May 2000: vol. 9, no. 9

California Colleges For International Education

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International Education Updates

CCIE WORKSHOPS

Creating Orientation Classes for International Students. Scheduled for April 28 at CCSF HAS BEEN CANCELED. This workshop that will highlight best practices will be rescheduled for SEPTEMBER.

CCIE WEB-PAGE

The address of the updated CCIE Web-Page is http://www.rccd.cc.ca.us./ccie

This page has had several hits, with many corresponding inquiries. As of May 1, only colleges current with their dues will be listed on this page. The information that is put on the web-page comes from the CCIE annual survey. Please return the survey completely to assure that your college is properly represented. Please send all updates and corrections to Rosalind.

UCLA SUMMER INSTITUTES

The 19th Annual UCLA INTERNATIONAL & AREA STUDIES INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATORS will occur from July 28 - August 10. This 10 day program includes a special internationalizing the curriculum workshop for community college faculty on July 28 and brown-bag lunch sessions throughout.

Choose among five concurrent seminars, each of which includes 10-days of lectures and thematic activities on major themes and cross-regional perspectives by scholars in the field as well as sessions dedicated to curriculum and resources (including the usage of literature and interactive media techniques).

Participants in each institute includes a mixture of middle school, high school and community college participants. New for 2001: Special Community College Seminar on the use of Internet Bulletin Boards and Design for each faculty's individual class. Each participant will produce a lesson plan that highlights aspects of the institute into one or more of their Fall and Spring semester classes. Faculty can choose one of the following institutes: Africa, East-Asia/ Pacific Rim, Latin America, the Middle East, and International Relations with an emphasis on Europe/Russia.

$100 registration fee includes:

4 UCLA Extension Units from the Graduate School of Education, FLEX credits awarded by most community colleges, UCLA Library Card, Extensive Packet of Teaching Materials, Refreshments and Campus Parking. Hotel and UCLA housing arrangements have been identified to assist those faculty attending from outside the L.A. area.

Space is limited. Application due date is MAY 26. For additional information, please call Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby (818) 882-9931 e-mail: rabyrl@aol.com

NAFSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The 52nd NAFSA Annual Conference, "Developing a Creative Climate for International Education" will be held in San Diego, May 26 - June 2. Some of the workshops will include: "Curriculum and Testing for IEPs", "Health and Safety for Education Abroad"; "Frameworks of International Student Advising: Building on the Foundations". Several more workshops and special sessions are planned. Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby will present an invited paper on internationalizing the curriculum on May 31 at 8:00 a.m.!

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Study Abroad Brochure details programs, including brief description, location, dates, prices, contact and phone numbers. For inclusion in the Spring 2001 Edition, (which lists programs from Spring 2001 to Fall 2002), and in the CCIE Web-page, please mail updates to Rosalind by August 15.

CHANCELLOR's MEGA-CONFERENCE

A pre-conference session on International Education was held at the Chancellor's Office Mega Conference in Palm Springs on April 3. A full-day of speakers was arranged that highlighted issues relating to the IGE (International and Global Education Task Force) to International Economic Development. Guest speakers included John Deupree, Visiting Scholar from the Center for Quality Assurances, who raised the issue of Globalization and its connection to Global Education. He also discussed various forms of exported education including branch campuses, study abroad, franchises, articulations, twinning programs, corporate programs and distance education. He emphasized the need to look at quality in terms of mission, language for program delivery and barriers that may exist.

The next speaker, Kristen Miller Alliotti, Director of the Office of the Governor, California Mexico Affairs Office,discussed the on-going discussions between the governors of the border states and their emphasis on education, both at the K-12 and higher education levels. Diana Sloane, IGE Task Force Project Director, updated the group on the work of the Task Force and shared the new Global Education brochure that defines a mission and agenda for future activities. After lunch the speakers included Rosalind Raby who updated the group on CCIE activities and Kenneth Fawson, San Diego District who presented information on his districts international education efforts, in part funded from the Chancellor's office. Finally two vendors, Susan Shaw, from Educational Video Conferencing and Nina Carter King, from JONES knowledge. com, shared their products that demonstrated the many avenues international education can intersect with distance education and technology. Finally, Paul Abrela, Coordinator of Articulation and External Links, University of Western Sydney shared his Universities' goal of articulation with California community colleges and proposes ways in which this can occur. Paul will be discussing his ideas with Vicki Warner to design future MOUs.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASIAN FAIRS

The IIE 2000 University Fiars in Asia are listed below: Mark your calendars!

