March 2002: vol. 11, no. 8

California Colleges For International Education

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International Education Updates

CCIE WORKSHOP SERIES: `01-`02

The 3rd workshop will be held in Lake Tahoe on the theme of Study Abroad: Establishing Priorities for the Next Decade May 3-4. Roundtables will be on defining best-practice for initiating implementing and evaluating Programs; Legal & Safety Issues; and Contractor's Profiles. Pre-Registration for CCIE members is $ 75 ($ 85 after March 15) and $ 85 for non-members ($ 95 after March 15). Arrangements have been made with Embassy Suits for reduced rates for that weekend. For registration, please contact Rosalind.

MEGA-CONFERENCE

The Chancellor's Office is sponsoring a special session on International Student Data Collection at the Mega Conference on April 11. Details to come.

NAFSA R & T WORKSHOPS

Region XII Northern District will offer two Roundtable & Training (R&T) Workshops. Pre-registration is April 5.

  • CAFSS R&T WORKSHOP: City College of San Francisco - Phelan Campus, April 19
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE R&T WORKSHOP: Foothill Community College, April 29, 2002: 9:00 - 3:00

CCIE at TechEd CONFERENCE

EdTech 2002 was held in Long Beach. Dr. Rosalind Raby and Marion Heyn, L.A. Valley College had a concurrent session on INMP: Integrating International Simulation into the Community College Curriculum via the Internet. The INMP project was detailed and examples were provided that detailed how students through INMP create negotiating strategies, analyze information from different perspectives and make decisions based on research. For those interested in participating in the 2003 INMP Simulation, please contact Rosalind.

CCIE GRANT & SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Look for information on the Annual CCIE Faculty Grant & Student Scholarship Competition coming in April. 6 Awards of up to $ 500 will be awarded.

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

GILMAN AWARDS

2nd Cycle Winter/Spring 2002 Awards: up to $5,000 are open to undergraduates. For more information contact: gilman@iie.org

STATE CENTER STUDENT RECEIVES GILMAN AWARD

A student from State Center College received one of the first Gilman Awards. Yasamin Jamali received a $ 5,000 Gilman Award to study in England. Congratulations to Yasamin and to State Center District.

NASBIT CONFERENCE

The NASBIT Conference will be held April 10-13 at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco. Several CCIE member colleges will have faculty and staff making presentations, including: El Camino College; Santa Ana College; and West Valley College.

WOMEN WHO EXPORT PANEL

Long Beach City College, Center for International Trade Development is hosting a panel, "Women Who Export" on April 4, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

To register call (562) 435-9472, fax to (562) 938-5010 or e-mail: citd@lbcc.cc.ca.us

AACC F-1 RECRUITMENT

A new international recruitment initiative has been launched for community colleges. AACC is marketing, managing and operating a series of international recruitment fairs in May 2002 in Taiwan (May 2-7), Korea (May 7-11) and Japan (May 11-16). There is also an opportunity to advertise in an International Student Study Guide which will inform international students about opportunities to attend American community colleges. Further, AACC is developing an International Student Web site to address the questions and interests of international students. These services are priced individually and can be acquired independently.

For deadlines and more information, see their website or contact Judy Irwin.

AREA STUDY GROUP

Two SOCCIS sub-committees are the Latin American Study Group and the China Colloquium. To date, there are very few community college faculty who belong to either group. Membership is free and enables you to get current information on these areas of the world. For the Latin American group, contact and for the China Colloquium contact Richard Gunde.

SAFETY, HEALTH, LEGAL, & ETHICAL ISSUES SECTION

In light of recent events, the CCIE Newsletter now includes a monthly section on Safety, Legal, Ethical and Health Issues regarding all international educational programs, including on-going discussions AND responses from our members.

