What are the next
The report is endorsed by NAFSA's
Board of Directors and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC),
the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the
American Council on Education (ACE), the Association of American Universities
(AAU), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
(NASULGC), and the National Association of Independent Colleges and
Universities (NAICU). Discussions are underway with these six associations to
share the report with their members. One presentation has already been
scheduled at the AACC Conference in April 2008.
Forum on institutional management of education abroad will be held at the
NAFSA Conference on Tuesday, May 26. The forum will feature representatives
of the task force and presidential associations.
Abroad (EA) and International Leadership (IEL) knowledge communities have
developed a task force to develop resources and tools to support members in
initiating and engaging in discussions on institutional management of study
abroad on their campus (e.g. Power Point, Collegial Conversation, annual
university study abroad professionals do now?
- Review your own policies and procedures to see how
well they reflect the task force recommendations.
- Review the
examples of tools and strategies from various institutions that illustrate
and support the application of the report's recommendations on the resources
Web page and contribute examples from your institution. Senior
administrators and education abroad professionals welcome samples to review,
and the report is enriched by a variety of samples from various
- Bring the report to the attention of the senior
administrators on your campus. They may well receive the report from other
sources at another time - more than one reminder of it is helpful to
- When the opportunity presents itself, encourage a dialogue on
your campus about the report. As the report points out, the discussion
should include not only study abroad, but other campus stakeholders such as
institutional counsel, student services, and faculty deans.