10/5 Kobe

10/7 Tokyo

10/15 Hong Kong

10/18 Jakarta

10/21 Bangkok

10/23 Ho Chi Minh City

10/25 Hanoi

10/28 Calcutta

10/31 New Delhi

11/2 Mumbai

ISA MEETING

The International Studies Association Meeting was held, March 14-18, with the meeting of 60 Title VI grant directors in Los Angeles. A wide range of panels and paper presentations and included topics concerning language programs, international education, the global environment, peace studies, feminist issues, the political economy and the future direction in International Relations. Although the majority of participants were from four year colleges and universities, some community college representation was possible through Title VI. Title VI, the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is one of the few agencies to which community colleges can apply for grant funds to support international education projects. These projects can be as diverse as improving the current foreign language course offerings, strengthening an existing international/global studies program, or developing faculty knowledge and skills in studies and language.

One event was attending a workshop at UCLA entitled "Exploring International Studies & Middle Eastern Perspectives" coordinated by Jonathan Friedlander -- International Studies and Overseas Programs, UCLA, and Christine Corey - U. S. Department of Education/Title VI - Director of Grants. Larry Michalak from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley, was the keynote speaker. Using anecdotes, slides, insights and humor, Prof. Michalak took us through "The Changing Image of Arabs in American Popular Culture". Afterwards, we participated in break out sessions exploring how we as educators address stereotypes now and what we could do better. Faculty development came up as a prime area of need, in addition to the need for simply making students and colleagues aware that their perspectives were not necessarily the predominant perspectives of the majority of people in the world today. The program concluded with a visit to the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, a reception at the UCLA Faculty Club, and selections from classical and contemporary Persian Music performed by Manoochehr Sadeghi and Shahrzad Spanlou. Just like last years Title VI meeting in Merida, Mexico, this years meeting was thoroughly enjoyable and intellectually engaging.

Submitted by Joan Powers, Mission College

NASBITE CONFERENCE

National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators will occur April 30 - May 3 in Boston. Panels will emphasize on-line education; NAFTA updates, grant writing and trade information.

To register:

http://www.nasbite.org/Conference/Boston/application.htmand

MEMBERS FOCUS

Highlights of achievements of our member colleges are made monthly. For inclusion in the JUNE section, please send updates to Rosalind.

LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE

During the month of March, 2000, LAPC conducted Staff Development workshops for representatives from the London Further Education colleges, including Barnet College in North London. Quality Assurance Managers and Planning Officers attended the week-long workshop. LAPC focused on the success model for students and used the LAPC College model for matriculation which is very successful. The representatives will maintain contact for future visits in Fall, 2000 semester. Submitted by: Paul Whalen, Dean of Academic Affairs, LAPC

DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS

Send information regarding non-traditional study abroad programs to Rosalind.

FALL 2000: China/Vietnam: St. Barbara

Winter/Spring Break 2001: Israel: West L.A.

SUMMER 2001: Ireland: Glendale; Japan: Riverside & Saddleback CCD; Vietnam: Foothill;

Venzuela: Siskiyous; Guatemala: Siskiyous; Costa Rica: Glendale

NATIONAL SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

On April 29, in Oklahoma City, President Clinton signed Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies:

SUBJECT: International Education Policy

To continue to compete successfully in the global economy and to maintain our role as a world leader, the United States needs to ensure that its citizens develop a broad understanding of the world, proficiency in other languages, and knowledge of other cultures. America's leadership also depends on building ties with those who will guide the political, cultural, and economic development of their countries in the future. A coherent and coordinated international education strategy will help us meet the twin challenges of preparing our citizens for a global environment while continuing to attract and educate future leaders from abroad. Since World War II, the Federal Government, in partnership with institutions of higher education and other educational organizations, has sponsored programs to help Americans gain the international experience and skills they will need to meet the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world. During this same period, our colleges and universities have developed an educational system whose reputation attracts students from all over the world. But our work is not done. Today, the defense of U.S. interests, the effective management of global issues, and even an understanding of our Nation's diversity require ever-greatercontact with, and understanding of, people and cultures beyond our borders. We are fortunate to count among our staunchest friends abroad those who have experienced our country and our values through in-depth exposure as students and scholars. The nearly 500,000 international students now studying in the United States at the postsecondary level not only contribute some $9 billion annually to our economy, but also enrich our communities with their cultures, while developing a lifelong appreciation for ours. The goodwill these students bear for our country will in the future constitute one of our greatest foreign policy assets. It is the policy of the Federal Government to support international education. We are committed to:

* encouraging students from other countries to study in the United States;

* promoting study abroad by U.S. students;

* supporting the exchange of teachers, scholars, and citizens at all levels of society;

* enhancing programs at U.S. institutions that build international partnerships and expertise;

* expanding high-quality foreign language learning and in-depth knowledge of other cultures by Americans;

* preparing and supporting teachers in their efforts to interpret other countries and cultures for their students; and

* advancing new technologies that aid the spread of knowledge throughout the world.

The Federal Government cannot accomplish these goals alone. Educational institutions, State and local governments, non- governmental organizations, and the business community all must contribute to this effort. Together, we must increase and broaden our commitment. Therefore, I direct the heads of executive departments and agencies, working in partnership with the private sector, to take the following actions:

1) The Secretaries of State and Education shall support the efforts of schools and colleges to improve access to high- quality international educational experiences by increasing the number and diversity of students who study and intern abroad, encouraging students and institutions to choose nontraditional study-abroad locations, and helping under-represented U.S. institutions offer and promote study-abroad opportunities for their students.

2) The Secretaries of State and Education, in partnership with other governmental and nongovernmental organizations, shall identify steps to attract qualified post-secondary students from overseas to the United States, including improving the availability of accurate information overseas about U.S. educational opportunities.

3) The heads of agencies, including the Secretaries of State and Education, and others as appropriate, shall review the effect of U.S. Government actions on the international flow of students and scholars as well as on citizen and professional exchanges, and take steps to address unnecessary obstacles, including those involving visa and tax regulations, procedures, and policies.

4) The Secretaries of State and Education shall support the efforts of State and local governments and educational institutions to promote international awareness and skills in the classroom and on campuses. Such efforts include strengthening foreign language learning at all levels, including efforts to achieve bi-literacy, helping teachers acquire the skills needed to understand and interpret other countries and cultures for their students, increasing opportunities for the exchange of faculty, administrators, and students, and assisting educational institutions in other countries to strengthen their teaching of English.

5) The Secretaries of State and Education and the heads of other agencies shall take steps to ensure that international educational exchange programs, including the Fulbright program, are coordinated through the Interagency Working Group on United States Government -Sponsored International Exchange and Training, to maximize existing resources in a nonduplicative way, and to ensure that the exchange programs receive the support they need to fulfill their mission of increased mutual understanding.

6) The Secretary of Education, in cooperation with other agencies, shall continue to support efforts to improve U.S. education by developing comparative information, including benchmarks, on educational performance and practices. The Secretary of Education shall also share U.S. educational expertise with other countries.

7) The Secretaries of State and Education shall strengthen and expand models of international exchange that build lasting cross-national partnerships among educational institutions with common interests and complementary objectives.

8) The Secretary of Education and the heads of other agencies, in partnership with State governments, academic institutions, and the business community, shall strengthen programs that build international expertise in U.S. institutions, with the goal of making international education an integral component of U.S. undergraduate education and, through graduate and professional training and research, enhancing the Nation's capacity to produce the international and foreign-language expertise necessary for U.S. global leadership and security.

9) The Secretaries of State and Education, in cooperation with other agencies, the academic community, and the private sector, shall promote wise use of technology internationally, examining the implications of borderers education. The heads of agencies shall take steps to ensure that the opportunities for using technology to expand international education do not result in a widening of the digital divide.

10) The Secretaries of State and Education, in conjunction with other agencies, shall ensure that actions taken in response to this memorandum are fully integrated into the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) framework by means of specific goals, milestones, and measurable results, which shall be included in all GPRA reporting activities, including strategic plans, performance plans, and program performance reports.

Items 1-10 of this memorandum shall be conducted subject to the availability of appropriations, consistent with the agencies' priorities and my budget, and to the extent permitted by law.

The Vice President shall coordinate the U.S. Government's international education strategy. Further, I direct that the heads of agencies report to the Vice President and to me on their progress in carrying out the terms of this memorandum.