Additional resources:

SEVIS FEE RULE DELAYED

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has pulled back the rule to implement the SEVIS student-monitoring fee. NAFSA and other higher education associations argued that the congressional appropriation for SEVIS start-up requires recalculation of the fee and removes any urgency to implement the fee before questions about the payment process are resolved. Negotiations will continue. NAFSA expects a proposed rule, establishing a deadline and procedures for the transition to electronic reporting under SEVIS, to be published first, followed sometime later by the fee rule.

1st GLOBAL FORUM ON TRADE

First Global Forum on Trade in Educational Services will be held May 23-24 at the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The Forum will provide an opportunity to share issues and questions with colleagues from around the world concerned with liberalizingtrade in education services and diminishing current trade barriers in the provision of higher education internationally. Co-sponsors are:

  • Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • National Committee for International Trade in Education
  • Center for Quality Assurance in International Education
  • The World Bank
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • U.S. Department of State

For information: www.cqaie.org and www.tradeineducation.org.

SOCCIS CLASSES AT UCLA

Under an agreement with SOCCIS, CCIE member college faculty and students are eligible to take "shared" classes at UCLA. ISOP-Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA is sponsoring the following courses for the Spring Quarter (April 1 - June 14). For additional information, contact: cseas-ucla@isop.ucla.edu

NAME COURSE NUMBER COURSE ID DAY/TIME
Sociology and Political Economy of Southeast Asia SOCIOL 195B Course ID 347837200 MW 2:00-3:50 p.m.
8 Issues in Contemporary Philippine Society SOCIOL 197I Course ID 347857200 W 10:00 a.m. -12:50 p.m.
PHILIPPINE POETRY SSEALC 170C Course ID 351722200 TR 12:30-1:45 p.m.
PHILIPPINE DRAMA SSEALC 170B Course ID 351721200 TR 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Lineages of Human Rights in Contemporary Southeast Asia HIST 190Z Course ID 221891200 MWF 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Christian Mission, Education and the Nation-State in 20th century East and Southeast Asia: Comparative Perspectives from China, Burma, Thailand and the Philippines HIST 197E/ HIST 201T-4 Course ID 221828200/ 621048203 R 10:00 a.m. -12:50 p.m.
SURVEY OF MUSIC OF VIETNAM ETHNOMU 197-2 Course ID 208890201 MW 1:00-2:50
OPEN ENSEMBLE VIETNAMESE MUSIC ETHNOMU 91Z Course ID 208275202 TBA

COUNCIL TRAVEL SERVICE BANKRUPTCY

Council Travel Service (CTS), Inc. has reported financial difficulties of usitWorld, PLC, the company that bought Council Travel last September 1, 2001. usitWorld filed for the Irish equivalent of bankruptcy a few weeks ago. The company was the parent of a number of organizations around the world like Council Travel Service that provide travel services to students. It's primary function as a parent company was to handle payments to airlines. Since Council Travel Service relied upon usitWorld to handle its airline payments, and since these had not been made, Council Travel Service was similarly forced into bankruptcy in order to shelter itself from these same creditors. While there have been various allegations that tickets will not be honored, ISIC card insurance will not be in effect, at this time, that is not our understanding. CTS's attorney's indicate that the airlines had a legal obligation to honor tickets and that insurance was prepaid and in effect. For questions related to student tickets, insurance coverage, or any other matter relating to Council Travel Service, contact Council Travel directly.

NCDE JOURNAL

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) recently published the sixth issue of A World Awaits You (AWAY). AWAY is a journaldescribing the successful experiences of people with disabilities in international exchange programs including study, volunteer, internship andshort-term work abroad. Topics covered include accessibility of oversea sites and resources abroad. This issue discusses site visits in Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, England,Japan, South Africa, Spain and the United States. Most of the assessments were done by study abroad participants with disabilities who were attending the universities. These students were very familiar with their respective campuses and communities and were able to provide a realistic picture of what students with disabilities could expect. NCDE, a project managed by Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, encourages people with disabilities to explore the wide range of international programs available to them. For a free copy contact clearinghouse@miusa.org.

