CCIE Updates: Electronic Newsletter
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27 Updates
- CCIE NEW ACTIVITIES
- DUES for 2021 - 2022 - PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR DISTRICT!
- CCIE NEW Website: www.ccieworld.org
- CCIE Education Abroad Working Group: Invitation to Join
- Sprintax Blogs
- COMMUNITY COLLEGES' ROLE IN HELPING AFGHANS
- Study Abroad Association (SAA) invites you to join our free fall webinar series
● CCIE Membership Benefits
CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
CCIE DUES FOR 2021 - 2022
CCIE wants to remind all our members that, now, more than ever, it is important to pay your dues. CCIE dues are collected on the academic year - July 1 - June 30. It is critical that every member be current with their dues in order for CCIE to continue to support activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page listing and Institutional Grants, Faculty Grant, and Student Scholarships. CCIE does appreciate the effort that all of you are doing to help support international education at our colleges. However, advocacy needs to continue on many levels, and support of CCIE is central in this process.
In order for CCIE to continue to offer institutional grants and students scholarships, we need all members to pay their dues.
Thank you for your support
CCIE NEW and UPDATED Website: www.ccieworld.org
CCIE Web-site has a new look! Please visit the new and improved CCIE Website. We have updated the look and made navigation easier to access. Please take the time to look specifically at the information on the website about your college to make sure the links work and that the information is correct. Please send any corrections to Rosalind. Special Thanks are given to Drew Gephart and team for their amazing services.
CCIE - EA Working Group: Invitation to Join
CCIE has a Working Group to talk about future prospects for Education Abroad. The group meets monthly and everyone is invited to join. In previous meetings, the following topics were discussed:
a) virtual internationalizing the curriculum programs
b) virtual guest speakers from international partners
c) virtual internships (paid and voluntary)
d) building assessment for any virtual opportunities offered in the future
e) ‘go/no-go’ planning dates
f) re-opening plans (for whenever it happens)
g) legal issues, health issues, logistics for social distancing, and crisis management are now needed
Please contact Rosalind for the ZOOM invitation
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
SPRINTAX offers a new set of blog that makes for interesting reading from both the perspective of your office as well as for nonresidents themselves. We break down the tax implications for nonresidents who are using virtual currencies and educate them on what tax implications might follow as a result of this.
We also have some real life scenarios included as well as quotes from Crypto organizations such as Koinly and CoinLedger! The piece mentions how the IRS has been liaising with crypto-exchanges for information regarding non-compliant taxpayers and over the last two years, the IRS announced it was sending letters to more than 10,000 people who potentially failed to report cryptocurrency income.
We hope you find it helpful and would be happy to hear any feedback you have on the piece. We also welcome any other blog topics on nonresident tax that you think would be useful for our team to look at into the future.
Anna Fitzpatrick AFitzpatrick@sprintax.com
COMMUNITY COLLEGES' ROLE IN HELPING AFGHANS
Community College Daily: August 26, 2021
An article I recently found reminded me of the great potential that community colleges have in assisting in welcoming refugees to the U.S.
As the Kabul airlift unfolds, parallels are being made to the fall of Saigon in 1975. I will leave it to military and policy wonks to draw comparisons, but we know that nearly 800,000 Vietnamese came to the U.S. between 1974 and 2013. And many of them ended up in America’s community colleges. A photo in the Houston Chronicle from June 9, 1976 shows Vietnamese refugees in an English as a second language (ESL) class at Houston Community College. For many fleeing Vietnam, community colleges provided a safe and nurturing space for learning and adjusting to the U.S.
Once again, we are faced with the rapid influx of those fearful of their lives and looking for a better future. As the airlift proceeds, focus will now be on the resettlement of Afghans in multitudes of American neighborhoods, many served by community colleges. Community colleges are stepping up. Northern Virginia Community College is doing its part as a transfer point by providing temporary lodging and necessities. All community colleges can play an important role, be it as a place for learning or a place of shelter and comfort.
My own work has straddled the fence between community colleges and their ability to promote peace and social justice, and advancing peacebuilding in youth, including Afghans. During my time at the U.S. Institute of Peace, I would meet regularly with young women and men striving to put their lives and their country on a path of peace and prosperity, where education and economic advantages were open to all, especially women. It is truly heartbreaking to see what is happening now, and like many, I am putting my energy where I can to ensure that the dreams and aspirations of young Afghans are not crushed.
