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August 14, 2015

In this Issue:

Upcoming Forum Workshops

In the upcoming months, The Forum will deliver workshops In locations from Fargo, North Dakota, to Thessaloniki, Greece. Click here to view the full workshop schedule.

Clarifying Study Abroad Enrollment: Call for Comments

Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen participated recently in a U.S. Department of Education IPEDS Technical Review Panel along with other education abroad colleagues and representatives from U.S. higher education. The goal of Technical Review Panel #47, “Clarifying Study Abroad Enrollment” was to consider clarifications to the definition of study abroad programs, provide suggestions for understanding better various situations of study abroad, and recommend clear guidelines for counting study abroad students in the affected IPEDS survey components.
The Technical Review Panel’s suggestions are posted online and are currently open for public comment. The Forum encourages its members to review these and send any comments to Janice Kelly-Reid, IPEDS Project Director at RTI International, at Comments are due by September 10, 2015.

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. 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.

Apply to Become a Forum Certification Assessor

The Forum seeks experienced senior professionals in the field of education abroad to serve as Forum Certification Assessors for the Professional Certification in Education Abroad program. 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 15.
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Call for Proposals: 12th Annual Conference

Education abroad is a field of intersections. In every program, different national identities, learning models, values, disciplines, languages, traditions, institutions and organizations encounter each other in distinctive ways that create the unique cultures of education abroad.

For example, the student’s home culture intersects with the host country culture at many different levels in any number of circumstances in the host community. In the academic context, student expectations regarding pedagogy and class participation should intersect with faculty expectations. How can we ensure that the expectations of all stakeholders intersect in ways that allow students to make the most of their education abroad experience?

The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference, Navigating the Intersections: The Cultures of Education Abroad, seeks to address these and other questions unique to education abroad. Proposals are due by Friday, September 4.

Read the call for proposals

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. The deadline to apply is September 30.
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Welcome New Member

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

Georgia State University
Interested in membership:
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Dates and Deadlines:

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
Tuesday, September 15: Deadline to apply as Certification Assessor
Wednesday, September 30: Deadline to apply for the Forum Trained Facilitator Team

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