In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

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

Austin Community College
Drexel University
Guilford College

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

Dates and Deadlines

Thursday, June 21
Forum Council Election opens

Friday, June 29
Forum Council Election closes

Nomination deadline for 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards

Sunday, July 15
Session proposal deadline for Forum European Conference   

Wednesday, August 22
Chicago: Full-day Workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs 

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Announcing Workshops and Training Opportunities for 2012-13

The Forum is pleased to announce a full schedule of monthly workshop and training opportunities for 2012-13, hosted by Forum member institutions across the U.S. and overseas. These expanded opportunities are designed to bring Forum services directly to member institutions through smaller events that focus on particular education abroad topics. Workshops are designed to be highly interactive, timely and informative, providing participants with current best practices that can be implemented to meet the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice. Workshops are led by experienced education abroad colleagues who are Forum-trained facilitators.
For the full schedule, visit http://www.forumea.org/fulleventscal2012-13.cfm
Or, download a pdf:  Forum on Education Abroad 2012-13 Workshops

Forum Council Elections

Election of five new members to the Forum Council will open Thursday, June 21. All Forum member Institutional Representatives will receive an email ballot. The Forum Council Nominations Committee thanks the colleagues who submitted their names for consideration, and is pleased to announce the following candidates have been placed on the slate:
  • Jose Alvarez, Academic Dean, Latin American and European Studies, SIT Study Abroad
  • Steven Duke, Director, Center for International Studies, Wake Forest University   
  • Irene  Gawel, Director, Partnership Development, Globalinks Learning Abroad
  • Joan Gillespie, Director of Off-Campus Programs,  Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
  • Mark Lenhart, Executive Director, CET Academic Programs         
  • Kelly McLaughlin, Director, Fellowship Programs and Director, Outcomes Assessment, Yale University Center for International and Professional Experience
  • Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Associate Director, Center for International Programs Kalamazoo College
  • John Wells, Director of Enrollment Management, College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Undergraduate Research Award Nominations – Deadline June 29

The Forum’s Undergraduate Research Awards highlight excellence in academic achievement abroad. Student projects may be nominated from all disciplines: humanities, social sciences, science, technology, engineering and the fine arts. Members often ask how they can best identify deserving students; some simple steps include: working closely with onsite faculty and staff, identifying programs and courses abroad with research and project components, and publicizing award to all students who have studied abroad.
Nominations for 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards are due June 29. For more information and nomination forms, see: http://www.forumea.org/research-awards.cfm

Dublin Conference  

The Forum’s first European conference, Reinventing the European Experience: Culture, Politics and Diversity in U.S. Education Abroad (Dublin, December 7-9, 2012), has received a great deal of interest from colleagues ready to share their experience and knowledge. Session proposals are due July 15.
Find the call for proposals and online session proposal form at http://www.forumea.org/Dublin2012CallforProposals.cfm
While the Dublin conference is intentionally smaller in scope and shorter in duration than the Forum’s annual conference, there are still sponsorship opportunities available. Learn more about these at http://www.forumea.org/dublinsponsorships.cfm .

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