CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 8, No. 3 November 2009 Click Here to View Past Newsletters

In This Issue:

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION
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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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 9:30 - 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. A roundtable featuring new CCIE Board of Offices Dr. Bill Scroggins and Dr. Mark Robinson will address the theme of Internationalizing our Campus during Economically Challenging Times. Please share information on this meeting to those at your college who are attending CCLC. It is also appreciated, if you can RSVP to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com if you are planning to attend.

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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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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION

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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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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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.

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.

  • LAKE TAHOE COLLEGE Needs additional students for their 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
  • EL CAMINO COLLEGENeeds additional students for their Education Abroad program in New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. Jan. 9 - Feb. 4. Classes include Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Physical Geography. There is a significant hiking component in New Zealand. Cost: $ 5,395 which includes airfare. For additional information please contact Matt Ebiner, mebiner@elcamino.edu or Rosemary Swade, rswade@elcamino.edu. www.elcamino.edu/faculty/mebiner/ Needs additional students for their Education Abroad program in New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. Jan. 9 - Feb. 4. Classes include Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Physical Geography. There is a significant hiking component in New Zealand. Cost: $ 5,395 which includes airfare. For additional iformation please contact Matt Ebiner, mebiner@elcamino.edu or Rosemary Swade, rswade@elcamino.edu. www.elcamino.edu/faculty/mebiner/

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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

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
  • 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.

CCIE Supporting Member for 2008-2009

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

As of October 1, 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

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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