This memorandum is a statement of general policy and does not confer a private right of action on any individual or group.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON

ANNUAL SURVEY

Reminder notices have been mailed to all CCIE members who have yet to submit their Annual CCIE Survey. Please respond as promptly as possible so that we can update the Web Page, the Study Abroad Flyer and continue to share program information with other CCIE colleges as well as by national and international consortia. This year, all returned surveys will be used as a prototype that will eliminate repetitious questions and considerably shorten the length of future surveys. CCIE is working with IIE Open Doors to share data and help support international education at all levels. Thank you in advance for you assistance in this project.

FYI: AS OF May 1, the following colleges have NOT yet returned their CCIE survey:

Caņada; Cerritos; College of the Desert; Contra Costa CCD; Cypress; El Camino; Long Beach City; Sacramento City; Cosummnes River; Mt. San Antonio; Napa Valley; Ohlone; Pasadena; Rancho Santiago CCD; Redwoods; Saddleback CCD; San Francisco; San Jose City; Shasta; Sierra; Ventura CCD; West L.A.; Modesto

GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP CONGRESS

Tthe Global International Internship Congress will be held, March 13-17, 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico. Highlighted topics include: Administrative and Academic Concerns; Internship Outcomes and Issues Student Preparation for International Internships; Corporate/Organization Issues Related to International Interns. Send inquires to Dr. Dan Ferguson e-mail: dan_ferguson@byu.edu

GKD PLAN

The draft Global Knowledge for Development (GKD) Action Plan was developed during the GKII Action Summit, March 10, 2000 in Kuala Lumpur.

ACCESS

*Develop standards and guidelines for using new technologies for content management

*Increase the volume and accessibility of content, information and knowledge flows

*Expand use of Community Radio

*Integrate existing technologies with new technologies to provide wider access to content

*Assess experience heretofore with Telecentres/Community Learning centers, identify "success factors" and create guidelines

* Promote and support regulations, policies and enabling legal and regulatory environments that encourage effective use of ICTs for sustainable development

* Support innovative financing for efforts to expand access to ICTs

EMPOWERMENT

*Promote domestic and international ICT internships exchanges and use of volunteers

*Create education-to-employment strategies related to ICTs

*Support development and improvement of knowledge-based education systems with the effective and appropriate integration of ICTs

*Assess ways in which NGOs can and have used ICTS to influence policy-making

*Identify trends and threats to Freedom of Information inherent in Internet practice

*Foster electronic alert networks to support freedom of expression

GOVERNANCE

*Promote wider sharing of governance knowledge

*Provide training and education in governance

SHARING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

*Promote the collection, production and dissemination of local knowledge

*Support development of a national strategy for using local knowledge in development processes

YOUTH

*Continue the Youth Building Knowledge Societies discussion List

GENDER

*Support Gender and ICT Replication and Learning Funds

*Support women entrepreneurs, in the use of ICTs for all appropriate businesses, and in engaging in ICT-related businesses

MEDIA

*Support Community Media & Community Media Networks

CORPORATE INITIATIVES

*Conduct GK LEAP (Learning and Evaluation Action Programme)

*Continue GKP online activities,

SUMMER FACULTY ABROAD

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College, a private college in Minneapolis is offering 7-9 day faculty development summer abroad programs. These seminars are designed to help educators explore the relationship of education to social justice. The following seminars are offered. For more information and an application, call 800/299-8889.

May 28 - June 12, 2000 Haiti and Cuba: Distinct neighbors

June 26 - July 3, 2000: Elections: Shaping Mexico's Future

July 9 - 17, 2000: Guatemala Odyssey: Spiritual Solidarity

July 8 - 15: Mexico Education

July 17 - 25, 2000: Mexico 2000: Daunting Challenges

August 1 - 9, 2000: Maya of Guatemala: Spirituality, Culture and Resistance to Oppression

Sept. 2 - 9, 2000: Exploring Hunger and Justice Nicaragua

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

Rotary International is now recruiting faculty for teaching abroad. These are for 3-5 months or 6-20 months appointments. Applications are due July 15. For more information, contact, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. <http://www.rotary,org>

CIEE SEMINARS

The Council on International Educational Exchange, 1999-2000 International Faculty Development Seminars are cost-effective tools that help to internationalize the campus and curriculum.

June, 2000 - "New Economic and Social Perspectives on Brazil"

June, 2000 - "Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization" in Chile and Argentina.

June 4-14 - "The Historic Cities of China"

June 6-17 - "Perspectives on Women in a Central American Society" in Costa Rica

June, 2000 - "Historical and Future Perspectives on the Balkans" in Croatia.

