Forum Announces First Certified Education Abroad Professionals
The Forum is very pleased to announce the first group of Certified Education Abroad Professionals
, who successfully completed The Forum’s new Professional Certification in Education Abroad
program. These 11 individuals effectively demonstrated the ability to articulate and apply the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
, and a commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct. The group completed the accelerated residency program this summer at The Forum offices in Carlisle, PA, which included six workshops in three days, then returned home to complete the accompanying Standards Assignments and Culminating Project. The Forum recognizes these colleagues for their accomplishment.
- Betsy Brewer, Beloit College
- Patti Brown, IFSA-Butler
- Lucía Conte, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
- Barbara Gorka, University of Pennsylvania
- Kline Harrison, Wake Forest University
- Sue Jackson, Whitworth University
- Mark Odenwelder, Centers for Interamerican Studies (CEDEI)
- Bradley Rink, University of Cape Town
- David Shallenberger, School for International Training
- Nancy Stubbs, University of Colorado, Boulder (ret)
- Angi Yucas, CAPA International
European Conference: Last Chance to Register at the Early-Bird Rate!
Don’t delay – early-bird registration
rates for The Forum’s Second European Conference
will end on Monday, September 15
! Registering a group? Members may take advantage of a special discount of $50 per person when registering a group of 5 or more from one member institution or organization.
The conference, What Does it Mean to be a “Traditional” Destination? Challenges and Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe
, will be hosted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, October 23-25, 2014.
Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: Call for Course Submissions
The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
honors an individual or group of individuals at a Forum member institution or organization for excellence in the design of an education abroad course. All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative by September 15
will be considered for award. View the award criteria here
, and please share with any colleagues who may be eligible.
The Curriculum Cooperative
is an online resource center where colleagues from Forum member institutions and organizations share their unique approaches to encouraging student learning abroad. The Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more.
Draft of Revised Standards Available for Member Comment
The draft of the revised Forum Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
is available exclusively for member review and comment. Over the past 10 years, The Forum has been accumulating input from its members on content areas to be addressed by Standards
, and this newest draft aims to continue to capture and reflect that content in a more concise and accessible format.
All institutional representatives have received an email with more information, and the draft is now available in the Standards Toolbox
. Please submit comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 15
Forum Workshops at Texas Christian University & MIT
The Forum will deliver in November two workshops on Standards
4 and 5 of the field’s Standards of Good Practice
. The half-day workshop, Focus on Standards 4 and 5: Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support
, will first be hosted by Texas Christian University on Sunday, November 2, prior to the NAFSA Region III Conference. For colleagues on the east coast, the half-day workshop will again be offered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday, November 5.
Links to register for these workshops can be found at www.forumea.org/TCU2014.cfm
Although open to all colleagues, the workshop on Standards
4 and 5 serves as a module for colleagues who are enrolled, or considering enrollment, in The Forum’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program
Forum Workshop at Augsburg College: Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX
The Forum will deliver a full-day workshop
, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad,
on Monday, September 29 at Augsburg College. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), this workshop will address 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.
This workshop is filling up quickly—Register
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