November 2001: vol. 11, no. 3 

California Colleges For International Education

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International Education Updates

Nov. 15: CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Please plan to attend the Annual CCIE Business Meeting at the Riverside Convention Center (at the CCLC Convention) 8:30 - 12:30 p.m.. Special Guest Speakers will be Dr. Victoria Morrow, State Chancellor's Office; Dr. Salvatore Rotella, President Riverside College and Past-President of CCIE; and Dr. Edward Valeau, President Hartnell College and Current CCIE President.

SPRING 2002 INMP

The INMP is a collaborative undertaking that uses an international negotiations simulation via networked computers and the INTERNET to help internationalize all community college classes. Each participating class adopts the role of a different country and negotiates from the point of view of that country or a non-governmental organization (NGO) that is affiliated with that country. At the conclusion of the project, students are familiar with the culture, economy, history and politics of other countries, interrelationships of nations, art of negotiation, and with techniques involved in utilizing the internet. Faculty have given very positive evaluations to this project, noting that participation was a career-altering experience and that they will never be able to teach their classes again without an international perspective. Students also acknowledged that this was an exceptional learning experience.

For Spring 2002, 14 nationwide community colleges will participate. There is still room for an additional 3 California community colleges. INMP has been applied in a range of disciplines, including Biology, Business, Economics, French Language, English, History, Math, Sociology, Physical Geography, Political Science and Psychology.

Participation in the 2002 Program includes the following:

  1. mandatory orientation workshop November 30 (9:00 - 5:00) and December 1 (9:00 - 12:30) at Whittier College.
  2. Registration fee for the Spring Simulation of $ 1,000
  3. Integration of INMP into a Spring Semester, 2002 course

All faculty and administrators are invited to attend the orientation workshop at no charge for introduction to this innovative program. For additional information, contact Rosalind.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

The State Department announced the 2nd Annual International Education Week - November 12 - 16, 2001. UNESCO and the European Union will arrange a series of activities. The International Education Week Initiative is part of an effort to encourage policies and programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States. We welcome the participation of all individuals and institutions, including embassies, businesses, international organizations, and colleges.

The following are some CCIE ideas for your college's International Education Week Activities:

  • Attend the CCIE Annual Business Meeting - Nov. 15
  • Declare International Education Week at your college
  • Contact local media (TV, radio, print, electronic) to highlightyour college's activities during the week.
  • Ask local Fulbright, or other exchange alumni to share their experiences with faculty/staff.
  • Visit local schools to speak about community college study abroad programs.
  • Conduct workshops and brown-bag lunch sessions to examine international educationand its impact on your college.
  • Invite foreign students to share their language and culture in school classrooms.
  • Build classroom-to-classroom connections between your localschools and an international school Via the Internet.
  • Partner with local business institutions and the Chamber of Commerce to highlight global economic connections.
  • Find a sister town/city and carry out a joint activity during the week.
  • Recruit local professionals with overseas experience to give career talks and serve as mentors to students and other professionals.
  • Faculty International Breakfast/ Luncheon hosted by International Students
  • Lunch folk dance/music series
  • Culture/friendship dinners
  • Study abroad fair
  • Culture exhibits/bazaar - invite local K-12 schools to attend
  • Study abroad returnee presentations in classrooms of departments that do not typically sponsor study abroad
  • Study abroad photo/art exhibit

Please let Rosalind know how your campus celebrated International Education Week. All descriptions will be included in the December CCIE Newsletter. For the latest regarding this year's IEW, visit: www.nafsa.org/content/PublicPolicy/USIntlEdPolicy/edWeek2001.htm.

GILMAN AWARDS UPDATES

Gilman Scholarships program - 1st cycle had 2,232 student applications for 139 awards. If any of your students have applied for this award, please let CCIE know so that we can share your success with others.

2nd Cycle Winter/Spring 2002

Awards of up to $5,000 are open ONLY to undergraduates who satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Applicant is a citizen of the United States. Permanent Residents are not eligible.
  2. Applicant is in good standing (community colleges ARE eligible)
  3. Applicant is receiving federal Pell Grant funding during theacademic term of his/her application
  4. Applicant is applying to OR has been accepted to a credit-granted study abroad program that begins January 1 - April 30, 2002. Proof of program acceptance is required for the FINAL award disbursement.
  5. Applicant will not study in a country which is currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State.
  6. Applicant must comply with the Fly America Act, which stipulates that recipients of federal funds fly on US Flagged Carriers.

