In this Issue:

Welcome New Members:

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

Mystical Discoveries

Innovative Universities Consortium (IUC)

For more information on joining the Forum, visit: http://www.forumea.org/
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Dates and Deadlines

Thursday, August 15
Membership renewal payments are due
 
Friday, August 16
Session and Workshop proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference are due
 
Tuesday, August 27
Early-bird registration deadline for Denver Workshops

Thursday, September 26
Full-day workshop in Denver: Implications of the New Clery Handbook - What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?
 
Friday, September 27
Full-day workshop in Denver: Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols
 
Thursday, October 31
Early-bird registration opens for Tenth Annual Conference

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Forum Workshops in Denver: Registration Discounts Available

Start the new academic year on the right track; review your Clery compliance and improve your practices! Register now for two full-day workshops, hosted at University of Colorado at Denver, September 26 and 27, 2013. The first workshop, Implications of the New Clery Handbook – What Does It Mean for Education Abroad, co-sponsored by the Forum and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), will take place on Thursday, September 26. During this workshop expert presenters will discuss in depth the implications of changes to the Clery Handbook for the field of education abroad, and Clery-related  reporting for all types of education abroad activity. The workshop will provide ample opportunity for discussion and for presenters to answer participant questions.
 
The second workshop, Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols, takes place the following day (Friday, September 27). The goal is to assist participants in developing custom protocols and procedures in accordance with Standard 8 of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. This workshop will train participants to assess and improve programs they operate, or to which they send students, focusing on issues surrounding health and safety.

Workshops will include training in using the Forum’s Critical Incident Database, a new member benefit. The Critical Incident Database has been designed to track all incidents, complete with Clery definitions, and will be available at no cost to Forum members beginning this fall.
 
Click here to register for one or both of the Denver workshops. Registrants who sign up for both will automatically receive a $50 discount.

The Forum will also post exclusive, limited-time only, discount codes for workshop registrations on Facebook—
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2014 Annual Conference: Session and Workshop Proposals

"New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad" is the theme for the Tenth Annual Forum Conference in San Diego, April 2-4, 2014. Session and workshop proposals for the conference are now being accepted!
 
Based on feedback from sessions in the past, the Forum has compiled a list of tips and suggestions that may help you in planning a successful session:
  • Limit the number of panelists: evaluations have indicated that more than 4 is too many;
  • Avoid being narrowly focused on your own institution; draw upon the general education abroad field and other types of programs/offices;
  • Provide “take-aways”: specific tips and tools make time spent at session feel very valuable;
  • Allow ample time for engaging discussion or interaction between participants and/or questions from the audience at the end of the session.
The full list of suggestions, and the call for proposals, can be found at www.forumea.org/CallforProposalsSD14.cfm. Proposals for the conference are due by August 16.




Become a Host Institution for the Annual Conference

The Forum would like to invite institutional members in the west coast region to serve as host institutions for the 10th Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. The cost to become a host is $1,200, which will help underwrite the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, April 2, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The primary benefit to serving as a host institution is the publicity that it brings to your institution for its commitment both to education abroad and to the Forum.  All host institutions also receive one complimentary conference registration and a complimentary full-page ad in the conference program, and will be listed prominently in marketing materials, event signage and on the Forum website.
 
The Forum thanks the following host institutions that have been confirmed to date:
  • Boise State University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Chapman University
  • Linfield College
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Whitworth University
If interested in serving as a host institution for the conference or to request additional information, please contact the Forum at conference@forumea.org.




*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from University of St. Thomas (School for Field Studies wildlife management program in Kenya).

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