Documents
Resources
Learning Center
Upload
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out
Your Federal Quarterly Tax Payments are due April 15th Get Help Now >>

Newsletter 810

VIEWS: 12 PAGES: 13

									            •                                              • "            #
            •                                              •
            •                !                             • $




2004 – 2005 has been an exciting year to be involved with Region
VIII. Not only have we been involved with the overall transition of
NAFSA’s structure, but we have been diligently chipping away at or-
ganizing a bi-regional conference with Region X (New York and New
Jersey) for November 2005. As always our team members have
been working hard to provide you with a professional event that will
serve our membership in the best way possible.

It was a pleasure to connect with everyone once again in The Emer-
ald City – Seattle, this June. Thanks to Gail Gibbs of Drexel Univer-
sity, Bill Kneass of Drexel University and Dianne Rotwitt of Rose-
mount College for presenting the Region VIII Highlight “How to Eat
Like a Millionaire” – A Cross Cultural Program. This session was                      ! %                 !
quite memorable and well-received by many - we were proud to have                                                                   2
these colleagues represent us at the national conference.
                                                                                                               !                    2
Our ADSEC Representative, Negar Davis of Penn State, was our
grantee for the NAFSA Advocacy Days in Washington, DC this year.                                                                    3
If you are interested in attending Advocacy Days in 2006, please
watch for the grant applications after our 2005 Regional Conference                                                                 4
in Atlantic City.
                                                                                                                                    6
Region VIII is pleased to announce that we will begin offering the
                                                                                  !   "                                             7
Academy for International Education at this year’s conference. As
many of you know, the Academy is a complete curriculum covering               #                                                     8
many areas of the international education field and is a wonderful ex-    ! $                 %           &        '           $    9
perience for those wishing to become well-versed in the field. See        "
our Academy Coordinator, Jarmila Polte’s article in this issue for more
details on the Academy.                                                       (                       "                             9

                                                                                                      !                )   (       10
Region VIII has been in discussions regarding the “Strengthening the
Association Project” for NAFSA this year. Region VIII is looking for-
ward to the reorganization on many levels, but we have decided to                                                                  11
take our time in restructuring Region VIII.                               (

                                                        !&                * $                             %$                       12
                                                                          ! $             )                        (

                                                                                                  #       +                        13
     Page 2                                                                                          NAFSA Region VIII


                                                                                                          %        '
                                                                                                                 % ''               '

      Since we feel that it will be difficult to exist   web design and support, please contact
      under our current model within the new             us. We are also accepting nominations
      structure, we plan to transition appropri-         for this year’s Chair-Elect. I encourage all
      ately. However, in the meantime, we plan           of you to take a closer look at these posi-
      to “sit tight” and ensure a smooth transition      tions and consider applying and/or nomi-             Advertising, Exhibitor
      by following the association’s lead and ex-        nating for these positions. We have in-             and Sponsor Information
      ploring what will be best for Region VIII as a     cluded the position application in this is-            for the Bi-regional
      whole.                                             sue of the newsletter.                               Conference in Atlantic
                                                                                                             City can be located at the
      As a result, we are continuing to accept ap-       It has been a great year to serve as the                  following link:
      plications for several of our existing team        Chair of our active and vibrant region. I
      members for this coming year. Currently,           am very much looking forward to seeing
      we are accepting applications for two CIPP-        all of you in Atlantic City this November                     http://
      RR (Committee on Immigration Policy and            where we can interact with our colleagues             www.region8.nafsa.org/
      Practice Regional Representative) reps,            within Region VIII and from Region X. It              documents/Exhibitors%
      one ATESL (Administrators and Teachers             has been a wonderful experience working               20Atlantic%20City.pdf
      of a Second Language) rep, one SPA                 with Region X and I am sure the confer-
      (Sponsoring Agencies) rep and one IT-Sig           ence will reflect our hard work. Watch for
      (Information Technology Special Interest           our online registration instructions on our
      Group) rep. The IT-Sig rep also acts as our        website and over email in the coming
      webmaster, so for all of you interested in         months.




                                                  % ()            *



          Update on the Regional Conference “International Education: Betting on the Next 50 Years” Atlantic
          City, New Jersey, November 7-10

          The Trump Plaza Hotel is the site for the 2005 Regions VIII and X (New Jersey and New York) conference in Atlantic City,
          New Jersey. The Hotel, winner of the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award for Hospitality, is located at the Boardwalk with
          a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. The rates are:

          Single or Double: $89/night + 12% tax (tax rate is subject to change)
          Triple: $99/night + 12% tax
          Quad: $109/night +12% tax

          The conference registration fees are:

          NAFSA Member (member’s name on record with NAFSA) Pre-Registration: $175 (By October 15)
          NAFSA Member Regular Registration: $200

          Detailed conference registration information will be mailed in September. We urge you to consider registering online at
          http://www.region8.nafsa.org.




