CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 8, no. 1 September 2009 Click Here to View Past Newsletters

In This Issue:

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS
GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION
CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CHANCELLOR JACK SCOTT NAFSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE LUNCHEON SPEECH

CCIE wants to remind all our members that, now, more than ever, it is important to pay your dues. CCIE dues are collected on the academic year - July 1 - June 30. It is critical that every member be current with their dues in order for CCIE to continue to support activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Institutional Grants. If your college has not already processed your 2009-2010 dues, please make sure that the paperwork is being processed.

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CCIE DUES FOR 2009-2010

CCIE wants to remind all our members that, now, more than ever, it is important to pay your dues. CCIE dues are collected on the academic year - July 1 - June 30. It is critical that every member be current with their dues in order for CCIE to continue to support activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Institutional Grants. If your college has not already processed your 2009-2010 dues, please make sure that the paperwork is being processed.

CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & LEADERSHIP SKILLS WORKSHOP: November 18, 9:00 - 12:00

CCIE would like to welcome everyone to attend our annual Business Meeting and Leadership Skills Workshop on Wednesday, November 18 from 9:00 - 12:00 at the CCLC convention, at the Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame. Please join us for this important meeting. The agenda includes : a) collaboration in light or economic challenge; b) building new leadership; and c) making a difference: International Education and Community Colleges. CCLC President, Scott Lay is the highlighted speaker. Information on additional speakers will be forthcoming.

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FALL WORKSHOP FOR INTERNATIONALIZING THE CURRICULUM: INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS MODULE PROJECT (INMP)

All CCIE college members are invited to a very special and FREE workshop on Internationalizing the Curriculum, SEPTEMBER 11-12 at Whittier College. The Key-note speaker is David Smith, Director, U.S. Institute for Peace. The theme of the workshop is Causes of War: Paths to Peace. The event is sponsored by the Center for Active Learning in International Studies (CALIS); United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Whittier College INP (international negotiation project) and CCIE. This program helps celebrate the 20 years that the community college INMP program has been in existence. At the Fall Workshop there is a chance to talk about important international issues, have a presentation by experts in the field, have a specific presentation on USIP efforts with community colleges, and meet with others who will be involved in the Spring simulation.

The program will begin at 9:00 on Friday, September 11 and will conclude at 8:00 pm. The day includes continental breakfast, lunch and banquet dinner. The programs continues on Saturday, September 12 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and also includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

PARTICIPATION IS FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. The INMP is an on-line simulation of international negotiation that allows community college faculty from across the curriculum to infuse an international perspective into their classes. http://www.icons.umd.edu/inp/index.html Students negotiate on a range of international issues selected by the faculty members so that they can support the substance of their classes. Each participating classroom adopts the role of a different country and negotiates from the point of view of that country. At the conclusion of the project, students will be familiar with the culture, economy, history and politics of other countries, the interrelationship of nations, the art of negotiation, and with the Internet. Community college faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate and former students acknowledge that this was an exceptional learning experience as they not only learn more about current issues and negotiations in general, but that they become more aware of the ways in which such issues affect them personally.

While there is a $ 1,000 registration free for participation in the Spring Simulation, the Fall workshop is free and open to everyone. For additional information, contact Rosalind.

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INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION SUMMER SEMINARS

The Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication is designed for professionals in diverse, interculturally related fields ranging from business to study abroad, from healthcare to international student advising, the Summer Institute has for 34 years offered a stimulating and supportive environment that helps participants gain knowledge and skill, gather resources, and build networks. This years Institute will take place in Portland, Oregon, July 15-29, 2009.The Intercultural Communication Institute www.intercultural.org or e-mail: ici@intercultural.org.

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POCCSA GRANT UPDATES

CCIE was awarded an IFSA Foundation Grant to help further access to community college study abroad semester-length programs in California. We are now in the final semester of the grant, Providing Opportunities to Community College Study Abroad (POCCSA). Planned activities include:

  1. Final Cycle student scholarships. Scholarships range from $ 250 - $ 1500 and are available for students participating in a CCIE member college Spring 2010 semester-or quarter length program. For Student Scholarship criteria and application, please visit the CCIE webpage at www.ccieworld.org The Due date is October 22.
  2. On-line survey to assist with dissemination of Standards of Best Practice. Please watch for information on this survey and support CCIE by promptly participating.

