California Colleges For International Education
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International Education Updates
PRESIDENT SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
On April 19, President Clinton issued a "Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies: SUBJECT: International Education Policy. Listed below is an excerpt from this memorandum.
"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-greater contact with an 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;
-- 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 non-governmental 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 administrators, faculty, 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 U.S.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 borderless 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
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.
There is still room for community college faculty to participate in the Latin America and International Relations Institutes. $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. Application due date is July 10. For additional information, please call Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby (818) 882-9931
NAFSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
The 52nd NAFSA Annual Conference, "Developing a Creative Climate for International Education" was held in San Diego May 27-June 2. Several CCIE members were in attendance at this conference. On June 1, San Diego City College hosted a luncheon for Community College participants. Presentations were made by Dr. Ken Fawson, SDCCD, Audree Chase, AACC, and Maynard V. Odom, Co-Coordinator Two-Year Colleges. Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby was invited to present a NAFSA Juried Paper Publication "Internationalizing Community College Curriculum" which was also well attended. The NAFSA Region XII Fall conference will be in Lake Tahoe with information to follow.
The address of the updated CCIE Web-Page is http://www.rccd.cc.ca.us./ccie
This page has had several hits, with corresponding inquiries. As of July 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.
CCIE COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT
This month, the CCIE College Spotlight is on the Santa Rosa Junior College Work Abroad Program.
As an addition to the Study Abroad programs available, the Work in Britain program at Santa Rosa Junior College has sent over 150 students to London since 1996. Students have come from over 20 colleges and universities to participate. Each student has a unique experience, but the overall consensus is overwhelmingly THUMBS UP! From pubs in Chelsea to accountancy firms in "The City", our students spread out and experience life in London as a resident, not as a tourist. What better way to experience cultural immersion than through the work environment? Students are able to pay for their day to day expenses through their income, making this a very affordable international program. This creates an opening to international programs for students of mor limited means. Most students get hooked on traveling and start looking for other international opportunities upon return. However, one of the most special elements in this program is that it can be offered to students from a wide range of socio-economic ranges, many of whom may have overlooked such an opportunity because they felt that they could never afford it. This program is offered both Fall and Spring semesters. Visit our web site at http://www.santarosa.edu/workexp/brit~1.html.
Submitted by Kathleen Simmons, Program Coordinator (707) 522-2748
LONG-TERM IMPACT OF STUDY ABROAD
A new study conducted by Yemi Akande and Carla Slawson, researchers at the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), Chicago, IL, examines the long-term impact of study Abroad participants. Akande and Slawson interviewed IES study Abroad alumni, from the past 50 years. In their paper "Exploring the Long Term Impact of Study Abroad: A Case Study of 50 Years of Study Abroad Alumni," they maintain that highlighting the long-term impact is becoming more important as "corporate and economic forces keep demanding a more globally-aware, culturally sophisticated, and multi- linguistic workforce." Understanding why student s are not choosing study Abroad is as important as highlighting the benefits will help to increase study participation in this important educational venture. Some questions raised look at the college itself for stymieing study Abroad programs with restrictive credit transfer polices and a lack of study Abroad financial aid packages. The chief benefits cited by participants in the survey are increased self-awareness, career influence, increased cultural consciousness, and art appreciation. Finally, there is an increased desire to continue travel which has led many alumni to live and work overseas, and have lifelong commitment to international civic engagement through either volunteerism or support of international education.
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.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASIAN FAIRS
The IIE 2000 University Fairs in Asia are listed below: Mark your calendars!
10/15 Hong Kong
10/23 Ho Chi Minh City
10/31 New Delhi
For updated information visit: http://www.manitouheights.org/intled/fair/
CCIE GRANTS/ SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications Wanted! CCIE is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Faculty Grant and Student Scholarships Competition: 2000. This competition is usually held in the winter, but has been postponed this year due to the change in the CCIE Treasurer. The 2001 competition will again be held in January 2001. All CCIE members current with dues are eligible to participate for the 2000 awards. Three awards of up to $ 500 each are given to faculty/staff and another set of three awards of $ 500 each will be given to students. Send applications to Rosalind by July 17.
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;
Venezuela: Siskiyous; Guatemala: Siskiyous; Costa Rica: Glendale
TECHNOLOGY SOURCE E-JOURNAL
The May-June 2000 issue of the Technology Source highlights informational technology tools that will assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools in teaching and in managing educational organizations. An interview with Greg Priest describes how educators create targeted materials for their students and build on-line collaboration. This advocates the growth of international education as students studying in one city can communicate and learn from and with students Abroad and visa-versa.
In another article, Stephen Downes provides enlightening commentary on the issues involved in international education. In another article, Gary Gatien discusses the many challenges facing Virtual Universities, including providing good academic training and online privacy. These and other articles can be viewed for free:
A lecturer from London who teaches ESL/communication skills wants to arrange either a one-way faculty exchange. If you know of any faculty who are interested in this project, please contact John Gunner
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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 June 1, the following colleges have NOT yet returned their CCIE survey's:
Caņada; Cerritos; College of the Desert; Contra Costa CCD; Cypress; Sacramento City; Cosummnes River; Mt. San Antonio; Ohlone; Pasadena; Rancho Santiago CCD; Redwoods; San Jose City; Shasta; West L.A.
