November 1997: vol. 7, no. 3

International Education Update

ANNUAL REPORT

The CCIE Annual Survey was mailed to all California Community College CEOs, CCIE college representatives, and the State Chancellor's Office Representatives. Information from this report was obtained by the CCIE Annual Survey which was mailed last November to all CCIE Representatives. Thank you for all your support in this project. The 1997-1998 annual Survey is being mailed. Information from this survey is used in three CCIE publications: a) CCIE Study Abroad Brochure; b) CCIE Annual Report and c) CCIE web-page. In addition, CCIE is regularly asked for information on its members by national and international consortia. In order to accurately represent your college, please submit your survey today.

CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & FALL WORKSHOP ON "BUILDING ALLIANCES"

CCIE will host it's annual business meeting at the CCLC convention, NOVEMBER 20 from 8:30 - 12:30. From 8:30 - 9:30, we will have our annual Business meeting. At this meeting we will discuss revision of the CCIE Bylaws, CCIE Grant/ Scholarship program and overall goals and directions for CCIE in the upcoming decade. An open workshop, "Building Alliances" will follow from 9:30 - 12:30. In accordance with a recently awarded Fund for Instructional Improvement Grant, we will discuss how CCIE can build alliances within and between colleges/districts. We want your input! Please plan to attend these important sessions.

NCAGE FORUM

Northern California Advocates for Global Education (NCAGE) held it's 3rd Annual Forum on October 31, "International Development Projects and American Higher Education." The Plenary speaker was Dr. Ralph Smuckler, former Deputy assistant administrator for Technical Assistance at USAID. Institutional Perspectives were provided by Dr. Pamela Milchrist, Sacramento State University; Dr. Peter Pfaelzer, San Francisco State University; Dr. Deloris Donovan, University of San Francisco, Peter Kellams, St. Louis Community College, and Nicholas Gurney, Vista College. An Overseas Perspective was provided by David Streckfuss, Resident Director of the Council Study Center at Khon Kaen University in Thailand. Finally, Faculty perspectives were provided by Dr. Ed Lamie, CSU Stanislaus, and William Mallios, CSU Fresno.

IIP RECEIVES FII RESEARCH GRANT

The Institute for International Programs, of the Los Angeles Community College District, in cooperation with California Colleges for International Education, has received a California State Chancellor's Fund for Instructional Improvement Research Grant, "Building on State Alliances to Support International/ Intercultural Education." This grant will employ a combination of theoretical, pragmatic and field-directed analysis to foster the development of a statewide network on international/ intercultural education. The research project will be conducted in alliance with the consortium California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) and will network with other state consortia that sponsor international/intercultural education. The research will delineate means to a) foster the development of a statewide Alliance to promote and support international/intercultural education; b) establish a Clearinghouse to serve as a resource base which will disseminate research updates via a bimonthly newsletter, project profiles, special reports, and an Alliance Website/Listserv; and, c) institutionalize international/ intercultural education in the college community through eight faculty/staff mini-grants and two specially funded project competitions, a series of workshops, and an annual forum. Despite the existence of state consortia in this field, no attempt has been made to create an on-going Alliance between them. Except for the CCIE Annual Report, which documents international/ intercultural educational activities of its sixty-two member colleges, no attempts have been made to maintain a Clearinghouse. Finally, except for inclusion of international/intercultural education as a component of some college mission statements, insufficient institutionalization has occurred. This two-year grant will enhance the communication and collaboration between various state consortia and provide a foundation for building upon existing international/intercultural ventures.

WEB-LINKS

Please note the following new Web-sites:

Orange Coast International Center: http://www.occ.cccd.edu/intl_stud/index1.html

Coast District Study Abroad: http://www.cccd.edu/studyabroad

Washington Policy Seminar: Improving the Dialogue Among International Agencies, Governments and Higher Education: http://222. erols.com/iseerisk/cies/

Multicultural Web-Page: http://www.snowcrest.net/williams/wavelengths

Web of Culture: http://www.worldculture.com/

CCIE MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Each month the CCIE Newsletter spotlights member colleges. Representatives are contacted to report what they are doing that is special and what specific assistance they need. Please contact Rosalind if there is anything regarding your programs that you would like to share with CCIE representatives.

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHT

DeANZA College By Dwayne Kubo

The Intercultural/International Studies Division at De Anza College just completed curriculum work in World Art History and World History. In conjunction with the Art History department, an interdisciplinary, three-quarter sequence in non-western art history, up through and including multicultural arts in the USA, was passed through the curriculum committee. A full-time art history instructor with an emphasis in non-western art will be hired to coordinate this area. Also, in conjunction with the History Department, the IIS Division is finalizing a three-quarter sequence in World History. Beginning with Ancient Peoples, then continuing with The Emerging World Order and finishing with the 20th Century, this interdisciplinary, multi-perspective series will trace world cultures from prehistoric times through the 20th century in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceania. A full-time instructor of World History is also currently being sought for a joint appointment in History and Intercultural Studies.

CCIE 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 Edition, and in our upcoming Web-page, please mail updates by December 15.

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS IN A DIFFERENT SETTING

Send information regarding non-traditional study abroad program

SPRING 1998

Foothill/DeAnza: Vietnam (415) 949-7077; LACCD: Prague (213) 891-2288;

Santa Monica: Bulgaria; Cyprus; Ecuador; India Israel; Greece; Hungary; Jamaica; Nicaragua; Russia; Switzerland; (310) 452-9270

SUMMER 1998

LACCD: Bali; China (Business); Dublin (213) 891-2288

CIES CONFERENCE

The Comparative and International Education Society Western Region Conference will be held November 14-15 at the University of Southern California. For additional information on program and conference registration, please contact, Rosalind (818) 882-9931.

CCIE HIGHLIGHTS

The November CCIE Newsletter monthly highlights has an emphasis on FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAMS. The December Highlight will be INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. If you have specific information on this topic that you would like to share, please send it to Rosalind.

FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

CCIE has a long history of Faculty/Administrative exchange programs. In 1989, CCIE colleges supported four such programs. That number rose to five programs in 1992, nine programs in 1995 and ten programs for 1997. Exchanges benefit domestic faculty by providing them and their families with life experiences that they later can bring back to the college and their classrooms. Exchanges also benefit domestic students by having them come in contact with faculty from another country.

CCIE Exchange Programs: 1996-1997.

Foothill/DeAnza: ESL & CIS faculty to Brazil for one month.

Hartnell: Spanish Faculty to Argentina.

LACCD: 6 week Administrative exchange between LAHC and Lithuania

Rancho Santiago: Faculty to Instituto Technologica, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico

San Diego: Faculty came from CECATI, Guanajuato, Mexico. Business exchange between Mesa College and Sydney Institute of Technology.

San Jose/Evergreen: Exchange with the U.K.

State Center: Continued exchanges with Guyana and Hungary.

Yosemite CCD: Brought in a counselor from Elgin Community College for Spring Semester.

CCIE Exchange Programs: 1997-1998

Foothill/DeAnza: ESL & CIS faculty to Brazil for one month.

LACCD: Administrator exchange with Lithuania; exchanges with Thailand.

Rio Hondo: Exchange with the U.K.

San Diego: Mesa faculty exchange with the U.K.

San Francisco: Exchange with the U.K.

San Jose/Evergreen: Exchange with the U.K.

State Center: Continued exchanges with Guyana and Hungary.

CCIE DUES REMINDER

It is time once again to pay your CCIE membership dues. The only way for CCIE to survive is as a unit. In order for CCIE to continue holding workshops, giving faculty grants and student scholarships, and providing updated information, we must have money that comes from membership dues. Please urge your college to pay its annual dues and to place CCIE dues in future budgets!

