CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 7, No. 3 February 2009 Click Here to View Past Newsletters

In This Issue:

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & LEADERSHIP SKILLS WORKSHOP

CCIE offered our annual Business Meeting and Leadership Skills Workshop on November 20 at the CCLC convention. This years theme "Strengthening California Community College: Perspectives from Emerging Community College Leaders" was designed to help identify those skills that will help build new leadership with an understanding of the benefits of international education. The discussion was led by Claudia Acosta, College of the Canyons. Colleges must reexamine their role and function in preparing the next generation of students to live and work locally, but within a global economy. AACC and ACCT 2006 Joint Statements, seeks a rededication to global education to inspire and shape new educational strategies initiated to promote the shared goals of global connectedness and understanding. The discussion also provided information on resources and initiatives to help internationalize their colleges. Finally, the workshop shared the objectives of a Bureau of State Grant given to CCIE and College of the Canyons to promote study abroad in the fields of agriculture, public health, hospitality and tourism.

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CCIE DUES FOR 2008-2009

CCIE wants to remind all our members that not only is important to pay your dues. CCIE dues are collected on the academic year - July 1 - June 30. It is critical that every member be current with their dues in order for CCIE to continue to support activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants. If your college has not already processed your 2008-2009 dues, please make sure that the paperwork is being processed. Invoices for 2008-2009 have been mailed to your college. If you would like another invoice, please contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

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CC-OEA GRANT UPDATES

CCIE and College of the Canyons won a State Department Grant, Community College - Opportunities for Education Abroad (CC-OEA). This was the only community college awarded grant in education abroad given by the State Department for 2008. CC-OEA will expand education abroad opportunities at California community colleges by providing a model multi-disciplinary program, incentives for cross-institutional collaboration, and avenues to sustain internationalization efforts. The CC-OEA grant will document and disseminate best practices for future implementation by community colleges nationwide. CC-OEA grant activities include:

  • 4 Institutional Grants so that CCIE member colleges can develop and/or augment a education abroad program in agriculture, hospitality, public health or tourism. The deadline for the grant competition was January 12. Grant recipients will be announced in the next Newsletter.
  • A total of 77 Student Scholarships to participate in these newly designed programs. These scholarships are open to all CCIE member colleges and information will be announced in the next Newsletter.
  • Thematic Workshops and travel-grants for faculty/staff to attend.
  • Student Survey

Announcements for Workshops and Student Survey will be forthcoming.

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POCCSA GRANT UPDATES

CCIE was awarded an IFSA Foundation Grant to help further access to community college study abroad semester-length programs in California. We are now in the final year of the grant, Providing Opportunities to Community College Study Abroad (POCCSA). Planned activities for 2008-2009 include:

  • student scholarships up to $ 1,500 that will provide financial support for students who want to study abroad.
  • On-line survey to assist with dissemination of Standards of Best Practice.

Spring 2009 Student Scholarships (5th Cycle): Student awards will be announced in the next Newsletter

Fall 2009 Student Scholarships (6th Cycle): Scholarships range from $ 250 - $ 1500 and are available for students participating in a CCIE member college FALL 2009 semester-or quarter length program. For Student Scholarship criteria and application, please visit the CCIE webpage at www.ccieworld.org The Due date is JUNE 1.

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CIEE FACULTY/ADMINISTRATORS SUMMER INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS (IFDS)

CIEE International Seminars are intensive educational experiences that feature site visits, lectures, and discussions with overseas academics and colleagues. These seminars are open to faculty and administrators. Particular attention is being given to those from community colleges. Participants return to campus poised to incorporate an international dimension into administration, course design, research and teaching. 96% of attendees polled indicated that the seminar had a significant impact on his/her professional life. The CCIE web-page www.ccieworld.org will have a link for information on all the Faculty Seminars for 2009. You can also visit www.ciee.org/IFDS.aspx for applications. CIEE is offering CCIE members a 5% discount if five or more members from CCIE colleges participate in any of the Seminars.