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2009

CCIE announces the Spring 2010 Student Scholarships to study in Soonchunhyang University in Korea. These scholarships for only for students from CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues. The scholarship includes the following: Tuition; airfare (up to $ 800); room/board; weekly living expense support of 150,000 W (approximately $ 125). Students depart in early March and return in mid-June and will take courses in Korean Language, Culture, Business and Korean/American Relations. In addition, students will spend 15 hours per week in the “cultural and language ambassador” program in which they converse with Korean students studying at Soonchunhyang University and share cultural information. Academic credits offered by Soonchunhyang University. Students DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ANY KOREAN TO APPLY. This is not a group study abroad program, but rather an individually designed program and as such, medical insurance must be obtained privately by an international insurance provider before arrival on campus.

Soonchunhyang University was founded in 1978 and offers undergraduate programs in 5 colleges. The university is located on Central West Coast of South Korea, and is located nearby famous resort destinations and cultural attractions. For more information on Soonchunhyang University, visit: http://www-english.sch.ac.kr

For a SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, please e-mail Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OCTOBER 15.

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ISIC CARD ORDER FORM ON CCIE WEB-PAGE

CCIE is pleased to announce a direct link on our web-page to have your students or faculty order a STA Travel ISIC card (International Student Identity Card) with the CCIE stamp: http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.htm

  • Income generated from the purchase of the cards will go directly into a STA Travel / CCIE Scholarship fund. CCIE member colleges whose students participate in this program will have 1st right to these funds.
  • If you are going to have your students order an ISIC card, please make sure it is one with the CCIE stamp so that we can add to our scholarship fund for the future.
  • Provide information to your students in your program information packages, program application, other registration materials and at orientation / information meetings.

If you need ISIC card applications with the CCIE stamp, go directly to : http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.htm.

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CCIE WELCOME A NEW SPONSOR: HTH INTERNATIONAL

HTH Worldwide is a recognized leader in international student health insurance and medical assistance services, serving hundreds of thousands of student travelers annually. A special CCIE package is now available for all CCIE member college students who are studying abroad. Please check ccieworld.org for information, pricing, and purchasing.

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SPONSORSHIP UPDATES:

GlobalLinks Survey about "Education Abroad Programming at the Community College
NEW - A Survey about "Education Abroad Programming at the Community College." GlobaLinks, the primary sponsor, sought responses from community colleges involved in study abroad. The survey was designed in part to build upon the September 2008 IIE white paper, Expanding Education Abroad at U.S. Community Colleges, will take a closer look at education abroad on college campus, including current activity, gaps in program availability, student participation and underrepresented groups, advising and promotion, and specifics of short-term programming. A summary of the results can be accessed : CBanks@AUSTRALEARN.org

GlobalLinks Survey about "Education Abroad Programming at the Community College
NEW - A Survey about "Education Abroad Programming at the Community College." GlobaLinks, the primary sponsor, sought responses from community colleges involved in study abroad. The survey was designed in part to build upon the September 2008 IIE white paper, Expanding Education Abroad at U.S. Community Colleges, will take a closer look at education abroad on college campus, including current activity, gaps in program availability, student participation and underrepresented groups, advising and promotion, and specifics of short-term programming. A summary of the results can be accessed : CBanks@AUSTRALEARN.org

AIFS UPDATES & SCHOLARSHIPS

FREE roundtrip flights to Spain for Fall 2009: AIFS is pleased to offer free roundtrip flights for our AIFS programs in Spain this Fall. Students must apply for these programs by May 15th to be eligible for this special offer, and students who have already applied will qualify. For more details about this promotion, please refer to our website at http://www.aifsabroad.com/articles/free_flight_spain.asp

AIFS Diversity Scholarship: AIFS is committed to increasing the number of students of color who study abroad. Each semester, one scholarship is awarded for 50% of the program fee and roundtrip air. Three runner-up scholarships are given in the amount of $2,000 apiece. That’s four winners per semester – but we usually only receive 30 or so applications, so the odds are good. Why don’t more students take advantage of this? Help get the word out by encouraging your qualified students to apply.

Study Again with AIFS Scholarship: AIFS alumni are eligible for scholarships up to $1000 scholarship towards a semester/academic year program or $500 scholarship for a summer program in a different academic year.

Gilman Scholarship Bonus: AIFS will award an additional $500 for each student who applies a Gilman International Scholarship towards an AIFS program.

