Early-Bird Registration Deadline Extended for Curriculum Institute
Early-bird registration for the Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
has been extended until tomorrow, September 20! Take advantage of reduced pricing and register here
This Standards of Good Practice Institute is being hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on November 19, 2013 (the day before the opening of the annual CIEE conference
). The event is dedicated to identifying and understanding an array of approaches to curriculum design and teaching in education abroad, and assisting participants in understanding how to develop and improve their own education abroad curricula and enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. Morning and afternoon plenaries will feature engaging, innovative education abroad practitioners, including award recipient
Alice Layton, and lunch plenary
speaker, Akosua Obuo Addo, who will share their successful experiences.
West Coast Workshop: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
The Forum will facilitate a full-day workshop on Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Santa Clara University. This workshop will be led by Forum-trained facilitators, Kline Harrison of Wake Forest University and Sue Jackson of Whitworth University, and will address Standards 2 and 3
of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
Designed to be highly interactive, timely and informative, this workshop will help its participants to apply these Standards to real-world situations through discussion and analysis of case studies. Upon completing the workshop, participants should be able to articulate the importance of these Standards, and be able to use them to improve policies and practices for their own programs.
Free Webinar for New Forum Members
The Forum invites its new members to participate in “A Member’s Orientation to the Forum: Programs, Projects, Services and Benefits”
scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 at 12 p.m. (EDT). Facilitated by Forum staff, this free webinar will describe the benefits of membership and introduce ways to get involved in the Forum’s work. We welcome new members and new colleagues to participate, as well as anyone else from a Forum member institution interested in refreshing their knowledge of what the Forum has to offer.
Annual Conference Travel Grants
A limited number of travel grants are available to education abroad professionals to help defray the costs of participating in the Forum’s Tenth Annual Conference
in San Diego. Selection will be based on need and demonstrated benefit from attending the conference.
Applicants must be Forum members in good standing. Grant awards are expected to range from US$200 to US$500.
for more information and to submit an application. Grant applications must be submitted to the Forum by December 4, 2013.
Forum Council Meeting
The Forum Council
met for a retreat in late August at the Forum offices on the Dickinson College campus in Carlisle, PA. Over two days of discussion, the Council examined the role of the Council in light of current and future trends and challenges in the field. The Council reaffirmed its charge as an advisory body that represents and serves the membership, and the importance of it responding substantively to issues as they arise.
Council Chair Martin Hogan said, “Forum members should know that the Council is committed to representing the full diversity of members, to actively advising the Forum staff on strategic directions, and to helping to develop services and benefits that serve the membership. We coordinate this work through the Committee structure (Standards, Outcomes Assessment and Research, Data, Curriculum, Advocacy) to ensure quality deliverables, and analyze results on a regular basis. We believe that the founders of the Forum ‘got it right’ in terms of the operational structure of the Committees and we were glad to have the opportunity to further develop processes with the Forum staff and to think a bit more longer term as we work to provide and sustain the value of membership for all Forum members.”
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue