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November 13, 2014
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Interested in Hosting The Forum’s Next European Conference?

The Forum welcomes its member institutions/organizations to submit a proposal to serve as host of its 2016 European Conference. The Forum plans to conduct its third European conference in October 2016 for an expected 400-500 participants. The conference will span over three days with an in-depth focus on and exploration of a theme that will be selected by The Forum’s European conference committee. Successful proposals will describe how the institution/organization can successfully meet the host requirements.
Learn more about the European Conference that was held last month in Barcelona!
View the full RFP

Upcoming Webinar on The Forum’s Critical Incident Database

The Forum’s Critical Incident Database (CID) is the only objective source for information on the types and numbers of critical incidents that occur on education abroad programs. Collecting this information is more important now than ever before amid calls for greater transparency and accountability in higher education. The CID assists Forum member institutions in tracking critical incidents that occur while their students are abroad, and it serves as a method for tracking required information on incidents that should be reported in a member’s Annual Security Report as required by the Department of Education in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) and Title IX. 
The Forum will provide an online demonstration of how the CID can be used on Friday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. (EST).
Register for the Demo

The Forum at CIEE & Johns Hopkins University

Going to the CIEE Conference in Baltimore next week? Join us in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about Professional Certification in Education Abroad, the Critical Incident Database, the Quality Improvement Program, the Curriculum Cooperative and more!
The Forum will also deliver the Overview of the Standards of Good Practice workshop at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, on Tuesday, November 18, the day before the CIEE conference. This is a great introduction to the Standards of Good Practice, by the field, for the field, and the first workshop of the Professional Certification Program.
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Two workshops offered in Dublin

The Forum will deliver two interactive and practical workshops at University College Dublin on Friday, November 21. The Overview of the Standards of Good Practice is a great introduction to the Standards, and Standards 4 and 5 will be addressed in more detail in the afternoon workshop, Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct & Returning Support. Registration remains open.
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Dickinson College Receives QUIP Interim Recognition

The Forum is pleased to announce that Dickinson 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.

Annual Conference Grant and Award Opportunities

It The Forum is pleased to offer three opportunities to help defray the costs of attending The Forum’s 11th Annual Conference in New Orleans. Education abroad professionals from Forum member institutions are invited to apply to receive a conference travel grant. Selection will be based on need and demonstrated benefit from attending the conference. Grant awards are limited and can be expected to range from US$200 to US$500. The deadline to apply is December 3.
The Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award is given to faculty members or education abroad colleagues who have been especially effective in contributing to innovations in education abroad program design. The award is named in honor of long-time education abroad innovator, Ron Koehn, who has played a significant role in advancing the education abroad field. Award winners receive a stipend that helps to underwrite the costs of their attendance at The Forum’s Annual Conference. The deadline to apply is December 12.

Through the generous support of IFSA-Butler, grants are also available for colleagues who wish to attend the pre-conference workshop, Developing as a U.S.-Based Education Abroad Professional

The 11th Annual Conference, It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad, will take place in New Orleans, LA, March 25-27, 2015 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Early-bird registration for the conference is now open!

Forum Workshop at Suffolk University

In conjunction with the Boston Area Study Abroad Association (BASAA), The Forum will deliver the Overview of the Standards of Good Practice workshop on Friday, December 5 at Suffolk University. The Forum’s Standards provide a means to assess and ensure quality in all areas of education abroad programming – academic programming, student conduct, resources and personnel and policies and procedures.
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Welcome New Member

The Forum welcomes the following institutional member committed to the Standards of Good Practice:
Rochester Community and Technical College

Interested in membership:
Join The Forum

Dates and Deadlines:

Tuesday, November 11: Registration deadline for Standards Workshops in Dublin
Friday, November 14: Webinar on The Forum’s Critical Incident Database
Tuesday, November 18: Standards workshop at Johns Hopkins University
Friday, November 21: Standards workshops at University College Dublin
Friday, December 5: Standards workshop at Suffolk University

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