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June 18, 2015

In this Issue:

Forum Council Election Results

Congratulations to the following colleagues who have been elected to The Forum Council for a 3-year term:
  • Kelly McLaughlin, Yale University (reelected)
  • Steve Duke, Wake Forest University (reelected)
  • Christine Carroll, Florida State University
  • David Fougere, CIEE
  • Lisa Sapolis, Trinity College
The Forum extends its sincere thanks to those colleagues who will be cycling off of the Council: José B. Alvarez (CEA Study Abroad), Joan Gillespie (ACM), and Margaret Wiedenhoeft (Kalamazoo College). Thank you for your service to The Forum!

12th Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

The Forum is now accepting session and workshop proposals for its 12th Annual Conference, Navigating the Intersections: The Cultures of Education Abroad. The conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 6-8, 2016.
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. Education abroad lives and thrives at the intersections of these ideas and realities.

Read the full Call for Proposals. The deadline to submit is September 4.

Call for European Conference Committee Volunteers

Interested in serving on the conference committee for The Forum’s 3rd European Conference in Athens, Greece in 2016? Fill out the volunteer form and let us know by tomorrow, June 19.
The European Conference Committee works closely with The Forum staff in deciding on the conference theme, creating the Call for Proposals, and reviewing session proposals to create the content of the conference. Conference committee members contribute via e-mail and teleconference with no face-to-face meetings required. 

The selection of committee members is based in part on experience and balancing representation of The Forum’s membership.
Volunteer Form

June 30: Nomination Deadline for the 2015 Undergraduate Research Award

Each year, The Undergraduate Research Award brings to the forefront the amazing academic accomplishments of undergraduate students, drawn from the breadth of academic disciplines. The Forum is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Undergraduate Research Award. The Award is an honor that showcases the most rigorous and significant undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs. The 2015 award recipients will be invited to present their research at the annual Forum conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in April 2016.

Nominations must be submitted by June 30.
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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, 2015 will be considered for award. View the award criteria here, and 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.

Forum Workshop at Middlebury College: The Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX

The Forum will deliver a full-day workshop, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad, on Monday, July 13 at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), this workshop will address implications for education abroad as a result of recent federal activity: the Violence Against Women Act; Title IX and the revision to the Handbook for the Clery Act. Register at the regular rate by July 3.
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Welcome New Members

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

University of Minnesota, Crookston
University of Minnesota, Duluth
University of Minnesota, Morris
Interested in membership:
Join The Forum


Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, June 19: Deadline to express interest in European Conference Committee
Tuesday, June 30: Deadline for Undergraduate Research Award nominations
Friday, July 3: Regular registration deadline for workshop at Middlebury College
Monday, July 13: Forum workshop at Middlebury College
Friday, September 4: Proposal deadline for 12th Annual Conference

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