December 2003: vol. 13, no. 3

California Colleges For International Education

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In this issue:

    * CCIE Spring Conference: March 4-6, Monterey
    * New Online Intercultural Resource for Education Abroad
    * American Forum for Global Education: South Asia curriculum resource
    * Study Abroad Spring Brochure
    * CCIE College Spotlight Requests
    * Scholarship Updates
    * Benefit of Membership

CCIE Spring Conference: March 4-6, Monterey

International Education: Shaping America's role in the Global Community

According to the Strategic Task Force on Education Abroad: "America has a serious deficit in global competence and moreover, Americans are disconnected from the rest of the world at a time when anti-American sentiments run high over the war in Iraq and the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York and Washington." The 2003 ACE report, "Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses," concurs with this research that despite decades of effort, the vast majority of U.S. post-secondary institutions are not institutionalizing and internationalized curriculum. The time is now for California community colleges to be that vital component that assists in the internationalization of the curriculum, our students and faculty and college community. The CCIE Spring Conference will bring opportunities for sharing international and intercultural expertise and to bring to light current issues and discussions that are pivotal to ensuring that community colleges educate citizens of the world.

Who Should Attend:

College Presidents/Chancellors; Trustees; Study Abroad Directors; Faculty; Governmental Officials

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Leon Panetta: "Is Education Failing our Democracy?"

Confirmed Closing Roundtable Speakers:

  • Senator Senator Bruce McPherson
  • Assemblyman Simon Salinas
  • Chancellor Mark Drummond

Special Speaker: Robert Henry, General Counsel, School and College Legal Services of California: "Legal Issues and Study Abroad: What Every Community College Leader Needs to Know"

1st Annual CCIE Scholarship Golf Tournament

The 18 hole Tournament will be held on Thursday, March 4th at the Old Del Monte Golf Course located next to the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Tee-off is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. and should take approximately 5 hours to play. All proceeds will go to the CCIE Student Scholarship Fund.

**New Special Speakers to be announced shortly**

Registration Information

    Golf Tournament:
    Pre-Registration (Members) $ 125.00
    Pre-Registration (Non-Members) $ 145.00

Conference Registration:

Registration Fee includes: Thursday Keynote Luncheon; Friday Breakfast & Evening Reception; Saturday Breakfast & Luncheon.

    Pre-Registration (Members) $ 165.00 (Non-Members) $ 185.00
    1-day Registration (Members) $ 120.00 (Non-Members) $ 150.00
    On-Site Registration (Members) $ 200.00 (Non-Members) $ 225.00

The conference will be held at the Monterey Regency Hyatt Hotel.

Rates:

  • Single: $ 139
  • Double: $ 139
  • Triple: $ 164
  • Quad: $ 189

Telephone: +1 831 372 1234

To Register - go to the CCIE web-site and click on Spring Conference.

For additional questions, please contact Rosalind Raby: rabyrl@aol.com

New Online Intercultural Resource for Education Abroad

"What's Up With Culture?"--a free, open-access Web site resource for U.S. study abroad students--is now available at www.pacific.edu/culture. The Web site contains resources drawn substantially from the integrated and linked orientation and reentry courses of the University of the Pacific's School of International Studies and incorporates a broad range of additional materials including adaptations of material from the predeparture sections of "Culture Matters," the Peace Corps' cross-cultural workbook. SECUSSA is facilitating a number of sessions at up-coming conferences to explain more about the evolution and uses of this new resource.

AMERICAN FORUM FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION SOUTH ASIA CURRICULUM RESOURCE

The American Forum for Global Education has completed a new curriculum resource on South Asia. This is an extensive resource for students, faculty and staff.

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Summer Study Abroad Brochure is attached to this newsletter. Please review and send revisions to Rosalind by January 12. The Spring Study Abroad Brochure is now available on the CCIE web-page. Please send revisions and updates to Rosalind for the Fall 2004 edition which will go on-line in April. 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:

2004-05 NSEP Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad

**Deadline February 12**

The Institute of International Education, a NAFSA Global Partner, is accepting applications for the 2004-05 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren undergraduate scholarships for study abroad during Summer 2004, Fall 2004, and Spring 2005. These scholarships provide funding for U.S. students to study abroad in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Award amounts range from a maximum of $10,000 a semester to $20,000 for an academic year. Application Deadline: February 12.

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