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July 9, 2015
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Dickinson College

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In this Issue:

Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: Call for Course Submissions

The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design honors an individual or group of individuals at a Forum member institution or organization for excellence in the design of an education abroad course. All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative by September 15 will be considered for the award. View the award criteria here, and please share with any colleagues who may be eligible.
The Curriculum Cooperative is an online resource center where colleagues from Forum member institutions and organizations share their unique approaches to encouraging student learning abroad. The Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more.

Forum Committee Seeks New Members

The Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee is seeking new members. The Committee supports research on education abroad and makes resources available to assist Forum members in assessing education abroad outcomes. The Committee welcomes colleagues to join and contribute to the work on new resources and publications, the Outcomes Assessment Toolbox, and the annual Undergraduate Research Awards.
Interested in joining The Forum’s Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee? Complete the online interest form by July 20.
Committee Interest Form

Forum Workshop Offered in Conjunction with IFSA-Butler NAC Conference

The Forum will deliver its full-day workshop, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad, on Thursday, September 10, immediately before the IFSA-Butler NAC Conference in Indianapolis, IN. 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 effective July 1, 2015; Title IX and the revision to the Handbook for the Clery Act.
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Chapman University:
Meeting the Standards

This month, The Forum highlights Chapman University, which received recognition for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for education abroad in 2014.
Welcome New Members

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

Lynchburg College
Peralta Community College District
Radford University
Interested in membership:
Join The Forum

Dates and Deadlines:

Monday, July 13: Forum workshop at Middlebury College
Friday, September 4: Proposal deadline for 12th Annual Conference
Thursday, September 10: Forum workshop in Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, September 15: Deadline to submit courses for the Curriculum Award

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