International Network of Universities
Executive Committee Meeting
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
April 4-6, 2005
Welcome to James Madison University!
The Office of International Programs staff members and I would like to welcome you to JMU and the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. This spring's INU Executive Committee meeting is a wonderful opportunity to introduce you to our campus community as well as the history and culture of the region. In conjunction with the Executive Committee meeting, the Office of International Programs will host workshops focusing on the assessment of teaching and learning outcomes, branding and marketing, and the enhancement of the student experience, and present opportunities for joint "international learning" assessment projects.
As you begin to plan your journey to Virginia, please refer to the links below, which will direct you to the online registration form, a tentative schedule of events, additional information about James Madison University, and a letter of invitation for acquiring visas to the United States (if needed).
If you require additional information or need assistance in making your travel arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Daniel Hale, Outreach and Program Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to welcoming you to JMU in April.
Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs
Executive Director, Office of International Programs
Tentative Schedule of Events (as of 2/09/05)
Sunday, April 3
Arrival of INU member delegations at Dulles (IAD) Airport, with transportation to be provided by JMU from Dulles to Harrisonburg, Virginia
Please see Lodging for information about making hotel reservations.
Monday, April 4
Tour of Shenandoah Valley landmarks
Tuesday, April 5
Tour of James Madison University campus
Sessions on Branding and Marketing
Enhancement of the Student Experience
Wednesday, April 6
Workshop on the Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Workshop on the Assessment of International Learning
Trip to historic Staunton, with tour of the Blackfriar’s Playhouse
Thursday, April 7
Members depart, with transportation to Dulles (IAD) Airport to be provided by JMU
We recommend that all INU delegates fly into and out of Dulles (IAD) Airport
(http://www.washington-iad.com/), just outside of Washington, DC (approximately 2.5 hours northeast of our university in Harrisonburg, Virginia). On Sunday, April 3rd, transportation from Dulles to Harrisonburg will be provided to all INU members. Transportation details will be provided approximately one week in advance of your arrival.
A block of rooms (at a conference rate of $69/room) is being held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. This rate will be offered from February 18 to March 21, 2005, but room-type is subject to availability.
Please call +800-708-7037 to make reservations, and be sure to request the "International Programs Conference" rate.
All room rates are subject to applicable taxes (currently 11%).
Four Points Sheraton
1400 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801