COMMUNITY SERVICE AROUND THE WORLD

The "Community Service Around the World" Conference and Opportunities Fair will promote responsible international volunteering for community college students. The even is open to the public for a $ 10 fee. The event is sponsored by the LaFetra Operating Foundation which supports individuals from the United States seeking service learning experiences with community organizations throughout the World. The conference will take place November 14-15 at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union Building. For additional information, call (510) 763-9206 or e-mail: world@lafetra.org.

CCIE's WEB PAGE

Finally! CCIE is very close to having it's own WEB-page. Please send URLs to Rosalind so that they can be included as links. Any additions and/or updates to your international programs, including up-to-date information on study abroad programs should be sent to Rosalind. We are also working on a CCIE Listserv! Keep a look-out for it!!

PALESTINIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE MODELS

The ACIIE has recently made contact with representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education of the Palestinian National Authority. There are sixteen community colleges in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, who are working to raise their profile and encourage more students to enter their programs, as there is a great need for a skilled workforce, especially in the areas of air conditioning, auto mechanics, architecture, civil engineering. They are especially looking to improve the technical training component of their colleges in the areas of nursing, tourism, and hospitality. They would very much like to partner with U.S. community colleges to achieve these goals. For those interested in establishing relationships, contact: Mr. Ziad Jweiles, Director General for Community Colleges, Ministry of Higher Education. PO Box 17360, Jerusalem. Ramalllah, Palestine Telephone: 02-9982600 Fax: 02-9954518.

CIEE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS

COSTA RICA: Jan. 4- 14

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & HAITI: Jan. 11 - 20

GHANA: Jan. 4 - 14

NORTHERN IRELAND: Jan. 4 - 10.

SUMMER PROGRAMS: June/July

BRAZIL - Business

CHILE: Economics

CHINA: Environmental Problems

CROATIA: Reconstruction

GERMANY: Contemporary Issues

HUNGARY - Transition

LONDON: Art, Theater

MEXICO: NAFTA

RUSSIA: Human Rights

SOUTH AFRICA: Dynamics

TURKEY: Understanding Islam

VIETNAM: Recovery.

Application deadline is April 1.

For information call 1-888-COUNCIL or e-mail: IFDSRegistrar@ciee.org.

GENERAL CALENDAR

November 1-5. "World Conference of the WWW, Internet and Intranet." Toronto. http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet

November 3-7. "21st Century Challenge: Technological and Vocational Curriculum and Instruction," Taipei, e-mail: laeyer@mcu.edu.tev.

November 14-15. "From Internationalization to Globalization: Changing Contexts and Content of Education", CIES Western Regional Conference, Los Angeles, e-mail: rabyrl@aol.com

November 17 - 20. "Partnerships Without Borders" 2nd International Conference on Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage. Arizona State University. E-mail: donna@hispanic.com

November 20 "CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING" Oakland Marriott at the CCLC Convention. December 1-4. "Educational Innovations for Sustainable Development." 3rd UNESCO-ACEID Conference. Bangkok.

E-mail: rmaclean@mozart.inet.co.th

March 30 - April 3, 1998. "UNESCO Asia-Pacific International Conference" Melborne. E-mail: geoff.haw@dse.vic.gov.au

April 16 - 18. "Asian Popular Culture," at University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Call for papers and registration. URL:http://web. uvic.ca/hrd/capipopcult

April 5 - 8. "NASBITE 98: A Global Round-Up" NASBITE Conference. Forth Worth, Texas. Contact: Martha Camarillo (972) 238-6943 or e-mail: mlc8415@dcccd.edu

July 12-17, 1998. "Education, Equity and Transformation", World Congress of Comparative Education Societies 10th World Congress, Cape Town. E-mail: sally@medicine.uct.ac.za

July/August 1998. UCLA Summer International Institute Programs. Ten day intensive programs in area concentrations of Africa, East Asia/Pacific Rim; Europe; Latin America, Middle East, and International Relations. Special Community College program included.

For additional information, contact Rosalind Raby

E-mail: rabyrl@aol.com.

EDITOR ROSALIND RABY