January 1998: vol. 7, no. 5

International Education Update

HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEARS!

CCIE's WEB PAGE

Finally! The CCIE WEB PAGE IS HERE! The address is: http://www.laccd.edu/ccie/

Please send URLs to Rosalind so that they can be included as links. Any additions and/or updates to your international programs, including up-to-date information on study abroad programs, should be sent to Rosalind. Please remember that the information on this Web page is only as good as the information that you provide to Rosalind. In that I am still learning about this new form of technology, there will be about a one month turnover time for new information. Please keep us informed.

CCIE FACULTY/STAFF GRANT AND STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

CCIE is holding it's annual Faculty/Staff Grant and Student Scholarships Competition. Three Grants averaging $ 500 each and three Scholarships averaging $ 500 each will be awarded. Each CCIE member college, which is current with their dues, is eligible to submit one faculty/staff AND one student application. Send applications to Rosalind by January 31.

NAFSA SERIES

NAFSA Country/Culture series provide in-depth coverage of culture specific topics. 1997 themes were: Central Asia & Transcaucasia; Latin America; Japan; Brazil; and Sub-Saharan Africa.

SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE CONFERENCE

Sacramento City College, as part of a Title VI grant, is hosting a conference, "Educational Perspectives in a Global Environment", February 19-21 at the Holiday Inn, Capitol Plaza in Sacramento. Presentations will focus on education abroad; globalization of educational curriculums; cross cultural issues; new technologies for international teaching/research, international environment concern, multicultural issues, international economic concerns, international studies and non-governmental organizations. Submit inquiries to Dagne Tedla (916) 558-2309 e-mail: intlstdy@mail.scc.losrios.cc.ca.us

ANNUAL SURVEY

The CCIE Annual Survey was mailed to all CCIE college representatives. The survey is a bit longer this year and does require more time to complete. However, this valuable information will help build the: a) CCIE Study Abroad Brochure; b) CCIE web-page; b) CCIE Annual Report; and d) Alliance net-work system. It is time well spent! In addition, CCIE is regularly asked for information on its members by national and international consortia. Please forward a copy of the survey to all people at your college who are responsible for international education. The following colleges have yet to return their surveys: Caada; Chaffey; Citrus; El Camino; Foothill/ DeAnza; Glendale; Hartnell; Long Beach City; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; Napa Valley; Ohlone; Palomar; Pasadena; Rancho Santiago; Redwoods; Riverside CCD; Saddleback CCD; San Jose City; Santa Monica; Sequoias; State Center CCD; Ventura CCD; West Valley/Mission; Yosemite CCD.

CCIE DUES REMINDER

It is time once again to pay your CCIE membership dues. In order for CCIE to continue holding workshops, giving faculty grants and student scholarships, and disseminate information, we must have money that comes from membership dues. Please urge your college to pay its annual dues and to place CCIE dues in future budgets!

FII RESEARCH GRANT UPDATES

The CCIE Newsletter will report monthly on progress made in regards to the FII grant. In December, the following activities were conducted: a) The Alliance Committee gained three new members who will represent Community College CEOs and CIOs, and the international education directors of the CSUs. The first in-person meeting of this committee is being planned for February 6, 1998. The second in-person meeting will be held March 31 at the Chancellor's Mega Conference in Palm Springs. Please send feed-back, suggestions, and sub-committee recommendations to Rosalind to be shared at these meetings.

CIEE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SUMMER SEMINARS

BRAZIL - Business; CHILE: Economics; CHINA: Environmental Problems;

CROATIA: Reconstruction; GERMANY: Contemporary Issues; HUNGARY - Transition;

LONDON: Art, Theater; MEXICO: NAFTA; RUSSIA: Human Rights; SOUTH AFRICA: Dynamics; TURKEY: Understanding Islam;

VIETNAM: Recovery.

Application deadline is April 1.

For information and applications call 1-888-COUNCIL or e-mail: IFDSRegistrar@ciee.org

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS IN A DIFFERENT SETTING

Send information regarding non-traditional study abroad programs

SUMMER 1998

Coast: (714) 438-4891. Ireland; El Camino: (310) 532-3670; Austria; New Zealand

Foothill: (415) 949-7077 Vietnam; LACCD: (213) 891-2288. Bali: Art & Civ.; China: Business; Dublin:Writing; Napa: (707) 996-3606 Switzerland; Saddleback(714) 582-4733 Peru; San Diego CCD (619) 584-2799; Russia; Santa Barbara: (805) 965-0581 Greece/Italy; Santa Monica: (310) 452-9270; Cyprus; Bulgaria; Ecuador; Russia;; Santa Rosa: (707) 527-4441 Australia; Siskiyous: (916) 938-5352 Portugal; Ventura: (805) 654-6410 Honduras

WEB-LINKS

Please note new Web-sites:

Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov

"Japan Insight" - Japan Center for Intercultural Communications: http://www.jingapan.org/insight

Foreign Language Dictionaires: http://www.bucknell.edu/~rbeard/diction.html

CCIE HIGHLIGHTS

The January CCIE Newsletter monthly highlight is on INTERNATIONAL TRADE/DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. The February highlight will be on INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS. If you have specific information on this topic that you would like to share, please send it to Rosalind.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE/DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

CITRUS: College runs the "Center for International Trade", a non-profit service which helps people develop import or export businesses.