For more information contact: gilman@iie.org

SAFETY, HEALTH, LEGAL, & ETHICAL ISSUES SECTION

In light of recent events, the CCIE Newsletter now includes a monthly section on Safety, Legal, Ethical and Health Issues regarding all international educational programs, including on-going discussions AND responses from our members.

Additional resources:

Promoting Health and Safety in Study Abroad - SECUSSA Website
Health & Safety Guidelines - by the Interorganizational Task Force on Safety & Responsibility in Study Abroad
Safety-monitoring Websites - compiled by Les McCabe of Semester at Sea
Crisis Management in a Cross-Cultural Setting - NAFSA 2001, Patricia A. Burak and William W. Hoffa, Editors
Internet Resources for Education Abroad - by William Nolting
SECUSSA "Safety and Security"

SAFETI SUGGESTIONS

The SAFETI website has provided excellent tips for all colleges that engage in study abroad:

  1. Develop Contingency Plans: for each program site abroad which considers the possible worst-case scenarios that you and your crisis management team consider important at this time. As emphasized by SECUSSA leadership, think through all the possible worst-case scenarios in every part of the world where you have students, and plan on support for the response steps necessary to respond in the US and abroad. The SAFETI Adaptation of Peace Corps Resources: Crisis Management Plan can help you with the development of a crisis management plan and with contingency
  2. Provide Clear Instructions to Students, Staff, and Faculty in the form of an Emergency Response Card and/or Checklist: Students, faculty, and staff should be prepared to respond individually and with their group in the case of an emergency. Along with group meetings and discussions, it is important that faculty, staff and students come away with a document that they can easily refer to at any time. By giving them an Emergency Response Card and/or Checklist (laminated if possible) which could fit in their purse or wallet, with actions to take and contact information abroad and in the US, which could be available 24 hours per day. Make sure the information is clear and simple (who should they contact in the country where they are living, while traveling independently, at the sponsoring organization office, and at their home campus, 24 hours per day (campus security?), how can they be provided with 24 hour emergency assistance and insurance coverage, if something happens to the program office, what c ould they do). Make the information available in English with guidance on relevant terms in the language of the country abroad (hospital, "911" equivalent, dealing with police, etc.).
  3. Cooperate with Other Institutions that Deal with US Study Abroad Students in the Country Abroad (this includes other US study abroad programs, host country institutions, government agencies, and student support organizations). It is important to connect with institutions abroad that have comprehensive infrastructures and support services which can help as partners for medical, counseling, evacuation, and other support to enhance your ability to provide support for students and programs. Additionally, a US study abroad provider may be able to provide advice for a host country college, university or study abroad provider on effective methods for dealing with US students abroad (We may see each other at NAFSA Conferences once a year, but, now is a time where working together can make all the difference).
  4. Take Care of Yourself: To support others effectively, it is critical that you and each of your faculty and staff members abroad maintain their own physical and emotional health. Give yourself and others the opportunity to talk through personal issues with a counselor in the US and abroad when needed.

SAFETY & AVOIDANCE

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 27, 2001 issue (A-12 - A16) details the tragic death of a graduate student who died two months after coming down from a mountain, on a trip directed by a faculty member from Ohio State University, climbing the Himalayas. This took place in 1997 and the parents of the student took part in a law suit in 1999, against the faculty member and Ohio State. The case was lost in March. Although, at this stage, the plaintiff's suit was denied, it raises questions about where institutions should or should not be involved in programs abroad.

NEW RESOURCES

Gary Rhodes has provided a list of new resources from the Special Edition of the Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information (SAFETI) Newsletter.

FEINSTEIN PROPOSES NEW LEGISLATION

Several repercussions have resulted from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) proposed international student tracking legislation. Various educational groups wrote letters, including CCIE, and Feinstein revised much of her proposal.

On October 15, at the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information, Feinstein (chair) announced that colleges will be expected to help pay for new monitoring system. She added that "most foreign students legitimately come to the U.S. to study and, indeed, they provide a great contribution -- certainly financial contributions as well as others -- to our institutions . . . However, I do have a concern that in the last 10 years, more than 16,000 students came from such terrorist-supporting states as Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, and Syria." She also repeated her claim that "the foreign student visa system is one of the most under-regulated systems we have today" and fully supported student tracking systems supported by student fees.

Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), fully supported Feinstein in her statements, adding: "I don't think it's much of a sacrifice from those who benefit from these programs to help us enforce these laws. I was dismayed that the first reaction (from the academic community to Feinstein's proposal of a moratorium on student visas) was concern about finances. We need cooperation on an enforceable system." Kyl added: "It seems to me that any student who wants to study in the U.S. could get access to U.S. dollars, the Internet and a credit card." Feinstein acknowledged college responses related to her suggestion for a moratorium and will work cooperatively with colleges as the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is institutionalized. Both colleges and the government want a database system. However, as David Ward, President, American Council on Education, voiced, college officials want federal funds (such as the set-aside $32.3 million federal emergency funds that have been already requested to the President) to be allocated to pay for the project. Ward made three additional requests to the Subcommittee: a) that INS be required to establish a clear timetable for implementation, with interim goals; b) that INS get technical specifications for participation in SEVIS to campuses as soon as possible; and c) that legislation include provision for an annual appropriation for the system, not just for start-up costs. Also at the Subcommittee meeting, INS Commissioner James Ziglar provided updates on the 1996 federal immigration law (SEVIS) that required INS to fully establish such a system by 2003. Ziglar noted that experimental forms of the student database now operate on some campuses and within three months at all ports of entry a consolidated consular database that will include digitized pictures of visa holders. Ziglar added that in addition to implementing SEVIS, "...there is a critical need to concurrently review and revise the process by which foreign students gain admission to the United States through the I-20 certification process as we build the system." The tracking system is supposed to be financed by a one-time $95 fee paid by foreign students who want to attend American universities. Since not all the funds have been collected, with the federal start-up money, INS might be able to beat the 2003 deadline.

Additional proposals to improve the student-visa system were provided, including requirements for colleges and universities to inform the INS within 30 days of the start of an academic term about the failure of any foreign student to appear for classes, and for the INS to notify colleges when a foreign student entered the country using forms endorsed by those institutions.

Feinstein concluded that even with federal assistance, students and/or colleges will still need significant financial contributions to keep the system running. Kyle added that "it is the least institutions can do, since foreign students' tuition dollars help fill colleges' coffers. "I don't think it's too much of a sacrifice to help us enforce the laws we benefit from."

In conclusion, the October 16 subcommittee meeting highlighted the issue of WHO will pay for the INS database system - the federal government, the colleges or the students.

KENNEDY IMMIGRATION BILL

On October 17, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and co-sponsor Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduced legislation that will authorize start-up funding for a computerized student tracking system, mandate the INS to review institutions authorized to issue I-20 forms to foreign students, and require the State Department to provide enhanced training for consular officers. The bill will address a broad range of security concerns involving immigration, including improved 'look-out' lists, use of biometric data such as photos and fingerprints, and an automated entry/exit system. Kennedy chairs the Senate Immigration Subcommittee. While the bill only provides start-up funding for SEVIS, Kennedy does favor ongoing federal funding. Representatives from INS and the American Immigration Lawyers Association all supported the need for ongoing appropriations rather than a fee-based system to pay for the database system.

I-20s SCRUTINY

At the October 17 Subcommittee Hearing was also a discussion of the more than 26,000 educational institutions authorized to issue I-20s that allow international students to obtain visas. Periodic review is recommended to see of these institutions are professional and competent, and that they comply with reporting and record keeping responsibilities or risk losing their authority to issue I-20s. This review, however, is sporadic due to lack of INS resources. All present agreed on the importance of maintaining the presence of international students on American campuses. However, there is an urgent need to strengthen Consular Training. "This legislation will require the State Department to provide specialized training for consular officers in the effective screening of visa applicants who pose a potential threat to the U.S.

DID YOU CANCEL PROGRAMS?

