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Presenter: Paloma Rodríguez

Associate Director, Undergraduate Academic Programs, University of Florida

Paloma Rodríguez is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs at the University of Florida International Center. She oversees the International Scholars Program and provides leadership for UF’s ongoing Quality Enhancement Plan for internationalization. Her research interests include eportfolio pedagogy, career integration, and the development of on-campus opportunities to promote global learning. Her publications and presentations explore the use of eportfolio pedagogy in international programming and the role of global certificate programs for the advancement of comprehensive internationalization. She is a contributing author to the AAC&U upcoming publication "Field Guide to ePortfolio" and to Raby & Valeau’s 2016 volume "Internationalization at Community College: Themes, Practices and Case Studies." She has served on the advisory board of the AAC&U Global Learning conference (2015) and as Chair of the NAFSA Community College Institutional Interest group. Prior to her involvement in International Education, Paloma spent 20 years working as a Humanities and language instructor in Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She holds an M.A. in Classics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) from the University of South Florida. She is currently a PhD candidate in Classical Civilization at the University of Florida.
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Facilitator: Lynn C. Anderson

Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Lynn C. Anderson was Dean of International Education at UC San Diego and was Director of Curriculum Integration and taught German, ESL, and Foreign Studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Together with her expertise and many years of experience working in the field of international education, she collaborates with the other advisory board members to ensure that CEPA Foundation programs and services meet the highest standards for academic quality and positively impact students’ goals. Additionally, she also oversees and presents the series of academic webinars offered by the CEPA Foundation at no charge to interested faculty, study abroad staff, and administrators in the field of education abroad.

Webinar 15: “Connecting the Dots: Integrating Learning Abroad and Career Skills through ePortfolios”

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 3 pm Eastern / 2 pm Central / 1 pm Mountain / 12 pm noon Pacific

Webinar description:

What is ePortfolio practice and how does it address the needs of the education abroad field? As an increasing number of research studies demonstrate, an immersive experience abroad alone is not enough to ensure learning. This webinar will explore how ePortfolios can reinforce strategies with demonstrated impact on student learning such as reflection, social pedagogies, and mentorship before, during, and after the experience abroad. By promoting reflection and identity development and by transforming students into intentional and active learners, ePortfolio practice can enhance intercultural competence and global learning

ePortfolio practice places reflection and integration at the core of the education abroad experience turning students into more intentional and active learners. By engaging in this integrative social pedagogy, students reflect on the links between their seemingly disconnected learning experiences (academics, education abroad, co-curricular activities, life experiences, personal growth, career aspirations…) and weave them into a comprehensive personal digital space. Reflective prompts actively engage students in the process of preparing for and making meaning of their experiences before, during, and after their time abroad. ePortfolios provide a window into students’ learning and are, therefore, an information-rich tool for the purposes of assessment and programmatic improvement. ePortfolios not only construct understanding, but they also communicate it to authentic audiences, such as faculty, peers, prospective education abroad participants and their families, campus administrators, and future employers. By making learning visible, ePortfolios compellingly demonstrate the value of education abroad experiences to these important stakeholders and can be used as an effective marketing tool to increase recruitment and support for international programs.

Registration is available free of charge to faculty, staff, advisors, and administrators at colleges and universities.

If you can't participate in the live event, register now and after the webinar takes place, you will automatically receive access to view the on-demand recording of the webinar and handouts your leisure.

Staff members from other organizations in the US or abroad, independent consultants, third-party or educational providers, or individuals are asked to make a contribution of at least $125 to participate in the webinar, which will be used to support the charitable projects which the CEPA Foundation currently has undertaken Vuelta Grande, Guatemala.

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Past Webinars 1-14

Original Broadcast: April 28, 2014

Presented by: Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description: This webinar covered the basics of integrating education abroad into undergraduate education: value, key stakeholders, guiding principles, data, learning outcomes, methodology, and major advising pages.

Original Broadcast: May 5, 2014

Presented by: Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description: This webinar covered the important strategic decisions around determining who in the education abroad office does curriculum integration, how to advocate for resources, factors to consider when determining which departments to work with first (largest, already allies, greatest potential, most difficult, easiest), and how to kick off your work (invites from deans/provosts, workshop, individual invites to department chairs, etc.). Examples of different approaches have been shared.

