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January 22, 2015
 
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Forum Selected by the American Council of Learned Societies as a Host Organization for the ACLS Public Fellows Program


The Forum is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2015, the Public Fellows Program will place up to 22 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Other organizations selected to host fellows in 2015 include the American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Clinton Global Initiative, the National Audubon Society, Public Radio International, and the Smithsonian Institution.
 
The Public Fellow hosted by The Forum will serve as Assistant Director for Digital Resources, and will manage a number of the digital resources that The Forum provides to its institutional members and the education abroad field at large. For more information, including the full position description, please visit www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/. The Forum's press release can be read here.

Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen said, “We are very pleased to be hosting our second ACLS Public Fellow in order to advance the mission and goals of The Forum on Education Abroad and help to expand professional opportunities for Ph.D.s in the humanities.”

ACLS Public Fellows is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please direct all inquiries about the fellowship program to ACLS.
 

Last Chance to Participate in Fireside Dialogue


The Forum’s Fireside Dialogue, Speaking the Same Language: Advocacy in Education Abroad, will be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Forum Conference in March. Participants will engage in informal, frank discussion to explore strategies and approaches to advance the profile of education abroad within their institution or organization.
 
Topics will include:
  • Internal advocacy approaches, including strategies for alliance building and alignment with institutional priorities;
  • Understanding the campus context from the perspective of senior leadership;
  • Effective communication for positioning education abroad at the strategic level;
  • Creating opportunities to influence broader institutional goals;
  • Strategies to strengthen the position of education abroad on campuses and within organizations.
The deadline to submit an application to participate in this Fireside Dialogue is tomorrow, January 23.
 
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Workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework


Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? The Forum will deliver a workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3) on Friday, February 27, 2015, at The Ohio State University.

This workshop will focus on these areas and will help participants to identify the resources and design programming to assist in their efforts. Through simulations involving specific examples, participants will address critical issues often introduced by colleagues in higher education who are unfamiliar with the importance of tying these two areas together in education abroad. The early-bird registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, January 30.
 
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Post-Conference Workshop: Clery Act, Title IX and VAWA


Attending The Forum’s Annual Conference in March? Stay an extra day and participate in the post-conference workshop, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad, on Saturday, March 28.
 
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.
 
Register for The Forum’s 11th Annual Conference and pre- and post-conference workshops before January 28 to take advantage of early-bird registration rates. The conference, It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-27 at the Sheraton New Orleans.
 

First IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad: Call for Proposals


As a Generation Study BAroad Commitment Partner, The Forum is pleased to announce that on October 1-2, 2015, the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will bring commitment partners together in Washington, D.C. to highlight their progress and create positive new solutions.  

The Summit is an exciting opportunity to engage and showcase commitment partners from all sectors and will feature high-level plenary debates, action-oriented sessions, think tanks and networking opportunities, as well as an engaging expo hall, to mobilize commitments and inspire new actions.

IIE invites proposals that highlight best practices, ideas, and innovations that advance the collective Generation Study Abroad goal and reflect the spirit of collaboration across sectors. For more information, or to submit proposals, visit: www.iie.org/Programs/Generation-Study-Abroad/Generation-Study-Abroad-Summit/Proposals.

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015

Dates and Deadlines:


Friday, January 23:  Application deadline to participate in Fireside Dialogue
Wednesday, January 28:  Early-bird registration deadline for the 11th Annual Conference
Friday, January 30: Early-bird registration deadline for workshop at The Ohio State University
Friday, February 27:  Standards workshop at The Ohio State University

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