N A F S A :     A S S O C I A T I O N                O F      I N T E R N A T I O N A L                  E D U C A T O R S
Page 3                                                                                                                  NAFSA Region VIII

                                              CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT
                                                  A cade my f or I nt ernati onal E ducati on


   We will host the Academy for International Education (IE). The objectives of the Academy are:
      1. To train individuals from institutions of higher education in the administration of various areas of IE, including admissions, inter-
            national student services, education abroad and internationalizing the campus;
      2. Provide access to the IE field for both the individual and institution;
      3. Increase knowledge and information on the IE field and resources;
      4. Prepare chosen individuals to lead their offices and institution in the development of IE through the development of IE skills and
            knowledge;
      5. Provide education support for trainees through a mentor program staffed by experienced international educators;
      6. Provide an opportunity for senior level NAFSA members to share their IE knowledge;
      7. Promote IE field; and
      8. Utilize NAFSA trainer corps members to train trainees in IE areas.
   As a part of the Academy, the following PDP workshops will be offered (to begin on Monday, November 7):
       F Regulations for Beginners
       F Regulations The Second Step
       J Regulations for Beginners
       Education Abroad Advising
       Beyond Advising—Tools for Strengthening Your International Student Office



                         ACADEMY CLASS III NOW IN REGION VIII! APPLY NOW!
  If you’ve been in the field of international education for any length of time, you probably have your own stories of how you’ve learned and
  acquired your knowledge and expertise over the years. Perhaps you spent the first year or two just asking questions, trying to learn on
  your own, or perhaps you were fortunate enough to attend a conference, regional or even national, early in your career. And maybe you
  got your institution to put up the money for a professional workshop or two, you met people in the field, learned from others …. All exciting,
  heady stuff! But it all took a long time and it was erratic -- and perhaps you wished that there had been a way to become an expert in a
  more systematic fashion. Enter The Academy for International Education!

  Starting this fall, Region VIII is participating in Class III of The NAFSA Academy - (along with Regions I, IV, X and XII). (Class I just gradu-
  ated in Seattle and Class II is in the midst of their second season…) Applications are being considered on a rolling basis, with August 15
  as the deadline. If you know of people just starting out in the field, or if you know of an institution that would benefit from having someone
  on their campus with international education expertise, encourage them to consider the Academy and to apply to be a Class III Trainee.
  Direct them to the web links, give them the contact information, connect them with an Academy representative (see below). This is a tre-
  mendous opportunity. In about 13 months and for only $1,000 fee, the results will produce a person who can be a resource – someone
  who will provide international expertise and leadership on campus.

  Likewise, if you are yourself a seasoned professional, here’s your chance to offer your knowledge, get re-energized and join an exciting
  endeavor of information-sharing: Apply to be a Mentor! At the Graduation Ceremony for Class I, the Mentors all said that they got as much,
  or more, out of the Academy as those they mentored. Applications for Mentors are also due by August 15.

  The Academy for International Education, which is supported by funding from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S.
  Department of State, provides an opportunity to share knowledge, expertise, and leadership within the international education community
  through multi-faceted training and networking. The Academy will cultivate and mentor a new generation of international education (IE) spe-
  cialists who will further advance the agenda of international education for a global community.


  This is a region-based training program designed to assist institutions of higher or adult education—especially, but not exclusively, target-
  ing community colleges and small colleges—in the establishment, expansion, or strengthening of international education offices/
  departments on their campuses. This is done by exposing a chosen institutional representative (trainee) to knowledge, skills, and re-
  sources—in a wide range of IE professional areas—that will prepare them to assist their institution in addressing their particular IE needs.
  Check out the website, and think about whom you know who would benefit from this program. Call somebody!
  For more information contact:
  Academy III Regional Representative                               Academy III Lead Trainer
  Jarmila Polte, Director of Study Abroad                           Sandi Smith, Director, University Relations
  Juniata College                                                   Global Learning Semesters, Inc.
  Phone: 814-641-3182                                               Phone: 877-300-7010
  Fax: 814-641-3185                                                  Fax: 703-852-3961
  polte@juniata.edu                                                  sandismith@globalsemesters.com

 N A F S A :           A S S O C I A T I O N                 O F      I N T E R N A T I O N A L                     E D U C A T O R S
 Volume 13, Issue 2                                                                                                       Page 4




   The following pre-conference workshops will also be offered:

       International Admissions 101

       Institutional Issues and Considerations in Filing H-1B Petitions

       Basic Immigration Regulations for non-FSAs

       How to Recruit and Work with Sponsored Students

       TOEFL iBT for Teachers

   Sessions will begin Tuesday afternoon. Some of the titles include:

           s
       "Who' on First?" and “How Did They Get There?”

