The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine, and healthcare. Our leadership team is committed to a respectful, inclusive, and diverse campus community for the success of our students, faculty, and staff so they can lead the way in health discoveries and treatment for the 21st century and beyond.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus strongly opposes the proposed change to the Department of Homeland Security’s longstanding “duration of status” (D/S) policy for international students and exchange visitors. Ending D/S will impact every international student and exchange visitor. It will also impact every higher education institution that enrolls or sponsors them, and every employer who hires international students who earns a U.S. degree and pursues optional practical training.
CU Anschutz believes limiting international students to two or four years to complete their degrees in the U.S. would have a detrimental effect on students at all degree levels. This arbitrary time limit would have an especially deleterious impact on international Ph.D. students, as the average time for earning a Ph.D. is over five years. The proposed change will also negatively impact international graduate students and J-1 research scholars, who are visiting researchers, professors or specialists from a country outside of the U.S. and are approved to enter the country for a specific purpose. Both are essential contributors to critical medical advances and to the overall research competitiveness of the United States. They also often go on to become leading academic researchers here. We concur with NAFSA: Association of International Educators that the proposed rule would replace a proven, flexible policy that has served international students and exchange visitors, institutions of higher education, and the U.S. for decades with one that is both complicated and burdensome. The uncertainty and additional administrative and financial burdens this rule would create for students, researchers, universities and businesses would lead to further declines in international student enrollment. This decline would ultimately result in a significant negative impact on the strength and competitiveness of our national higher education system, our scientific research and our economy.
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The chancellor is the chief academic and administrative officer for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He provides leadership and promotes an overall vision for the university, enhancing its position as a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine, and healthcare.The chancellor reports to the CU system president for the conduct and affairs of CU Anschutz.
Vice Chancellors support the Chancellor by overseeing various aspects of university administration.The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor oversees the academic, faculty and student programs at both the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical campus, including accreditation.