LOS ANGELES CCD:

LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE. LAPC Business faculty will lead a group of students to China on an international business program this summer. As part of the program, the students will work with Chinese students and faculty in promoting joint efforts for future business collaboration.

RANCHO SANTIAGO: College is a site for the Center for International Business Education part of a Title VI B grant.

VENTURA CCD: Oxnard College works with the Center for International Trade Development.

CCIE MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Each month the CCIE Newsletter spotlights member colleges. Representatives are contacted to report what they are doing and what specific assistance they need. Please contact Rosalind if there is anything regarding your programs that you would like to share with CCIE representatives.

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHT

Napa Valley Community College By Ron Zack.

Ron Zack, Coordinator and instructor, has been involved with the Napa Valley College International Education Program since 1989. The program organizes classes which successfully expand the cultural and educational horizons of NVC students. The program offers a variety of courses ranging from art to physical training, from language to music and uses the talent of both full-time and adjunct faculty. For 1998, Napa Valley College is offering Art History & Photography in Paris (July 6 - July 22) and Physical Training in Switzerland (July 10 - July 310. For more information phone (707) 253-3240.

STUDY ABROAD WORKSHOP

CCIE and El Camino Community College will sponsor a special event - the "Study Abroad Workshop". At this meeting, Study Abroad Directors, Contractors, and faculty will discuss current policy regarding study abroad programs and provide recommendations for reform. The workshop will be held at El Camino College, May 1, 1998 from 10:00 - 2:00. Registration is $ 15.00 which includes lunch. Please R.S.V.P. to Rosalind by April 15.

GENERAL CALENDAR

February 19-21. "Educational Perspectives in a Global Environment," Sacramento City College. Dagne Tedla (916) 558-2309 or e-mail: intlstdy@ mail.scc.losrios.cc.ca.us

March 30 - April 3, 1998. "UNESCO Asia-Pacific International Conference," Melbourne. E-mail: geoff.haw@ dse.vic.gov.au

February 19-21. "Educational Perspectives in a Global Environment," Sacramento City College. Dagne Tedla (916) 558-2309 or e-mail: intlstdy@ mail.scc.losrios.cc.ca.us

March 30 - April 3, 1998. "UNESCO Asia-Pacific International Conference," Melbourne. E-mail: geoff.haw@ dse.vic.gov.au

April 16 - 18. "Asian Popular Culture," at University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Call for papers and registration. URL:http://web. uvic.ca/had/capipopcult

April 5 - 8. "NASBITE 98: A Global Round-Up," NASBITE Conference, Forth Worth, Texas. Contact: Martha Camarillo (972) 238-6943 or e-mail: mlc8415@ dcccd.edu

April 28 - 30. "Visions of Educational Research: Past, Present and Future," Malaysian Educational Research Association in Penang, Malaysia. e-mail: molly@usm.my

May 1. "Study Abroad Workshop" Meeting with Study Abroad Directors and Contractors to discuss current policy and recommendations for reform. El Camino College, 10:00 - 2:00. Registration $ 15.00 includes lunch. RSVP to Rosalind.

May 3-6. "Technology in Education," CCLC, In Santa Clara. More information, contact Peter Hoffman, (916) 446-5881 or e-mail: phoffman@cccf.org.

May 13 - 15. "Getting Real in International Business" CIBER, UCLA Arrowhead Conference Center (310) 206-0399 e-mail: ciber.area@anderson.ucla.edu

May 31 - April 1. Chancellor's Mega Conference in Palm Springs. CCIE and the Alliance on International/Intercultural Education Advisory Committee will host a session.

June 22 - 24. The First Annual International Conference for Community and Further Education Colleges, "Re-engineering Community and Further Education Colleges" will be held in Bath, England. Call (423) 694-6616 for more information.

July 12-17, 1998. "Education, Equity and Transformation," World Congress of Comparative Education Societies 10th World congress, Cape Town. E-mail: sally@medicine.uct.ac.za

July/August 1998. UCLA Summer International Institute Programs. E-mail: rabyrl@ aol.com

CCIE STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Study Abroad Brochure details programs, location, dates, prices, contractor, contact and phone numbers. For inclusion in the FALL 1998 Edition, and in our Web-site, please mail updates by February 15.

EDITOR ROSALIND RABY