September 2003: vol. 13, no. 2

California Colleges For International Education

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In this issue:

    * Workshop on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
    * Faculty Exchanges
    * Study Abroad Winter Brochure
    * CCIE College Spotlight Requests
    * Scholarship Updates
    * CCIE Annual Meeting at CCLC: Nov. 20
    * Benefit of Membership

WORKSHOP ON VIETNAM, CAMBODIA and LAOS

City College of San Francisco, in partnership with NAFSA and with funding from theDepartment of State, will be hosting a Country Culture Workshop on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos from October 3 - 5, 2003. The workshop will give participants an enhanced understanding of contemporary Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, their politics, economy, society, arts, and culture and of the Southeast Asian community in the United States. Usually these workshops are hosted by four year colleges such as Stanford and Harvard, so CCSF is proud to be a leader in having two-year colleges sponsor this type of workshop. This will be an extremely important workshop to attend and for those in need of financial assistance, NAFSA is offering travel grants. Register before August 15 to take advantage of the early-bird rates. For more information and to register, visit the website or contact Advanced Education Services staff. You can also get additional information from Jill Heffron, Study Abroad Programs Coordinator, City College of San Francisco (415) 239-3778.

AGENDA

  • Friday, October 3, 2003
    3:30 PM
    • Plenary : Welcome from Chancellor Day
    • Welcome from the Vietnamese Consulate of San Francisco
    • Plenary lecture on History and Overview of Region (Professor Chuong Chung)
    5:30 PM
    • Reception
    6:30 PM
    • Vietnamese Dinner (catered)
    7:30 PM
    • Film Presentation of Academy Award nominated documentary,"Daughter from DaNang," followed by discussion with Filmmakers (G. Dolginand V. Franco) and/or (T.T. Nhu) Interpreter
  • Saturday, October 4, 2003
    9:00 AM
    • Panel Discussion: Ethnic Diversity of Southeast Asia
    11:00 AM
    • Professional Workshops: Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian Students Study Abroad and International Students. Separate sessions for: a) International Student and Faculty Advisers; b) Study Abroad Advisers
    12:30 PM
    • Cambodian Lunch (catered)
    1:30 PM
    • Journey along the Mekong: Travel Tips for the Region (Nguyen Qui Duc)
    2:30 PM
    • Ethnic Chinese Community in Vietnam (Dr. Minh Hoa Ta)
    4:45 PM
    • Economic Opportunities in the Region (Steven Glick, Dean of Business, CCSF and Mark Chandler, Director of International Trade (City of San Francisco)
    6:00-8:00 PM
    • Southeast Asian Cultural Dinner and Evening (Four-course-dinner at Vietnamese restaurant), and Dance and Music Performance
  • Sunday, October 5, 2003
    9:00 AM
    • Field Trip to "Little Saigon", Northern California Language Lesson on Field Trip Visit to the Vietnamese Community of San Clara Valley
    10:30 AM
    • Lunch (Catered) in Century Mall Plaza, San Jose (Vietnamese Businesses)
    12:00 Noon
    • Visit Duc Vien, Vietnamese Buddhist Temple
    3:00 PM
    • Return to San Francisco. Conclusion of Workshop

FACULTY EXCHANGES

Is your college interested in hosting a faculty exchange between your college and another college? CCIE frequently receives requests from faculty abroad who want to initiate such an exchange. If you are interested, please contact those faculty directly. If an exchange is successfully arranged, please let CCIE know so that we can share your experiences.

    Richard Kelly: Manchester, England
    I am a 45 year old teacher of Government and Politics, based in Manchester, England. I am interested in a six to eight week job exchange with a teacher of comparable subjects. Ideally, the exchange would take place between May and July 2004. I have taught Government and Politics at university and pre-university level for 20 years, and am currently employed at Manchester Grammar School(MGS) - one of Britain's leading independent schools where a high proportion of students progress to Oxford and Cambridge universities. I have also written five textbooks and numerous journalistic articles, and frequently contribute to politics discussion programmes on radio. My exchange partner would be required to teach an introductory course on US politics to small groups of 17-18 year olds at MGS. I would emphasize that, if the exchange does take place during May-August, the teaching load would be light, leaving the exchangee with plenty of time to travel and research. The school, and the accommodation offered, are situated close to the centre of Manchester, now generally recognised as England's second city. The city has its own airport, where there are direct flights to and from several US cities. Good road and rail links mean that London, Wales and Scotland are all within 3 hours travel time. CONTACT: Rnkwales@aol.com

    Samuel W. Aluwong: Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
    Interested in a sabbatical in the year 2004 (any time in the year). am a Nigerian citizen. I hold a PhD in Business Education. My other degrees (M.Ed and B.Ed) are also in Business. I obtained both the Bachelor's and PhD degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria; and, the M.Ed from the Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, in May, 1988. I work with the National Commission for Colleges of Education in Nigeria. I am the Deputy Director in-charge of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Commission, which has responsibility for initial teacher preparation in Nigeria. It is my intention to be in the U. S. on a Sabbatical Leave to acquaint myself with recent practical developments in the field of Business Education. I would also want to be involved in the research efforts of any of the Colleges that I would be attached to.

    I think that being in the U. S. and participating in various educational activities would empower me with skills and competencies that would enable me to make more meaningful contributions to the reform process now under-way in Nigeria. CONTACT: saluwong@yahoo.com

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Fall Study Abroad Brochure is now available on the CCIE web-page. Please send revisions and updates to Rosalind for the Winter 2004 edition which will go on-line in October. Starting July 1, inclusion in the CCIE web-page is now open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.

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.

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:

CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE

Please mark in your calendar - Thursday, November 20. CCIE will host its annual business meeting from 8:30 - 12:00 at the CCLC Conference in Oakland. The meeting will feature a CEO roundtable discussion: International Education and Survival. Guest speakers will soon be announced.

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

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

Editor,
Rosalind Raby, Ph.D.
Director