AIFS-HACU Scholarships: In collaboration with HACU, AIFS is providing up to $50,000 in scholarships for outstanding Latino students to study abroad. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and attend a HACU member institution to be eligible. Scholarships are up to 50% off the full program fee. Please refer to our website for further details.

DiversityAbroad Scholarships & Bloggers. In collaboration with DiversityAbroad.com, AIFS has offered twenty $1,000 scholarships for Fall 2008, Spring 2009 and Summer 2009. Scholarship recipients are responsible for maintaining a blog while they are away, which is posted on DiversityAbroad.com. Kellyn Tanaka from Point Loma Nazarene University is currently studying with AIFS in Salzburg, and Jillian Freitas from Chapman University is participating on our AIFS program in South Africa. You can read about their adventures at http://www.diversityabroad.com/blogs

AIFS Italy Updates. Students who apply by May 1 our AIFS Italy programs for Fall 2009 by May 1st will receive a “Flip Video Mino HD,” a miniature, portable camcorder that is perfect for recording memories at the Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel, and at their favorite cafes in Florence and Rome. Students may opt to receive $200 spending money instead of the Flip Video MinoHD if they prefer. http://www.aifsabroad.com/articles/fall09_italy_promo.asp?source=HP

AIFS welcomes our new Admissions Officer for Italy, Emily Sweeney. Emily can be reached directly at 800.727.AIFS, x5075, or esweeney@aifs.com. I have also attached an updated list of our Admissions Officers for your reference. Our Italian programs are quite popular and can sometimes fill to capacity before the deadline (particularly Florence). Please let us know if you have any students planning to apply at the last minute so that we can notify Emily.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION

SAN JOSE STATE NEW ONLINE BA DEGREE IN GLOBAL STUDIES

San Jose State University announces a new online BA degree in Global Studies. The Global Studies Online is an interdisciplinary, inter-collegiate program that provides an understanding of the global society, political, economic, and natural environment and skills in creating thinking and analysis. The Global Studies degree prepares graduates for employment in international business, finance, government, security, non-profits, and service industries like entertainment and IT. The Online program is unique in allowing students to complete their upper division course-work entirely online. For information contact Mark McKenna, Associate Director, Global Studies Initiative mmckenna@gs.sjsu.edu or http://gsonline.sjsu.edu.

To nominate a President, contact Shannon Bishop at sbishop@iie.org

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IIE NETWORK UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS INTERVIEW SERIES

IIE has launched a University Presidents Interview Series to help provide readers with a perspective on how the upper levels of higher education administration interpret the importance of internationalization and the role fo the university in promoting it. These interview will also discuss how international experiences have impacted the careers of the Presidents interviewed and how best to equipt today’s students for an increasingly global world. The first series of interview include President John B. Simpson, University at Buffalo; President Stephen M. Curtis, Community College of Philadelphia; and President Ruth J. Simmons, Brown University. To access these interviews go to www.iienetwork.org/?p=InterviewSeries.

To nominate a President, contact Shannon Bishop at sbishop@iie.org

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NCBAA MID-LEVEL INSTITUTE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MIDLEVEL ADMINISTRATORS

The President’s Roundtable of NCBAA will host the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership, Oct. 11-16, in Chicago, Ill. The Lakin Institute is geared for African American senior-level administrators who aspire to positions as president or senior administrator at a community college. Applicants must report to a president, chancellor, provost or vice president. For more information and an application, please contact Charlene Mickens Dukes. cdukes@pgcc.edu.

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AACC/IIE WORKSHOP- STUDY ABROAD AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

This first ever workshop was held on March 14, 2008, at IIE Headquarters in New York City, was highly successful with over 85 attendees. The 3rd Workshop will be held in Houston, Texas on March 19. Watch for registration information.

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NEW BOOK - COMMUNITY COLLEGE MODELS: GLOBALIZATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM

Community College Models: Globalization and Higher Education Reform, Edited by Raby, Rosalind Latiner and Valeau, Edward J. has been published by Springer Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-4020-9476-7. Information can be found at http://www.springer.com/education/comparative+education/book/978-1-4020-9476-7

About the book: Increasingly, students worldwide are seeking post-secondary education to acquire new skill-sets and credentials. There is an explosion of community college models that provide educational opportunities and alternative pathways for students who do not fit the traditional higher educational profile. This book focuses on economic models to help local and national economies develop strong workforce training, humanitarian models to bring about social mobility and peace, transformative models to help institutions expand and keep up with societal needs, and newly created models that respond to the educational and training needs of a constantly changing world. These models seek to capture the imagination of those who are committed to learning about what works in higher education and in particular, the impact community college models are having on the changing nature of world social, political and economic landscapes. With contributors representing 30 countries, this book presents an international perspective.

