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August 4, 2016
 

In this Issue:

Attend The Forum’s 3rd European Conference, Regular Registration Ends August 11


In the past year, Europe, the most popular education abroad destination for U.S. students, has seen historic political change, lives touched by terrorism, and the impact of economic realities. Our response as international educators to these unsettling times will determine how our students view the world and their future in it.
 
At The Forum’s European Conference, sessions and workshops will directly address shared challenges and solutions of supporting U.S. students as they study abroad in today’s Europe. Education abroad practitioners and faculty from across Europe will engage in open, critical dialogue on these issues.
 
Register by August 11 to receive the regular registration rate.
Full information on conference sessions and training opportunities

13th Annual Conference: Session Proposal Deadline Coming Up


The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference, "Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum," to be held in Seattle, Washington, March 29-31, 2017, focuses on the student’s education abroad experience.

Ideally, the education abroad experience is a continuum that begins long before the student arrives in the host country and carries on after their return, integrating the academic and experiential, supported by fair policies and ethical programming. While this ideal of a continuum may not be the reality for all students, education abroad can take practical steps toward achieving it.

The deadline to submit session and workshop proposals is August 19, 2016.
Read the Call for Proposals

2016-2017 Forum Workshop Schedule


The Forum’s schedule of 2016-17 Regional Workshops is now available.

Workshops focus on issues of concern to the field of education abroad. Led by experienced Forum Trained Facilitators, they are designed to be highly interactive, timely and informative, providing participants with current best practices and how these practices can be implemented to meet The Forum's Standards of Good Practice. Many of the workshop offerings also count towards The Forum's Professional Certification in Education Abroad program.

Two, new, full-day workshops have been added to The Forum’s offerings: Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad and From A to Z: Developing an Assessment Plan to Promote Student Learning and Development.

Submit a Photo to the Forum News


The Forum News features photos from our member institutions/organizations in each issue. Having a photo featured in the Forum News is a members-only benefit, and proper credit will be given if a photo is used. To be considered for use as a header image in a newsletter issue, photos should feature students engaged in learning abroad.
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Resource Spotlight: Guidance on Title IX and the Clery Act


The Forum’s Title IX working group released a new resource on Title IX and the Clery Act in July. Working group chair, Jodi Malmgren, said, “The Forum Standards Committee charged the working group to create a resource to help the education abroad field understand U.S. federal law with regard to sexual misconduct in the context of the Clery Act and Title IX legislation and evolving federal guidance. Working group members represent two- and four-year U.S. institutions, providers, and international universities; our document deliberately addresses all of these types of institutions. It includes an overview of the law, definitions, resource links, and two supplementary reports. We are indebted to the expertise provided by the many individuals who read and responded to our early drafts and offered helpful feedback. We hope that colleagues will continue to contribute to and strengthen this resource."

This document was finalized just before the Department of Education issued a new Clery Act Handbook on June 23, 2016. The Forum will analyze changes to the Handbook and update this document accordingly.
Access the Resource

Subscribe to Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad


The Forum’s peer-reviewed academic journal publishing the latest research on education abroad, Frontiers, has launched a new subscription system.

Sign up—for free!—to receive new volumes and updates directly to your inbox.
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Reserve an Exhibit Table for the 13th Annual Conference


Achieve maximum exposure for your institution or organization at The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference by reserving a booth in the Exhibit Hall. There are only a handful of open tables remaining and they are going fast!

The Conference, Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum, will take place in Seattle, WA, March 29-31, 2017 at the Westin Seattle.
Sponsorship Opportunities

Contribute to The Forum: Apply to Become a Forum Trained Facilitator


The Forum invites experienced colleagues to apply to become a member of the Forum Trained Facilitator Team that delivers the Standards of Good Practice workshops. 
These workshops are a primary way that the field’s Standards of Good Practice are disseminated as part of The Forum’s mission as the Standards Development Organization for Education Abroad. Many of the workshops also form the basis of the Professional Certification Program. As part of their training, facilitators are required to become certified by completing the Professional Certification program. Becoming a Forum Trained Facilitator is an important way to give back to the field, as well as to advance your own professional development. Facilitators are chosen based on their education abroad experience and skills, and their demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Standards of Good Practice.
 
The deadline to apply is September 30.
Apply here

Apply to Become a Forum Certification Assessor


The Forum seeks experienced professionals in the field of education abroad to serve as Forum Certification Assessors for the Professional Certification in Education Abroad program. Assessors will be rigorously trained to review and evaluate Standards Assignments submitted by program participants. Qualified applicants will be experienced colleagues from Forum member institutions and organizations who have consistently demonstrated their skill in the articulation and application of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.

The deadline to apply is September 30.
Apply here

Get Inspired and Be Inspiring: Visit The Curriculum Toolbox to Submit your Course for The Curriculum Award


The Curriculum Toolbox features syllabi, assignments, and course and program profiles submitted by faculty and practitioners in the field of education abroad, including past winners of the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design. All contributions are vetted against a rubric based on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. All new contributions submitted before September 15, 2016 will be considered for this year’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design.

The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design honors faculty who develop and implement innovative and effective education abroad curricula. It is the education abroad field’s only award presented to an individual or group of individuals for excellence in the design of an education abroad course.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016
Visit the Curriculum Toolbox
Welcome New Members

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


The College of Saint Rose

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College


Interested in membership:
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Upcoming Workshops


U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
University of Dayton, OH

Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
 

Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 and 5)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
 

Overview of the Standards of Good Practice

Thursday, October 20, 2016
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
Thursday, October 20, 2016
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN


Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics)

Monday, October 24, 2016
SIT Study Abroad/SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT

Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
Monday, October 24, 2016
SIT Study Abroad/SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT
 







Dates and Deadlines:



Thursday, August 11: Regular registration ends for the 3rd European Conference
Friday, August 19: Session/Workshop Proposal Deadline for the 13th Annual Conference
Wednesday, August 31: Clery, Title IX and VAWA Workshop in Dayton, OH
Wednesday, August 31: Nomination Deadline for the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad
Thursday, September 15: Submission Deadline for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
Friday, September 30: Deadline to apply to become a Forum Trained Facilitator
Friday, September 30: Deadline to apply to become a Forum Certification Assessor

 
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