To date, a majority of CCIE study abroad programs in Europe, Latin America and Asia have continued as planned. Please update CCIE on any program that has been canceled. Also, please let us know of any future programs that have or will be canceled. Finally, please provide updates on your study abroad policies and actual experiences for refunds.

NAFSA & SEVIS

While NAFSA still has reservations about the proposed system for tracking international students, it recognizes that there are extraordinary political pressures to get a much firmer hand on tracking international students. NAFSA has concluded that SEVIS (especially if fully funded) seems to be the best outcome we can hope for under current circumstances. For the latest see Public Policy "NAFSA ON THE ISSUES

VISA STATUS OF TERRORISTS

On October 12, INS publically announced, for the first time, that of the 19 suspected terrorists involved in the September 11 events: 10 entered the country legally and remained in legal status; three entered legally and had fallen out of status; and INS has found no records for six.

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Study Abroad Brochure details programs, including brief description, location, dates, prices, contact and phone numbers. The Winter 2002 Edition is included in this mailing. For inclusion of your college and/or revisions for the Summer 2002 Edition, (which lists programs from Summer 2002 - 2004), and in the CCIE Web-page, please mail updates to Rosalind by February 15.

NATIONAL VIDEO-CONFERENCE

A CIIE, CCID and the Stanley Foundation are sponsoring a national video-conference for community colleges, "Managing Liability and Risk in International Programs." This live broadcast is scheduled for November 14, 2001, 2:00-4:00 pm ET.

This video conference will target:

  • Basic principles of risk management
  • Developing a risk management program
  • Effective orientation programs
  • Health and safety issues and anticipating and safeguarding against common risks
  • Travel contractor bankruptcy
  • Student or faculty physical or emotional illness or personal injury
  • Sexual harassment or student exploitation
  • Common carrier accidents

For registration, contact: tmikula@kirkwood.cc.ia.us

NAFSA REGION XII CONFERENCE

Please plan to attend the CCIE workshops at NAFSA Region XII conference in Palm Springs.

Nov. 6 - 4:00 p.m. "Sharing Best Practices: International Student Orientation Programs"

Nov. 7 - 8:15 a.m. "Building Advocacy for International Educational Programs"

In light of recent events, open communication has never been needed as much. We hope that many of our CCIE members will be able to participate in these sessions.

CCIE COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT & HIGHLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges are provided in every Newsletter. Please send updates of any information that you would like to share about your college and related international educational activities to Rosalind. The November Spotlight is on 2 of our members: Hartnell College and Lake Tahoe College.

LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Submitted by Guy Lease, President.

Lake Tahoe recently initiated several new international education programs

  1. A partnership with the Foothill/DeAnza CCD study abroad mini-consortia. This Fall, Lake Tahoe sent 31 students and one faculty member to Salamanca, Spain. 27 students and two faculty from Foothill and DeAnza Colleges participated in the same program.
  2. In Fall 2001, the college formally brought the first group of 7 International Education students through the Youth For Understanding program. The YFU is a worldwide organization which has been coordinating educational youth exchanges for fifty years. As LTCC ventures into the arena of international education, YFU has become an ideal partner in promoting understanding and cultural diversity. Students from seven countries have made a year-long commitment to study at LTCC. They bring with them a devotion to learning and a distinct richness to campus life. We were told in advance, they may be the best students you have on your campus. They are here now and that statement may be accurate. A great group!
  3. Last summer, the college held an Intensive Spanish Summer Institute with 557 students, 49 faculty, and 57 conversation leaders. Students had an opportunity to choose from 257 break out sessions in addition to the daily 6 hour conversation/ grammar class. Several students and faculty came from other states, Mexico, and Spain. 8 language study scholarships for study abroad were awarded to participants.
  4. Lake Tahoe participated in the International Education Council which is made up of CCC folks interested in foreign language instruction and encouraging foreign language instructors and students to study abroad in a country in which the language they are teaching or studying is spoken. The goal of the IEC is to improve foreign language instruction in the California Community Colleges. Guy Lease serves on the board of directors for IEC (see related story on IEC).
  5. Lake Tahoe has a new full-time International Education Program Coordinator, Dr. Dounald Thomas. Dr. Thomas lived in Salamanca for 5 years and 5 years before that in Quito, Ecuador. He has also conducted work in Japan, Thailand, India, and Germany. His e-mail is: Dthomas@ltcc.cc.ca.us

HARTNELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

In an effort to continue and expand Hartnell's interest in international relations, last year the Center for International/Intercultural Education was established. For Fall, 2001, the Center will sponsor an International Week. The activities will include an International Bazaar and Educational and International Job Fair on Monday, October 22, 2001. A keynote speaker, luncheon and workshops and entertainment will be the highlights for Wednesday, October 24th, which is United Nations Day. On Thursday, October 25th, the college will present an International Progressive Dinner and visual and performing art forms from a variety of cultures.

The College is planning for the activities of this week to be an impetus for campus-wide involvement of the faculty, staff and students in global issues. The end goal is to use these activities to promote international/intercultural education on campus and to allow students to familiarize themselves with international issues as well as educational and career opportunities. The week's activities and the speaker in particular will strengthen the diversity initiatives of our campus. In addition, it is hoped that these activities will bring awareness of international issues and the wealth of our cultural diversity to the community at large and the Hartnell community.

CCIE HIGHLIGHTS

Every issue, CCIE Newsletter highlights specific international education programs offered by it's members. The highlight for November is on a general view of CCIE programs as reported in the 2000-2001 Annual Report. The December Highlight will be on Faculty Exchanges. If you have specific information on any topic that you would like to share for publication, please send it to Rosalind.

Key Findings: 2000-2001 Annual Report

Percentages refer to number of CCIE member colleges

* 31% supported international education for over 10 years.

* 58% have full-time people working in an international education office. Of these, 27% work with International Students and 14% with Study Abroad Programs.

* 14% have part-time people working in an international education office. Of these, 7% work with Study Abroad Programs.

* 40% have part-time people or volunteers working with no defined international education office. This is a 26% increase from 26% from last year.

* 48% explicitly mention international education in their mission statements, 12% mention it in their Master Plan, Annual Priorities and/or Strategic Plans. 57% refer to international education at least on one of the following: Master Plan, Annual Priorities and Strategic Plan.

* 31% do not refer to International Education in either College Master Plan, Annual Priorities and Strategic Plans

* A total of 18 grants were received by 15% of membership to promote programs. 66% of all grants received were awarded to a District level and 33% went to individual colleges within a district.

* 100% offer international student programs with enrollments ranging from 1-2,702 students. 3 colleges have between 600-899 students.

* 48% colleges offer all three international student support programs (separate admissions, guidance, counseling and staff).

* 45% offer five or more foreign language programs. 17% offer eight or more foreign language programs.

* 90% conduct study abroad and/or work abroad programs.

* 33% had faculty participate in a national internationalizing curriculum programs. 17% introduced new international modules or classes for the 1999-2000 academic year.

* offer A.A. Degree/ Certificate programs in: Ethnic Studies, 7%; Intercultural Studies 7%; International Business 87%; International Studies 19%. An average of 25 - 250 students are enrolled per program.

* 38% conducted international development or /international contract training programs.

* 33% have international distance learning programs.

* 14% have sister-city connections.

* 1 CCIE Member College reported a faculty exchange (one-way or two-way exchanges). This college sent 4 separate exchanges.

INDONESIAN COLLEGE SEEKS ASSISTANCE

Don Culton, Director of International Education at South Orange Co. Community College District shares the following information with CCIE members. A private technical college in beautiful Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia is seeking community college contracts in the U.S. Specifically, they are looking for instructors who might be interested in providing advice and assistance in IT and bio-engineering. Contact by e-mail: Irawan Hadi of Kampus II AKBA.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LANGUAGE FACULTY

The International Education Council (IEC) offers scholarships from institutes worldwide to promote global study and cultural exchange, enhance teachers' linguistic and cultural competencies, and strengthen effectiveness of language instruction in California Community Colleges. Congratulations are extended to the 2001 recipients who are available to share their experiences and with students and colleagues around the state. CCIE is pleased to note that all scholarship recipients, except for one, come from CCIE member colleges.

