Please join me and Cate Brubaker, PhD (from www.smallplanetstudio.com) for a free teleclass on “The Top 5 Missteps in Short-Term Study Abroad Programming.” Cate is a talented cross-cultural trainer that I have been working with over the past few months – she, too, is a big believer in collaboration.
Does your study abroad office charge a per student administration fee? If not, are you thinking about doing so?
It is also a philosophical question: Do we charge for a special fee for a program that we believe is core to the academic experience?
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the South Island of New Zealand in the early afternoon, local time.
Ideally, you will have an established and practiced emergency plan in place that you can follow. If you do, your phones are ringing and your emails are zipping across the world as you read this, and you should feel confident in your ability to handle this crisis.
In my original post about the alleged incident in Colby’s faculty led program to China, I had mentioned that would report back once I had a reply to my message to Colby College’s President’s office. Yesterday, after calling again, I received a call back from Sally Baker, Vice President and Secretary of the College, who is handling press requests regarding the alleged incident in China.
This past week, I received several emails about the Colby College incident in China and therefore want to share the dialogue that took place ‘behind the scenes’ at Melibee. This is the first time I’m “vlogging,” so please let me know if this format should be used periodically. Apologizes for the “extreme close up” also! […]
Tenured Professor of Economics at Colby College (USA), Philip H. Brown, resigned in late January 2011 after evidence surfaced that he had taken semi-nude photos of at least one female study abroad student. He allegedly took the photos via a hidden bathroom camera while on a “Jan Plan” winter session course in China. The study abroad students had been blogging from a shared lap top during the trip and accidentally discovered the photos after losing a blog posting and searching for it in the computer’s “garbage bin.”