SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY GOAL:
Mission Statement: Boyd Martin’s vision of a synergistic institute that focused on international issues and why countries go to war is a wonderful ideal. He sought to transform people, the university, the country, and indeed the world. Until financial resources increase to a level where the entirety of Boyd Martin’s vision can be realized, it is necessary to focus on a subset of the projects he deemed important for the Institute to pursue. The avenue to follow at this time centers on providing transformational educational experiences for UI undergraduates, both within “traditional” global studies fields including international studies, political science, and business and in fields such as science, natural resources, and engineering. In this way the Institute can effectively serve a number of constituencies at the University of Idaho. This is linked to the CLASS Strategic Plan and the University's Strategic Plan.
TEACHING AND LEARNING GOAL:
Serve a select group of students intensively and directly through innovative programs while supporting a larger group of students extensively and directly through support of the International Studies degree program.
Use Institute programs to support faculty engagement in interdisciplinary and inter-college scholarship as it relates to the contemporary international arena, particularly related to the causes of war and the conditions for peace.
OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT GOAL:
COMMUNITY AND CULTURE GOAL:
Continue to provide the local and regional community with quality programming about international issues.
Continue to evolve the relationship of the Martin Institute and International Studies program with the university community as a whole. Above all, the Institute will work through issues vis-à-vis the university in a respectful manner.
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