CCIE Newsletter

Vol 10, no. 2 October 2011 Click Here to View Past Newsletters

In This Issue:


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. Please consider processing your 2011-2012 dues now. During our economic crisis, CCIE does appreciate the effort that all of you are doing to help support international education at our colleges. However, advocacy needs to continue on many levels, and support of CCIE is central in this process.



This issue, we are profiling two of the CCIE Officers.

  • CCIE Vice-President, North: Jing Luan, Ph.D. is Vice Chancellor of Educational Services at San Mateo County Community College District and adjunct faculty of University of Maryland. He was born in China, received his postgraduate in the U.S. and has been president of many of his trade organizations, include the American National Research and Planning Council for Community Colleges.
  • CCIE Vice-President, South: Bill Scroggins, Ph.D. has been President/CEO of Mt. San Antonio College since July, 2011. Bill has 37 years’ experience in higher education, 26 as a professor and 11 in administration. Previously, Bill was President of College of the Sequoias. Bill’s BS is from UCLA and his PhD is from UC Riverside, both in chemistry. Bill is an accomplished author, having written three books in his field of chemistry and penned innumerable articles and papers. He is in demand as a speaker, having spoken widely on a range of topics most recently on the student completion agenda. Bill became well known in California for his work with the state Academic Senate, serving as President from 1997 to 1999.



The objectives of the conference are to offer study abroad returnees the opportunity to reflect on their recent international experiences, connect with other study abroad alumni, network with professionals from international organizations, and gain important skills for continual learning and application in their future career and academic paths. The keynote presentation will offer insight into how study abroad translates socially, academically, and professionally.

Other conference highlights include an “Opportunities Fair” of internationally-focused organizations, various panel discussions and workshops on resume-building, graduate schools, career and volunteer opportunities, job interviewing and more! This is a great opportunity for students to network, so we ask that they dress business casual and bring several copies of their resume.

  • Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011 (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
  • Location: Chapman University
  • Registration Fee: Only $15 for students and $ 20 for College Faculty/Staff who register by September 23rd!
    Register at:
    Registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and parking


CCIE Annual Meeting: Nov. 17, 9:30 - 12:00 at the CCLC Conference at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel

All members of the California community college community are invited to this free meeting held at the CCLC conference. The meeting is open to all Board members, administrators, faculty, international education practitioners and student government representatives. This year, we are honored to have Dr. George Boggs as our keynote speaker. We hope everyone can join us on Nov. 17.

Please RSVP to Rosalind Raby at

  •  9:30 – 10:15   Updates on International Education around the state
  • 10:15 – 12:00   Special Speaker: Dr. George Boggs, CEO Emeritus, American Association of Community Colleges and Superintendent/President Emeritus, Palomar College; President.



Please plan to attend the CCIE Sponsored panel at the CCLC Conference : “Role of Boards of Trustees /Presidents /Middle Managers in internationalizing their campuses” Speakers: Bill McGinnis (Butte College); Isobel Dvorksy (Chabot-Las Positas District, Elñora Webb (Laney College) and Edward Valeau.

Community Colleges are under mounting pressure to deliver education and training to a new population of students who interact in a global and interconnected economy. Unlike the past, our students now must be prepared to succeed in a global society and economy, however, to the extent that they cannot do so, we are a nation at risk. This panel will provide a wide-ranging look at what community college leaders are doing and what they can do to meet calls for increased access, quality and responsiveness to global economic and humanitarian needs.



The Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain, an official institution and part of the worldwide network of Commercial Offices of Spain is soliciting CCIE member college students to participate in the Study in Spain Student Ambassadors Program. This program is directed to enhance the image of our country as a destination for American students, as well as to promote partnerships between Spanish and American educational institutions. The“SiS Student Ambassadors“ program is looking for students who can offer the following profile: a) Knowledge of Spanish language; b) Proactive personality; c) Social skills; d) Interested in the people and culture of Spain; and e) Motivated and committed for a minimum of 2 semesters. Each Ambassador will be assigned a geographical area in which he or she will represent Study in Spain. They will receive a Welcome Package with promotional material to be distributed during the events, as well as additional material upon request. Every Ambassador will conduct three main activities during his or her appointment: 1) updating a database; 2) promoting our Facebook community; 3) participating in fairs and promotional events. e or she could also organize complementary rated activities each semester in order to get extra points. Once a month, the Ambassador would submit a brief summary of activities (one page form), including graphic materials of the events organized, if this is the case. At the end of the academic year, the best Ambassadors will be awarded several prizes, with the number one Ambassador receiving a trip to Spain for one week to enjoy the country he or she is representing. The Embassy of Spain-Trade Commission will issue an official diploma to every SiS Student Ambassador which will grant added value to their résumés.

Complete information about this campaign can be found at our website

For additional information please contact Ana Mackliff at ( or call us at (305) 446 4387.

Please let CCIE know if any of your students have been chosen to be SiS Student Ambassadors.



ACAD offers $250 scholarships to students in the Los Angeles area who have a vested interest in diversity and anti-discrimination. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must fill out the corresponding scholarship application and include an essay on how diversity has impacted their lives and what they are doing in their community to foster tolerance and an appreciation of multiculturalism. THE SCHOLARSHIP IS ELIGIBLE FOR STUDENTS WHO STUDIED ABROAD, FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND DOMESTIC STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN PROGRAMS IN INTERNATIONAL OR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION.

Scholarship Application:



Reno, the Biggest Little City in the World is proud to be hosting the Biggest Little Conference in the World, November 7-11, 2011. Join your colleagues from all over the Western U.S. as Region I (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia) meets up with Region XII (California, Hawaii, and Nevada)! Bi-Regionals provide a great opportunity not only to get to know NAFSANS from another region, but also to share new ideas and practices.

Information at:

Conference Co-Chairs, Steve Jacques (Region XII) and Doni Wiliams (Region I)



Arcadia Abroad is offering a discount to students from CCIE member colleges that are current with their dues. The discount is $500 off two of our key programs. This discount will be open throughout the 2011-2012 academic year. All the units for the Arcadia Abroad programs will transfer along with the CCC units to the student’s institution of destination.

For information and application, visit:



Earth Education International, Costa Rica is interested in forming partnerships with schools and institutions that would want to send students on our programs, and we are happy to send our Partnership Categories information out to anyone who would be interested in pursuing that route. (A brief description and list of current partners can be found on our website here:

For additional information, please visit: or contact Katy Rugg (, Program Advisor, Earth Education International, Costa Rica, North American Office.



The 2010 CCIE Annual Report reflects the changing state of the field and in particular, the viewpoint of various stakeholders into the need for California community college students to obtain an understanding of the increasingly global and international world. The last complete California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) Annual Survey was conducted in 2004. Reports on prior surveys from 1985 - 2004 can be found on the CCIE web-site: The 2010 Annual Report epitomizes the fundamental goal of CCIE, i.e. cooperation and the sharing of information by documenting that the variety of activities in which CCIE members, now numbering eighty-four colleges, are involved.

The CCIE State of the Field Survey - 2010 was sent electronically to all community colleges in the state. Unlike the survey conducted in 2004, the 2010 survey was not well populated. While those who answered were enthusiastically supportive of international education, the low response rate in itself is noteworthy. This is consistent with the findings that International Education at California community colleges has verbal support, but no revenue stream nor security.

The 2010 Report has unique conclusions that cross innovation and adaptability:

  • Challenge the traditional to prepare creative leaders who are ready and willing to face current challenges and transform communities;
  • Define leadership skills that recognize the importance of international literacy skills that help to transform communities;
  • Make direct connection between personal globally engagement of our leaders and application for educational change;
  • Understand that few non-traditional educational pathways offer as intensive learning experiences that provide the type of transformative learning that international education can achieve;
  • Understand that as students and the disciplines they study become more internationalized, and the workforce to which the students will eventually enter becomes more globalized, the community college is increasingly going in the opposite direction.

