Free Webinar for New Forum Members
The Forum invites its new members to participate in a free introductory webinar on the Forum on Education Abroad scheduled for Thursday, November 1st at 1 p.m. (EDT). Facilitated by Brian Whalen, President and CEO of the Forum, this webinar will describe the benefits of membership and introduce ways to get involved in the Forum’s work. Colleagues from new member organizations as well as new staff are welcome to join. To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Deadline: Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad Standards Institute
The deadline for submitting session proposals for the Standards of Good Practice Institute, “Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad,” is tomorrow, October 26th
. This Standards Institute will be held in Chicago, IL on April 3, 2013 immediately preceding the 9th Annual Forum Conference.
Through the use of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice
and the Code of Ethics for Education Abroad
, this Standards Institute is intended to assist participants in understanding ethical issues and improving their institutional strategies for ethical operations in education abroad. Plenary and concurrent sessions are expected to involve a wide variety of practical, hands-on activities that will facilitate participant analysis of everyday ethical dilemmas in such areas as student advising, marketing, relationships between institutions and program providers, and reciprocity with international partners. The Forum particularly welcomes proposals that emphasize positive examples of best practices, incorporate real life case studies or ethical dilemmas, and actively involve participants in dialogue.
Read the full call for proposals.
Submit your proposal here
Still Time to Register for West Coast Workshops
The Forum on Education Abroad is excited to offer three workshops on the west coast next week. First stop is Portland, OR, where the Forum will hold a full-day workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
on Monday, October 29th at Portland State University. This workshop will train participants in developing, managing, assessing and improving short-term education abroad programs in accordance with the Forum’s Standards.
The Forum then heads to Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. On Wednesday, October 31st, the Forum and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will deliver for the third time a workshop titled, Implications of the New Clery Handbook – What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?
During this workshop, expert presenters will provide answers to participants’ questions and specifically discuss the implications the changes to the Clery Handbook have for the field of education abroad. On Thursday, November 1st, the Forum offers a half-day workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
from 10am-2pm (PDT).
Registrations for these workshops remain open. To register or to get more information on these and other upcoming Forum events, click here
Sponsorships Still Available for the First European Conference
Over 300 colleagues have so far registered for the Forum’s First European Conference in Dublin, making this conference an ideal venue for effective networking and marketing. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, including events, session items and program pages. Forum members are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities, as sponsorships are an excellent way to provide visibility for your organization while supporting the Forum and its mission.
to view available sponsorships. Sponsors must be confirmed by November 2nd. Please direct any questions to Jen Brown, Associate Director for Conferences and Events, at 717-245-1718 or email@example.com
Dublin Hotel Availability
The Stillorgan Park Hotel
has informed the Forum that some rooms have recently reopened and are available for attendees of the Forum’s First European Conference. The Stillorgan is located close to University College Dublin and conference attendees can take advantage of the Forum rate of 85-95 euro/night. To reserve a room, visit www.stillorganpark.com
and enter the code "FORUMEA" or call 353 1 200 1800 and mention the "Forum on Education Abroad" group. Although the Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel is full, additional blocks of rooms have been secured at the Brooks Hotel
and Jury’s Christchurch
hotel in Dublin city center.
for more information on these hotels.
Spotlight on Member Resources
Members are reminded that they may access a wide range of useful education abroad resources by visiting the Forum’s Online Toolbox. Resources include:
Using Title IV Federal Financial Aid for Study Abroad
The Critical Incident Database Template for Collecting Incident Information
NACUA Note -- The Clery Act and Overseas/Distance Study: New Developments and Compliance Guidance
The Use of Post‐9/11 GI Bill Benefits for Study Abroad
New U.S. Federal Financial Aid Regulations Impact Study Abroad
Alignment and Accountability in Education Abroad: A Handbook for the Effective Design and Implementation of Qualitative Assessment Based on Student Evaluations
To visit the Online Toolbox, go to http://www.forumea.org/standards-toolbox.cfm
*Photo credit: This issue's photo is from University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty led program in Udaipur, India.