Proposal Deadline Extended for the 11th Annual Conference!
Submit your session and workshop proposals for The Forum’s Eleventh Annual Conference
! The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, September 5
The conference, It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad
, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-27, 2015.
Topics and areas of interest include:
- What are the roles and concurrent responsibilities of the ‘faces’ of education abroad: on-campus administrators, on-site directors, independent program providers, host communities, faculty leaders, students?
- How can education abroad professionals better communicate the value of education abroad to all stakeholders involved: senior administrators, faculty, student affairs professionals, governing boards, host institutions and host communities?
- Doing more with less: how can we address challenges related to limited resources?
For additional topics of interest, as well as tips for drafting a successful proposal, go to www.forumea.org/CallforProposalsSD14.cfm
Scam Alert: Annual Conference Hotel Solicitations
It has been brought to The Forum's attention that third-party reservation companies have been contacting colleagues, particularly registered conference exhibitors, to offer a lower rate for rooms than The Forum/Sheraton's published rate
for the Annual Conference. Please be aware that this is a PHISHING SCAM. The individuals DO NOT represent the Forum, nor have they been authorized by The Forum or Sheraton New Orleans to contact conference attendees. The Forum has not, and does not, share or sell contact information for any purpose.
The Forum recommends that you do not provide your personal or credit card information to any third-party companies that may contact you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alyssa Windholz at email@example.com
Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: Call for Course Submissions
The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
honors an individual or group of individuals at a Forum member institution or organization for excellence in the design of an education abroad course. All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative by September 15, 2014 will be considered for award. View the award criteria here
, and please share with any colleagues who may be eligible.
Draft of Revised Standards Available for Member Comment
The draft of the 5th edition of The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
is already receiving praise and suggestions from Forum members. One member found the new Standards
to be “clear and much more usable;” another member appreciated “the direct voice of the new Standards
and their clarity.” Others have sent along their “congratulations on the fine work” to the Committee.
Add your voice, review the draft here: Standards Toolbox
Initial Survey Results: The Field Can Accommodate More Students in Most Locations
According to preliminary results of The Forum’s Capacity Survey, over 22,600 additional students can be accommodated on existing education abroad programs for the academic year 2014-15. This is based on 144 institutions and organizations reporting on their capacity to accommodate more students on programs. According to Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen, “We need more Forum members to complete the survey in order to obtain as representative a sample as possible. For that reason we are leaving the survey open and will continue to encourage our members to complete it.” If you have any questions about the survey or your institution or organization has not received the link to complete it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum Workshops at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Looking for ways to assess your health and safety protocols? Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? On Wednesday, September 17, The Forum will deliver two half-day workshops
at Hobart and William Smith Colleges to address these concerns. The first workshop will focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
. In the afternoon, the second workshop will address Standards 2 and 3: Academic Framework, Student Learning and Development
Register for both workshops and receive a $50 discount off the total cost. Click here
Forum Workshop at Augsburg College: Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX
The Forum will deliver a full-day workshop
, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad,
on Monday, September 29 at Augsburg College. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), this workshop will address implications for education abroad as a result of recent federal activity: the Violence Against Women Act; Title IX and the revision to the Handbook for the Clery Act.
Take advantage of early-bird pricing and register
by September 1
Make your Hotel Reservations in Barcelona Now
Haven’t booked your hotel accommodations for The Forum’s European Conference in Barcelona? Don’t delay! The Forum has provided a list of hotel options
ranging in price and varying in distance from the conference location.
The conference, What Does it Mean to be a “Traditional” Destination? Challenges and Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe
, will be held October 23-25 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Early-bird registration
pricing is available through September 15.
This issue's banner photo is courtesy of Forum member, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.