The results of this survey confirm that as community college leaders, we need to fundamentally redesign our colleges to see internationalization as a societal investment. The results for making no choice are dire as the philosophy of open access is placed at risk if four-year college students have access to international literacy but community college students do not.

Much of the analysis was supported by LisaMaria P. Miramontes, Ph.D. from Peralta Community College District.

The full report can be accessed at:



The Fulbright Specialist Program provides higher education institutions outside the United States with the opportunity to draw on the expertise of U.S. scholars and professionals to accomplish short-term projects (activities include lecturing, teacher training, curriculum development, needs assessments). The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services. Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of host institutions abroad and do not fund personal or clinical medical research and related projects involving patient contact. Eligible activities include short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, teacher training, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development. U.S. faculty and professionals apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a five-year term. Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

How to Request a U.S. Fulbright Specialist:
Foreign institutions interested in requesting a Fulbright Specialist must make their request through their local Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The form for requesting a Specialist is now available online to Fulbright commissions and embassies. Projects must be reviewed and approved by the home-country Fulbright office and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For more information about the Fulbright Specialist Program, including how to join the roster of Specialists, how to request a Fulbright Specialist, how to develop a project and more, please visit:



Seeks to support peace building projects of other organizations, including institutions of higher education. The program supports the development of practitioner resources, tools, and training programs related to conflict management, international peace and security and peace building. Deadline is October 3, 2011.


US-India Institutional Partnership Grants competition, through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI)

Will award up to $250,000 for projects that strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Exchange activities may include but are not limited to curriculum design, research collaboration, team teaching, focused series of exchanges, seminars, among other activities. Activities should be designed to develop expertise, advance scholarship and teaching, and promote reliable, long-term communication between partner institutions. Proposals are sought for the following areas: Agricultural Sciences and Food Security; Energy; Sustainable Development; Climate Change; Environmental Studies; Education and Educational Reform; Public Health; and Community Development and Innovation. Deadline: November 1, 2011



Anticipate making 10 awards of $50,000 each and up to $8,500,000 for projects that leverage development assistance and resources to address global challenges through strengthening, enhancing and/or creating alliances between international and local NGOs, the Government of Colombia, colleges and universities, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, and/or the private sector. Deadline is December 15, 2011.;jsessionid=213gNW2JdLrDQRJZy311HwvFvsYNDR84DX0hhJWXPLl0JdDHv1vF!1177254955?oppId=59833&mode=VIEW



Anticipates making one or more awards of $500,000 up to $2,500,000 each for developing and supporting youth leaders, men and women between the ages of 15-30, in Bosnia Herzegovina. Successful applications will propose an approach, based on contextual analysis, that leads to concrete changes in youth skills, abilities and confidence to become active citizens and leaders within their community. Proposals should be based on best practices, build capacity of local partners, and incorporate gender analysis into the approach. The application should be feasible from a technical, economic, financial and social perspective and include sustainability plans beyond program implementation. Deadline is December 31, 2011.;jsessionid=zhbGNW2Bgskg9hFJMwTgjDNR2JQjz4FyLJT80ySZnyDbBjrsBcFz!1177254955?oppId=87833&mode=VIEW



Program anticipates making 12 awards of up to $2,000,000 each for work in certain focus areas including vocational institution development, curriculum development and training, hospitality and tourism, entrepreneurship, green technologies, health and nutrition. Funding is provided through the Millenium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. Federal Corporation created to execute government to government agreements/compacts, with the goal of reducing poverty and spurring sustainable economic activity, trade and investment in Indonesia, Zambia, Cape Verde, Ghana, Lesotho, and Tanzania. Deadline is February 17, 2012.;jsessionid=j2dRN3tMx01C5Q10yz8bdqDP1G1QvBhvyrDlnn2srYfM5yfCY0Qg!1442733563?oppId=72814&mode=VIEW


