Registration for the Forum’s European Conference Opens Today
Registration for the Forum’s first European Conference, “Reinventing the European Experience: Culture, Politics and Diversity in U.S. Education Abroad,
” is now open. The conference will take place in Dublin, Ireland, December 5-7, 2012 hosted by University College Dublin. Over 90 session proposals have been received and are now being judged by the Conference Committee. The Forum’s European Conference is co-sponsored by the following associations: Association of American Colleges in Greece (AACG); Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI); Association of American College and University Programs in Switzerland (AACUPS); Association of American Programs in Spain (APUNE/AAPS); Association of American Study Abroad Programmes/United Kingdom (AASAP/UK); and the Association of American University Programs in France (APUAF). Discounted registration fees are offered to Forum members and members of the co-sponsoring associations.
To register for the conference, visit: http://www.forumea.org/dublinreg.cfm
Upcoming Workshops in Chicago and Indianapolis
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 (9am-4pm)
The Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, with a specific focus on Standard 8: Health and Safety
Location and Host:
Chicago, University of Illinois
Natalie A. Mello (Forum on Education Abroad), Chris Deegan (University of Illinois, Chicago)
September 13, 2012 (1pm-4pm)
: The Forum's Code of Ethics for Education Abroad
Location and Host:
: Rob Hallworth (The George Washington University)
For a complete list of Forum workshops and training opportunities, visit: http://www.forumea.org/fulleventscal2012-13.cfm
New Staff Members Join the Forum
Three new staff members have joined the Forum this summer, increasing the capacity to deliver member services and benefits. “I could not be more pleased with the staff that we have brought on Board,” said Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen. “They bring outstanding skills and experience to the organization that I know will serve Forum member institutions extremely well.”
Elizabeth Frohlich is a new Associate Director whose primary responsibility is the creation of resources to advance excellence in education abroad curriculum design and teaching. Elizabeth’s position is funded by the American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Program, which places recent Ph.D.’s in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector for two year appointments (http://www.acls.org/news/6-26-2012/
). Prior to joining the Forum, she worked at Boston University, where she was at different times a teaching fellow in French, an Academic Affairs Intern at BU Study Abroad, and an Admissions Advisor. Elizabeth also spent a year as on-site Program Assistant for BU’s Grenoble Language and Liberal Arts Program. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Montpellier, France. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the College of William and Mary, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in French Language and Literature from Boston University.
Juliene Anderson is the Research Analyst for the Forum, a new, shared position with Dickinson College, the Forum’s host. Juliene had been working for several years in academic administration at the University of Baltimore Law School on a range of research and analysis initiatives. At the Forum she will work on all phases of a range of data collection and research projects to support key initiatives, including the Critical Incident Database, State of the Field and other surveys and reports. Juliene has a B.A. degree in psychology from Millersville University and an MS. in psychology from Villanova University.
Lindsay McCauslin is Program and Services Coordinator, a new position that provides administrative support to key areas such as web site management, member database, member communications and outreach. Lindsay previously worked in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at Dickinson College. A 2006 graduate of Dickinson College with a B.A. degree in anthropology, Lindsay brings very strong administrative and interpersonal skills to the position.
To view the updated organizational chart, visit: http://www.forumea.org/documents/ForumonEducationAbroad2012OrganizationalChart.pdf
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from College Year in Athens