Study Abroad: Best Practices that Can Help Your Programs Survive During Tough Economic Times

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Event Date/Time: Jun 10, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2010
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Study Abroad: Best Practices that Can Help Your Programs Survive During Tough Economic Times June 10th, 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/770.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date (choose check by mail or PO as payment method when registering). The recording is always included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW Are the same number of students participating in your study abroad programs today as last year? If not, do you have a plan in place to reverse this downward trend? While some colleges are emphasizing short-term programs, others are looking at combination programs that merge on and off campus instruction. Others are looking for various ways of collaboration as a tool for basic survival. Join us to discover best practices in the field and learn pitfalls to avoid. While the emphasis of the presentation will be on education abroad at community colleges, all institutions of higher ed will benefit from the information presented. OBJECTIVES: * discuss issues of concern in our current economic situation * outline essential components for institutionalizing education abroad * discover creative means for collaboration with other post-secondary institutions * learn how to plan for the future financially, politically and institutionally WHO SHOULD ATTEND? * 2- and 4-year institutions * Education Abroad Directors / Coordinators * Transfer Coordinators * Administrators (VPs and Deans) * Financial Aid Directors * Student Body Presidents WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Rosalind Latiner Raby is a Senior Lecturer at California State University, Northridge in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at the College of Education. She also serves as the Director of California College for International Educators, a consortium whose membership includes eighty California community colleges. Dr. Raby is also the Education Abroad Knowledge Community chair for community college education abroad programs for NAFSA. Dr. Raby received her Ph.D. in the field of Comparative and International Education from UCLA. Since 1984, Dr. Raby has worked with community college and secondary school faculty and administrators to help them internationalize and multiculturize their curriculum, their college programs and college mission statements. Among her many publications on the topic of international education and community colleges are: Community College Models: Globalization and Higher Education Reform. (APD 2008); International Reform Efforts and Challenges in Community Colleges NDCC Series (2007; "Community Colleges and Study Abroad" in NAFSAs Guide to Education Abroad for Advisor and Administrators: 3rd Edition (2005); Internationalizing the Community College Curriculum: Theoretical and Pragmatic Discourses NAFSA Monograph (2000); and Looking to the Future: Report on International and Global education in California Community Colleges, State Chancellor of the California Community Colleges: Sacramento. (1999). Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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