CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 8, No. 4 - 5, December 2009 - January 2010 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

Chancellor Jack Scott has given CCIE a copy of his key-note presentation at the 2009 NAFSA Community College Luncheon, Thursday- May 28, whose theme was "International Education & Workforce Development in a Time of Economic Crisis." To access his speech and President Emeritus, Edward Valeau Introduction please go to www.ccieworld.org

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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.

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10th Annual International Education Week

2009 marked the tenth annual International Education Week (IEW), November 16-20, sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education. CCIE Celebrated by a) hosting our annual Business Meeting and Leadership Skills Workshop; and b) Launching our Annual Survey. Please share what events and activities you sponsored on your campuses and in their surrounding communities that showcased how international education advances learning and scholarship, builds understanding and respect among different peoples, and enhances constructive leadership in the global community. For information: http://iew.state.gov/

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CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & LEADERSHIP SKILLS WORKSHOP

CCIE welcomed members at our annual Business Meeting and Leadership Skills Workshop held at the CCLC convention. 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 was the highlighted speaker who provided updates on economic challenges and tools for advocacy. A roundtable featuring new CCIE Board of Offices Dr. Bill Scroggins and Dr. Mark Robinson addressed the theme of Internationalizing our Campus during Economically Challenging Times.

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THE COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SOCIETY (CIES) WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE AT UCLA

The Theme is of this conference was “Education and International Engagement.” The conference addressed education efforts within and among regions and countries, emphasizing the impact of factors such as globalization, national development, urbanization, equity and access. A CCIE panel presented information on international student programs (Jacob Ng); Community College Leadership (Claudia Acosta); and Opportunities with China (Colin Speakman).

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CIEE - INTERNATIONAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS AND PING FELLOWSHIP

CIEE announces that there will be Faculty Development Seminars for Summer, 2010 in 23 countries. Applications are due March 1, but the Ping Fellowship Application is due Jan. 15. http://www.ciee.org/IFDS/application/

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EDUCATION ABROAD ASSOCIATION (NCEAA)

The Northern California Education Abroad Association (NCEAA) held its quarterly meeting on Nov. 4 at City College of San Francisco. NCEAA is open to all education abroad professionals and is a great forum for professional development in the greater Bay Area. NCEAA's mission: NCEAA provides a forum for Northern California education abroad professionals to collaborate, share best practices, foster enrichment opportunities and professional growth, and initiate joint projects for and amongst its members and members’ students. As educators in the Northern California region, we share common goals and objectives: to promote the academic, personal, professional, and intercultural development of the students at our member institutions before, during, and after their study abroad experiences. In our roles, we also contribute to campus internationalization, and foster cultural understanding and self-awareness among the student body.

The current project/focus is the a) Northern California Lessons From Abroad Re-Entry Conference; b) Inter-active experiences for International Students; For more information on NCEAA or to see the next meeting's agenda please go to: http://sites.google.com/site/norcaleducationabroad/home If you would like to be added to NCEAA's list serv, please send an email to Rod Harris, rodney@saiprograms.com

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U.S. INSTITUTE FOR PEACE ONLINE MANUAL

The U.S. Institute of Peace has been working with a group of faculty and administrators on developing an online manual to assist community colleges in developing peace and conflict programs. The various chapters were written mostly by faculty teaching in the field. It is the easily accessible resource for community colleges in this area. (Including contributions from Golden West College and Jamestown Community College). The Manuel includes a wealth of resources that focus on economics and conflict.

The online manual is at: www.creducation.org/cre/policymakers_and_admins/peace_studies_at_community_colleges/

For more information on the U.S. Institute of Peace Community College Program, please contact David Smith, Senior Program Officer, Education & Training Center/ Domestic National Outreach: dsmith@usip.org

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PLEASE ANSWER THE CCIE ON-LINE SURVEY

It has been a few years since CCIE has conducted a State-of the-Art survey for our field. This month, a linked survey has been sent to selected individuals at CCIE colleges. This survey epitomizes the fundamental goal of CCIE, i.e. cooperation and the sharing of information by documenting that the variety of activities in which all California community colleges are involved. This survey is being funded in part by a grant from the International Foundation for Study Abroad (IFSA), and in part from a OCEA Grant from the Department of State received in affiliation with College of the Canyons.

