The Commission on International Initiatives develops and implements a comprehensive international affairs agenda for senior leadership at public research universities in order to facilitate a seamless integration of international dimensions into the learning, discovery and engagement missions of our APLU institutions. The CII fosters the development of globally competent students, internationally engaged faculty, and institutions capable of addressing global challenges.
The Commission works by identifying critical issues, gathering information, and creating opportunities for members to discuss challenges and share knowledge with one another. The Commission serves as an advisory body to APLU and is integrally involved with all APLU discussions about comprehensive internationalization. Through its International Advocacy Coordinating Committee, members develop and lead the advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill on international issues of interest to public universities. The Commission is composed of senior international officers, international agriculture directors, and other individuals who work on internationalization at APLU-member institutions.