Original Broadcast: May 12, 2014

Presented by: Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA

Description: This webinar delved into the details of how to discuss with faculty the intended learning outcomes of education abroad for their majors, how to go about finding courses and programs that are potentially good matches for the department, talking with faculty about those matches, finalizing the suggested list of programs for each department, and then publicizing that information to students, academic advisors, faculty, and education abroad advisors. We also discussed a few key metrics for assessing success and what some next steps could be in maintaining the collaboration with each academic department.

Original Broadcast: December 2, 2014

Presented by:  Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation
Description: As campus administrators make data-based decisions about resource allocations, how can you use national data and acquire and use your campus data to advocate for increasing resources for education abroad? The positive financial impact of education abroad for your campus extends from admissions through alumni.

Original Broadcast: January 26, 2015

Presented by:
Jim Galvin, Director of Opportunities Abroad & Faculty-Led Programs at UC San Diego
Professor Matthew Herbst, Director of the Making of the Modern World Program at UC San Diego
Heide Wiedmann, Director of University Relations, CEPA Foundation

Description: Is your institution planning to establish faculty-led study abroad programs or modify an existing program? If so, then this session may be of interest. We will discuss the UC San Diego model of working with study abroad organizations to develop collaborative partnerships to offer faculty-led programs. Topics will include selecting and training faculty, student recruiting strategies, building partnerships across campus, working with a study abroad organization, and faculty perspectives on faculty-led programs.

Original Broadcast: February 9, 2015

Presented by:
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation
Jon Stauff, Director, Center for Global Engagement, The College of New Jersey

Description: How can you help students set academic, personal, and career goals for their education abroad experience before they leave and what can you do to help them articulate the skills they have gained once they return? Learn about the Experiential Learning Seminar (ELS) offered to students enrolled in CEPA Foundation programs and how you can help "bookend" the on-site learning. The ELS covers goal setting and realization and ends with a resume and cover letter review as well as a mock interview to help students hone their ability to articulate what they have learned while abroad.

Original Broadcast: September 21, 2015

Presented by: Janice Abarbanel, PH.D., Psychologist and Health Educator, Emerging Adulthood and Study Abroad
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description: This webinar offers an overlooked opportunity to bridge and integrate a long-standing gap in training and practices related to supporting our students throughout the process of studying abroad. The presenter will speak about the theory of the life stage called Emerging Adulthood that offers study abroad professionals a frame of reference to engage with our students’ development. The presenter, recently returned to the US after 3 ½ years as the onsite psychologist with NYU’s Berlin program, will share ideas from her approach to integrating Wellness practices within student life and academic programming. An “Emotional Passport” is a compelling way to address the emotional adjustments that are important for all students as they engage with another culture, especially as emerging adults. Integrated wellness support is an essential component for all students, not, as is often the case, “just” for students who have on-going or pre-existing mental health diagnoses."

Original Broadcast: November 2, 2015

Presented by:

Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation
Dr. Wolfgang Glebe, EM Business School / University of Strasbourg

Description: This webinar provides education abroad professionals (and faculty members leading programs abroad) with highlights of some of the theories on intercultural and cross-cultural learning and interactions for students who are participating in education abroad. We will also give examples of engaging assignments and activities that are based on those theories. This information is especially helpful for education abroad professionals who organize and offer pre-departure orientations, on-site orientations, and on-going orientation classes for students while they are abroad. A resource handout will provide links and pdfs to the theories and activities.

Original Broadcast: February 29, 2016

Presented by:
Anthony C. Ogden, Ph.D., Executive Director, Education Abroad and Exchanges, University of Kentucky International Center
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description: Due to the proliferation of provider organizations working in the broadly-defined ‘industry’ of U.S. education abroad, it has become incredibly challenging for even the most experienced education abroad professional to differentiate organizations and to determine with whom to partner. Long-standing affiliations and professional loyalties are being tested by the arrival of a new cadre of innovative and entrepreneurial organizations and without doubt competition for students and attention is intensifying. As a result, education abroad offices are being bombarded with email solicitations, campus visit requests, ever-expanding exhibition halls, and so on. In this webinar, Dr. Anthony Ogden will describe the "Ten Quick Tips" that he has developed for working with education abroad provider organizations. Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director of the CEPA Foundation and former Dean of International Education at UC San Diego will comment and respond.

