March/April 2004: vol. 13, no. 5

California Colleges For International Education

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In this issue:

    * Updates on the CCIE Spring Conference: March 4-6, Monterey
    * International Education Week
    * Foreign Language Study Recognition
    * Hosting for Moroccan Teacher
    * Study Abroad Summer Brochure
    * Programs that Need Students
    * Open Doors Study Abroad Survey Deadline
    * CCIE College Spotlight Requests
    * Scholarship Updates
    * Bridging Scholarship Deadline
    * Diverse Study Abroad Locals
    * Welcome to new member: Butte College
    * Upcoming Events
    * Benefit of Membership
    * List of Current Members

CCIE Spring Conference: March 4-6, Monterey

CCIE held's its Spring Conference: "International Education: Shaping America's role in the Global Community" in Monterey, March 4-6. Over 100 people were in attendance including Presidents, Trustees, Vice-Presidents, Deans, Directors of International Education, Faculty and Students from over 32 different colleges. The Conference kicked off with the 1st Annual CCIE Golf Scholarship Tournament. Over 40 people participated and not only had fun, but also raised money for the CCIE Student Scholarship Fund. Over the next two days, a range of speakers addressed the conference on topics including International Development, International Students, Internationalizing the Curriculum and Study Abroad. Highlights included presentations by Leonard Haynes, Director, FIPSE; Jim McKenney, AACC; Richard Gillis, Director, Northern California Small Business and Bernie Weiss, Director, CITD; Zepur Solakian, AACC and Sarah Phillips, IIE-Gilman Scholarships and a Board of Trustees panel attended by Lew Braxton, Anita Greer, Aaron Johnson and Bill McGinnis.

Leon Panetta was the Key-Note speaker who talked about the need to secure international education in the community colleges as an investment in the future. He noted that not only do community colleges provide a promise of democracy through access, but provide an ability to help get students grounded. This grounding is enhanced through the establishment of international literacy skills. He concluded his presentation by outlining elements of our Age of Paradox in which we have various concerns, but our actions are the complete opposite. For example, we care for the environment, but buy bigger cars. We care for our health, but consume fast foods. We care for national security, but do not support international education. Changes at the local and national level are needed to end the Paradox.

The conference Special Speaker was Robert Henry who talked about legal issues related to study abroad programs. The following are a few key elements of his presentation:

  • Colleges are responsible for all elements of student health, safety and discipline abroad just as when they are on-campus
  • The Duty to Warn is critical. Colleges must learn from site-visits about various risks, address these risks orally and in written form during the pre-orientation and in program literature. Literature must be accurate - even the pictures that depict where students stay and learn!
  • 3rd Party Providers are specialists, assume all risks, are insured in both countries and separately list the colleges as insured (15-50 million). There is no law that community colleges must use a 3rd Party Provider - but if they do not, they need to arrange all the insurance themselves.
  • Anything that the college sponsors, the college is liable. Anything that the faculty sponsors and is in the program, the college is liable. Anything that the faculty sponsors and is NOT in the program, the college may still be liable. Anything that the students sponsor and is NOT in the program, the college is not liable. Non-official programs that have any reference to the college, the college is held liable.
  • Conflict of Interests regarding "free trips." "Free trips" are legal as long as they are negotiated by someone other than the person utilizing the free service. For example, if faculty will go free, the contract must be negotiated by a dean. If the President, goes free, the contract must be negotiated by the Trustees. It is a good idea to make part of the RFP what "Free trips" will be given, to who, and under what circumstances.
  • Faculty should also consider being separately insured. This insurance should be about $80.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education is part of our effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the united states. Colin L. Powell, US Secretary of State says: "I can think of no more valuable asset to our country than the friendship of future world leaders who have been educated here." Please send to CCIE examples of what you did last year for International Education Week and what you are planning to do this year.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE RECOGNITION