We understand that the survey is quite detailed and may require that you share parts of this survey with a variety of offices at your campus. In an ongoing effort to simplify this process for the future, we will use this 2009-2010 CCIE survey as a prototype for each college. Hence, in the future, we will send you your college profile which will then will only require annual updating. Therefore, we request that you complete the enclosed survey as accurately as possible.

The benefits of a completed survey are substantial. Reports will be shared throughout the state, to national community college groups and will be included in the ERIC Community College files. In sum, data from this survey will re-confirm California community colleges as leaders in the field of international education.

Thank you in advance for your prompt assistance.

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CCIE Welcomes new Sponsor: CONAHEC; EF Institute for Cultural Exchange

CONAHEC. CONAHEC is a non-profit consortia that advises and connects institutions interested in establishing or strengthening academic collaborative programs in the North American region. Currently there are 16 members representing Canada, 63 members representing Mexico and 37 members representing California. CCIE is pleased to partner with CONAHEC and help foster collaboration between North American institutions. Please visit their website at: http://www.conahec.org/

EF Institute for Cultural Exchange. EF Institute is a provider that is new to the field of community college education abroad. However, they have been working with high school student mobility programs for over a decade. The mission of EF Institute is to help educators enrich what they teach in the classroom with international group travel. Students actually "learn it by living it" by experiencing the world’s very best historic, cultural and natural sites. EF Institute will be hosting a series of activities for CCIE member colleges, so look for future announcements. Please visit their website at: http://www.eftours.ca/

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SPONSORSHIP UPDATES

This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors. GlobalLinks: AustraLearn, AsiaLearn, and EuroLearn (educational programs of GlobaLinks) is very pleased to become a sponsor for CCIE. Over the past 19 years our 19,000+ alumni have expanded their educational and cultural horizons by studying abroad for a semester or year, undertaking internship experiences, participating in short-term and custom-designed programs, and by pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD study overseas. We have regularly enrolled students from community colleges and look forward to working more closely with 2-year institutions to offer programming which meets the needs of your enthusiastic, yet often under-represented, students seeking to add value to their education.

For colleges looking for a partner to design custom short-term faculty-led programs in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji, or who may be interested in formal articulation agreements with overseas universities – we have extensive experience in these areas and welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Our Internship programs are also growing fast and we can customize group programs for your institution.

For more information about all of GlobaLinks’ destinations, programs, and comprehensive student services, please visit the following websites: www.australearn.org / www.asialearn.org / www.eurolearn.org, or contact me directly at 1-800-980-0033 x103.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Banks, Executive Director

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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

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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 of the university in promoting it. These interviews will also discuss how international experiences have impacted the careers of the Presidents interviewed and how best to equip 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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FOUNDATION FOR ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI SURVEY

The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education is surveying study abroad alumni from the United States and Canada to learn more about the impact study abroad has had one’s life today. All study abroad alumni (meaning it doesn’t matter when you studied abroad) can take the survey so please alert any study abroad alumni you know to this research project and if you studied abroad please try to fit 15 minutes into your schedule to complete the survey. Additionally, all survey participants will receive a copy of the results via e-mail. You can link to the survey: http://asia-pacificfoundation.org/survey2009/index.htm

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS

Two networks have been designed to enable collaboration and information exchange among current grantees, alumni and prospective candidates: State Alumni is an online global community for current and past participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs, where photos, blogs, stories and articles documenting programs can be shared. Members also have access to a variety of research, funding and career resources. To join, contact webmaster@alumni.state.gov For more information, visit https://alumni.state.gov/fulbright

ExchangesConnect is a growing global community of people interested in cross-cultural dialogue and international exchange. It is open to anyone who wishes to join. There are several affinity groups within ExchangesConnect. To join go to: http://connect.state.gov/main/authorization/signUp.

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IIE WHITE PAPER: “EXPANDING STUDY ABROAD CAPACITY AT U.S. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES”

This paper is the sixth in the Institute's series white papers on Meeting America's Global Education Challenge, and can be downloaded at: www.iie.org/studyabroadcapacity.

