In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

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

Clemson University

Grand Rapids Community College

For more information on joining the Forum, visit: http://www.forumea.org/
memberservices.cfm


Dates and Deadlines

Monday, October 29
Portland, OR: Full-day workshop on the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
 
Wednesday, October 31
Los Angeles, CA: Full-day workshop on the Implications of the New Clery Handbook – What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?
 
Thursday, November 1
Los Angeles, CA: Half-day workshop on the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

Free new member webinar: Introduction to the Forum, member benefits, and how to get involved

Tuesday, November 6
Regular registration ends for European Conference in Dublin

Monday, November 19
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 4: Student Preparation for the Learning Environment

Wednesday, December 5 - Friday, December 7
The Forum's First European Conference in Dublin, Ireland

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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 webinars@forumea.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. 

Click here 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 brownj@dickinson.edu.




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.

Click here 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.

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