CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 8, no. 6 February 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 & DUES FOR 2010-2011

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. As this is the time to plan for the 2010-2011 budgets, we urge you to remember CCIE and process your dues accordingly.

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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.

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.

There are four different surveys. For direct links please go to the following

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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, http://www.ciee.org/IFDS/application/

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CCIE Receives New Grant to Internationalize Curriculum by Global Studies Foundation

CCIE has won a Grant to help support the International Negotiations Module Project, a project that assists in the internationalization of the curriculum. The award was received by the Global Studies Foundation (GSF), an educational nonprofit promoting international awareness and engagement in the United States. CCIE is extremely excited in working on this project with GSF and to exploring future opportunities for our institutions to work together to promote international education in California and beyond. The CCIE-GSF Grant will involve 2-4 mini-grants for CCIE Member colleges to specifically assist in their internationalization efforts. Details on the application for participation will be announced in early April. Recipients will work on curriculum revision throughout Summer, 2010; attend a workshop at Whittier College in Fall, 2010 and participate in the Spring 2011 INMP Simulation. Additional information can be directed to Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

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EMPLOYERS WANT STUDENTS WITH INTERNATIONAL LITERACY SKILLS

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released Raising the Bar: Employers' Views in the Wake of the Economic Downturn on January 20. Among the findings concerning learning outcomes on which employers want colleges to place more emphasis are global issues (67 percent), intercultural competence (71 percent), and intercultural knowledge of global issues (67 percent). While not specifically cited, there is a clear link to international education. Related to the survey, AAC&U also released a policy paper, The Quality Imperative, which calls on academe and policymakers to commit to civic, ethical and cross- cultural learning for every degree program and every student. To access this report: http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/2009_EmployerSurvey.pdf

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QALAM CENTER FOR ARABIC STUDIES

The Qalam Center for Arabic Studies offers Immersion Arabic language programs in Rabat, Morocco. There are currently 150 American students studying at the center along with instructor-led short-term programs. Qalam Center is interested in working with CCIE member colleges to create direct options for students, repackaged with credit directly from partner institutions and customized Faculty Led Programs. For information on these programs, and special discounts offered to CCIE members, please contact Adil Elkhiyari, Program director at adil@Qalamcenter.com or visit http://www.qalamcenter.com.

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SPONSORSHIP UPDATES

This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

EF College Study Tours provides short-term study abroad opportunities for college students and professors. With an increased focus on international experience on college campuses, EFís tours are the easiest and most affordable way for community college students to acquire the international experience they need to compete and succeed in todayís global economy. Short-term programs have proven to be effective in helping college students become globally engaged, and EFís one- to four-week tours allow professors to incorporate their curriculum and academic goals into any of more than 50 itineraries to 33 countries around the world. EF College Study Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. With 400 offices and schools in more than 50 countries, EF offers a range of 16 educational programs focused on language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange and academic degrees. Since its founding in 1965, EF has helped more than 15 million students learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree.

CEA - Cultural Experiences Abroad. CEA Global Education has authorized up to $125,000 for student access grants for summer ($500) and fall ($1,000) 2010 programs. These access grants are available to students who apply between February 9 and March 9 at one of the CEA designated destinations. For additional information and applications, www.GoWithCea.com/CEA2010

CONAHEC is proud to announce that we will be having our 13th North American Higher Education Conference in Houston, Texas on April 21-23, 2010. Our host institution will be Rice University and together, we will promote the North American higher education collaborative agenda for the new political, economic and educational context in which we live today. Highlights of the conference include further improving mechanisms to promote quality assurance and mutual recognition of courses and degrees in North America and beyond; identifying challenges and opportunities in North American higher education; and fostering a more active participation between institutions, governments and the business sector in international education and collaboration. Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students in this exciting event. To register visit: http://www.conahec.org/conahec/framework/security/new_user.jsp For more information about CONAHEC please visit our website at www.conahec.org or contact Marianna Velazquez at mariannv@email.arizona.edu

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

The Joint Statement can be found at http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ResourceCenter/Services/International/AACCACCT_Joint_Statement.pdf

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

NAFSA VISA AND IMMIGRATION POLICY FOR THE BRAIN-CIRCULATION ERA

NAFSA: Association of International Educators released a report "A Visa and Immigration Policy for the Brain-Circulation Era". The report urges U.S. policymakers to move toward defining the country's security objectives more broadly than has been the case in much of the post- 9/11 period, stressing the openness to the world is imperative for ensuring our country's long-term well-being and security. The report makes recommendations in the following key areas: (1) Visa Reform - Revising the policy on interviews for visa applicants; expediting reviews for low risk travelers; reforming the security clearance process for visiting scientists; (2) Comprehensive Immigration Reform - Reforming employment-based immigration; attracting international students; improving management of the Department of Homeland Security; and (3) Identity Documents and Document Security - Revisiting REAL ID. To access the complete report: http://www.nafsa.org/resourcelibrary/Default.aspx?id=17443

WEBINAR ON THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF USING AGENTS

NAFSA will offer a Webinar on the Opportunities and Challenges of Using Agents on March 11 at 4:00 pm EST. As the concept of using commission-based agents gains momentum in the United States, marketers and recruiters are asking "How can my institution evaluate agents before signing on the dotted line?" Seasoned colleagues from three continents will share their decades of experience about working effectively with agents. The webinar will also talk about why some cultures prefer to engage third parties in important transactions, potential conflicts of interest with regard to agent relationships, specify what key areas should be considered when appointing and managing recruitment agents to ultimately identify agents of good quality; identify the latest legal issues and standards when working with agents, with examples from within the United States as well as other countries and determine why calculating Return on Investment (ROI) for agents involves more than simply paying commissions on a per-student basis. Registration will close on March 9. For registration information, contact Lindsay Possiel at Lindsayp@nafsa.org

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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.

COLLEGE RESPONSES TO HAITIAN EMERGENCY

Butte College. At Butte College on Institute Day, January 20, one of our instructors appealed to the entire faculty and staff gathered for the main meeting and gave the text numbers for UNICEF and the Red Cross, asking everyone to get on the phone immediately and send a contribution. Iíve shared your message with our staff development coordinator suggesting we send out a similar email on our campus.

CCIE COLLEGES WHOSE STUDENTS WON THE GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOR SPRING 2010

Again, CCIE is pleased to announce the more community college recipients for the Gilman Scholarship for Spring 2010 came from California institutions than from any other community college nationally . Congratulations to all recipients.

Gino Beccaria, Santa Rosa
Jason Castillo, LACC
Rafael Delfin, Citrus
Lea Encarnacion - SBCC
Juan Frausto, Mira Costa
Brian Lee, Cypress
Victoria Lowery, CCSF
Cristine Mafnas, Cosumnes River

Rene Moraida, San Diego City
Skylr Penna, CCSF
Mark Portillo, Rio Hondo
Veronica Rodriguez, Citrus

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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 2009 - 2010

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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