Original Broadcast: April 18, 2016

Presented by:
Jim Galvin, Director, Opportunities Abroad & Faculty Led Programs, UC San Diego
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description:

Join us for this webinar on some of the practical aspects of faculty-led programs grounded in best practice and more than 16 years of experience.

Shared governance: who has responsibility for which aspects of faculty-led programs and how do you "educate" faculty and administrators about best practices related to those responsibilities?

Roles: deciding which programs will be offered (based on disciplines, locations, staffing capacity, quality, available on-site partners), reviewing applications and admitting students, health and safety, determining budget, etc.

MOUs: ensuring that there is a shared understanding of expectations, compensation, issues related to family members, etc.

Faculty workshops/handbook: requiring faculty to attend workshops that educate them about recruitment, program design, group dynamics, supporting students while abroad, health and safety abroad, etc. and providing them with a comprehensive reference handbook.

As always, there will be time for discussion and Q and A with the presenters.

Original Broadcast: Monday, April 18, 2016

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone)

Original Broadcast: Monday, October 24, 2016

Presented by:
Steven Duke, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Global Strategy and International Initiatives at the University of Nebraska, a four-campus system
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description:

This webinar takes an in-depth look at strategies for framing intercultural learning on programs led by home-campus faculty. It focuses on both the pre-departure and while-abroad stages and will offer suggestions for simple but powerful ways faculty and education abroad professionals can frame the experience to motivate students and provide students with specific and concrete examples and exercises on how to engage. This extended and intentional interaction with host-country individuals is a key part of the cross-cultural learning experience.

Original Broadcast: Monday, April 18, 2016

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone)

Original Broadcast: Monday, October 24, 2016

Presented by:
Dr. Naomi Ziegler, Assistant Director, Off-Campus Studies, Carleton College
Leigh Neys, Ed.D., Director of International Programs, Northern State University
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description:

This webinar will focus on the functions and services of small education abroad offices within US higher education. We will provide an overview of various models and outline best practices to maximize resources (human and financial), enhance professional capabilities, and increase the visibility of education abroad work across campus.

Original Broadcast: Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

Original Broadcast: Monday, March 27, 2017

Presented by:
Mae Brown, emeritus, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Admissions, UC San Diego
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

Description:

How did we get there? How did we become such good collaborators? What is the value proposition for institutions, enrollment management/admissions, and education abroad offices? Identify key liaison Admissions, Registrar, and Education Aboard Offices. ACE has noted that 70% of incoming freshmen students (across the US) want to include education abroad as part of their undergraduate degree so having admissions staff talking about education abroad is both the right thing to do for the students (the value of the experience) and it’s the right thing for the institution—may help recruit more/better students. That’s the value proposition.

Original Broadcast: Monday, April 24, 2017

Presented by:
Dr. Michael Stebleton, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Lynn C. Anderson, Academic Director, CEPA Foundation

What does it mean for students to have a world-relatedness? Do our students with whom we interact on a daily basis have a flare for change? More importantly, how do we as study abroad educators foster these traits in our undergraduate students? Using the student development concept of the reasonable adventurer, Dr. Stebleton will discuss strategies for challenging students to become reasonable adventurers in their own approach to learning. He will share some of his own ideas that he applies to his own students—in the classroom and abroad—and encourage participants to share their own promising practices.

Objectives:

  • To define and discuss the traits of the reasonable adventurer and how it applies to study abroad opportunities.
  • To gain an understanding of how and why the reasonable adventurer is especially relevant to today’s college students.
  • To share and discuss experiences and ideas to foster critical thinking, global learning, interpersonal communication, and other qualities through high-impact practice in study abroad.

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Future Webinars:

Topics and presenters are currently being planned for the Fall 2017 webinars. Please check back soon for details and announcements. We welcome your suggestions and ideas. Contact us.