USAID AmaZONAS Andinas grant competition


AmaZONAS Andinas grant competition anticipates making 3 awards of about $1,500,000 each for proposals to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the forest and land use sector in Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru through: (1) strengthening forest monitoring systems in each country, and (2) supporting one demonstration project in each country designed to show how, through combining a variety of flexible projects and programs, countries can move toward achieving net zero deforestation. Deadline: May 31, 2012;jsessionid=2Qp2TFMXLNSZyJJJSps3DZR3hbLQShhQLZ32VpYR4MTd01Q86bl2!-2068522047?oppId=97653&mode=VIEW



Is seeking U.S. community colleges as members and leaders in the formation of higher education partnerships that advance President Obama’s and President Yudhoyono’s desired historic government-to-government educational cooperation initiatives. AACC is an initial Core Executive Committee Member of the Council, which plays an important role in the creation and dissemination of funding opportunities to the U.S. higher education community. If your college has an interest in Indonesia, AACC encourages you to participate; Indonesia needs U.S. community college involvement now.



A former Director of Grants at El Camino College, Bo has always had a passion for international education. During her tenure between 2000-2010, ECC received 13 grants for international projects. Bo will be providing CCIE members with information about grants that can be used to fund the colleges’ international activities. Please contact Bo directly at if you have any questions about any of these grants, funding sources for international projects or finding an international partner.

I hear and read about cuts in study abroad programs at various community colleges and about fewer and fewer opportunities for faculty to participate in international programs, conferences, networking opportunities. All this impacts the overall “internationalization” effort and the students’ ability to acquire global skills. Grants can not supply resources, but also the sense of urgency to continue these efforts. The key is to be creative and skillful in designing and presenting your project so it does meet the goals of the grant program and at the same time moves your own program forward.

Some grants, can be used to strengthen study abroad, develop new, particularly non-traditional locations and/or new content areas, e.g. sciences or vocational areas. Others can be used to develop internships abroad. Still others can emphasize internationalization of business. When you keep an open mind, engage faculty in brainstorming and use your collective imagination and brain power, you can utilize grants effectively to build up your program to be self-sustainable.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Grants (

Grant:National Council for Eurasian and East European Research - Grants and Fellowships for Eurasian and East European Research
Description: The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research seeks humanities and social science policy research on Russian, Eurasian and East European social, political, economic, and historical development. National Research Competitions support collaborative and individual research. Hewett Fellowships support research under a United States government agency. Short-term Travel Grants and other awards are also available.
Deadline: varies depending on program (check the website)
Link to announcement or program page:

The Middle East Partnership Initiative



This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.


Never has international higher learning been more important than it is today for college students who are interested in joining an increasingly globalized workforce. The ability to work across multicultural environments, communicate across language barriers and lead increasingly diverse project teams has gone from what makes a job candidate leap to the top of the resume stack to what hiring managers use to weed out the unqualified.

CEA Global Education shares in your commitment to connect more students with the education they need to succeed in today's world through study abroad. We've designed our Global Campus programs to foster hands-on intercultural learning through: a) Behind-the-scenes tours of museums and significant sites of interest, such as art restoration labs and government legislatures; b) Guest lecturers who contribute first hand experience and/or expertise regarding class discussions on topics ranging form the Holocaust to sustainability; c) Excursions to surrounding cities and countries to deepen students' cultural understanding of the surrounding region.

The result is our students' ability to return to their home campus better equipped to articulate their experiences, newly acquired intercultural skills and, in many cases, improved language proficiency. We realize universities and colleges face a tough budget outlook this year. In recognition of those declining resources, we've redoubled our efforts to provide the kids of services universities and colleges need to connect more students to the advantages of international education.

Those services include:
a) Flexible programming; b) Integrated curriculum, approved and transcripted by the University of New Haven; c) International faculty and staff who reside in the cities they work and teach; d) Financial resources for student and faculty, including additional grants and scholarships for affiliate schools; e) One-on-one guidance to help students select the program that best fists their academic needs and goals.