This May 2009 White Paper explores critical challenges and potential strategies from the perspective of U.S. institutions to address ongoing needs and solutions for expanding the field of international education for U.S. students. To stimulate and help inform the ongoing dialogue about increasing study abroad capacity, IIE has invited its colleague organizations, the Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA: Association ofInternational Educators, to contribute chapters to this White Paper, adding context to the survey jointly conducted by the Institute and the Forum. A final chapter from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars focuses on the impact of scholar and faculty exchange on study abroad participation.

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS: The majority of institutions surveyed (83 percent) indicated that they were actively trying to send a greater number of students abroad. However, a significantly smaller portion (40 percent) has actually set targets for increasing study abroad enrollment.

- Anticipated growth: In the short term (over the next two years), the majority of respondents (77 percent) expect a relatively modest growth of 1-25% in study abroad participation, and few respondents (12 percent) expect growth of more than 25%. However, more institutions expect to see higher growth rates in the long term (over ten years), with over 45 percent of respondents indicating growth rates of more than 25%.

- Areas of Growth: The largest growth areas appear to be short-term programs

sponsored by the sending institution (54 percent) and semester programs (35 percent). Growth areas varied by institutional type.

- Challenges: The most significant challenges to increasing study abroad revolved largely around costs and funding. The most frequently cited challenge was the rising costs for students (89 percent of respondents), followed by insufficient endowments or scholarship funding from the home institution (79 percent), rising costs for program operation and administration (73 percent), and not enough federal funding available for students to study abroad (72 percent). Student interest, program diversity and program availability appeared to not be significant challenges to increasing the number of U.S. students participating in study abroad.

- Strategies to increase U.S. study abroad: Survey respondents identified the following key steps that would help increase the number of students who study abroad: more study abroad scholarship opportunities (83 percent), more institutional funding for the study abroad office (55 percent), and stronger commitment from faculty (53 percent) and institutional leadership (38 percent).

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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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USA TODAY ARTICLES ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Mary Beth Marklei wrote a series of articles on Community College International Education for USA Today. She profiled the AACC Tour to Vietnam as well.

Vietnam, other nations look to U.S.-style community colleges (datelined Rach Gia, home of Kien Giang Community College)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-23-vietnam-community-college_N.htm

Photos: Tour Hay Tay Community College
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-24-vietnam-photos_N.htm

U.S. college recruiters find growing market overseas, in Vietnam (about AACC fair)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-23-vietnam-community-college_N.htm

U.S. community colleges strive to boost study-abroad programs
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-23-community-college-abroad_N.htm

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"REASONS TO STUDY IN CHINA" BY COLIN SPEAKMAN, CONSULTANT ON CHINA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

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

I think we all recognize the arguments for study of Mandarin (surely now the most important language after English for the world to study?), the globalization aspects of Chinese economic development/international business, and international relations in the context of Chinese foriegn policy (US-China axis).

However I have long detected a rise in interest in studying "Chinese Culture, Beliefs, Philosophy" as well among US students and indeed "our" students once in China.

While I pitch this in a practical way "Understanding Chinese culture will help understand Chinese business and economics", there's no doubt that study of the culture (and related) for its own sake is coming more in promenance.

I think some of this has resulted from "a perceived failure of western values" in the recent/current global financial crisis.

In addition, a timely new book by Martin Ja9ques "When China Rules the World" alludes to the importance of the cultural focus. Jacques argues that China is not so much a country now as it is a culture, a civilization. Its ability to assimilate and change the cultures with which it comes in contact is the key characteristic of its existence as a uniquely complex nation with a long, multifaceted evolutionary path.

The theme of the enduring impact of Chinese culture is picked up below in some extracts from the current conferences celebrating Confucius' birthday on Monday September 28

"If human beings are to survive, they have to go back some 2,500 years, to the era of Confucius, according to Professor Xavier Walter"

"The central ideas of filial piety and fraternity as emphasized by Confucius connote a kind of responsibility based on experience and studies, and are eminently superior to individualism as enshrined by the West."