For additional information, please contact: Teri Coviello, Manager, International Faculty Development Seminars, CIEE International Work & Study Programs
Tel: +1.207.553.4042, Fax: +1.207.553.5042, Email: tcoviello@ciee.org, Web: www.ciee.org/ifds

The following Seminars are being offered for 2009:

May 23 - May 30 Social and Political Challenges of the New Russia
May 24 - June 1 India: Religion in Society
May 24-June 2 Social and Political Transformations in Botswana
May 25 - June 5 Exploring the Coexistence and Challenges of Neighboring Cultures: Spain and Morocco
May 28 - June 6 A Fusion of Identities: Examining Peru´s Complex Past, Present, and Future
May 31 - June 10 Building a Multiracial, Multicultural Society in South Africa
June 1- June 11 Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization: Chile and Argentina
June 4 - June 11 Religious Diversity and Conflict in France
June 4 - June 12 Contemporary History and Society in the United Arab Emirates and Oman
June 7 - June 15 Jordan: Middle East Conflict and Cooperation
June 7 - 18 Senegal: Balancing Tradition and Change in Senegal
June 8 - June 19 China: Diversity and Social Change on the Soutwest Frontier (add-on tour, 6/19-24 in Tibet).
June 9 - June 18 Building a New Reality in Poland and Ukraine: Challenges, Successes, and Failures
June 10 - June 18 Korea: Understanding Modern Korea
June 10 - June 18 Contemporary Italy: A Country in Crisis?
June 11 - June 23 China´s Silk Road
June 14 - June 25 Ghana: Challenges of a Developing Nation
June 16 - June 27 Identity, Community, and Culture in Contemporary Turkey
June 21 - June 28 Contemporary Mexico through Art, Literature and Cinema
June 21 - July 1 Empire, Democracy, and Contemporary Mongolian Culture (add-on tour: Trans-Siberian Railroad to Gobi Desert, July 1 - 5).
July 21 - July 31 Climate Change: The Reefs and Waterways of Australia
June 28 - July 5 After the Celtic Tiger: The Politics and Sociology of Ireland
June 30 - July 7 Revolution and Neoliberal Reform in Nicaragua

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2008 INFORMATION REQUESTS

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education is part of our effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Please send to CCIE examples of what you are planning to do for International Education Week 2008. We will be happy to post it on our web-site.

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ISIC CARD ORDER FORM ON CCIE WEB-PAGE

CCIE is pleased to announce a direct link on our web-page to have your students or faculty order a STA Travel ISIC card (International Student Identity Card) with the CCIE stamp: http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.htm

  • Income generated from the purchase of the cards will go directly into a STA Travel / CCIE Scholarship fund. CCIE member colleges whose students participate in this program will have 1st right to these funds.
  • If you are going to have your students order an ISIC card, please make sure it is one with the CCIE stamp so that we can add to our scholarship fund for the future.
  • Provide information to your students in your program information packages, program application, other registration materials and at orientation / information meetings.

If you need ISIC card applications with the CCIE stamp, go directly to http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.htm.

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IIE WHITE PAPER ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION ABROAD - WRITTEN BY ROSALIND RABY

Institute of International Education (IIE) white paper entitled: "Expanding Education Abroad at U.S. Community Colleges" is the third in a series of white papers on "Meeting America's Global Education Challenge." It provides an overview of education abroad at U.S. community colleges, addresses the challenges in expanding study abroad, and provides recommendations for institutional reform. Written by Rosalind Latiner Raby, the Director of California Colleges for International Education (CCIE), this report grew out of a 2008 workshop on "Education Abroad at the Community College" hosted by IIE in cooperation with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION

IIE NETWORK UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS INTERVIEW SERIES

IIE has launched a University Presidents Interview Series to help provide readers with a perspective on how the upper levels of higher education administration interpret the importance of internationalization and the role for the university in promoting it. These interviews will also discuss how international experiences have impacted the careers of the Presidents interviewed and how best to equip today´s students for an increasingly global world. The first series of interview include President John B. Simpson, University at Buffalo; President Stephen M. Curtis, Community College of Philadelphia; and President Ruth J. Simmons, Brown University. To access these interviews go to www.iienetwork.org/?p=InterviewSeries.

To nominate a President, contact Shannon Bishop at sbishop@iie.org

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AACC/IIE WORKSHOP- STUDY ABROAD AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

This first ever workshop was held on March 14, 2008, at IIE Headquarters in New York City, was highly successful with over 85 attendees. It included a presentation by the 2008 IIE Heiskell Award winner St. Louis Community College. PowerPoints from the workshop are available on the IIE website at http://www.iienetwork.org/page/102232/.

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APPLY TO HOST A FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT FOR 2009-2010

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that applications from U.S. campuses are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The program currently has over 400 FLTAs from over 40 countries teaching over 30 different languages in schools across the United States. For a list of all languages and countries participating in the FLTA Program, please visit: www.flta.fulbrightonline.org/become_languages_countries.html.

