Second European Conference: Session Proposal Deadline is Tomorrow
The deadline for submitting session proposals for the Forum’s Second European Conference
is tomorrow, February 21. The conference, What Does it Mean to be a “Traditional” Destination? Challenges and Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe
, will be held in Barcelona, Spain, October 23-25, 2014 and hosted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra
. The Forum encourages submissions from international education and faculty colleagues with experience in U.S. education abroad in Europe.
Read the full Call for Proposals
for more information. Conference details will be posted at www.forumea.org/Barcelona2014.cfm
as they become available.
Call for Nominations: 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. The award will be presented at the Tenth Annual Conference in San Diego, CA on Friday, April 4th. Previous winners include 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.
to read more about the Wollitzer Award. Forum members may submit nominations for the award to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, February 28
Register for the Forum’s Tenth Annual Conference
The Forum’s Tenth Annual Conference
, “New and Emerging Paradigms in Education Abroad,” will be held in San Diego, CA, April 2-4, 2014. Hear what Sheila Bayne of Tufts University likes most about the Forum’s annual conference and her advice for first-time attendees:
to register! Regular registration rates will be available until March 7, after which late fees will apply.
Forum Workshop on the West Coast: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols
Claremont McKenna College will host a full-day Forum workshop, Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols
, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The goal of this workshop is to assist participants in developing custom protocols and procedures in accordance with Standard 8 of the Forum's Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
. The workshop includes interactive exercises, much discussion and an opportunity to create and critique
different aspects of emergency action protocols. Participants will discuss different aspects of handling common health and safety concerns, and understand how the Standards of Good Practice
support their own program management and goals.
Forum Workshop at Boston College: The Clery Act, Title IX and VAWA
The Forum and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will deliver a full-day workshop, US Legislation Packs a Suitcase: the Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad,
on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Boston College. This workshop addresses 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. Expert presenters from both the Forum and NACUA will provide answers to participants’ questions about the new legislation,
the obligations of education abroad professionals, and how we can build a culture of reporting and compliance.
Forum Workshop on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
The Forum will deliver a full-day workshop, Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management,
on March 27 at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. This workshop is designed for colleagues who are looking for ways to assess health and safety protocols. After examining the data available (including the Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how Standard 8 works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying three different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field.
to register! Early-bird registration rates end on February 28.
Registration Opens Tomorrow for Standards Institute on Health and Safety
Registration for the Standards of Good Practice Institute
, "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management,” will open tomorrow, February 21. The Standards Institute will be held at the University of Denver on June 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.This Institute is being offered for the fifth time and is again dedicated to the education abroad risk management issues faced daily by organizations and institutions. The practical, hands-on focus will include concurrent and plenary sessions that will assist participants to improve their institutional and organizational strategies for risk mitigation, and incident prevention and response.
for registration information.
Input Submitted for the Negotiated Rulemaking on Clery Act and Addition of Violence Against Women Act Terms
The U.S. Department of Education announced negotiated rulemaking with the purpose of creating rules and guidance regarding the 2013 Violence Against Women Act
. Negotiated rulemaking is the process used by federal agencies to negotiate the terms of a proposed administrative rule.
Since this rulemaking process could also include anything related to the Clery Act, including its application to education abroad, the Forum asked its members for comment and feedback about the Clery Act as well as suggestions on how to improve its application to education abroad. We thank those members who took the time to craft comments.
Comments were collected and submitted last week.
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Salisbury University, Ecuador program with CEDEI.