October 1999: vol. 9, no. 2

California Colleges For International Education

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International Education Updates

CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

The CICE Annual Business Meeting will be held November 18 at the CCIE Annual Convention at the San Francisco Airport Marriott from 8:30 - 9:45. At this meeting, the newly elected Board of Officers (1999-2001) will be introduced and upcoming events will be planned. In specific, revision of the CCIE Bylaws will be discussed. From 10:00 - 12:00 CCIE will host a workshop "CCLC Conference, "Reaching Beyond Boundaries", with our special Guest Speakers will be Dr. Steve Eskow, one of the founders of Community College Study Abroad Programs. There is no registration for either the CCIE Business meeting or the CCIE Workshop. Please plan to have a representative from your college attend.

INTERNATION-ALIZE THE CURRICULUM WORKSHOP

A workshop on "Using Technology to Internationalize the Curriculum" is being hosted by CCIE and the INMP Project. The workshop will be offered at Whittier College, November 5 from 12:30 - 6:00. Registration is $ 15 for faculty and staff from CCIE members and $ 25 for faculty and staff from non-CCIE member colleges. Dr. Hrach Gregorian, Institute of World Affairs will be the special guest speaker. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on INMP project. Contact Rosalind for reservation <rabyrl@aol.com>

CCIE WEB-PAGE

Watch for the CCIE website new address! The updated home-page will highlight 1999-2001 college activities. Only colleges current with their dues will be listed on this page.

ANNUAL SURVEY

The CCIE Annual Survey will be sent to all members via e-mail and by regular mail in mid-November. Please respond as promptly as possible so that we can update the Web Page, update our Study Abroad Flyer and begin sharing program information once again. CCIE is regularly asked for information on its members by national and international consortia. Therefore, even though this survey is extremely long and detailed, the information that we get is invaluable. For 1999-2000, CCIE will work with IIE Open Doors to share information. Therefore, in order to accurately represent your college, please submit your survey as soon as you receive it. Thank you in advance for you assistance in this project.

Please plan to attend the NAFSA Region XII Workshop on November 3 at the Long Beach Hyatt on "Data Collection Strategies."

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 2000 Edition, (which lists Winter/Spring Break 2000, Spring 2000, Summer 2000 and Fall 2000 programs) , and in our upcoming Web-page, please mail updates to Rosalind by October 30.

STUDY ABROAD IN DIVERSE SETTINGS

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

SUMMER 2000

Ireland: North Orange Co.; Austria: Citrus; Czech Republic: Glendale; Prague: Glendale; Greece/Turkey: ART: Napa

Israel: West L.A.; Bali: Glendale; Australia/New Zealand: Shasta; China: San Francisco

China: MARTIAL ARTS: Saddleback; Mongolia: HORSEMANSHIP: Mt. San Antonio; Japan: San Francisco

Thailand: SPORTS MEDICINE: Saddleback ; Thailand: CIV.: Saddleback

SPRING 2000 - TBA

Winter/Spring Break 2000 - TBA

FALL 2000 - TBA

FACULTY/STAFF EXCHANGES

The CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange Faculty Seminars will soon be announced. For information contact <http://www.ciee.org/ifds>

For information on conducting faculty/administrator exchanges, call 1-800-726-0479. For information on Fulbright-Hayes Summer Seminars Abroad Programs call: (202) 401-9798

For information on Scholar-in-Residence Programs call: (202) 686-6238

Fulbright Programs offer the following:

Teacher Exchange Programs

Studies Abroad Programs - short-term seminars abroad for American faculty

CCIE HIGHLIGHTS

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

The highlight for October is on INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING & VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS.

19 CCIE member colleges offer International Distance Learning Programs.

Six types of International Distance Learning programs have been identified by CCIE member colleges:

1) 10 colleges use Internet to internationalize curricula through the INMP project.

2) 9 colleges offer long-distance general education classes

3) 4 colleges use Web-pages to advertise programs

4) 4 colleges use tele-conferencing of specific classes with other countries.

5) 2 colleges offer long-distance education connected to study abroad programs

6) 2 colleges send classes to other countries, i.e. Global university.

The following provides some specifics from CCIE member colleges.

Citrus: Distance education classes through our program in London and Salamanca. Participant in the `98-`99 International Negotiations Modules Project (INMP).

Coast CCD: Web pages for study abroad, for the International Center at Orange Coast College, and for the Distance Learning Program at Coastline College. Coastline's long distance learning program has an agreement with a private university in Taiwan to offer Taiwanese students Coastline TV courses leading to an A.A degree.

College, Desert: Beginning to offer distance courses, but not directly marketed to international students.

Foothill: International students are part of 1,700 on-line students enrolled in over 60 courses, Foothill Global Access, no specific projects that are international in orientation are planned

El Camino: Web Page.

L. A. Pierce: Business Administration Department is currently trying to teach on the Internet.

Long Beach: Participant in the `95-`96 International Negotiations Modules Project.