NAFSA STRATEGIC TASK FORCE ON STUDY ABROAD

NAFSA has created a Strategic Taskforce to expand study abroad participation. Encouraged by reports that the number of students studying abroad has increased 61% in the last 5 years, the numbers are still proportionately low when compared to the number of potential students. The United States can no longer afford to be passive about study abroad. NAFSA urges:* federal, state, and institutional policy makers to identify and eliminate barriers and disincentives to study abroad, and to create incentives for students to study abroad.* greater attention to promoting the integration of study abroad into the higher education curriculum; promoting ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender diversity in study abroad; promoting the diversification of study abroad locations, languages, and subjects; and increasing opportunitiesfor international internships and service learning.* Congress to ensure the continuation of the National SecurityEducation ProgramUs invaluable international undergraduate scholarships,graduate fellowships, and institutional grants by providing appropriations to replenish the NSEP Trust Fund.* Congress to increase funding for the Gilman scholarships, whichprovide support for study abroad for financially disadvantagedstudents. In the first year of operation, only 302 awards could be awarded out of 2,771 applicants. A report on the Task Force activities will be made later this year.

SAN DIEGO STATE WINS IIE STUDY ABROAD AWARD

San Diego State won the 1st Annual Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education offered by the Institute of International Education. IIE created honors outstanding international higher education programs. San Diego State was awarded in the *Study Abroad* category for its Undergraduate International Business Program. University Of Missouri - Columbia was awarded 'Outstanding Faculty Programs' category for its Global Scholars Program. Two awards were given in the 'Internationalizing the Campus' category: Juanita College for its Language in Motion program and Montana State University for its Arabic Language & Middle East/North Africa Studies Program. All winning programs and honorable mentions are noteworthy for their success in removing institutional barriers to international study and broadening the base of participation in the international elements of teaching and learning on campus. They are among the "best practices" in internationalization, which we hope will encourage and inspire other campuses.

CCIE COLLEGE SPOTLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges are provided in every Newsletter. Please send updates of any information that you would like to share about your college and related international educational activities to Rosalind.

CUBAFEST 2002 AT SANTA MONICA COLLEGE CELEBRATES RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE SMC is celebrating a 2-month-cultural heritage of Cuba that will bring the finest in art, photography, dance, music, indigenous song and folk dance, architecture, literature and film to SMC. Most events are free. The festival is one of the most extensive of its kind to be held in the L. A. area. For the complete program and events contact: (310) 434-4003.

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Study Abroad Brochure details programs, including brief description, location, dates, prices, contact and phone numbers. To have your college included in the Fall 2002 Edition, (programs from Fall 2002 - 2004), and in the CCIE Web-page, please mail updates to Rosalind by June 1. Enclosed in this package is the Summer 2002 Study Abroad Brochure.

DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS

Please send Rosalind information regarding your colleges' non-traditional study abroad programs.

Summer 2002

  • Ireland: Citrus; Coast CCD; Foothill/DeAnza CCD; Glendale; North Orange Co.
  • Germany: San Diego CCD - Art History
  • Prague: Glendale
  • Austria: Citrus; Santa Monica
  • Greece: Glendale; South Orange Co. CCD - Drama
  • Poland: West L.A.
  • Turkey: South Orange Co. CCD
  • Bali: Glendale
  • Tahiti: Santa Monica
  • Australia/New Zealand: Shasta
  • Vietnam: Foothill/DeAnza CCD
  • Japan: Glendale; Riverside; South Orange Co. CCD
  • China: L.A. Pierce & WLAC - Business; Long Beach - Environ. Geology; South Orange Co. CCD - Civilization and Martial Arts
  • Mongolia: San Francisco
  • Thailand: South Orange Co. CCD: Sports Medicine
  • Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia: San Francisco
  • Brazil: State Center
  • Venezuela: Siskiyous
  • Guatemala: Siskiyous
  • Peru: Siskiyous
  • Mexico/Cuba: South Orange Co. CCD - Anthropology
  • Quebec: Foothill/DeAnza

