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June 4, 2015
 
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The Forum’s ACLS Public Fellow Announced


The Forum is very pleased to welcome 2015 ACLS Public Fellow Amelia Dietrich, who will work as Assistant Director for Digital Resources starting on July 13. Dietrich is currently a research coordinator at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Language Science and holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics and Language Science from Penn State. The Forum is extremely pleased to once again partner with the American Council for Learned Societies on this innovative fellowship initiative, which offers recent humanities PhDs the opportunity to gain career-building experience in the nonprofit and government sectors. This year's 22 ACLS Public Fellows will take up two-year assignments at a diverse set of organizations in the government and non-profit sectors. A full list of the 2015 Public Fellows and their placements can be found here. The ACLS Public Fellows program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 

Apply to Serve as QUIP Peer Reviewer


Peer Reviewers play a critical role in making The Forum’s Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) the only objective, independent review system in education abroad, based on the field’s Standards of Good Practice. Experienced education abroad professionals trained by The Forum, Peer Reviewers assess education abroad operations in organizations participating in QUIP reviews. They commend the organization for excellent practices, provide suggestions and recommendations for quality improvement, and make the recommendation of whether the organization is in substantial conformity with the individual Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.

The Forum is currently accepting applications for Peer Reviewers. View eligibility requirements and apply by June 12 to be considered.
 
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June 30: Nomination Deadline for the 2015 Undergraduate Research Award


The Forum is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Undergraduate Research Award. The Forum Undergraduate Research Award is an honor that showcases the most rigorous and significant undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs. The 2015 award recipients will be invited to present their research at the annual Forum conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in April 2016.

Nominations must be submitted by June 30.
 
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Sara’s Wish Foundation Funds Scholarships for the Professional Certification Program


The Forum expresses its gratitude to Sara’s Wish Foundation for its generous donation that will assist colleagues from member institutions to participate in The Professional Certification in Education Abroad program. The gift will provide scholarships to help fund participation for those who cannot afford to enroll because of lack of institutional resources or support. To date there are 80 participants enrolled in the program.
 
The Forum thanks Sara’s Wish Foundation for its generosity and its commitment to enhancing the quality of education abroad.

Call for European Conference Committee Volunteers


Interested in serving on the conference committee for The Forum’s 3rd European Conference in Athens, Greece in 2016? Fill out the volunteer form and let us know!
 
The European Conference Committee works closely with The Forum staff in deciding on the conference theme, creating the Call for Proposals, and reviewing session proposals to create the content of the conference. Conference committee members contribute via e-mail and teleconference with no face-to-face meetings required. 
 
To be considered for the committee, express your interest in being involved by Friday, June 19. The selection of committee members is based in part on experience and balancing representation of The Forum’s membership.
 
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2015-16 Forum Membership Renewal


All Forum members should have received membership renewal invoices via email. Although payment is not due until August, members may opt to pay before the end of the current fiscal year. If you have any questions or need another copy of your invoice, please contact The Forum’s Associate Director of Finance, Mike Landis, at landism@dickinson.edu or +1 717-245-1031.

Not a current member? Learn more about applying for Forum membership.

Forum Workshop at Middlebury College: The Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX


The Forum will deliver a full-day workshop, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad, on Monday, July 13 at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), this workshop will address implications for education abroad as a result of recent federal activity: the Violence Against Women Act; Title IX and the revision to the Handbook for the Clery Act.
 
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The Forum welcomes the following institutional member committed to the Standards of Good Practice:

Illinois Institute of Technology
 
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Dates and Deadlines:


Monday, June 8: Standards Workshops at UW-Madison
Friday, June 12: QUIP Peer Reviewer application deadline
Friday, June 19: Deadline to express interest in European Conference Committee
Tuesday, June 30: Deadline for Undergraduate Research Award nominations
Monday, July 13: Forum workshop at Middlebury College

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