Texas Christian University
In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

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

Anadolu University

Central Michigan University

Music Education Abroad

For more information on joining the Forum, visit: http://www.forumea.org/memberservices.cfm

Join a Fireside Dialogue

The Forum’s Fireside Dialogues explore challenging topics in extended conversations with colleagues, sharing experience, knowledge and opinion in open dialogue. Over the course of several days, in facilitated sessions, over meals, and  in the spaces between, Fireside Dialogues allow for the kind of free flow of ideas that doesn’t always fit into time constraints of a conference session or workshop. Join colleagues after the annual conference in Denver for one of two separate Fireside Dialogues on the critical topics of, “Our Students: Who are they and what can we do about that?” and “Women’s Leadership in Education Abroad.”

For full information: http://www.forumea.org/FiresideDialogues2012.cfm

Forum - NACUA Clery Webinar Now Available

The Forum and NACUA (National Association of College and University Attorneys) presented a webinar addressing recent changes to the Clery Handbook entitled “Implications of the New Clery Handbook - What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?”

This webinar, subscribed to by more than 90 sites, was intended for institutional teams from offices such as education abroad, risk management, campus police and safety, and legal counsel as well program provider organizations.  Initial feedback indicates that upwards of 300 colleagues attended the webinar in real time. 

According to the comments received by the Forum, participants found the webinar to be informative and useful:
  • It was all very useful -- in particular, I liked the presentation format that provided specific advice, with references to the Handbook and that later allowed for questions and answers. All in all, very, very good!
  • We appreciated the updates, expert opinions, and examples.
  • It was all useful, though I particularly appreciated the case studies.
  • Specifics about the scope of the reporting requirements, including examples, were most valuable.
Purchase of this webinar is available for Forum on Education Abroad members for $175 and non-Forum members for $250.  For more information about purchasing this recording, please email forumeawebinars@dickinson.edu

Call for Proposals: 3rd Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management"

The Forum on Education Abroad announces a call for session proposals for the 3rd Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute, "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management,” to be held at The George Washington University in Washington, DC on June 12, 2012. This Standards Institute is again dedicated to the education abroad risk management issues faced daily by organizations and institutions. The practical, hands-on focus will include concurrent and plenary sessions that will assist participants to improve their institutional and organizational strategies for risk mitigation, and incident prevention and response.

The deadline for submitting proposals is December 21, 2011.

For full information about this Institute and to read the full Call for Proposals, please visit http://www.forumea.org/GWUStInstit-June12.cfm

Forum - IIE Fall Study Abroad Snapshot Survey Results to be Released Next Week

The results of the Fall, 2011 Forum/IIE Snapshot Survey will be released on Tuesday, November 14th in conjunction with the release of IIE’s Open Doors 2011 Report.  According to Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen, “Participation by Forum member institutions in this year’s survey was very strong, and has provided important information about study abroad participation and trends.  We look forward to releasing the results during International Education Week.”  This is the second year in a row that the Forum has collaborated with the Institute for International Education (IIE) on the Snapshot Survey.

Forum Represented at U.S. - Indonesia Higher Education Summit

On October 31st, Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen represented Forum member institutions at the U.S.-Indonesia Higher Education Summit hosted by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Washington, D.C.  The Summit brought together nearly 150 higher education leaders, including representatives from U.S. colleges and universities, Indonesian university chancellors, and government leaders from both countries.  The goal of the Summit was to foster new and expanded areas of partnership between the two countries.  According to the Department of Education, “The Summit was a milestone in the U.S.-Indonesia higher education collaboration and in the bilateral relationship more broadly.”  The Forum will continue to support efforts to expand education abroad programs in Indonesia.

New Benefit for Forum Members

The Forum is pleased to announce that through a strategic arrangement its members can now receive a 20% discount on membership in the Association for Safe International Road Travel.  “The Forum is pleased to establish this relationship with ASIRT in order to offer our members access to important safety resources at a discounted rate,” said Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen.  He added that ASIRT’s “road safety reports are regarded by many as one of the most authoritative resources to help ensure safe education abroad activity.”
Forum members interested in receiving the discounted membership should contact ASIRT directly through its website: www.asirt.org

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Texas Christian University.

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