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AACC and ACCT Joint Statement on the Role of Community Colleges in International Education

Please click here to see the the Joint Statement.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

AACC LETTER TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM

AACC cosigned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security's Student and Exchange Visitor Program, along with the other five major presidential associations (ACE, AAU, NAICU, NASULGC, AASCU), raising concerns with proposed increases of fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and related policy changes. SEVP has proposed raising the fee that international students pay to support SEVIS from $100 to $200. Fee increases for colleges would be even more significant. Schools wishing to be recertified for the SEVIS system would have to pay $1,700 for the certification petition fee and $655 for each necessary site visit, up from $230 and $350, respectively. The higher education letter objected to the fact that DHS is proposing to fund all SEVIS related enforcement costs through user fees. The letter also raises concern with the extensive increase in the breadth of data relating to international students that institutions would have to maintain and provide to the DHS upon request. See for details: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Template.cfm?section=GovernmentRelations

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges are provided in each Updates. Please send any information that you would like to share about your college, including information on faculty, students, international guests who have recently visited your college, and related international educational activities. In addition, if any of your students or faculty have received international related scholarships or grants, please share that with CCIE so that we can publicly congratulate your students.

  • CHAFFEY COLLEGE.Chaffey College won a Honorable Mention in the 2009 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education for their “Study Near & Far,” program that developed a scholarship-funded study abroad program to South Africa
  • LAKE TAHOE COLLEGE.Announces new Education Abroad program in Chile: Culinary Arts - Explore the Food, Wine, and Culture of Chile. Dec. 9 -18, 2009. Approximately $ 3,600. For more information please contact Jen Spina and spinaj@ltcc.edu

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CCIE-KOREA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR FALL SEMESTER 2009

CCIE is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall Semester 2009 CCIE-Korea Scholarships who received full scholarships to study for a semester in Korea. Congratulations to all :

  • Joe Hinton (Shasta College)
  • Yang Xiong (Shasta College)
  • Andrea Parodi (City College of San Francisco)
  • Jonathan Lee (Mt. San Antonio)

In addition, 5 of the 7 students who studied in Korea for Spring semester 2009 were able to extend their scholarships for Fall semester 2009.

  • David Meyer (Shasta)
  • Brandon Hawkins (Shasta)
  • Roxanne White (Shasta)
  • Fey Saelee (San Francisco) - extended 3 semesters
  • Mey Saephan, (Shasta)

CCIE-POCCSA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FALL SEMESTER 2009

CCIE is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall Semester 2009 CCIE-POCCSA Scholarships. Congratulations to all :

  • Deanna Adams (Citrus) to study in London
  • Megan Alexander (Lake Tahoe) to study in Florence
  • Natalie Andrews (Santa Rosa) to study in Paris
  • Kristin Asper (Citrus) to study in London
  • Sarah Binks (Lake Tahoe) to study in Florence
  • Megan Brainerd (Santa Barbara) to study in Chile/Argentina
  • Justin Healy (Crafton Hills) to study in London
  • Juan Huerta (Citrus) to study in London
  • Jordan Leigh (Santa Rosa) to study in London
  • Melissa Murphy (Citrus) to study in London
  • Gryphon Myers (Santa Rosa) to study in London
  • Annalysse Padrta (Santa Barbara) to study in Chile / Argentina
  • Susan Prier (Santa Rosa) to study in Paris
  • Myles Scovill (Citrus) to study in London
  • Laura Selzer (Santa Barbara) to study in Chile / Argentina
  • Sarah Wall (Santa Barbara) to study in Chile / Argentina

GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS FOR FALL SEMESTER 2009

The following CCIE students received the Gilman International Scholarship for Fall 2009. Of the 12 national community college recipients, six came from California.

Congratulations to all !

  • Kristin Asper (Citrus College) studying in London
  • Justin Healy (Citrus College) studying in London
  • Ashley Peck (Mira Costa College) studying in Paris
  • Steven Spear (Orange Coast College) studying in Spain
  • Stacy Calderon (San Diego City College) studying in Paris
  • Gryphon Myers (Santa Rosa Jr. College) studying in London

DIVERSITY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP IN CONJUNCTION WITH AIFS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS SUMMER 2009 RECIPIENTS

Nine students were awarded a Diversity Abroad Scholarship for Summer, 2009. One is from a CCIE member college:

  • Takisha McNiell (Long Beach City College) who studied in Paris

Congratulations !

