the System Council on International Education;
Continue discussion of on-going issues relevant to the WRC and its members, including
development of the proposed collaborative African Studies Certificate program;
communication with African nation consulates, bi-lateral chambers of commerce, and similar resources, and assessment of the WRC's capacity for maintaining such networks.