Akosua Obuo Addo, plenary speaker for Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad.

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Welcome New Member:

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

Arkansas State University

For more information on joining the Forum, visit: http://www.forumea.org/
Dates and Deadlines:

Sunday, September 8
Early-bird registration deadline for Santa Clara workshop on Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
Monday, September 16
Early-bird registration deadline for Standards Institute: Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
Free member webinar on Standards Guidelines: Global Health Programs

Wednesday, September 18
Online demonstration of the Critical Incident Database
Thursday, September 26
Full-day workshop in Denver: Implications of the New Clery Handbook - What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?
Friday, September 27
Full-day workshop in Denver: Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols
Friday, October 4
Full-day workshop in Santa Clara, CA: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
Thursday, October 10
Half-day workshop at PaCIE Conference: Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
Monday, October 21
Free member webinar on Standards Guidelines: Institutional Relations
Half-day workshop at NAFSA Region III Conference: Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
Thursday, October 31
Early-bird registration opens for Tenth Annual Conference

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Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad: Standards Institute Plenary Speaker, Akosua Addo

The Forum is pleased to announce Akosua Obuo Addo, a professor affiliated with both the School of Music and African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, as the plenary speaker at the Standards of Good Practice Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad (November 19, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN, the day before the opening of the annual CIEE conference).  
Addo’s lunch plenary, "Connecting the Dots... from Orientation to Reentry and Beyond," will address the quality of education abroad programs as being directly linked to how orientation, in-country, and re-entry programs are connected in pedagogical practice.
Click here for more information. Early-bird registration for the Institute ends on September 16.

Forum Workshop at Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University will host a full-day Forum workshop on Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad on Friday, October 4, 2013. This workshop will be led by experienced Forum-trained facilitators, Kline Harrison of Wake Forest University and Sue Jackson of Whitworth University, and will address Standards 2 and 3 of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Standard 2 focuses on topics related to the academics of education abroad, such as inter-cultural understanding, language and communication, and academic growth, and Standard 3 concentrates on the academic policies and structures that support learning, such as credit and coursework, academic integration, advising and career planning.
Designed to be highly interactive, timely and informative, this workshop will help its participants to apply these Standards to real-world situations through discussion and analysis of case studies. Upon completing the workshop, participants should be able to articulate the importance of these Standards, and be able to use them to improve policies and practices for their own programs.
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The Forum’s Critical Incident Database: Now Available to Members

The Critical Incident Database (CID), a new tool for tracking critical incidents that occur while students are abroad, is now available for Forum member use! This effort will help the field track critical incidents so that risk management decisions about education abroad programs can be made using appropriate data. Download the application to participate at www.forumea.org/ForumCID.cfm.
The Forum will present an online demonstration of how the CID can be used to track your institution/organization’s critical incidents and Clery data on Wednesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, please send an email request to webinars@forumea.org.

Contribute to the Curriculum Cooperative!

The Curriculum Cooperative is an online resource center where faculty and administrators from Forum member institutions and organizations share their unique approaches to encouraging student learning abroad. Visit the Curriculum Cooperative to submit information about your education abroad initiatives, programs or courses, including pre-departure and re-entry coursework.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Frohlich at frohlice@dickinson.edu.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Dickinson College.


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