Don Quixote In Country Language Schools - Spain

  • Dr. Douglas Duno, Chaffey College
  • Carol Pomares, American River College
  • Nancy Stucker, Cabrillo College
  • Sharon Ferrar-Baradat, Fresno City College
Accord Ecole de Langues - Paris, France

  • Genevieve Flett, Sacramento City College
  • Lynda Southwick, Mendocino College
  • Eve Taylor, Fresno City College
  • Daunelle Wulstein, Lake Tahoe Community College

Centre International d'Antibes - France

  • Dominique Merrill, Los Angeles Valley College
  • Jan Burlingham, Santa Rosa Junior College

DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS

Please send Rosalind information regarding your colleges' non-traditional study abroad programs.

Spring 2002

  • Russia: Foothill
  • Greece: South Orange Co. CCD
  • Australia: San Diego CCD;
  • China: San Francisco
  • Indonesia: South Orange Co. CCD: Culinary Arts Program

Summer 2002

  • Ireland: Citrus; Coast CCD; Foothill/DeAnza CCD; Glendale; North Orange Co.
  • Germany: San Diego CCD - Art History
  • Prague: Glendale
  • Austria: Citrus; Santa Monica
  • Greece: Glendale; South Orange Co. CCD - Drama
  • Poland: West L.A.
  • Turkey: South Orange Co. CCD
  • Bali: Glendale
  • Tahiti: Santa Monica
  • Australia/New Zealand: Shasta
  • Vietnam: Foothill/DeAnza CCD
  • Japan: Glendale; Riverside; South Orange Co. CCD
  • China: L.A. Pierce & WLAC - Business; Long Beach - Environ. Geology; South Orange Co. CCD - Civilization and Martial Arts
  • Mongolia: San Francisco
  • Thailand: South Orange Co. CCD: Sports Medicine
  • Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia: San Francisco
  • Brazil: State Center
  • Venezuela: Siskiyous
  • Guatemala: Siskiyous
  • Peru: Siskiyous
  • Mexico/Cuba: South Orange Co. CCD - Anthropology
  • Quebec: Foothill/DeAnza

Fall 2002

  • China: Santa Barbara; South Orange Co. CCD;
  • Colonial America: Glendale

Winter/Spring Break 2002/2003

  • Israel: WLAC
  • Australia/New Zealand: Glendale
  • Vietnam: San Francisco
  • Japan: San Francisco
  • Bali: South Orange Co. CCD - Culinary Arts

COLLEGE MODERN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

The Chronicle of Higher Education 10/5/01 issue (page A10) reports a renewed demand for modern language specialists. In light of recent world events, senior associate Jerry Lampe, National Foreign Language Center, notes a "dearth of advanced Arabic programs" with only 24 colleges nationwide offering courses for "professional competency." Phyllis Franklin, executive director, Modern Language Association claims that interest exists, but money to support these typically small programs is not. MLA accounting lists the following:

  1990 (# of students) 1995 (# of students) 1998 (# of students)
Spanish 400,121 443,069 477,086
French 228,106 174,836 169,257
Russian 21,505 22,729 41,154
Chinese 15,984 22,008 28,898
Arabic 3,052 4,248 4,347

CCIE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

CCIE member colleges offer 26 different languages at their campuses. The following colleges are offering the following language instruction:

  • Arabic: Coastline; Grossmont; DeAnza; LACC; Monterey Peninsula CCD; Pasadena; Riverside; San Diego City; San Mateo (grammar, writers in translation and conversational); San Francisco (non-credit)
  • Aramaic: Cuyamaca
  • Farsi/Persian: Coastline; Santa Monica; San Francisco (non-credit)
  • Hindi: San Francisco (non-credit)

NEW GRANTS

The US Department of Education announces the Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Program CFDA No. 84.337A. The object is to use innovative techniques to address teaching and research needs in international education and foreignlanguages. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 30, 2001. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: January 29, 2002.

For more information, visit: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/index.html

SOCCIS SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS

SOCCIS, the Southern California Consortium on International Studies supports various Public Events. All CCIE members are welcome to attend. Information is from the Asian, East-Asian and Japanese Studies Events Calendar, the Center for Globalization and Policy Research and the UCLA Burkle Centre for International Relations Series.