Two advancements were made recently on the promotion of foreign language instruction at the K-12 and post-secondary educational levels. First, there is a U.S. Senate Resolution: SR 170 which designates the years 2004 and 2005 as "Years of Foreign Language Study." This resolution was submitted by Mr. Dodd and Mr. Cochran. Secondly, The California State Department of Education adopted new content standards for teaching foreign languages in kindergarten and grades 1-12 (SB 5-Karnette). These standards were signed by the governor on October 10, 2003 and filed with the Secretary of State on October 11, 2003. This adoption will be added to Section 60605.3

HOSTING FOR MOROCCAN TEACHER

There are a few opportunities still available to host a Moroccan Fulbright Teacher from April 9- May 24 through the college ESL program. The Moroccan visitors teach English in their home country, so they are entirely fluent in English. They are interested in working with students to teach them about life and education in a French/Arabic-speaking country and with U.S. teachers on other creative projects. Schools should assign their Moroccan guest to a host ESL teacher and allow the visitor to both work-shadow and team-teach. The U.S. host faculty must be a fulltime teacher or school administrator. Schools also need to assign their guest to a host family for the duration of their stay in the United States so that the visitor can learn about family life in our country. Host families will receive a hosting stipend of $500 for the purpose of housing the guest and introducing him/her to life andculture in the United States. Host families will also need to provide local transportation for the visitor. If you are interested in this program, please check www.fulbrightexchanges.org under OTHER OPPORTUNITIES and complete the downloadable host form linked there (Please do not use the on-line application on the site for this special program.). Completed applications should be faxed to our attention at (202) 479-6806 by 9 am Eastern Standard Time on Monday, March 29. If you have questions about this program or need a hosting form, please e-mail Christa_George@grad.usda.gov or call 202-314-3520.

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Summer Study Abroad Brochure is attached to this newsletter and will be uploaded to the web-page by April 16. Please send revisions and updates to Rosalind for the Fall 2004 edition which will go on-line in May. Inclusion in the CCIE web-page is now open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.

PROGRAMS THAT NEED STUDENTSThere are two colleges that have requested the sharing of their program information as they still need students for their Summer programs. If your programs are low in enrollment, please send a request to CCIE to share information.

Lake Tahoe

    CONTACT: Melonie Guttry (guttry@ltcc.edu)
    PROGRAM: Great Museums of Europe: Program goes to London, Paris, Amsterdam
    CLASSES: Art Appreciation in 3 cities
    COST: $ 3,224
    DATES: 7/18 - 8/1

City College of San Francisco

    CONTACT: Jill Heffron (jheffron@ccsf.edu) or www.ccsf.edu/studyabroad
    PROGRAM: Italian in Rome
    CLASSES: Italian Language
    DATES: 6/12 - 7/3

OPEN DOORS SURVEY STUDY ABROAD DEADLINE

Submissions for the Institute of International Education's (IIE) "Open Doors" study abroad survey 2002-03 are due March 31, 2004. If your institution has not received a survey, contact Hey-Kyung Koh at IIE (hkoh@iie.org or 212.984.5348). For more information about the "Open Doors" survey, access the Web at: http://opendoors.iienetwork.org.

CCIE COLLEGE SPOTLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges will be provided in future Updates. Please send any information that you would like to share about your college, including information on any international guests who have recently visited your college, and related international educational activities to Rosalind. 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.

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES

CCIE would like to create a file on all scholarship opportunities for international education that are available to our students as well as a data base on how many of our students have been awarded these scholarships. Please send information on any scholarship that your students have been rewarded that assist them gain international literacy skills.

