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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Dickinson College.