The 1999-2000 annual report will be mailed to all members by early September.
Every issue, CCIE Newsletter highlights specific international education programs offered by it's members. The highlight for the June CCIE Newsletter is on Grants. If you have specific information on any topic that you would like to share for publication in the Fall, please send it to Rosalind.
Ten CCIE Colleges reported that they have received grants to further their international efforts. These projects are described below:
COAST CCD: received two district grants and one college-based grant.
1999-2001: District grant: 2nd Year of FIPSE grant to develop parallel high-tech courses for students from colleges in England, Portugal, France, Spain, and Iceland can earn educational and vocational certificates both in the US and Europe.
1999-2000: The district awards each semester grants to integrate a global perspective into the curriculum that promotes international and intercultural relations and studies. International and Intercultural Grants include: Faculty Grants ($ 3,000) and Institutional Grants ($7,000).
1999-2000: COASTLINE COLLEGE: State Chancellor's Office Grant to internationalize through staff training in Spanish and Vietnamese; stipends to faculty to globalize their courses; expanding the International Resource Center and video the Internet projects.
FOOTHILL/DEANZA CCD: Large ongoing training project with Credit Suisse: "International Retail Banking Program." This is a private grant from the Swiss company.
SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY: 1997 applied for NAFSA mini-grant, but was not funded.
SAN DIEGO CCD:
1998-2001: Global Education Grant from State Chancellor's Office provides a regional and districtwide infrastructure for the development and support of international and global education.
1998-2000: USAID and AACC Grant: Borderlands Workforce Development Project. This collaborative bi-national project develops professional certification course in Electronics and Welding. Involves SDCCD and CECATI faculty as well as industry leaders from both sides of the border.
On-going since 1992: District's Educator's Exchange Program (EEP), funded by Ford Foundation in Mexico. The EEP sends District faculty to conduct teacher training courses at CECATI sites in Mexico. CECATI faculty visit the SDCCD and serve as interns in vocational and technical education courses.
1999-2000: Coordinated by City College, participated in an International FIPSE teacher exchange project and assisted faculty members from Birmingham College in England, Niels Brock College in Denmark and CECATI faculty in Mexicali and Ensenada. Students from Denmark were at City College in February 2000 doing a business plan as part of their curriculum. City College students will be going to Denmark in the fall. The long-range goal is to have a program that, upon completion, students will be awarded a degree from both institutions.
SANTA MONICA: 1999
2000 Title Via grant: "Establishment of an Interdisciplinary Global Media Studies Center."
SISKIYOUS - 1995 -Received a $ 4,940 Cooperative Grant (COOP) from NAFSA: "Sharing U.S. Art and Culture." This project was developed to help international students develop a better awareness and understanding of the role of art in U.S. culture, as well as to increase interaction among U.S./international students. Students participated in several coffeehouse style discussion series and attended a play, a piano concert, a Blues Festival, a Pow Wow.
STATE CENTER CCD: On-going CASS program that is affiliated with Georgetown University.
WEST VALLEY/MISSION CCD - 1998-2000: Title Via grant and 1999-2000 Global Networking Grant provided by the State Chancellor's Office to build an A.A. degree program in Global Studies.
MONITORING OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?
A report released by Congressionally appointed national Commission on Terrorism recommends monitoring international students as a way to reduce terrorist activity. But some academics say such an effort is unlikely to do much to thwart terrorism. This 10-member commission devoted two of its 44 page report on a discussion of international students. "Of the large number of foreign students who come to this country to study, there is a risk that a small minority may exploit their student status to support terrorist activity," the report states. "The United States lacks the nationwide ability to monitor the immigration status of these students." The report also mentions that one of the terrorists in the World Trade Center entered the U.S. on a student visa. The commission suggested adopting the existing Coordinated interagency Partnership Regulating International Students CIPRIS nationally. This tracking system is done electronically. What exactly will be monitored was not detailed. Marlene M. Johnson, executive director and C.E.O. of NAFSA, said she that the commission's report had no clear proof of a connection between international students and terrorism. Furthermore, over tracking and over regulating these students will not increase national security. The President of the commission agreed that this point was not a major recommendation of the entire report. For the full report, see the Chronicle of Higher Education, Tuesday, June 6. Report by Beth McMurtrie.
The following are new web-pages that may be of interest to CCIE members.
Africa Policy Information Center (APIC):
Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)
SchoolNet SA: support expansion of the use of the Internet in South African schools:
Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE):
LATIN AMERICA STUDY ABROAD FAIRS
The 2000 Expo dates for Latin American Study Abroad Fairs is being sponsored by Study in the USA in collaboration with Nexus Media. The dates and cities are as follows:
* Sao Paulo: September 23 & 24
* Rio de Janeiro: September 26 & 27
Buenos Aires: September 30 - Oct. 1
Chile: Santiago: October 3 & 4
* Bogota October 7 & 8
* Medellin October 10
* Cali October 12
* Barranquilla October 14 & 15
United Airlines is offering discounted travel to these events. Some discounted hotels are available as well. For more information, contact: Juanita Ramos <email@example.com>
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The following are upcoming events of interest to CCIE members
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 2 - 4: CEPA: Collaborative Educational Programs for the Americas" Information will be available in the next CCIE newsletter.
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
Nov. 16: CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: L.A. Airport Westin Hotel. 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Special Guest Speaker to be announced.
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