June 5, 2014
At the recent annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, two staff from CU-Boulder's Office of International Education were presenters. Larry Bell was a panelist for two different sessions. The first was was on The Recruitment-Retention Connection and Larry's co-panelists were from Great Circle Global Education Consulting, California Lutheran University School of Management, and ELS Educational Services. Larry's second session was on Using English Proficiency Scores Effectively in the Admission Process and his co-presenter was from the Educational Testing Service. At the same conference, Kim Kreutzer, was a trainer for the two-and-a-half day Management Development Program. Kim's co-trainers were from CEA Global Education, the University of Pennsylvania, and St. Edwards University.
Earlier in the academic year, other OIE staff presented at other conferences. In April 2014, Liza Hensleigh was a discussion leader of a roundtable session on Underrepresented Groups in Study Abroad at the Diversity Abroad Conference. Also in April 2014, Kim Kreutzer presented at two workshops and one session at the Forum on Education Abroad Conference. She co-presented the Standards of Good Practice Workshop: Focus on Standard 6 (Policies and Procedures) and Standard 7 (Organizational and Program Resources) with a colleague from George Washington University, and she was be the solo trainer for the Standards of Good Practice Workshop: Focus on Standard 1 (Mission), Standard 9 (Ethics) and the Code of Ethics. In addition, Kim presented a session called, Institutional Student Exchange: A Fresh Look at an Old Concept, with colleagues from New York University, Syracuse University, Juniata College, and Trinity College (Ireland).
Mary Dando was a co-leader, with a colleague from Brigham Young University, a session entitled, Open Forum: Education Abroad Directors and Managers, at the Council on Educational Education Exchange conference in November 2013.
Maria Zellar Maxim and Cindy Kraft were presenters at sessions offered at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region II Conference in Bozeman, Montana in October 2013. Maria Zellar Maxim is the co-trainer for the F1 for Beginners workshop which is one of NAFSA's core education program workshops. She will be presenting this workshop in partnership with a colleague from the University of New Mexico. Cindy Kraft is presenting on curriculum integration in study abroad. Her session is titled, Curriculum Integration Made Simple: Develop Your Action Plan.
The Office of International Education has a history of leadership in the field of international education and we salute our staff who are serving as leaders in our profession.