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March 3, 2016
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Deadline Approaching for Professional Certification Accelerated Residency in June

The Professional Certification Accelerated Residency Program will be offered in Carlisle, PA, June 13-15. The deadline for applications is April 1. Attend all six Standards of Good Practice Workshops over the course of three days, then return home to complete the Standards Assignments. Accelerated Residency participants have a unique opportunity to learn from and collaborate with colleagues in a focused, intensive program to advance their professional credentials. Scholarships are available.
It’s a short, intense experience that provides the opportunity to make significant headway in terms of internalizing best practices for the field and incorporating them into one’s own work. –Past participant
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New Resource Available: The Advocacy Clearinghouse

The Advocacy Clearinghouse is a collection of resources intended to support advocacy for education abroad on U.S. campuses. The Clearinghouse is a project of The Forum’s Advocacy Committee, which seeks to support efforts to foster the integration of education abroad as an essential component of U.S. higher education.
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Highlight Your Best Practices: Call for Standards Toolbox Submissions

The Standards Committee is seeking new submissions for the Standards Toolbox to support Standard 5: Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Measures. The committee is specifically looking for internal documents that are not publicly accessible, such as overseas staff training materials, student conduct policies, or case studies that focus on misconduct. These examples are invaluable resources to fellow Forum members looking for best practices and ways to improve upon their own policies and procedures in this area.
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AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection: New Acquisition

The Forum is pleased to announce a donation from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The gift includes books, reports, conference proceedings, and historical marketing materials. The Forum thanks Nancy Stubbs and Larry Bell for coordinating this donation.
The Forum is currently accepting contributions, such as documents, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs and other material relating to the history of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings until and including the 1990s.
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Post-Conference Workshop

U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad
Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Since the new Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting was issued in 2011, VAWA was passed and the Title IX Dear Colleague Letter was sent, questions have arisen among education abroad professionals, risk managers, legal counsels and campus police chiefs. Many institutions and program sponsors still have questions as they grapple with the impact of these new laws or interpretations. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), expert facilitators from both The Forum and NACUA will respond to these questions and specifically address implications for study abroad.
Register for this workshop via the conference registration form, or add it to your existing registration by sending an email to

Standards of Good Practice Workshops at Arcadia University

On March 21, The Forum will host Standards Workshops at Arcadia University. The first workshop in the morning will focus on Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics) and delve deeply into The Code of Ethics by understanding its history and application through a variety of case studies. The afternoon workshop is on Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7), during which participants will receive training on how to align their organizations’ policies with available resources. Register for both workshops and save $50!
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Standards Workshop with Emphasis on Undergraduate Health-Related Programs Abroad

Hosted by Child Family Health International (CFHI), The Forum will deliver the workshop, Overview of the Standards of Good Practice, on Tuesday, April 12, in San Francisco, CA. Using the Standards as well as the Guidelines for Undergraduate Health-Related Program Abroad as benchmarks, participants will examine practices at their universities or organizations. This workshop will be highly interactive, drawing on case studies specific to concerns of educators working with undergraduate health programs.
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Upcoming Workshops

Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)* & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
March 8, 2016
Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville, TN 
*A waitlist has been established for this workshop

Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics) Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7)
March 21, 2016
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, Glenside, PA

Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
March 24, 2016
Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL
Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
March 31, 2016
The University of Tulsa, OK

Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7) & Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
Monday, April 11, 2016
University of California, Davis, CA
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice: Emphasis on the Guidelines for Undergraduate Health-Related Programs Abroad
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
Friday, April 15, 2016
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Overview of the Standards of Good Practice;
Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct & Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5);
Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Dates and Deadlines:

Wednesday, February 24: Standards Workshops in New York, NY
Tuesday, March 8: Standards Workshops in Nashville, TN
Monday, March 21: Standards Workshops in Glenside, PA
Thursday, March 24: Standards Workshops in Miami Gardens, FL
Thursday, March 31: Standards Workshop in Tulsa, OK
Friday, April 1: Application deadline for Accelerated Residency in Carlisle, PA
Wednesday, April 6: Pre-conference workshops in Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, April 6 - Friday, April 8: The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference
Saturday, April 9: Post-conference workshop in Atlanta, GA
Saturday, April 9: Fireside Dialogue on Inclusive Excellence
Monday, April 11: Standards Workshops in Davis, CA
Tuesday, April 12: Standards Workshop in San Francisco, CA
Friday, April 15: Standards Workshops in Colorado Springs, CO
Wednesday, April 20: Standards Workshops in St. Cloud, MN
Thursday, April 21: Standards Workshops in Columbus, OH
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