       A Commitment to Caring: Community and Campus Connection that Work

       A Look at the Educational Systems of the Former Soviet Republics

       Charting the Path of the I-9 Maze

       Climbing into International Education

       Code Red: Decoding Student Crises Abroad and Managing Responses in the US

       Cross-Trained Advising: Benefits to the International Office Staff, the Foreign Students and the Overall Campus Com-
       munity

       Death Be Not Proud

       Embassy Fair

       E-Recruitment Trends and Techniques

       Event Planning with International Students: Tips and Best Practices for International Educators

       Financial Aid for Study Abroad: Which Model Fits?

       FREE! Peace Corps Resources for International Educators

       Generations Working Together

       Globalizing Your Campus? Is Your Faculty and Staff Prepared?

       Government Panel: Qs & As


                                                                 Questions?
                                           Contact Li-Chen Chin, Region VIII Chair-elect, Assistant
                                            Dean & Director of International Programs, Bryn Mawr
                                                    College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899,                                        !&
                                                            lchin@brynmawr.edu


N A F S A :      A S S O C I A T I O N                   O F       I N T E R N A T I O N A L             E D U C A T O R S
     Page 5                                                                                       NAFSA Region VIII

                                                                  Pre-conference Workshops & Conference Sessions...Cont.




      Host a Festival… Invest in Your World
      Ideas for Creating Intercultural Dialogue between American and International Students On Campus
      Japanese Expectations vs. American Realities: Understanding Japanese Female Students
      Job Satisfaction of International Educators
                                     s
      Leadership in NAFSA: There' a Place for You!
               s
      NAFSA' Web Site: New Resources for International Educators
      Parties and Photo Albums or Perspectives and Appreciation?
                   t)
      Please (Don' Release Me: Disclosure of Student and Scholar Information
      Professional Development Opportunities in NAFSA
      Professional Development Opportunities: Identifying and Preparing the Next Generation of International Educators
      Reflections on a Journey: Study Abroad Photo Contests
      Recruiting and Supporting International Athletes
      RFE Blues: A Roundtable Discussion of Requests for Evidence from the Vermont Service Center
      Secrets and Strategies for Success in International Admissions-The 13 Rules
      Sending the Alphabet Abroad: International Students Participating in Study Abroad Programs
      SEVIS & USAID-Sponsored Exchange Visitors
      Skills Needed to Land a Career with Embassy/Sponsoring Agencies and Universities
      Stacking the Cards in Your Favor: Cross-cultural Resources You Can Count On
      Stretching Your Recruitment Dollars
      Students with Disabilities Studying Abroad--How Can We Make It Happen
      Study Abroad Alumni Can Make a Difference: the British Council Student Ambassador Program
      Tacking the Trickery: Credential Evaluation Fraud
      The Bologna Process
      The DMV, the SSA, and IRS: Was SEVIS Really Our Worst Nightmare?
      The Impact of Learning Style on Intercultural Development
      TOEFL iBT Has Arrived! With Integrated Skills, Internet Delivery, and Increased Access
                                                      s                                                  s
      Trading Spaces: Two Sets of Neighboring DSO' Trade Regions to Un-Do "Disasters" in Each Other' Schools
      U.S. Students and Problems with Visas
      Underrepresented and Unprecedented: Destination Australia
      US Department of State Exchanges: Program Update & Demystifying the Grant Process
      Vermont Service Center Update
                                           s
      Wearing Multiple Hats--All in a Day' Work
             s
      What' on the Horizon? English Language Proficiency Testing at the University




                                                           !                   !
                                             #" %#
                                            "$$ &#             '(         !)*



N A F S A :    A S S O C I A T I O N                O F     I N T E R N A T I O N A L                 E D U C A T O R S
Page 6                                                                                                  NAFSA Region VIII

                                                                                                ,                               +
                                                                                            %



                                                                                            "           %

         %    /                !5          2                (    "
                                                                " ,&                   #
                                                                                            % ()



