In this Issue:





Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, October 16
Half-day workshop on Standards 2 and 3 in conjunction with PaCIE Conference

Friday, October 17
Deadline to submit feedback on the draft of the revised Standards

Wednesday, October 22 - Thursday, October 23
Pre-conference workshops in Barcelona, Spain
 
Thursday, October 23 - Saturday, October 25
The Forum’s Second European Conference in Barcelona: What Does it Mean to be a "Traditional" Destination? Challenges & Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe

Sunday, November 2
Standards workshop at Texas Christian University: Standards 4 and 5: Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support
 
Wednesday, November 5
Standards workshop at MIT: Standards 4 and 5: Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support

Tuesday, November 18
Standards workshop at Johns Hopkins University: Overview of the Standards of Good Practice

Click here for more Forum events.


 

Coming Soon: The New Forum Website

The Forum is very pleased to announce that its new website will be launched on Monday, October 6! The URL will remain the same, but the site will have an updated, fresh look, user-friendly navigation and enhanced functions. Users will be able to visit the new Forum website on Monday afternoon.

 
 

Three Weeks until The Forum’s Second European Conference!

Join European and U.S. colleagues in Barcelona, Spain, October 23-25. There is still time to register—regular registration rates end on Monday, October 6, after which late fees will apply. Want to see who else is coming? The attendee list is available on The Forum website.
 
The Forum’s Second European Conference, What Does it Mean to be a “Traditional” Destination? Challenges and Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe, will be hosted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

 
 

Education Abroad Capacity Review for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners

The Forum is pleased to announce the selection of seven Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners to participate in the Education Abroad Capacity Review. This program is a customized Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) review designed for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners in order to evaluate each institution’s mission and goals, and assess enabling conditions and challenges in light of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
 
The Capacity Review cohort includes: Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, St. Cloud State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Diego, and University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. The Review process began in August, and reviews are expected to conclude in January, 2015. Learn more

 
 

St. Norbert College Receives QUIP Interim Recognition

The Forum is pleased to announce that St. Norbert College has been recognized for continuing to be in substantial conformity with the Standards of Good Practice, and for demonstrating a continued commitment to quality improvement.
 
Learn more about The Forum’s Quality Improvement Program.

 
 

Upcoming Forum workshops across the U.S.

Focus on Standard 2 (Academic Framework) & Standard 3 (Student Learning and Development)
Date: Thursday, October 16
Host/Location: PaCIE Conference, Harrisburg, PA
Register: here
 
Focus on Standards 4 (Student Preparation for the Learning Environment Abroad and Returning Student Support) & 5 (Student Selection and the Code of Conduct)
Date: Sunday, November 2
Host/Location: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Register: here
 
Focus on Standards 4 (Student Preparation for the Learning Environment Abroad and Returning Student Support) & 5 (Student Selection and the Code of Conduct)
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Host/Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA
Register: here
 
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Date: Tuesday, November 18
Host/Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Register: here

 
 

Have you visited the Curriculum Cooperative lately?

A number of new course profiles have recently been added to the Curriculum Cooperative, from a variety of different types of institutions and program provider organizations. Log in to view faculty interviews, syllabi, and sample student assignments. Then share information about your course, program or initiative to help us continue to build this resource.

 
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