In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

The Forum welcomes the following institutional members committed to Standards of Good Practice:

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La Salle University


For more information on joining the Forum, visit: http://www.forumea.org/
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Dates and Deadlines

Friday, August 31
Application deadline:
Dublin Fireside Dialogue

Sunday, September 9
Registration deadline: Indianapolis workshop

Thursday, September 13 
Indianapolis:
Workshop on the Forum's Code of Ethics for Education Abroad
 
Saturday, September 15

Registration deadline: Standards workshop in Cuenca, Ecuador

 
Monday, September 24
Free
webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 2: Student Learning and Development
 
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

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Application Deadline for Fireside Dialogue

August 31st is 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. 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 leads 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.

Click here 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.




The Forum’s Critical Incident Database: Pre-Launch Template

The Forum on Education Abroad is pleased to announce a new tool for use by Forum member institutions in tracking critical incidents that occur while students are abroad.  A template of the Critical Incident Database (CID) is available to members for use in advance of the launch of the final, live Critical Incident Database. Members will be able to use the template to collect and manage essential incident information for their programs and students abroad, as well as track incident information in compliance with the Clery Act as required by the Department of Education. While use of the Critical Incident Database is optional, the overwhelmingly positive response to its development clearly points to its value.

For more information and to view a timeline for the live release of the online Critical Incident Database, click here.

Members, log in to the Forum website to view the Critical Incident Database template.




Standards Workshop in Cuenca, Ecuador: Registration Deadline Approaches

The deadline to register for the full-day workshop hosted by Fundación CEDEI in Cuenca, Ecuador on October 5th is September 15th. The workshop is designed to provide expert training in the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad with a focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management. This workshop presents the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad through case studies and issues of concern to Ecuadorian and South American universities and organizations. Participants will closely examine the Standards and the implications for their own practices in country. The workshop will be highly interactive and provide each participant with an understanding of the Standards, and strategies to increase their organization’s ability to host U.S. students.
 
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Upcoming Workshops in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh

Date: September 13, 2012 (1pm-4pm)
Workshop
: The Forum's Code of Ethics for Education Abroad
Location and Host: Indianapolis, IFSA-Butler
Facilitator: Rob Hallworth (The George Washington University)
Register here by September 9th

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 (1pm-5pm)
Workshop:
The Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, 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


Click here for a complete list of Forum workshops and training opportunities.



Open Doors and Snapshot Surveys

Again this year, the Forum is working with IIE to conduct the Snapshot Survey  for U.S. study abroad, which gathers early information about study abroad enrollments. Next week, Forum and IIE members will receive a link to the online survey that asks about study abroad enrollments during the past 2011/2012 academic year.
 
The Forum also encourages members to complete the full Open Doors U.S. Study Abroad Survey for the 2010/11 academic year; the deadline for Open Doors is Friday, September 7th.
 
Questions or comments about these surveys may be directed to iieresearch@iie.org.




*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from IIE.
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