Fall 2002

  • China: Santa Barbara; South Orange Co. CCD;
  • Colonial America: Glendale

Winter/Spring Break 2002/2003

  • Israel: WLAC
  • Australia/New Zealand: Glendale
  • Vietnam: San Francisco
  • Japan: San Francisco
  • Bali: South Orange Co. CCD - Culinary Arts

Spring 2003

  • Australia: Santa Rosa: Work

BORDER SECURITY LEGISLATION

Supporters of the Kennedy-Feinstein compromise bill on border security (S.1749) are pressing Senate leaders to take quick action on this legislation, which has been on hold for several weeks. The bill has strong support with 46 Senate cosponsors, but there has yet been much debate on the topic. The House version of the bill (H.R. 3525), sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), was passed on December 19, 2001, and it is still unclear which version will finally be taken up by the Senate.

EAST-WEST INSTITUTES

Applications for the East-West Center Asian Studies 2002 summer institutes are now due for:

  • Institute on Korean Culture & Society (June 3-28) Deadline: February 22
  • NEH Institute on Empowering Relationships: Ways of Authority in Japanese Culture (June 17-July 19) Deadline: March 1
  • Institute on Teaching About China and the United States (July 7-28) Deadline: March 12
  • Institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum (July 23-August 9) Deadline: March 20

CALL FOR CAMPUS HOSTS: 2002

The College Board has a call for Campus Hosts: 2002 U.S. Based Training Program for Overseas Educational Advisers for two- and four-year higher education institutions. Selected institutions will host participants in the 2002 U.S. Based Training Program for Overseas Educational Advisers (USBT) Spring and Fall cohorts. This annual program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under authority of theFulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. Program dates:

Spring 2002: Three clusters of varied institutional types/missions sought for groups of 5 advisers each

  • Sunday, May 19 through Saturday, May 25

Fall 2002: Four mini-clusters sought for groups of 3 - 4 advisers each

  • Group 1 - Wednesday, October 30 through Tuesday, November 5
  • Group 2 - Sunday, November 3 through Saturday, November 9

These advisers-in-residence will share information and resources on their home country/region while obtaining hands-on experience in college admission, international student advising, campus services, curriculum, ESL, career planning, technology, ESL, financial aid, etc. Each cluster should name a lead coordinator to facilitate joint programming, which should include 1 day of advanced technology training (web site design/maintenance; database systems; or other enhanced software - to be determined) andcultural activities related to the geographic area. One-day planning meetings will be held in Washington, DC for cluster representatives in March and July 2002, respectively. Airfare and per diem for the advisers and the coordination meetings are included in USBT funding, along with modest reimbursement for cluster administrative expenses. If interested, e-mail: College Board International Education Office at ; or fax: (202) 822-5234 for more information.

CIEE SEMINARS

Faculty/Staff Development CIEE 2002 international programs: 1-800-40-STUDY ifds@ciee.org

  • Australia: Contemporary Perspectives - June 17 - 26
  • Changing Economic and Social Face of Brazil - June 11-19
  • Silk Road of China - June 8-19
  • Health & Public Policy- Costa Rica and Latin America - July 14-23
  • Evolution of South-Eastern Europe: Croatian Perspective - May 29-June 7
  • Contemporary Cuba -June 9-19
  • Democracy & Multiculturalism in the Andean World - June 1-12
  • London as Text: Art, Theater, and Cultural Identity - June 2- 10
  • Ghana - Dynamics of Economic Development - July 7 - 17
  • Hungary & the Czech Republic: From Communism Toward the European Union - June
  • Cross-Disciplinary Look at Today*s India- July 1 -13
  • Social Trends, Social Problems, and Social Policy in the Netherlands - June 2 - 10
  • Peace and Conflict in Northern Ireland - June 9-15
  • Senegal: June 29 - July 9
  • Nation-Building in South Africa - June 8 - 19
  • Spain Today and European Integration - June 7 - 19
  • Tunisia: The Legacy of Ancient Carthage - June 16 - 28
  • Economics, Polity and Religion in Turkey - June 9 - 20
  • Tradition and Transformation in Vietnam - July 6 - 16
  • Ecuador: Democracy & Multi-Culturalism in the Andean World

SOCCIS SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS

SOCCIS, the Southern California Consortium on International Studies supports various Public Events. All CCIE members are welcome to attend. Information is from the Asian, East-Asian and Japanese Studies Events Calendar, the Center for Globalization and Policy Research and the UCLA Burkle Centre for International Relations Series.

