Update: My colleague Jessica Oldford and I will no longer be updating our institutional/organizational Coronavirus travel/study abroad policy statements list on IHEC Blog. The Forum on Education Abroad has started a COVID-19 Program Status Tracker.  Jessica and I will collaborate with the Forum on Education Abroad on this tracking project and I encourage everyone to visit their COVID-19 Program Status Tracker page and contribute to the project via the instructions listed there.

Forum Tracker

Over on IHEC Blog I have been collaborating with my colleague Jessica Oldford, Director of Global Student Experience Global Initiatives, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in compiling two lists with links to institutional and organizational policy statements pertaining to academic travel related to 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus).  Following are the two IHEC Blog posts/lists if you are interested in learning more:

Higher Education Institutional & Organizational Policies/Statements on Academic Travel to China Related to 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus) – January 29, 2019

Status of Study Abroad Programs (other than in China) and 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus) – March 2, 2019

Jessica and I have been collaborating for many years now and our goal for compiling both of these lists has been for them to serve as a useful benchmarking tool for colleagues in the field and the greater higher education community to see what other institutions and organizations are doing as a result of the Coronavirus.

This was my first post: “Initiatives in 2006 to Increase Student Diversity in Education Abroad” at bit.ly/397NwhG

First IHEC Blog post

Columbia College Chicago is looking for a highly motivated and results driven person to join our team! Under the broad direction of the Assistant Provost for Global Education, the Director of Education Abroad designs and develops study abroad opportunities, exchange programs and faculty-led study abroad programs. The Director manages all aspects of the operations of the Office of Education Abroad, such as advising, risk management, communication, program marketing and timely and accurate records and data management. This position focuses on increased participation, curriculum integration, enhancement of services, including incorporating of technology, and expansion of diversity and inclusion. The role interfaces with students and their families, faculty and staff, and external partners.

To learn more about Columbia College Chicago please visit:  https://about.colum.edu/index.html

To access the full job description and application link please visit:  http://bit.ly/2LyCLws


buenos airesI want to highlight a recent guest post over on IHEC Blog by three of my colleagues working in the MBA international programs side of our field.  Prior to my current role at Columbia College Chicago I worked at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and ran the International Business Exchange Program and the International MBA degree program.  This guest post was written by:

Jessica Oldford, Director of Global Student Experience Global Initiatives, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Alex Markman, Director of International ProgramsUniversidad Torcuato di Tella

Debbie Carney, Sr. Program CoordinatorMcCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin

You can access the full guest post here!

Columbia College Chicago has opened a search for a Director of International Student and Scholar Services and the position description has posted to the Careers at Columbia College Chicago page at https://colum.taleo.net/careersection/ex/joblist.ftl.

After reading the position description, I encourage prospective applicants to peruse the Columbia College Chicago website at https://www.colum.edu/ to learn more about the College and what we’re all about.

Global Ed page

This will be my third straight year sponsoring the IEI conference. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year and I’m sending best wishes to all for a productive conference!