In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

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

Champlain College
Haverford College
Keele University
St. Francis College

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Dates and Deadlines

Wednesday, August 22
Chicago: Full-day Workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs 

Friday, August 24
Session and workshop proposal deadline for 2013 annual conference 

The Forum Welcomes Three New Board Members

At its summer meeting in Carlisle last week, the Forum Board welcomed three new members: Joy Carew, Associate Professor of Pan-African Studies and Associate Director, International Center at the University of Louisville; Paul J. McVeigh, Associate Vice President, Global Studies and Programs at Northern Virginia Community College; and Patricia H. Scroggs, Program Director, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University.
“These three colleagues add valuable experience and skills to the Board,” said Board Chair Barbara Rowe, Executive Director of Education Abroad at The Pennsylvania State University.  “Forum members and the field of education abroad will be well-served by having such capable people serving on the Board.”

New Members Elected to Forum Council

Voting in record numbers, Forum members have elected five colleagues to the Forum Council; they are:
Jose Alvarez, SIT
Steven Duke, Wake Forest University
Joan Gillespie, ACM
Kelly McLaughlin, Yale University
Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Kalamazoo College
The Forum thanks all who participated in the election. The Forum extends its gratitude for their outstanding service to outgoing members Mike Morrison, David Shallenberger, and John Wells.

The Forum at the 10th International BUTEX Conference in Wales

The Forum participated in a variety of ways in the 10th International Conference of the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) earlier this month.  Natalie Mello, Executive Director of member services and training,  conducted a workshop, “Developing and Assessing Short Term Education Abroad Programs Using the Standards of Good Practice" at Cardiff University, for participants from universities and programs in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Later that afternoon, Mello delivered the opening plenary address for the conference addressing this year’s theme,  “Challenging Traditions in Study Abroad.”  She also co-presented a session with colleagues Kim Kreutzer (University of Colorado, Boulder) and Jane Atkinson (Lancaster University) entitled “Better safe than sorry: Collaborating with students for their health and safety.”  Mello commented that “this was an exciting conference for the Forum to be a part of, especially because it was so well organized, attracted colleagues from a variety of organizations and was held at beautiful Cardiff University.”

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