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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

American International Recruitment Council Launches Pilot Agency Certification

The American International Recruitment Council, will offer a Certification process for international student recruitment agencies in early 2010. This is the first time that American postsecondary institutions, or their international recruitment partners, have had consistent and clear guidelines for ethical and best practice. AIRC Certification will be the most rigorous quality assurance approach to recruitment worldwide. Eight agencies have been selected to participate in the pilot, including Global Reach (India), EduGlobal (China), Mentor International (Thailand), Study Overseas UK (United Kingdom), World Education Group (United States), EDU Danmark (Denmark), IEC Online (Germany) and IDP (Australia). Following successful completion of the pilot in December, 2009, AIRC will open the process to all recruitment agencies in early 2010.

Achieving AIRC Certification will differentiate agencies as having undergone a substantial external due diligence process, undertaken specific professional development activities relevant to the US higher education system, implemented a self-study process including establishment of continuous improvement plans, and withstood an external review and site visit.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Mitch Leventhal, AIRC Chair & President, tel: +1 513 556 0324, info@airc-education.org, www.airc-education.org

ABOUT THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT COUNCIL – Founded in late June 2008, the AIRC is a Standards Development Organization (SDO) officially registered with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Its mission is to develop standards of ethical practice pertaining to international student recruitment to American educational institutions and to establish a certification framework for international student recruitment agencies.

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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.

CCIE Proudly Announces the recipients of the 7th POCCSA Student Scholarship awards for Spring Semester 2010:

Victoria Lowery (CCSF) studying in Madrid
Vanessa Gonzalez (Citrus) studying in Salamanca
Alexsandra Booker (Citrus) studying in Salamanca
Christina Aguila (Los Rios) studying in Salamanca
Eugene Aldrich (CCSF) studying in Madrid
Kaya McLelland (Santa Rosa) studying in Salamanca
Natale Hewko (CCSF) studying in Madrid
Rafael Delfin (Citrus) studying in Salamanca

There will be one final POCCSA Student Scholarship Competition for Fall 2010 programs. The deadline will be in mid-April.

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CCIE Proudly Announces the recipients of the CCIE-Korean Student Scholarship awards for Spring Semester 2010:

Kenneth Brady (El Camino)
Alex Chan (Mt. San Antonio)
Stuart Galloway (San Diego City)
Laura Homec (Los Rios District)
Dan Kinney (Shasta)
Victoria Kung (CCSF)
Melissa Larson (Folsom Lake - Los Rios District)
Whitney Peters (Shasta)

There due-date for Applications for the Fall 2010 Scholarship is May 1.

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SMC RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Santa Monica College received a two-year U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Title VI A Grant totaling nearly $180,000 that will be used to develop a comprehensive international studies program. The grant comes in the third year of SMC’s global citizenship initiative, a pioneering crusade that seeks to foster in students an understanding of international, intercultural and ecological issues, as well as an understanding of economic factors and human rights and environmental issues. The initiative distinguishes itself from other colleges and universities, however, by going beyond an international studies program and incorporating volunteer work and the cultivation of a sense of global responsibility.

In the 2 /12 years since the global citizenship initiative was launched, the college has taken major steps toward realizing its goal. The college has added a global citizenship requirement (one class) for students to receive an Associate of Arts degree. It has strengthened its Study Abroad program and, through the Associated Students, provided scholarships for low-income students to participate in these overseas study trips. It launched a Global Connections and other internationally themed lecture series. And it has sent SMC faculty and other employees to several countries to study international, cultural and global environmental issues. New programs are being planned for China and Turkey with the assistance of the grant funds.

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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.

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SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES & DEADLINES

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
  • Feb. 19: IIE / AACC Education Abroad Workshop: Houston Www.iienetwork.org/?p=IIE_AACC_2009
  • Feb. 20 - 23: CCID Conference: Texas
  • April 21 - 23: CONAHEC Annual Conference: Texas: http://www.conahec.org/conahec/
  • 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:

Thank you!

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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.

CCIE Supporting Member for 2008-2009

As of January 15, CCIE Supporting Members for 2009 - 2010 are: Barstow; Contra Costa CCD: El Camino; Glendale; Lake Tahoe; Los Rios CCD: Mt. San Antonio; North Orange County CCD; Ohlone; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Sequoias; State Center CCD; Taft

Thank you all for processing 09/10 dues, especially during these economically challenging times

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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