All of the scholarship recipients are blogging about their experience abroad at: http://www.diversityabroad.com/blogs

GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION

UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES´ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CCIEWORLD.ORG

Please review the CCIE web-site to make sure that you college is accurately listed. The CCIE web-site includes information on all programs related to international education and highlights awards, grants, and other information to showcase your college. Please send any updates to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)'s Web site

This web-site provides links to information about several initiatives including Foreign Language Programs, Community College Exchanges, and Diversity & Disability. The NCDE, administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, assists international exchange programs in the process of including people with disabilities in all types of international exchange programs. Visit: http://www.miusa.org/ncde.

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES

Visit the CCIE web-site section to view various scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad and for international students studying at California community colleges. Please send information on any scholarship that your students have been rewarded that assist them gain international literacy skills.

Check the web-site for deadlines for:

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • September 11 - 12: INMP Workshop at Whittier with the U.S. Institute for Peace
  • October 7 - 10: 40th Annual Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress: “Achieving Success in a Global Economy: Navigating the Education Landscape During Turbulent Times.” www.acct.org/events/annualcongress/09/
  • October 13-16: Australian International Education Conference. “Transitions and Transformations”. Sydney, Australia. http://www.aiec.idp.com/home.aspx
  • October 15: Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) / Swedish Institution (SI) European Policy Seminar: “Making Ends Meet - Innovative Ways of Funding International Students.” in Stockholm. www.aca-secretariat.be/08events/Seminars
  • October 26 - 30: NAFSA Region XII Conference in San Diego
  • November 8 - 11: Annual Canadian Bureau International Education (CBIE) Conference: “Internationalization Effectiveness: Strategies for Success.” in Toronto, Canada: www.cbie.ca/conference/2009/index_en.html
  • November 11- 14: Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Annual Conference: “Cultivating Culture: Local Foundations, Global Perspectives”: in Istanbul, Trukey: www.ciee.org/conference/istanbul/register.aspx
  • November 10: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) “Young People: Finding their Way in a New Era.” in Melbourne, Australia: www.ncver.edu.au/newsevents/policy/forum.html
  • November 12 - 14: CIES Western Region Conference at UCLA
  • November 18: CCIE Annual Meeting at the CCLC Convention, San Francisco: 9:30 - 12:30
  • Feb. 19: IIE / AACC Education Abroad Workshop: Houston Www.iienetwork.org/?p=IIE_AACC_2009
  • Feb. 20 - 23: CCID Conference: Texas
  • March 1 - 5: Comparative and International Education Society Conference: Chicago
  • March 24 - 25: Annual Meeting of The Forum: North Carolina
  • May 25 - 30: NAFSA Conference: Kansas City

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CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

Members of full status are entitled to:

a) ability to vote in all elections and to enjoy other rights and privileges accord to all members; b) access of CCIE Website and inclusion of college / institution in Website; c) access to a collaborative network of community colleges who are devoted to international / intercultural education; d) access to CCIE thematic workshops at reduced rates (TBA); e) access to the CCIE International Negations Modules Project (INMP); f) access to technical assistance team on global competence and its development on community college campuses; g) eligibility for CCIE faculty and staff grants; h) eligibility for CCIE student scholarships; I) eligibility for officer positions; j) inclusion in CCIE annual reports that documents the individual activities of member colleges and which is shared with colleges and organizations throughout the state and nationally; k) inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve; l) participate in the annual business meeting; m) receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter; n) receipt of the CCIE quarterly Directory of Study Abroad Programs; o) receipt to reports and publications prepared by CCIE experts; p) reduced CCIE conference fees.

LIST OF MEMBERS CURRENT WITH THEIR DUES

As of June 1, CCIE Supporting Members are:
Cerritos; Chabot-Las Positas CCD; Citrus; Coast District; Contra Costa District; El Camino; Foothill/DeAnza District; Glendale; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach; Los Rios District; Mt. San Antonio; Peralta CCD; Rio Hondo; San Bernardino Valley; San Diego District; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; Sequoias; Shasta; Sierra; Siskiyous; Southwestern; State Center CCD; West Valley/Mission CCD; Yosemite District

Thank you all for processing your 08/09 dues and we look forward to receiving your 09/10 dues

CCIE dues help support our activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants. CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

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