On-line information: www.isop.ucla.edu/bcir/seminar_series.htm

Mar 13: Peter Katona, M.D.: "Bioterrorism: Past History and Prospective Futures"

March 15: Mikhail S. Gorbachev. "Confronting Climate Change - Averting a Global Environmental Crisis"

March 21: Martin Sheen and Steve York: L.A. Premiere of "Bringing Down a Dictator" The PBS special on the fall of Milosevic in Serbia.

April 8: David Holloway, Director of Center for International Studies, Stanford: "Nuclear Deterrence: The Role of Common Knowledge."

April 10: Bennet Ramberg: "Nuclear Sabotage: The Next Terrorist Threat?"

April 12: Prof. Syngman Rhee,"Roots: Fruits of Korean Christianity

April 26-27: International Conference on Korean Christianity in Global Context

May 3: Challenges to Civil Rights in the 21st Century: A Symposium


CCIE THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

CCIE will be hosting a series of thematic workshops for 2001-2001. Look for flyers with details.

Current Issues in Study Abroad Workshop: Lake Tahoe College May 3 and 4

Student Residency - AD 540: Implications for Our Students: Santa Ana College. Date TBD

If your college is interested in hosting a thematic workshop, please contact Rosalind.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FAIR

The eighth TOSA International Education Fair will be held on 3/30 at the Regent Hotel Taipei, Taiwan. Each year, more than 20,000 students, school representatives, embassies and Education centers are invited to introduce their education systems to Taiwanese people. For more information see: http://www.tosa.org.tw

CCIE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are upcoming events of interest to CCIE members:

Feb. 27: TechEd Conference in Long Beach

April 10 -13: NASBITE Conference. Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco

April 11: Mega Conference: at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport from 10:00 - 11:15. Special speakers Chase Garwood, SEVP, Program Coordinator and Maura Deadick, Assistant Director, INS Adjudication.

April 18-19: Teaching & Learning About September 11th. California State University, Sacramento. Registration is $ 35.

MAY 3-4: CCIE STUDY ABROAD WORKSHOP: LAKE TAHOE

July 9-12: 7th INRUDA Conference in Sydney, Australia. "Globalization and the role of Universities in Development" For more information, contact: tony.adams@mq.edu.au or visit www.mq.edu.au

BENEFITS OF CCIE MEMBERSHIP

  • allows college faculty, staff and students, to participate in CCIE sponsored meetings and thematic workshop, and receive a monthly newsletter that serves to advance these efforts.
  • participation in annual faculty grant & student scholarship competition
  • provides members with the ability to share information on programs that can lead to collaborative ventures through CCIE clearinghouse webpage and brochures.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS

As a way to thank our member colleges, we are listing colleges who are current with their 2001-2002 Dues. To be included in our next list, we ask that you process your CCIE invoice as soon as possible. 87% of our members paid their 2000-2001 dues by June 30, 2001. As of March 1, CCIE Supporting Members are: Cabrillo; Cerritos; Chaffey; Citrus; Coast CCD; Compton; East L.A., Gavilan, Glendale; Hartnell; Mt. Jacinto; Mt. San Antonio; Napa Valley; Rancho Santiago CCD: Riverside; San Diego CCD; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; Sierra; State Center CCD; Ventura CCD; and Yosemite CCD.


Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

Editor,
Rosalind Raby, Ph.D.
Director