                                                                                            +



         1.  For problem with cases pending at the Vermont Services Center, advisors                !       ,&                  #
         should use VSC.Schools@dhs.gov. Make sure to include the individual’s full                     !
                                                                                                                "
         name, date of birth, country of birth, SEVIS number, EAC number, and a brief
         description of the situation. Be sure to check the latest status of the case be-     )
                                                                                             - ,&                           #
                                                                                            #$  %
         fore doing so by entering the EAC number at https://egov.immigration.gov/cris/          &'
         jsps/caseStat.jsp. Continue to contact your CIPP-RR (Gisela Nansteel for
         schools in DC, MD, and VA and Mitchell Furumoto for schools in DE, PA, and           ).
                                                                                             +- ,&       #
                                                                                            (      " !
                                                                                                 ) *+
         WV) regarding regulatory questions, procedural issues, and particularly prob-            *"   ,
         lematic cases. Immediately prior to any procedural changes at the Service
         Centers, such as changes in forms or fees, it is strongly recommended that         #
                                                                                                 -
                                                                                                / -, &
                                                                                                     -
                                                                                                                            #

         caution be used as some petitions received by VSC a few days prior to the                                      "
         change have been rejected or returned.
                                                                                               " ,&
                                                                                                "
                                                                                                (                           #
                                                                                            !   % +                         .
         2.   For SEVIS-related problems—You can reach the SEVIS help desk at 1-
                                                                                            /
                                                                                            -
                                                                                               0$
                                                                                                 1
         800-892-4829. But for urgent technical problems, contact SEVIS at Tool-                  2
         box.Sevis@dhs.gov. You can also contact SEVIS.Source@dhs.gov for par-                   2
                                                                                            0 $ .-
                                                                                                                        +

         ticularly problematic SEVIS cases, including those related to Social Security or       -#
         I-515 issues.                                                                          $ '                     $

                                                                                               )
                                                                                            0 - ,&                              #

         3. Please also report all problems and issues related to government regula-                    $               $
         tions and policies at www.nafsa.org/issuenet.
                                                                                                                "                    !
                                                                                            3               4
         4.The Philadelphia USCIS District Officer, David Spaulding, has noted when                             *       ,

         sending in reinstatements to the Philadelphia District Office for technical pur-                       "               &&
         poses, such as a student who forgot to transfer, I-20 expirations, or DSO error,   3            $
                                                                                                        *           $
         he has asked that DSOs indicate “TECHNICAL REINSTATEMENT” in red ink
         at the top of the I-539. This will greatly expedite the process, as other cases        #           ,&                  #
         are currently backlogged.                                                          5           5
                                                                                                                            *


         5. SEVIS Recertification regulations are expected to be published soon...          2           3
                                                                                                         %&1
                                                                                                                        !
         Once DHS publishes the interim rule, schools will be notified about the proc-      -            /
                                                                                                                    "
         ess. DHS posted a memo regarding site visits at http://www.ice.gov/graphics/
         sevis/pdf/site_visit.pdf in April 2005.                                            2                   )!      1
                                                                                            -
                                                                                            -           /
         6. Please continue to look out for updates on the Immigration Advising Re-
         sources pages at www.nafsa.org and the NAFSA weekly electronic newsletter.          ) -
                                                                                            - 4- ,&                             #
         If you are not on our CIPP list and wish to be added to it to receive our an-      6 )
                                                                                                 ,
         nouncements, please contact either Gisela or Mitchell.
                                                                                             "
                                                                                            - .
                                                                                               (
                                                                                                                                    $%

                                                                                              -
                                                                                            + .                 1$
                                                                                            3   7/




N A F S A :     A S S O C I A T I O N             O F     I N T E R N A T I O N A L          E D U C A T O R S
     Page 7                                                                                NAFSA Region VIII




                                                  ADSEC Update
                                       Negar C. Davis, ADSEC Representative