By hosting an FLTA, you will further the goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. At the same time, an FLTA will enhance and compliment your teaching of foreign languages. FLTAs often teach beginning and intermediate classes or offer tutorial sessions to improve students' language acquisition. On many campuses they serve as directors of language houses or language floors, offering students uncommon access to the target languages. Schools wishing to host an FLTA are free to tailor the program to meet their unique needs. Community Colleges are encouraged to apply.

To become a host institution visit: www.flta.fulbrightonline.org/become.html. Or contact, Edward Monks, Assistant Director, Enrichment and Professional Development Tel: (212) 984-5494, emonks@iie.org Deadline: February 15, 2009

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BROOKINGS INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING AND SERVICE SITE

The Brookings Institute has invited community colleges to its newly launched Initiative on International Volunteering and Service - the Building Bridges Coalition. As part of this initiative, Global Service Fellowships legislation was introduced in both the Senate and House last session proposing $50,000,000 to help offset the costs of volunteering abroad. To sign up as partners to remain apprised of all related activities, see website. AACC contact: Gail Robinson, grobinson@aacc.nche.edu, (202) 728-0200, x254.

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IIE SCHOLAR RESCUE FUND

Institute for International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund is seeking colleges and universities around the world that are willing to host a scholar who has been persecuted in his or her home country. They are currently seeking to place 5 threatened scholars. These scholars are from various countries (including Cameroon, China, Iraq, and Turkey) and specialize in a variety of fields (including Philosophy, Law, Journalism, Medicine, and Psychiatry). For a complete list of scholars, their fields of specialization and countries of origin, please visit http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=SRF.

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HIGHER EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT (HED) GRANTS

HED in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has issued the following Request for Applications. For more information, visit http://www.hedprogram.org/

NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and language components to their education. More information and applications for the 2009-2010 academic year are now available online at www.borenawards.org For questions or comments contact the IIE Boren Scholarships staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP. Application Deadline is February 11, 2009

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EU-U.S. ATLANTIS PROGRAM CALL FOR PROPOSALS

A new call for proposals for European Union-United States Atlantis Program on Cooperation in Higher Education and Vocational Training has been published. The EU-US Atlantis Program is jointly administered and funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture. The 2009 call for proposals covers the following actions: Transatlantic Degree Consortia Projects; Excellence in Mobility Projects; Policy Oriented Measures. Full descriptions of each of these actions, detailed guidelines, and application forms can be found at the following website: www.ed.gov/programs/fipseec/index.html or http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/extcoop/usa/2009/call_us_eu_2009.htm. Proposal Deadline: March 23, 2009

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GLOBAL PEACE AND SECURITY IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE: U.S. INSTITUTE FOR PEACE

June 3-7 United States Institute of Peace. "Global Peace and Security in Community Colleges and the Communities They Serve" US Institute of Peace, Washington, DC.

This summer seminar is designed for community college faculty and administrators. The seminar is designed to give participants an opportunity to carefully examine the nature of international peace and security and how community colleges can relate this to the constituencies they serve. For more information please visit the USIP website: http://www.usip.org/etc/domestic/seminars/ccfs.html

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PROFILE ON THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS CET ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

CET Academic Programs offers customized, short-term programs called CET Journeys. Through our extensive staffing resources and longstanding experience administering programs in China, Vietnam, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic, we are able to help study abroad administrators, Hillel staff, and faculty develop and administer short-term study abroad programs. We can create different types of programs such as 1) faculty-led trips to support a course designed and taught by your university´s professor, 2) residential programs that utilize a CET center for both academic content and accommodations, and 3) travel programs that take learning on the road and encourage students to compare and contrast diverse cultures. Some examples of recent CET Journeys with a Jewish Studies focus include Alternative Spring Break in Prague (Czech Republic); Three-week Jewish Studies Program in Florence (Italy); and Five-week Judaism, Christianity and Islam program in Avila (Spain). For further information, contact Jennifer Tidwell at jtidwell@academic-travel.com or http://www.cetacademicprograms.com

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Insights Abroad-India

Insights Abroad-India is a Program for Experiential learning, cultural immersion and volunteering. This structured program is specially designed for a 3-6 week program that focuses on the greater Jaipur region of India. In addition, the program exposes participants to some of the rural communities in South Rajasthan, including a short rural home-stay that helps participants gain vital insights into the development issues that face certain Indigenous communities. For additional information on itinerary and costs, contact Rishi Chaturvedi, Director, chaturvedirishi@hotmail.com or http://worldstogethertravel.com/india/insights-intro.htm.

