In this Issue:

Dates and Deadlines

Monday, September 24
Free
webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 2: Student Learning and Development
 
Friday, September 28
Extended application deadline: Dublin Fireside Dialogue
 
Thursday, October 4
Pittsburgh: PaCIE preconference workshop on the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad with a focus on Health and Safety
 
Friday, October 5
Cuenca, Ecuador: Full-day workshop on the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad with a focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
 
Monday, October 15
Early-bird registration ends for European Conference in Dublin
 
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

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Free Member Webinar on the Standards of Good Practice: Standard 2

The second webinar in the “Understanding the Standards of Good Practice” series is scheduled for this Monday, September 24 at
1 p.m. (EDT).  Open to Forum members only, this webinar will cover the content of Standard 2 of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad on student learning and development, and will be facilitated by Dr. J. Kline Harrison, Associate Provost for International Affairs at Wake Forest University.

“Understanding the Standards” is a time- and cost-effective way to introduce new staff to the Standards, or to refresh the knowledge of current staff.  Each webinar is expected to last one hour.
 
Click here to see the full schedule of webinars in this series.
To register, email: forumeawebinars@dickinson.edu




The Forum is coming to the West Coast

The Forum on Education Abroad is pleased to offer three workshops on the west coast this fall. 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 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 October 31st, the Forum and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will deliver a
third 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. And on November 1st, the Forum offers a half-day workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs  from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (PDT).
 
Registration for these workshops is now open. For more information on these and other upcoming Forum events, click here.




Upcoming Workshops in Pittsburgh and Cuenca, Ecuador

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 (1pm-5pm)
Workshop: The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, with a specific focus on Health and Safety
Location and Host: Pittsburgh, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Council on International Education (PaCIE) 2012 Conference
Facilitator: Rob Hallworth (The George Washington University)   
Register at the PaCIE website
 
Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 (9am-5pm)
Workshop: The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, with a specific focus on Health and Safety
Location and Host: Cuenca, Ecuador, Fundación CEDEI
Facilitators: Natalie A. Mello  and Annmarie Whalen (Forum on Education Abroad)
Register here




Extended Application Deadline for Fireside Dialogue in Dublin, Ireland

The application deadline for participating in the Forum’s next Fireside Dialogue, Issues and Topics for On-Site Resident Directors, being held in conjunction with the Forum’s European Conference in Dublin, Ireland, has been extended until September 28th. Open only to on-site resident directors, this Fireside Dialogue will bring together no more than 30 participants for a full day of facilitated, collegial discussion that should lead to practical results. The agenda for the day will include the topics and issues of interest that have been submitted by participants in advance and the sharing of best-practice solutions.
 
For more information on this Fireside Dialogue and to submit an application, click here.
 
For more information on the Forum’s First European Conference in Dublin, click here.




Standards of Good Practice Institute: Call for Proposals

The Forum on Education Abroad is accepting session proposals for the Standards of Good Practice Institute, “Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad,” to 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 deadline for submitting session proposals is October 5th. 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.




*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us student photographer, Carissa Battle, DePaul University studying at Monash University.

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