          Last year, I rotated off the Region II team and       The importance of international admissions
          was glad to be able to join the Region VIII team      continues to grow on our campuses. I am
          as the new ADSEC representative. I have to            pleased to know that we are beginning to see
          admit that it has been a great experience work-       improvements in turning the negative percep-
          ing with a wonderful group of colleagues, some        tions about studying in the U.S. as we continue
          of whom I have known for some time. As a              to improve our public relations image with the
          newcomer to the Region, I was amazed by the           rest of the world. We are also seeing improved
          warm welcome I received from everyone and             visa processing time and willingness from the
          was equally impressed by how well organized           Department of State to work with embassies
          our team is. Kudos to all of you for an incredible    around the world to reduce visa delays and to
          job!                                                  consider longer visa limits for certain countries.
                                                                All of these steps will certainly have positive
          I also want to take this opportunity to thank my      impacts on our enrollments. In addition, we
          dear colleague and former ADSEC representa-           must continue rethinking our marketing and
          tive, Steve Risch, for the great job he did for our   recruitment strategies to attract qualified stu-
          team and the profession. As you may know,             dents to our institutions. These efforts will con-
          Steve has been appointed to a national position       tinue requiring additional resources to provide
          with NAFSA Academy as the Non-Regional                for professional development of our staff and
          Representative/Co-chair. We are so proud of           general outreach activities. We need to look
          you, Steve!                                           ahead and embrace any changes that might
                                                                take place in the future with regard to our roles
          Our work started early in the fall to plan for the    in international admissions, recruitment, and
          upcoming NAFSA bi-regional conference this            marketing. I also encourage us to network with
          November in Atlantic City. This will be a great       our colleagues from other parts of the world in
          conference with a vast array of workshops and         order to enhance relationships and build part-
          sessions. We received many great session pro-         nerships with their institutions.
          posals for ADSEC, and I want to thank all of you
          who submitted session proposals. It is because        For the latest news and information on Interna-
          of our joint efforts that we can promote our field    tional Admissions and Recruiting, please read
          well into the future. We will have a variety of       the latest Admissions Wrap-Up newsletter,
          sessions covering international student recruit-      http://www.adsec.nafsa.org/
          ment strategies, credential evaluation issues,        ADSECNewsletter.asp
          electronic recruitment tools, international admis-
          sions success stories, and educational systems        I look forward to seeing you all again in Atlantic
          in the former Soviet Republics. We will also          City!
          offer a four-hour, pre-conference workshop titled
          “International Student Recruitment 101.” We
          may need a few session chairs to introduce the
          session topic and presenter(s), keep track of
          time, and distribute session evaluation forms. I
          encourage all new professionals in the field to
          consider this opportunity, which is an excellent
          way of meeting colleagues and getting involved.




N A F S A :   A S S O C I A T I O N            O F      I N T E R N A T I O N A L              E D U C A T O R S
 Volume 13, Issue 2                                                                                                     Page 8


                                                    Advocacy Day 2005
                                                         Negar C. Davis, Director
                                                      International Student Services
                                                     The Pennsylvania State University


   This year’s NAFSA Advocacy Day was a huge success! I was privileged to participate in this wonderful event on March 17, 2005,
   thanks to the support of my institution as well as a generous travel grant from NAFSA Region VIII. As in the past years, NAFSA
   did a great job in organizing this important annual event. I was able to meet and share international related concerns with repre-
   sentatives from the offices of Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Senator Arlen Specter and Representative John Peterson.
   We met as a group of university representatives and advocated for the following issues:

        Toward an International Education Policy for the United States
                        The Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange and NAFSA propose that the nation com-
                        mit itself to work toward several ambitious goals. They include:

                              Knowledge of a foreign language and a foreign area by all college graduates.
                              Enhancing the educational infrastructure through which the United States produces international ex-
                              perience.
                              Making the United States once again an attractive and accessible destination for the future leaders of
                              the world to pursue higher education.
                              Vastly increasing the number of U.S. students studying abroad; promoting ethnic, socioeconomic, and
                              gender diversity in study abroad; and diversifying the locations, languages, and subjects involved in
                              study abroad.
                              Invigorating citizen and professional exchange programs and promoting the international exchange of
                              scholars

        Fiscal year 2006 Department of State Funding for International Education and Exchange
                         To meet the national need for strengthened international education and exchange program activity, NAFSA
                         urges Congress to support the President’s request of $430.4 million for these programs as included in the
                         FY 2006 State Department budget. Important programs include:

                              Fulbright Program
                              Overseas educational advising centers
                              Gilman Scholarship Program

   Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program
                       NAFSA urges Congress to support the creation of a robust and enduring Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad
                       Fellowship Program that will dramatically increase participation in study abroad by American university
                       students, with particular emphasis on developing countries and on expanding opportunities for previously
                       underrepresented groups.

