Call for Proposals: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
The Forum on Education Abroad announces a call for session proposals for the 5th Standards of Good Practice Institute on "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management," to be held at the University of Denver on June 20, 2014, immediately preceding the Annual National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Conference in Denver, CO. For more information, and to submit a proposal, visit http://www.forumea.org/HealthInst14Call.cfm
Proposals are due by November 29, 2013
Annual Conference Registration Opens Next Week!
Early bird registration for the Forum’s Tenth Annual Conference will open on Thursday, October 31. “New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad” will be held April 2-4, 2014, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.
For conference details, including registration pricing, hotel information and session offerings, go to: www.forumea.org/SanDiego2014.cfm
Session Spotlight: Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
Companions on the Road Less Travelled
Martha Johnson, Nanette Hanks, Amy Muse, June Nobbe
While the idea of "place" is central to education abroad, how can we better engage ideas of place, space, and geopsychology through the use of sites that are sacred, isolated, or that offer a unique opportunity for reflection? And if education abroad program design is overly focused on disrupting "the group," do we lose opportunities to use cohort building as a tool for learning? In this session four instructors will share experiences from teaching short-term programs in Greece, Ireland, and Spain with intentional use of sacred and unique spaces as a tool for both individual reflection and for group cohort building.
This Standards of Good Practice Institute
is being hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on November 19, 2013. There is still time to register
Brian Whalen Donates Materials to the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection
Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen recently donated several boxes of materials to the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection
. Whalen’s gift includes correspondence, meeting agendas and materials from events of historical importance, and a number of publications related to the history and development of education abroad, many of which are out of print.
The Forum is currently accepting contributions, such as documents, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs and other material relating to the history of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings until and including the 1990s. Click here
for more information.
Forum Council News
The Forum Council has established a revised leadership structure and finalized appointments for the standing committees. Vice Chair roles have been created in order to ensure greater continuity from year to year. The 2013-14 Forum Council and Committee leadership roles are:
Martin Hogan, DIS – Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Martha Johnson, University of Minnesota
Andrea Custodi, The Alliance for Global Education
Mark Lenhart, CET Academic Programs
Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Kalamazoo College
Sarah Spencer, The University of St. Thomas
Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee
Kelly McLaughlin; Yale University
Nick Gozik, Boston College
Steven Duke, Wake Forest University
Joan Gillespie, Associated Colleges of the Midwest
Heather Barclay Hamir, The University of Texas at Austin
Anne Haberkern, Portland Community College District
If you are interested in contributing to the work of the Forum through a committee or working group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Snapshot Survey Deadline
The Forum is once again collaborating with IIE to gather early data on U.S. study abroad enrollments for the 2012-13 academic year in the Snapshot Survey. This survey is conducted in anticipation of International Education Week in November and the data will also be used to supplement the more detailed Open Doors Report that will be released early next year.
The link to complete the survey has been sent via email to institutional representatives, and the deadline for submitting responses is Monday, October 28
. Please provide best estimates, even if the numbers for your institution are not yet final. Questions may be directed to email@example.com
How do you view the relationship between e-learning and education abroad?
The Forum surveyed 470 of its institutional members on this subject earlier this year, and 151 institutions (32%) responded, revealing that e-learning is seen as an opportunity by most institutions. A summary of findings
is available to the public on the Forum website, and Forum members may log in to the Standards Toolbox
to access the full report.
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from
College Year in Athens.