June 2000 - "Facing Old and New Challenges" in Germany

June 2000 - "Hungary at 1000 Years of Statehood"

June 2000 - "Jordan and Geopolitics"

May 28 - June 6 - "Mexico's Transition to a Free Market Economy"

June 2000 - "Strengthening the Peace Process" in Ulster

June 20 -27 - "Art Treasures of the Romanov at the Hermitage Museum"

June 2000 - "Post-Mandela South Africa"

June 2000 - "Past and Present: Camino de Santiago"

June 11 - 12 - "Transformations in Turkey: Economics, Polity, and Religion

July 8-18 - "Contemporary Vietnam"

For more information contact: 1-800-40-STUDY or <http://www.ciee.org/conf>

CCIE HIGHLIGHTS

Every issue, the CCIE Newsletter highlights specific international education programs offered by it's members. The highlight for the June CCIE Newsletter will be on Grants. If you have specific information on this topic that you would like to share, please send it to Rosalind.

The Theme for the May is Orientation Programs

In a constant effort to improve serves to both international students and to students attending study abroad programs, this year the CCIE survey began asking questions relating to credit/no-credit orientation programs. There are two types of programs that were highlighted.

The first looks at colleges that offer an orientation program for their international students

The following colleges offer Credit Orientation courses for international students: Citrus; Coast CCD; College of the Desert; Compton; DeAnza/ Foothill; El Camino; Glendale; Hartnell; L.A. Pierce; Long Beach; Pasadena; Vista; Saddleback CCD; San Diego City; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Siskiyous; Oxnard.

The following colleges offer No-Credit Orientation courses for international students: Hartnell; American River; Monterey Peninsula; Santa Barbara.

The following colleges do not offer any Orientation course for international students: Fullerton, Cabrillo; Chaffey; Citrus; ELAC; Mt. San Antonio; Napa; North Orange Co. CCD: Perlata; Riverside; San Bernardino; San Diego Mesa, San Diego Mirimar; Sam Jose; Santa Rosa; Shasta; State Center; Taft; Moorpark, Ventura; West Valley/Mission CCD; Yosemite CCD

The Second type of orientation program involves students participating on Study Abroad programs.

The following colleges offer Credit Orientation courses for study abroad students: Chaffey; Compton; Foothill/ DeAnza; Fullerton; San Bernardino; Siskiyous; West Valley/Mission

The following colleges offer No-Credit Orientations for study abroad students:citrus; Coast CCD; Hartnell; Riverside; San Diego Mesa; santa Barbara

The following colleges offer No Study Abroad Orientation Course: Cabrillo; Glendale; L.A. Pierce; Los Rios CCD; Cypress; San Diego City; Santa Monica; State Center CCD:

CCIE GRANTS/ SCHOLARSHIPS

Watch for information on the CCIE Faculty Grant and Student Scholarships 2000 competition. Information will be available at the beginning of the summer.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are upcoming events of interest to CCIE members

MAY 28 - JUNE 2: NAFSA 2000 in San Diego: "Developing a Creative Climate for International Education" <http://www.nafsa.org/sandiego>

June 5-23: "Advanced Course and Training Program in Peace and Human Rights" in O'ahu, Hawai'i and Maui, sponsored by the Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights. <http://www.geocities.com/hihrmaui/index.html>

July 28- August 10 "UCLA Summer International Institutes for Educators" For information contact Rosalind at (818) 882-9931 or rabyrl@aol.com

Nov. 6 - 10: "NAFSA Region XII Conference" in Lake Tahoe UCLA Summer International

Nov. 16-18: "CIES Western Regional International and Comparative Education Conference" at UCLA. For information contact Rosalind

CCIE TREASURER's REPORT

The following colleges are current with their 1999-2000 CCIE, as of April 1, 2000. Thank you for your continued support. If your college is not listed, please arrange for your dues to be processed as soon as possible.

Cerritos College; Chaffey College; College of the Desert; Contra Costa CCD; El Camino College; Glendale College; Long Beach City; Mt. San Antonio College; North Orange CCD; Riverside College; San Diego CCD; San Francisco CCD; Santa Barbara City College; Santa Monica College; Santa Rosa Jr. College; Shasta College; Sierra College; State Center CCD; West-Valley/Mission CCD; Yosemite CCD

Please Support CCIE: Plan to Include CCIE Dues in Your 2000-2001 Budget

Editor, Rosalind Raby, Ph.D. Director, CCIE