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 5
th 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.
Click here for more information about this workshop.
Upcoming Workshops in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh
Date: September 13, 2012 (1pm-4pm)
: The Forum's Code of Ethics for Education Abroad
Location and Host:
: Rob Hallworth (The George Washington University)
Register here by September 9th
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 (1pm-5pm)
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
Rob Hallworth (The George Washington University)
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 email@example.com
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from IIE.