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AACC and ACCT Joint Statement on the Role of Community Colleges in International Education

The Joint Statement can be found at http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ResourceCenter/Services/International/
AACCACCT_Joint_Statement.pdf

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

AACC LETTER TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM

AACC cosigned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security's Student and Exchange Visitor Program, along with the other five major presidential associations (ACE, AAU, NAICU, NASULGC, AASCU), raising concerns with proposed increases of fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and related policy changes. SEVP has proposed raising the fee that international students pay to support SEVIS from $100 to $200. Fee increases for colleges would be even more significant. Schools wishing to be recertified for the SEVIS system would have to pay $1,700 for the certification petition fee and $655 for each necessary site visit, up from $230 and $350, respectively. The higher education letter objected to the fact that DHS is proposing to fund all SEVIS related enforcement costs through user fees. The letter also raises concern with the extensive increase in the breadth of data relating to international students that institutions would have to maintain and provide to the DHS upon request. See for details: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Template.cfm?section=GovernmentRelations

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6TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE TOOLKIT FOR INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT

This event is co-sponsored by AACC and The College Board, is scheduled for February 16-17, 2009, in Atlanta. Registration materials coming soon! For more information or to express interest email ieworkshops@collegeboard.org or jirwin@aacc.nche.edu

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IIE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DATA AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SNAP-SHOT SURVEY

The Institute for International Education (IIE) 2008 Open Doors Report, indicates that the number of international students in the United States increased 7% (to 623,805) in 2007-2008 academic year. International enrollments at community colleges increased 3.1%. As part of this report, IIE along with AACC conducted a Fall 2008 Online Survey provides a forward-looking snapshot of international student enrollment trends. 56% of all institutions surveyed reported an increase in new international student Fall 2008 enrollments. 50.5% of community colleges reported an increase, while 28.9% reported steady enrollment levels.

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges are provided in each Updates. Please send any information that you would like to share about your college, including information on faculty, students, international guests who have recently visited your college, and related international educational activities. In addition, if any of your students or faculty have received international related scholarships or grants, please share that with CCIE so that we can publicly congratulate your students.

CCIE-KOREA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR FALL SEMESTER 2008 ANNOUNCED

CCIE is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring Semester 2009 CCIE-Korea Scholarships who received full scholarships to study for a semester in Korea. Congratulations to all :

  • Nguyet Ha, City College of San Francisco
  • Nguyet Ha, City College of San Francisco
  • Brandon Hawkins, Shasta College
  • David Meyer, Shasta College
  • Andrew Rosenberg, City College of San Francisco
  • Mey Saephan, Shasta College
  • Roxanne White, Shasta College
  • Jaime Woodard, San Diego City College

Applications for the Fall Semester 2009 scholarship will be due in mid-April.

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CCIE MEMBER COLLEGE FIRST-TIME GILMAN AWARDS

Two of the five community colleges that received their 1st Gilman awards are CCIE member colleges. Congratulations to American River College and East Los Angeles College

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GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION

UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES´ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CCIEWORLD.ORG

Please review the CCIE web-site to make sure that you college is accurately listed. The CCIE web-site includes information on all programs related to international education and highlights awards, grants, and other information to showcase your college. Please send any updates to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES

Visit the CCIE web-site section to view various scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad and for international students studying at California community colleges. Please send information on any scholarship that your students have been rewarded that assist them gain international literacy skills.

Check the web-site for deadlines for:

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

Members of full status are entitled to:

a) ability to vote in all elections and to enjoy other rights and privileges accord to all members; b) access of CCIE Website and inclusion of college / institution in Website; c) access to a collaborative network of community colleges who are devoted to international / intercultural education; d) access to CCIE thematic workshops at reduced rates (TBA); e) access to the CCIE International Negations Modules Project (INMP); f) access to technical assistance team on global competence and its development on community college campuses; g) eligibility for CCIE faculty and staff grants; h) eligibility for CCIE student scholarships; I) eligibility for officer positions; j) 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; k) inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve; l) participate in the annual business meeting; m) receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter; n) receipt of the CCIE quarterly Directory of Study Abroad Programs; o) receipt to reports and publications prepared by CCIE experts; p) reduced CCIE conference fees.

As of February 1, CCIE Supporting Members are:
Cerritos; Coast District; Contra Costa District; Glendale; Lake Tahoe; Los Rios District; Rio Hondo; San Bernardino Valley; Santa Rosa; Siskiyous; State Center; Yosemite District
Thank you all for processing your 08/09 dues

CCIE dues help support our activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants. CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.

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