   I believe that NAFSA Advocacy Day is a great experience for us as we advocate for our profession and for the betterment of our
   international relationships with the rest of the world. By advocating for causes close to our hearts, we become empowered and
   feel a sense of accomplishment at a different level. I urge my fellow colleagues who have not yet experienced this work to con-
   sider participating in future years. In the meantime, you can also access the following useful advocacy web sites:

   NAFSA on the Issues: http://www.nafsa.org/content/Public Policy/NAFSAontheIssues/Issues.htm
   Take Action!: http://econstituent.votenet.com/nafsa
   The U.S. House of Representatives: http://house.gov
   The U.S. Senate: http://www.senate.gov
   The Library of Congress: http://thomas.loc.gov
   The Code of Federal Regulations: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html
   The Federal Register: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fedreg/frcont05.html
   The U.S. Code: http://uscode.house.gov/lawrevisioncounsel.php

   Again, many thanks to the support of NAFSA Region VIII and to my institution for making this happen!


N A F S A :       A S S O C I A T I O N                O F      I N T E R N A T I O N A L                  E D U C A T O R S
  Volume 13, Issue 2                                                                                                 Page 9



                                                      ,    6       %
                                            )!                 !, &          #

 Greetings to the Education Abroad Knowledge Community! Wendy Lombardo (my Region X counterpart) and I met
 during the NAFSA National Conference in Seattle to review all of the EA session proposals. Thanks to your active
 participation, EA once again had the highest number of proposed sessions. We are coordinating with the Bi-Regional
 Conference Chairs to finalize the offerings for the bi-regional conference in Atlantic City, but I am sure you will be im-
 pressed with the variety and breadth of information that will be presented.
 Speaking of Atlantic City, as always, we will have our EA breakfast meeting, which is a chance to get together and
 discuss hot topics in the EA community. Representatives from NAFSA’s EA Study Abroad Marketing Committee will
 be on hand to discuss the best practices in marketing and study abroad fair promotion updates. Feel free to come
 with topics of your own to discuss.
 On my campus, I am seeing more and more interest in January term programs. As such, I would like to start compil-
 ing a list of program offerings in Region VIII that are open to outside students. If you offer such J-term programs or
 would like to receive a list of this sort, please contact me at rxhallworth@salisbury.edu or by telephone at (410) 548-
 5782.
 I look forward to seeing you in Atlantic City this November and send best wishes for a great start to the fall semester.



                                                    &
                                                  2& !             & %
                                                    -
                                                   / -, &             #

 As you are aware this year Regional Conference will be in Atlantic City, New Jersey during November 7-10, 2005.
 This time we will coordinate with Region X. So it is a Bi-Regional Conference. The Conference theme is
                                 “ International Education: Betting on the Next 50 Years”
 At the moment, I am working with Tara Fletcher, CAFSS Rep for region X to finalize CAFSS workshops and session
 proposals. I want to share my gratitude for all of your support for proposal submissions. We cannot have a great con-
 ference without your input.
 As always, we need session chairs. Session chairs are not presenters, their role is to introduce the session topic and
 presenter(s), keep track of time, and distribute session evaluation forms. Being a session chair is an excellent way to
 get involved and highly encouraged for new professionals in the field. If you are interested in chairing a session
 please let me know.
 NOTE from 2006 NAFSA conference, the Task Force is seeking session proposals either immigration and other
 regulatory for the 58th Annual Conference & Expo in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, May 21-26, 2006. The deadline to
 submit your proposal is August 1, 2005, at midnight, Eastern Daylight Savings Time (U.S.). Please visit
 www.nafsa.org/proposals2 for more details on proposal submission and other guidelines. We encourage you to pre-
 sent a session and experience the satisfaction of sharing your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues. Partici-
 pating in the national conference is not only an opportunity to acquire and exchange information, it is also an excel-
 lent way to build a personal network of contacts in the field of international educational exchange. We are seeking
 proposals that provide a diverse range of immigration and other regulatory sessions. Things to consider when sub-
 mitting a session proposal:

      Diversity of Presenters
      Range of audience (US vs. Overseas, beginner, intermediate, advanced)
      Diversity in institutions (small, large, public, private etc.)
      Conference theme and thematic threads
                                                       s
      How does this session contribute to NAFSA' strategic plan
 (http://www.nafsa.org/content/InsideNAFSA/StrategicPlan/StratPlan.htm)

 Even if you are not planning to submit a session proposal, please let us know what sessions you believe we need to
 provide in Montreal and recommendations for presenters. Please share this e-mail with your colleagues, state and
 regional representatives. Have a great summer!



