Established in 2018, the International Faculty and Staff Association at Miami University (IFSAM) focuses on the following goals to support international faculty/staff* at Miami University:
- Connect with colleagues from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, and educational backgrounds
- Broaden perspectives, welcome diversity, and experience inclusion at Miami
- Listen, understand, and identify the needs of international faculty/staff; address the concerns and needs to the university; provide relevant resources as needed
- Help international faculty/staff* (both members and non-members) succeed in their careers.
*International faculty/staff are identified as any part-time or full-time employees at Miami, who are from countries outside of the United States. This includes temporary and permanent faculty/staff, and not limited to international teaching assistants, international scholars, classified or unclassified staff, and non-resident aliens who work at Miami University.