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December 8, 2016

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Northwestern University

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In this Issue:

Nominate a Colleague for the
Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award

The Forum’s Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award honors a Forum member who has been remarkably effective in influencing institutions of higher learning to understand and support education abroad through the dissemination of The Forum's goals: standards of good practice, data collection and research, curricular development and academic design, and assessment. The 2017 award will be presented at the 13th Annual Conference in Seattle, WA. Previous winners include Joe Brockington (2016, posthumously), Michael Steinberg (2015), Liam Ó Dochartaigh (2013), Jon Booth (2012), Michael Vande Berg (2012), Susan Pugh (2011), James Langridge (2010), David Larsen (2008), R. Michael Paige (2007), and Peter Wollitzer.
The deadline to nominate a deserving colleague for the 2017 Wollitzer Award is Friday, December 16.
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Quick Polls: New from the Data Committee

Answer the Quick Poll embedded in today’s Forum News to share your voice with The Forum and learn something new about the field. Polls and results will also be tweeted by @ForumEA using the hashtag #YourForumEA. Check back next week for the results!


What is your primary reason for attending The Forum's annual conference?

A. Networking
B. Gain knowledge
C. Dialogue about issues
D. I do not attend

Providence College:
Meeting the Standards

This month, The Forum highlights Providence College, which received recognition for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in 2013.
Professional Certification

Join the Outcomes Committee

The Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee is seeking new members. The Committee supports research on education abroad and makes resources available to assist Forum members in assessing education abroad outcomes. The Committee welcomes colleagues to join and contribute to their work on new resources and publications, the Outcomes Assessment Toolbox, and the annual Award for Academic Achievement Abroad.
Interested in joining The Forum’s Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee? Complete the online form.
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Welcome New Member:

The Forum welcomes the following institutional member committed to the Standards of Good Practice:

Oakland University

Interested in membership:
Join The Forum

Resources for Your Week:
Educating Yourself and Your DACA Students about Potential Changes under the New Administration

Campaign promises made by President-Elect Trump to deport illegal immigrants have led some to fear that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) students may be denied re-entry if they attempt to return to the U.S. on or after the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. Because DACA was established as an executive order, it can be overturned just as quickly with another executive order. Recent reports that certain institutions are urging DACA students currently studying abroad to return to the U.S. before the inauguration may have you wondering what your institution and its DACA students should do.
Each institution and individual must ultimately make their own decision as to their plan of action based on their own priorities and assessment of risk. The following resources can help:

Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, December 13
University of California - Santa Cruz, CA
Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad

Friday, February 3, 2017
Syracuse University, Florence, Italy
Program Resources, Policies and Procedures (Standards 6 and 7)
Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 and 3)


Dates and Deadlines:

Tuesday, December 13: Forum Workshop in Santa Cruz, CA
Friday, December 16: Deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Wollitzer Award
Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3: Forum office closed for the holidays
Friday, January 13: Deadline to submit proposals to host 4th European Conference
Sunday, January 15: Session proposal deadline for 8th Annual Standards Institute
Friday, February 3: Standards Workshops in Florence, Italy

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