On-line information: www.isop.ucla.edu/bcir/seminar_series.htm

Through November 11: Shi-tro Mandala: San Diego Museum of Art

Nov. 13: Jack Valenti, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association

Nov. 14: GEOFFREY GARRETT, Vice-Provost, International Studies and Overseas Programs, UCLA; "The Consequences of Globalization"

Nov. 20: Tad Daley, BCIR Visiting Scholar, Former Vice President of Alan Cranston's Global Security Institute, Former Candidate for U.S. Congress representing L.A., April 2001, "Reinventing the United Nations System"

Dec. 5: J. ANN TICKNER, Director, Center for International Studies, USC; "The Gendered Frontiers of Globalization"

Jan. 23: BENJAMIN COHEN, Department of Political Science, UC, Santa Barbara"Is Globalization Making National Currencies Obsolete?"

Jan.30: MICHAEL STORPER, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA. "The Economic Geography of the Internet Age"

Feb. 6: JOHN ZYSMAN, Co-Director of the Berkeley Round Table on the International Economy, UC Berkeley; Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Feb. 13: DEEPAK LAL, Department of Economics, UCLA "Globalization and Order"

Feb. 20: ROBERT BRENNER, Director, Center for Social Theory and Comparative History; Department of History, UCLA"Boom, Bubble, and Bust: U.S. and World Economy"

UCLA Brown Bag Meetings

Dec 3: Samuel Yamashita, History, Pomona College

Jan 26: Nikkei Bruin Symposium on Religion in Japanese American Communities

Feb 11: Nam-lin Hur, University, British Columbia

Mar 4: Yoko Arisaka, Philosophy, University of San Francisco

Apr 19-20: Two-day Conference on Sensibilities of Transformation: Linguistic Turn and Contemporary Japanese Literary CriticismJune 3 Gregory Phlugfelder, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia Univ.

CCIE THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

CCIE will be hosting a series of thematic workshops for 2001-2001. Look for flyers with details.

Internationalizing the Curriculum Workshop: Nov. 30 at Whittier College

Current Issues in Study Abroad Workshop: Lake Tahoe College May 3 and 4 (estimated)

Legal Issues in Study Abroad Workshop: Santa Barbara College. Date TBD

Several other workshops are also being planned. For suggestions on themes, please contact Rosalind.

CCIE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are upcoming events of interest to CCIE members:

Nov. 6: CCIE Panel: International Student Orientation Programs - Sharing Best Practice" 4:00

Nov. 7: CCIE Panel: Building Advocacy for International Educational Programs at 8:15 a.m.

Nov. 9-10: "CIES Western Regional International and Comparative Education Conference" at Stanford. For information contact Rosalind

NOV. 15: CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: Riverside Convention Center: 8:30 - 12:30

Nov. 16: CCIE sponsored panel at CCLC "New Directions Panel"

Nov. 30 - Dec. 1: INMP (International Negotiations Modules Project) Faculty Training Workshop. Whittier College. For information contact Rosalind.

April 10 -13: NASBITE Conference. Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco

CCIE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

CCIE welcomes two new member colleges: Gavilan College and Mt. San Jacinto College. Updates on these colleges will be provided in future Newsletters. WELCOME!

BENEFITS OF CCIE MEMBERSHIP

  • allows college faculty, staff and students, to participate in CCIE sponsored meetings and thematic workshop, and receive a monthly newsletter that serves to advance these efforts.
  • participation in annual faculty grant & student scholarship competition
  • provides members with the ability to share information on programs that can lead to collaborative ventures through CCIE clearinghouse webpage and brochures.

CCIE DUES UPDATE

As a way to thank our member colleges, we will list colleges who are current with their 2001-2002 Dues. To be included in our next list, we ask that you process your CCIE invoice as soon as possible.

87% of our members paid their 2000-2001 dues by June 30, 2001.

CCIE Supporting Members as of Nov. 1, 2001: Cabrillo; Citrus; East L.A., Gavilan, Glendale; Hartnell; Mt. San Jacinto; Napa Valley; Riverside; San Diego CCD; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; Sierra; and Yosemite CCD.


Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

Editor Rosalind Raby, Ph.D. Director of Communications