Mt. San Antonio: Participant in the `94-`95 International Negotiations Modules Project (INMP). Planning to "Go Global" and send our classes to Zimbabwe and parts beyond via the Global University.

Riverside: Cooperative Sister-institution agreement with University of Asmara in Eritea for computer confirmation systems, health science and distance learning.

San Diego CCD: Mesa College participant in the `97-`98 International Negotiations Modules Project (INMP).

Santa Rosa: Have extensive home page on the WEB (www.santarosa.edu) and are listed on several search WEB sites. Also have students residing in foreign countries enrolled in online courses.

Ventura CCD: Oxnard: have one or two classes on the network.

West Valley/ Mission: Part of Mission College Web Page. INMP Project. E-mail and keypals between Global Issues Students at Mission college and EFL Students at the Escuela Agricola de Pananesica (Zanorano) in Honduras. Teleconferencing with Zanarano in 1999-2000. Participant in the `97-`98 International Negotiations Modules Project (INMP)

Have programs, but have provided no specific information: Pasadena; Santa Barbara

PLANNING STAGES: Cypress; San Diego City; San Jose; Santa Ana; Sequoias

WEB-LINKS

Please note the following new Web-Sites:

(SIU) Centre for International University Cooperation established an interactive database of addresses for 7,000 higher education institutions world wide - the Higher Education Institution Registry. <http://siu.no/heir>

"Le passage a l'an 2000" - Le Monde Informatique

<http://www.lmi.fr/lmi/dossiers/d2/doss2.htm>

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) handbook on traditional knowledge

<www.kivu.com/>

Mercy College Online - MerLIN Program

Benchmarking Standards in Online Classes for Quality Assurance

http://merlin.mercynet.edu/faq/benchmarking1.htm

"CD-DEXS: USAID's Development Experience System on CD-ROM" that includes 9,000 descriptions of USAID sponsored projects as well as access to almost 100,000 project and technical report citations, and over 900 reports in full-text. For more information see <http://www.dec.org/cd-dexs/>

AfricaNet Trekker Discussion provides an on-going discussion on South African development projects

<http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~zk521/bmmc.htm>.

Database of South African Training and Capacity Building Providers:

<http://www.prodder.co.za>

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-Asia Regional Office:

<http://www.PanAsia.org.sg>

National Center for Appropriate Technology:

<http://www.ncat.org>

Creative Response To Conflict: Resources For Community-building, Peacemaking, Dialogue & Conflict Resolution - <http://members.aol.com/Altdisres/ADR.html>

World Bank web site <www.worldbank.org>

Global Knowledge Partnership site <www.globalknowledge.org>

The Development Forum <http://www.worldbank.org/devforum>

NEW BOOKS

A new ERIC monograph, Distance Education and Web-Based Training by Bettina L. Brown, (order no. IN379) provides an overview of how the World Wide Web is being used for training purposes. It also describes practical strategies for conducting Web-based training and provides a list of resources for distance learning.

Knowledge Societies - Information Technology for Sustainable Development

Edited by Robin Mansell and Uta Wehn, of the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, is a new reference book on communication technologies. The book highlights the dramatic changes in the competitiveness of global and local markets and in the way people conduct their business and everyday lives. The book examines the ways in which these powerful technologies are being harnessed to development goals, helping to reduce the risk of exclusion and create new opportunities for developing countries. The entire text is available online <http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/ink/knowledge.html>

Distance Training: How Innovative Organizations Are Using Technology to Maximize Learning & Meet Business Objectives edited by Debra A. Schreiber & Zane L. Berge. (1998, Jossey-Bass Publishers) (ISBN# 0-7879-4313-4). This edited set of case studies and essays about the use of distributed education in the corporate world highlights how distance training can enhance and enrich adult learners.

ARTICLES

The Limits of Global Liberalisation: Lessons from Asia and Latin America By Richard Higgott and Nicola Phillips is published by the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation. This book describes the world as being in the midst of a series of economic crises that have altered the economic and socio-political fortunes of several rapidly developing countries. Negative repercussions, especially in East Asia, result. For the full article view <http://www. warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/CSGR/abwp2299.html>

The May Vision article in On the Horizon is an interview with Gary Staunch and highlights the power of Web-enabled learning. Staunch maintains that educators "have no choice but to make technology an integrated tool in the learning process." The full text can be viewed at <http://horizon.unc.edu/TS>

The Internet and Ethnic Press: A Study of Electronic Chinese Publications" by Kewen Zhang and Hao Xiaoming examines the role of online Chinese publications in transcending beyond traditional ethnic media by promoting ethnic communication in a diasporic community. They argue that on-line media enable ethnic media to fortify the cultural traits of ethnic immigrants. As a result, ethnic groups are more likely to be assimilated into the mainstream culture without losing their own cultural roots and ethnic identity. For the complete text see The Information Society 15(1) (1999) <http://www.slis. indiana.edu/TIS/tables_of_contents/toc.html>

LEARNING SOCIETY IN EL SALVADOR

The final Strategy Paper from Conectandonos al Futuro de El Salvador, "Building a Learning Society in El Salvador", is now on the Web in English as well as Spanish, at <http://www. conectando.org.sv>. This site contains, a series of development projects which can substantially leverage information and knowledge use in the areas of education, migration, local development, rural development, micro & small enterprise, and large organizations.