The following scholarships have been identified for the field of Study Abroad:

  • Gilman Awards
    • DEADLINE FOR FALL is April 15
    • DEADLINE FOR SPRING is Oct. 15
  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad)
  • Freeman Scholarships
    • Application Deadline for Summer 2004: March 1, 2004
    • Application Deadline for Fall and Academic Year 2004-2005: April 1, 2004
  • NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships:National Security Education Program (NSEP) for summer, fall and spring study abroad. These scholarships provide funding for U.S. students to study abroad in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Award amounts range from a maximum of $10,000 a semester to $20,000 for an academic year.
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan: The Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Bridging Scholarship program will award 50 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in fall 2004. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible toapply for these scholarships. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends ranging from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on the length of their study program inJapan. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need.In addition, Morgan Stanley will award two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2004-2005 academic year and who have an interest in economics and international finance. Applicants must submit a research paper on one of several designated public-policy topics together with an application for the Bridging Scholarship program.
    • Fall Semester: Apply by April 5
    • Spring Semester: Apply in October
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
  • German Academic Exchange Service
  • British Council - Funding your Study in the UK

DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS

Please send Rosalind updates regarding non-traditional study abroad programs.

SUMMER 2004

    Ireland: Coast CCD; Foothill/DeAnza CCD; Long Beach
    Vienna: El Camino; Santa Monica
    Prague: Foothill/Deanza CCD; Glendale
    Greece: Citrus; Glendale
    Krakow: West L.A.
    Tahiti: Glendale; Santa Monica
    Australia/New Zealand: Shasta
    Japan: Cypress (Journalism)
    China: Contra Costa CCD (Language); Cypress (Business); L.A. Pierce & WLAC (Business); San Francisco (Asian Studies)
    Venezuela: Siskiyous
    Peru: Napa; Siskiyous
    Cuba: Contra Costa; Santa Barbara

FALL 2004

    Austria: Sierra
    China: Santa Barbara
    Chile: Santa Barbara

WINTER/SPRING BREAK 2004/2005

    Vietnam & Cambodia: San Francisco
    Cuba: Contra Costa; Napa; San Francisco; West Valley/Mission
    Cuba/Dominican Republic: Santa Barbara
    Belize: Santa Monica

UPCOMING EVENTS

FACCC Annual Conference: "Mission Possible: Focusing on Choices"

October 7-9, 2004, Huntington Beach.

BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

  1. Membership in CCIE allows each dues paying institution, (college or district office), to have voting privileges and representation in all CCIE activities.
  2. Members of full status shall be entitled to:
    1. ability to vote in all elections and to enjoy other rights and privileges accord to all members
    2. access of CCIE Website and inclusion of college / institution in Website
    3. access to a collaborative network of community colleges who are devoted to international / intercultural education
    4. access to CCIE Annual CEO Global Competence Summit supported by CCLC and AACC (to be held Spring 2004)
    5. access to CCIE thematic workshops at reduced rates
    6. access to the CCIE International Negations Modules Project (INMP) at a reduced rate
    7. access to technical assistance team on global competence and its development on community college campuses
    8. eligibility for CCIE faculty and staff grants
    9. eligibility for CCIE student scholarships
    10. eligibility for officer positions
    11. 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
    12. inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve
    13. participate in the annual meeting
    14. receipt of CCIE glossy paper biannual Newsletter that will include profiles of individual college programs and individuals in the field and highlights of special topics
    15. receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter
    16. receipt of the CCIE Reference Manual and quarterly Directory of Study Abroad Programs
    17. receipt to reports and publications prepared by CCIE experts
    18. reduced CCIE conference and workshop registration fees

CCIE MEMBERS CURRENT WITH THEIR DUES

As a way to thank our member colleges, we are listing colleges who are current with their 2003-2004 Dues. To be included in our next list, we ask that you process your CCIE invoice as soon as possible. Currently, only 39% of our members are current with their dues. As of April 1, CCIE Supporting Members are:

    Butte; Cerritos; Chaffey; Contra Costa District Office; El Camino; Glendale; Hartnell; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; Monterey Peninsula; Ohlone; Rancho Santiago District Office; Riverside; San Diego CCD; Santa Barbara; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; Sierra; Siskiyous; State Center CCD

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

Editor,
Rosalind Raby, Ph.D.
Director