N A F S A :      A S S O C I A T I O N              O F     I N T E R N A T I O N A L               E D U C A T O R S
                                                                                                            !"
'                                                                 +                    -                                                                          *
 *                                    ,!                          ,                                    ,+               +             +                                                                             -
                *                             )
                                              !               -                       ,   -                                          -                        /               46
                                                                                                                                                                             74+
/                46
                74+ -                                                                   43
                                                                                       74                                                          ?                        /
                                                                                                                                                                            + ! /                                       43
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        74
     ,                                 *                                         -                    ! /               74 +
                                                                                                                         4>                   -               ,            - 1                                            ,     -
)                       /                48
                                        74                   /                   4;
                                                                                 74!

)                                            +                                          -                                       ,                                                   -               -                   ,
                                   )         )
                                             !                  -                            , - -          ,           -        -                                                  )                                       ,
             ?
             !            -                    @                                             *  +                       ,                        -            ,
                          ,                                                           *
                                                                                      +                                                                       !

                                -         +                                                                 -                ,                    -                                                     A
    ,                                                      B
                                                       * * !                       ,             -                                                        $
                '  674+
                   5+46                                                                    ,                            B             C                                                                                          +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                +.
    -          74!
               +46

)           ,                                                                                                                                         $
                    ,               -            #                " #             .                                      &      -   !                 .
               $                  -            #                " #             .                               3            ,&   -                  # "          #
                   /         $-" , ,                                                                                $        3 -" #                               '
        +                /          -     0 " #                                                                        3 -                        " #                 .
                          /           -)                                   ,                                            3 9 '              -       %$                     " #
        1                  /         -             1            " #             .                               1     3         -" ,                    /                           $
                        2 / ' -! 3 3                 $                                                            $9          3 $ -" #                                     .
                       / $        -" #                             #                                            /                    +         -! 3 3         $
                                  -            " #                            #     .                                            : , & -                       $
        3                      -/            '              .                                                   (         1 $ -                           !   $                                         .
              # /                 $%%-" #                          %$                                                  &               -                      ",
                                      -            " #          .                                                   #              -*                     "    #
                                -                " #                                                                                       -                     "         #
                                0-" #                                                                                     ' - (           /$ .
        1                              - $4$             " #           .                                                   !            '
            $            ,              -      '                  $                                                          #      -" #                              '
        3        2          ' -                                          $              " #,                            !       # - 5,                $                             '       -
                                   -              " #          .                                                                     -+                           " #
                   ! -*                           " #                                                                                           -" #                               %$       .
        "             ( + % -" #                                                                                              % -1                            " #
              %% +                      -    ,               5, ! $                   $      .                  &                      -       0 " #
        +                 + -" #                                #                                               /                 -          +                                     " #              .
        3            & +           -" #                       %$ .                                              ) " -                            2                        $
        6             + %        $ -                         " #                                                / %                 -" #
                    +         ' -                      2                    $                                     $       + ,            -1        2                                            $
        1          +         -             7                         $                                                              -" #                                       /                        $       .
                   ! + $ -                    * .                                                                                        -" #                                                               .
        /      %         2      8 -       0 " #                                                                                ;$         -" #                            %$            .




,
+       -*                  -                   . /             /                                )


                                                                                                      ! "

#                     %%%%%%%%%%%%% %%
                   $ % % % % % % % % % % % % % %% %                                                   '
                                                                                                      &     (              %%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                                                                                                        $ %%%%%%%%%%%%%%

) *              %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
               $% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %                                                         %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                                                                                     $ %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

                $                   +      ,                                                                                                                                                                                -   "
   *          $
 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%


. /      +   0
/     +'         1
/      2 -    35
            +4 /   2
1       1 68
       + 577
    5 ; 54 $ 5 ; 58
  $ 97:368< =97:36><                                                  $                          !
                              #            *            $
                                                       '$                  (


#    $        %        &      $$         %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                       $% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %

          %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
         %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

#     %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
     %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

     &     %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
          %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

'         %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
         %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

   %%%%%%%%%%%%               % % % % % % % % % % % % )))))))))))))))
# % % % % % % % % % % % % %( % % % % % % % % % % % % "))))))))))))))))

                               # %%%%%%%%
                              D %%%%%%%%%                        *           %%%%%
                                                                         " '% % % % %

                               %%%%%%
                              D %%%%%%

                                  $         %%%%%%
                                           %%%%%%%             %%%%%%
                                                              %%%%%%%

E-                *           =*           *              **             !
                                                                         "




F             -   &       &            &         ,         -*    *     *                **
          !
          "




B                             &                       )   1      *                 **
     !
     "



              *       ,
                      +                                + -
                              *            %%%      %%%
                                      D # % % % % '% % % %

/     -    **               *- &                                     *       D
   %    %
# % % '% %


            %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
         $ %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% /                          %%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                                            %%%%%%%%%%%%%%