To find out more about how CEA Global Education can assist yoru campus, contact or visit

ISIC Card / STA Travel

STA Travel is offering student exclusive pricing on their Airfare Deposit Program that is available to students on financial aid who are going to study abroad. Eligible students can lock into a specific airfare and then pay the full payment seven days prior to departure. The airfare price is guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. There is a $ 300 nonrefundable deposit. This is a special program designed for CCIE member college students. For more information, call 800-535-7172 or e-mail

EF College Study Tours

EF College Study Tours provides short-term study abroad opportunities for college students and professors. With a focus on international experiences on college campuses, EF College Study Tours provide easy and affordable opportunities for community college students to acquire the international experience they need to compete and succeed in today’s global economy. Short-term programs have proven to be effective in helping college students become globally engaged, and EF’s 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.


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

The Joint Statement can be found at AACCACCT_Joint_Statement.pdf


The Institute of International Education has released an updated version of its most recent white paper, "International Education as an Institutional Priority: What Every College and University Trustee Should Know." The white paper is intended help U.S. college and university presidents secure buy-in from Trustees and other leaders who may not be thinking globally, yet, and to help those who are doing so to articulate their vision.

To remain competitive, our nation's higher education must keep pace with the rapid globalization of our society over the last few decades, made possible by ever more rapid flows of ideas, technology, people, and information.

Leading higher education institutions have recognized this by "going global" and internationalizing their campuses. Yet surprisingly few colleges and universities make "international" a central part of what it means to become educated.

This paper distills some of the most essential information about international education that Trustees need to know as they address their institutions' strategic growth and planning, and help them formulate their institutional foreign policies.

For more information and to download the white paper free of charge, visit



AACC released in August, the latest quarterly policy brief titled “Promoting Educational Opportunity: The Pell Grant at Community Colleges.” The brief outlines, in terms of student and community benefits, why community colleges are a sound investment.examines historical and programmatic nature of the Pell Grant program and investigate how it has come to form trends up through the 2010-2011 program year. Underlying the examination is the use and importance of the program to college students, with a focus on those attending community colleges. The policy brief is available on the AACC website:

A few facts of note:

  • In 2010-2011, 9.5 million students recieved a Pell Grant with 3.5 million attending community colleges at a cost of $34.762 billion and $11.3 billion respectivley.
  • The $5,550 Pell Grant in 2010–2011 accounted for just 28.9% of a student’s estimated total budget for nine months of education.
  • Whereas only 40% of all community college students enroll full time, nearly double that percentage of community college students receiving a Pell Grant were enrolled full time in 2009–2010.




SEVP announced it hopes to have SEVIS II ready for implementation in Spring 2012 for Batch users and Spring 2013 for RTI with full implementation in late Fall 2012 for Batch users and late Fall 2013 for RTI users. To get all the details about SEVIS II, SEVP highly recommends joining the Yahoo SEVIS II user groups at the links below. In August 2011, a transition workshop will be held by SEVP with selected school DSO’s and workshop materials from this meeting will be posted in the Yahoo Groups.

To join:

Also, SEVP has provided screen shots from SEVIS II as an opportunity to give feedback and comment on the transition:




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.


Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

English-language classes to recent Iraqi immigrants began last week. Two 3½–week classes of 30 students each will be offered free of charge at facilities at the Rancho San Diego church, which primarily serves East County’s Chaldean community. One class will focus on preparing for community college, while students in the other class will learn basic language skills to help them enter the workforce. The college district’s continuing education program developed the classes as a start toward addressing a major need for additional English as a second language (ESL) classes for the thousands of Iraqi immigrants who have made their new home in San Diego County.




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

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:



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



  • October 1: Lessons from Abroad: Chapman College
  • October 21-22: Comparative & International Education Conference: Stanford University
  • November 7-11: NAFSA Region I & XII Conference: Reno
  • November 17: CCIE Annual Meeting at the Community College League of California (CCLC) Conference: San Jose
  • November 17-20: Community College League of California (CCLC) Conference: San Jose


CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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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 2011 - 2012

As of September 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2011 - 2012 are: Contra Costa District; Ohlone; San Mateo District; State Center District

Thank you all for processing your 11/12 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.

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