MEMBERS FOCUS

Each month, the CCIE Newsletter will highlight the individual achievements of our member colleges. For inclusion in this section, please send an update of your college's current activities to Rosalind.

This month the focus is on San Diego Mesa College.

Professor Andrea Marx, of the Mesa College Fashion Department, conducted a summer study abroad class in London and Paris. Students had the opportunity visit several of the great fashion house of these cities. San Diego Mesa College and the SDICCCA study abroad consortium will be part of a study abroad program at Oxford University in Spring 2000. Professors include Arelene Wolinski, Mesa College, History and Zoe Close, Grossmont College Philosophy/Humanities. The host college is Mira Costa.

ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

The escalating costs of the Internet have precluded many countries from open access to this new form of technology. A discussion on GKD (Global Knowledge Development) provided the following information:

Vanuatu in the South Pacific charges US$20 per hour.

Zambia - one-time connection charge between US $40 and $ 80 and a US monthly fixed charge between $ 25 - $ 50.

CIEE SEMINARS

The Council on International Educational Exchange, announces the 1999-2000 International Faculty Development Seminars.

These seminars are a cost-effective tool helping to internationalize the campus and curriculum.

January 5-15 - "Cuba in the Millennium"

January 5-14 - "The Dynamics of Economic Development" in Ghana.

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>

FULBRIGHT-HAYS SEMINARS ABROAD

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term study/travel abroad for qualified U.S. educators in the social sciences, humanities and the social studies to improve their understanding and knowledge of the people and culture of another country. Seminars are 4-6 weeks during the summer. Awards include round-trip flights, room/board, tuition/fees and program-related travel in the host country. Participants are responsible for the pre-departure orientation expenses (up to $350.00). Application forms are available in September and application deadline is November 1, 1999.

MOST WIRED COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Yahoo's 5 most wired community colleges are:

1. DeAnza College, CA.

2. Miami-Dade College, FL.

3. Mission College, CA.

4. Pima College, AZ.

5. Santa Monica College, CA.

2nd GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE

Building Knowledge Societies: Access - Empowerment - Governance, a conference, is being sponsored by the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) and will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from March 7-10, 2000. The theme of the conference will be the use of knowledge as the foundation for equitable and sustainable development. This conference is the keystone of a year-long multifaceted process of global dialogue and learning on these themes- including regional workshops, electronic conferences, public/private partnership events and other initiatives - that began in mid-1999. The first Global Knowledge conference, held in Toronto in June 1997, explored ways in which the advent of new information and communications technologies provide unique possibilities for individuals, communities and nations. But these possibilities also pose special challenges for developing countries and the world's poor. This second GK conference will examine the opportunities to harness knowledge and information as tools for development at local, national, regional and global levels. For further information, contact the GKP Secretariat by phone at 202-458-8196 or <globalknowledge@worldbank.org>

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November 3. NAFSA Region XII conference at the Long Beach Hyatt. Data Collection Strategies for Study Abroad. <rabyrl@aol.com>

November 3-5. "Supporting your Global Vision: Connections and Resources for Community Colleges" ACIIE Fall Conference. Hyatt Regency, Washington D.C.. <lkorbel@oakton.edu>

November 5. Using Technology to Internationalize the Curriculum Workshop. 12:30 - 6:00 at Whittier College. Registration is $ 15 for CCIE Member Colleges $ 25 for non-member colleges. Special Guest Speaker is Dr. Hrach Gregorian, Institute of World Affairs. <rabyrl@aol.com>.

November 10-13. 52nd International Conference on Educational Exchange. Chicago. The Theme is: "Changing Contexts for International Educational Exchange." Contact Abbe Sloan at (2120 822-2625 <www.ciee.org/conf> or <Conference@ciee.org>

November 18. CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING - San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel. 8:30 - 12:00. Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Steven Eskow.

November 25-25. "Distance Learning" Commonwealth of Learning and the Caribbean Broadcasting Union with support from the Caribbean Development Bank Place. St. Michael Barbados. Gajaraj Dhanarajan <http://www. col.org/tel99>

February 23-26, 2000. Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean Oaxaca,Mexico Conference. <lamsadm@ uconnv. uconn.edu>

April 6-8. ""Infusing Global Education in the Third Millennium: Systems, Strategies and Support for Community Colleges." ACIEE Spring Conference.

Hilton Crystal City at National Airport, Arlington, VA.

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PREPARE TO INCLUDE THE 1999-2000 DUES OF $ 300 IN YOUR NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET

Editor Rosalind Raby, Ph.D. Director of Communication