Save the Date: Second European Conference to be Held in Barcelona!
The Forum is pleased to announce that its Second European Conference will be held October 23-25, 2014 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. The conference theme, Call for Proposals, and more detailed information will be available within the next few months. The Forum extends its thanks to all institutional members and colleagues who responded to the request to host the European Conference.
Register for the Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
Registration is open for the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, November 19, 2013. This Standards Institute 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. Plenary
and concurrent sessions
will bring together professionals in instructional design, education abroad faculty and administrators and highlight innovative ways in which Standard 3: Academic Framework
may be applied to achieve excellence in curriculum design and teaching.
for the Institute ends on September 16!
Forum Workshop at Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University will host a full-day Forum workshop on Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
on Friday, October 4, 2013. This workshop will be led by experienced 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
. Standard 2 focuses on topics related to the academics of education abroad, such as inter-cultural understanding, language and communication, and academic growth, and Standard 3 concentrates on the academic policies and structures that support learning, such as credit and coursework, academic integration, advising and career planning.
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.
First Webinar in the Standards Guidelines Series
The first webinar in this fall’s Standards Guidelines
series is scheduled for September 16 at 12 p.m. (EDT). Open to Forum members only, the webinar will cover the Guidelines for Global Health Programs
and is equally of interest to members who run Global Health Programs or who have students who participate in them. Tricia Todd, the Assistant Director at the University of Minnesota’s Health Careers Center, and Scott Daby, Program Director at the University of Minnesota’s Learning Abroad Center, both of whom were instrumental in developing the guidelines, will facilitate the session.
To register for any of the webinars in the Standards Guidelines series, send an email request to email@example.com
*Photo credit: This issue's photo is courtesy of the Forum's senior intern, Ashleigh Rockwell, Dickinson Class of 2014.