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As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security threatens new guidance and scrutiny of curricular practical training (CPT), it is more important than ever that designated school officials understand CPT regulations and how to integrate them with their institution’s curriculum and academic rules. Presented using two types of campus models, this webinar will provide practical information and tools for creating or revising your institution's CPT practices and policies. In addition, webinar presenters will review best practices for communicating this policy to your administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

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Objectives

  • Review CPT regulations and “gray areas” and gain insight into anticipated agency scrutiny and guidance
  • Reexamine or develop an airtight campus policy marrying CPT regulations and your curriculum
  • Establish clear communication and processes for CPT authorization on your campus.

Presenters

Angela Jeon-Huh
Drexel University

Jeon-Huh began her career in international education in 2002. She is currently an active member of and presenter for NAFSA, PAIEN: Philadelphia Area International Educators Network, and Academic Impression. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in international politics and masters degree in leadership development from Penn State University and anticipates completing her doctorate in educational leadership from Drexel University in 2014. Jeon-Huh started working for Drexel in 2010, and as the assistant dean for international student and scholar services office, she is responsible for overseeing ISSS programs and services such as immigration, and cultural and academic concerns related to international students, scholars, staff, and faculty. She is also responsible for advising and serving as the signatory for the foreign national’s H-1B and permanent residency applications for scholars, professional staff, and faculty.

Tim Sroka
Northeastern University

Sroka works at Northeastern University's International Student and Scholar Institute as its co-op specialist for international students. In this position, he oversees the authorization of all CPT and AT requests, as well as the development of schoolwide policy for international students engaging in off-campus employment experiences. He also manages the school’s J-1 student intern program. Outside of Northeastern, Sroka serves as the communication representative for NAFSA Region XI and as a founding member of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Global Citizens Coalition in the New England region. He holds an masters degree in international education from New York University.

Steve Springer
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Steve Springer is director of regulatory practice liaison for NAFSA, where he manages NAFSA's engagement with federal agencies concerning regulatory practice issues, among other duties. Prior to joining the NAFSA staff, Springer worked as an immigration attorney, representing higher education institutions and their faculty, staff, and students, and worked in-house managing immigration services for several major research universities. He is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, serving on its Students and Scholars Committee and USCIS Transformation Committee. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Poland.