Call for Proposals: Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad Standards of Good Practice Institute
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
Submit your proposal here
European Fireside Dialogue: Application Deadline is Today
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, is today
, Friday, 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 details on the Forum’s First European Conference in Dublin.
Curriculum and Teaching in Education Abroad
The Forum is launching a new initiative to identify best practices in curriculum design and teaching abroad. Led by Forum Associate Director and American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellow Dr. Elizabeth Frohlich, the project will compile resources from across the curriculum to assist faculty at Forum member institutions to advance their efforts in developing education abroad curricula and teaching methods.
The final product will be an online resource center containing a full complement of tools and information, including oral and written interviews with faculty who have taught abroad, sample syllabi and course descriptions, and program profiles.
For the first phase of the project, the Forum has designed an online interface for members to tell us about effective, innovative courses they have designed or taught for students abroad.
Learn more: Curriculum and Teaching Project
Upcoming Workshops in Pittsburgh and
Thursday, October 4, 2012 (1pm-5pm)
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
Rob Hallworth (The George Washington University)
at the PaCIE website
Friday, October 5, 2012 (9am-5pm)
: The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, with a specific focus on Health and Safety
Location and Host:
Cuenca, Ecuador, Fundación CEDEI
: Natalie A. Mello and Annmarie Whalen (Forum on Education Abroad)
West Coast Workshops
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 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 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).
Registration for these workshops is now open. To register or to get more information on these and other upcoming Forum events, click here
Reminder to Complete the 2011-12 Study Abroad Snapshot Survey
The Institute of International Education and the Forum on Education Abroad are collaborating again this year to gather top-line data on study abroad enrollments for the 2011/12 academic year in anticipation of International Education Week. Please fill in this online snapshot survey
with the study abroad enrollment data from your institution during the past academic year. This early snapshot data will be followed by the detailed Open Doors
Study Abroad Survey data collection early next year.
The deadline for completing the Snapshot Survey is Monday, October 1st
. To complete the survey, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/snapshot2012
Comments or questions about the survey may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Toucan Education Programs (TEP) in Belize.