Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad Institute: Early-Bird Registration Deadline
Early-bird registration for the Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
ends on Monday, September 16. This Standards of Good Practice Institute is being hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on November 19, 2013 (the day before the opening of the annual CIEE conference
). The event is dedicated to identifying and understanding an array of approaches to curriculum design and teaching in education abroad, and assisting participants in understanding how to develop and improve their own education abroad curricula and enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. Morning and afternoon plenaries will feature engaging, innovative education abroad practitioners who will share their successful experiences.
Take advantage of early-bird pricing and register
by September 16
West Coast Workshop: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
The Forum will facilitate a full-day workshop on Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Santa Clara University. This workshop will be led by 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
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.
Free Webinar for New Forum Members
The Forum invites its new members to participate in “A Member’s Orientation to the Forum: Programs, Projects, Services and Benefits”
scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 at 12 p.m. (EDT). Facilitated by Forum staff, this free webinar will describe the benefits of membership and introduce ways to get involved in the Forum’s work. We welcome new members and new colleagues to participate, as well as anyone else from a Forum member institution interested in refreshing their knowledge of what the Forum has to offer.
First Webinar in the Standards Guidelines Series
The first webinar in this fall’s Standards Guidelines
series is scheduled for September 16 at 12 p.m. (EDT). Open to Forum members only, the webinar will cover the Guidelines for Global Health Programs
and is equally of interest to members who run Global Health Programs or who have students who participate in them. Tricia Todd, the Assistant Director at the University of Minnesota’s Health Careers Center, and Scott Daby, Program Director at the University of Minnesota’s Learning Abroad Center, both of whom were instrumental in developing the guidelines, will facilitate the session.
To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Resources Added to the Standards Toolbox
Over 60 new resources have been added to the Standards Toolbox
. Vetted by the Forum’s Standards Committee, the Resources for the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad found in the Toolbox provide examples of best practices in the field of education abroad, and demonstrate how different types of institutions and organizations are meeting the Standards of Good Practice. Recently added examples include:
Contributing to the Toolbox
: The Toolbox is a continuously evolving resource. Please help to keep this the most authoritative resource for best practices in the field. If you have documents that illustrate a standard or query, please submit them for consideration to Elizabeth Frohlich at email@example.com
The Critical Incident Database: Online Demo
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! Download the application to participate at www.forumea.org/ForumCID.cfm
The Forum will present another 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Call for Comment on VIEW Draft Guidelines
Draft guidelines for VIEW (Volunteer, Internship Experience and Work) Programs are still available for public review and comments. The Forum invites anyone with expertise on or interest in these draft guidelines
to submit comments and suggestions to email@example.com
by Monday, September 16.
VIEW programs play an increasingly important role in higher education, and when these types of programs are offered abroad, the international context of the workplace and community raise considerations beyond those of the same activities in the home campus setting. The draft guidelines address these specific considerations.
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Salisbury University's faculty-led program in London.