 +'
*" " " ,  #            + # -(
                      *" "             #
. /
/      +'               1
/       2 -
 4/
35         2
1        1 68
        + 577
     5 ; 54
  $ 97:368
   $ 5 ; 58
 =97:36>
     $        !
                                         (
                                        ' '
     '%                 &                      &                             "&
                                                     (


-     )))))))))))
     )))))))))))

                  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                $% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %

#    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
     %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

     &        %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
             %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

'         %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
         %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

   %%%%%%%%%%%%               % % % % % % % % % % % % )))))))))))))))
# % % % % % % % % % % % % %( % % % % % % % % % % % % "))))))))))))))))

G, -         @ ,        *        %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                D %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

G,             *                              %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                             D %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

G,             *                --                               %%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                                                 D% % % % % % % % % % % % %

G                   -- ,                       +                      %%%%%%%%%%%
                                                                   - D %%%%%%%%%%

1    *          %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
             $ %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

0    1             11 1             !    ! 2             *                     *    1    3

4              *    -

4             5 1           !                ( *     *                *



         $                       ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
                                )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

#     ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
     ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

     &       )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
             )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

'        ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
         ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

   )))))))))))) ( )))))))))))) ))))))))))))))))))
# ))))))))))))) ))))))))))))")))))))))))))))))))


            %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
         $ %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% /                               %%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                                                 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%

 +'
*" " " ,  #              + # -(
                        *" "            ./    # ."           #
. /
/      +'                       1
/       2 -
 4/
35         2
1        1 68
        + 577
     5 ; 54
  $ 97:368
   $ 5 ; 58
 =97:36>
     $        !
                              (
                             ' ' "0                                          "   #   +
                                                                            ( " " ' " 0 ' #
                                                                           *+ #
                                                                          ' * '

 *+
' * ' #                  (               '#

     )    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
     & $ %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%                                                        %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                                                                  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
           %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
         $% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
1        %%%%%%%%%%
      $ %%%%%%%%%%%                                          $ %%%%%%%%%%
                                                            =% % % % % % % % % %            %%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                                                                          $% % % % % % % % % % % % % % %


    ##,#                 '+ (   ' #
C                    &     (     %%
                              $ %% 7                        %% 9
                                                             %%           %%    B
                                                                         %% 1- G 2
 %%
%%               1       &                '        (        %%
                                                            %% '         %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
                                                                        %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
 %%%%%%H !
%%%%%%% 2 !                                                  '-         %%%%%
                                                                       % % % % % %)       *                    "


1                                                                   **         %%%%%
                                                                             $ %%%%% H
 *+      #0
' * ' # ' "                               /
                                                                                  $
                                                                                 '$            # 4 0
 %%
%% 1 1                            *                         +,    , @
             --                           2!
                                           !                     & *        = -
                                     (    !                                 -                      *
                                                                             &&
                                                                            ->    , 4
                                                                               &&
                                                                            ? ->     ,
 %%
%% 2 * -                     , @ ,            *              -              *  &   *'  @                                 #1          2!
                                               !                                                                         "
                                                                                                                       3" #
                                                                             $
                                                                            '$        -                A
 %%
%%                                                     ,     *
                                     !                                                                                 1        /*
                                                                            6                  *                   *
     (
    ' '                      $       &
                                                                                                                           /
                                                                                                                           &          &

 %%
%%                                %%
                                 %%
                 *                            "



      %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
    $% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
)*           )       *           $
     %%
    %%%                   %%%%%
                     ) - %%%%%                                !&
                                                              :6         %%%%%
                                                                       I%%%%%%
     %%
    %%%                      *              %%%%%%%% %%%%%
                                     ) - $ % % % % % % % % I% % % % % %
     %%
    % % %)           B
                     & ) - $                   %%%%%%%% %%%%%
                                              % % % % % % % % I% % % % % %
F        $        %%
                 %%%                        %%%%%
                                          I% % % % % &                         " %%%%%
                                                                            J = I% % % % % %


#                    # 4                  +                  %%%%%
                                                           I% % % % % %
"                                    &                  (
                                                       ' '          %%%%%
                                                                  I% % % % % %



'            5*                                                   67                  $    8$          4                          !
          6
         9 7 % &                     $
                                     &$                $ 4                 &    6
                                                                               9 7                 : 4;    $                     %
     4                                                 95 &                  $
                                                                            &$            $$         $
                                                                                                   <& 4        $           $
                                                                                                                           &5

								
To top