A leading model
Soon communities around the U.S. will see new faces. Many will speak little English and will be anxious and apprehensive. Many Afghans have been traumatized by the recent collapse of their country. And most every Afghan who arrives here would have left loved ones who now face a precarious future.
Community colleges, as democracy’s colleges, can play a pivotal and unique role in the resettlement of Afghans in the U.S. We all can do something, but community colleges as centers of local life and the most accessible places for basic education, can play a leading role.
Many Afghans will need, first and foremost, to learn English. Offering open access and free course offerings will be important. Afghans will also need support in navigating American society. Classes on culture and expectations will go a long way to raising the comfort level of many.
And finally, workforce training opportunities are important. We now are recognizing the shortages of workers in many parts of our economy. Restaurants can’t hire enough workers, there is a nursing shortage, and finding trades people is difficult. Directed programs for Afghans that can start immediately would not only solve our economic shortfalls but go a long way to raising the self-esteem and hope of those arriving now who will call America their home.
Now is a time for all hands on deck. And community colleges can be that deck.
SAA’s Fall 21 Webinar Series – Sustaining IE in Uncertain Times
Study Abroad Association (SAA) invites you to join our free fall webinar series, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 29th!
Over the next few months, we will host 3 webinars in conjunction with experts and faculty in the field to discuss ways in which we can continue to support and move global education forward during these uncertain times.
Virtual Global Experiences as a Recruitment Tool for Study Abroad
September 29th - 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtd-6qpzgsGd0eFddrN0GKU2-I_VKnW7QO
Dr. Tim White, Honors Program Director, New Jersey City University
Christian Alyea, Co-Founder, Study Abroad Association
· Webinar Overview:
Hear how virtual global programming can be used to ramp up engagement for traditional study abroad programs. Dr. Tim White from NJCU will showcase how he’s keeping students in the Honors Program globally engaged until travel opens back up. Learn about virtual interactive and engaging international experiences for students you can offer now, so that when travel is again possible, your study abroad programs will be full.
Best Practices in Risk Management for Faculty-Led Programs
November 3rd - 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlcOCurjsoGNWvRBK_Hrd_zoqKGFN8vvmQ
Jeffrey Foot, Ed.D, Executive Director, LewerMark Student Insurance
Matt Lewer, Specialty Markets Director, LewerMark Student Insurance
PJ Shoulders, Director of Institutional Partnerships, Study Abroad Association
· Webinar Overview:
Faculty-led study abroad programs have a unique set of risk factors under normal circumstances. Add in a global pandemic and new challenges arise. The panel will discuss best practices in preparing for and leading faculty-led programs considering the pandemic, as well as proactive steps that can be taken to mitigate risk while abroad. Insurance experts from LewerMark Student Insurance will provide insights on newly relevant topics, such as the pros and cons of CFAR/IFAR.
Virtual & Hybrid Study Abroad: Faculty Perspectives
November 17th- 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET –Workshop During IEW
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqd-2grzIqH9ZbVaJrNTsc_hb_cLYsSSYY
As virtual global education models continue to emerge and evolve as a result of the pandemic, many faculty and study abroad offices are developing unique and exciting hybrid study abroad offerings. Hear from a faculty panel from diverse institutions about their program models, student experiences, what worked and what did not, and lessons learned. Finally, as we move back to traditional study abroad, we will have an open discussion about the future of virtual and hybrid programming in international education.
PJ Shoulders (she/her)
Director of Institutional Partnerships
Study Abroad Association
BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP
Members of full status are entitled to:
a) ability to vote in all elections and to enjoy other rights and privileges accord to all members;
b) eligibility for officer positions
c) inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve and in the Web-site
d) participate in the annual business meeting
e) receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter and access to CCIE Website
f) eligibility for CCIE faculty and staff grants
g) eligibility for CCIE student scholarships
h) access to a collaborative network of community colleges who are devoted to international / intercultural educaton
i) inclusion in CCIE annual reports that documents the individual activities of member colleges and which is shared with colleges and organizations throughout the state and nationally.