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Study Abroad Program Leader Preparation

ASU Faculty-Directed study abroad program leaders (including support faculty/staff) are required to complete two online training modules prior to leading any study abroad program: Title IX and Your Duty to Report and Intersections: Intersections: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence.

All study abroad program leaders are also required to attend an in-person Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar before leading an ASU study abroad program (at least once every two years). In addition, faculty directors will be expected to complete two (2) additional workshops during the same period. Support faculty/staff are not required to attend these additional workshops, but all are certainly invited and encouraged to participate.

Please find below a description of the required Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar, optional mini-conferences and other workshops for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminars

ASU requires that all study abroad program leaders and support faculty/staff participate in an Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar every two years. In addition, program leaders will be expected to complete two (2) additional workshops during the same period. For additional information about this expectation, click here. Program leaders who completed the Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar during the 2017/2018 academic year will not be required to attend for their 2018/2019 programs; all others will be required to attend.*  Seminar presentations are facilitated by the SAO Associate Director of International Health, Safety and Security and cover preparation prior to departure, resources available, and actions to take while abroad when responding to emergencies.

Beginning in Academic Year 2018-2019, the SAO will offer two versions of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar: one for those who haven't attended in the past; another for those who have attended in the past but are required to attend again. Below is the schedule of these two separate seminars for the 2018-2019 academic year.

EPR 101: Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar for NEW Program Leaders

CLICK HERE TO RSVP for a 2018-2019 EPR 101 Seminar

 

EPR 201: Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar for RETURNING Program Leaders

CLICK HERE TO RSVP for a 2018-2019 EPR 201 Seminar

*Program leaders will not receive a travel advance until they attend a seminar and will be notified if they need to attend a seminar.

 

 

Faculty/Staff Professional Development Mini-Conferences

Because we know it can be difficult to come to a monthly workshop, the SAO will be offering a mini-conference on the Tempe campus during both the fall and spring semesters. Program leaders may register for one or two sessions per conference, as well as the lunch (Fall) and coffee break (Spring) provided by the SAO.

Fall Semester Mini-Conference

Spring Semester Mini-Conference

Friday, September 28, 2018

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Required Orientation for New Faculty Directors - Memorial Union (MU) Cochise/228

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • LunchMemorial Union (MU) Cochise/228

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Effectively Marketing Your Program & Student Financial Aid for Study Abroad - Memorial Union (MU) Gila/224
  • Promoting Inclusion and Effective Group Dynamics - Memorial Union (MU) Navajo/240
CLICK HERE TO RSVP for one or more Fall Mini-Conference sessions

Click here to see the Memorial Union (MU) on a map. All sessions are on the 2nd floor.

Friday, February 15, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Lessons from Abroad: Q&A With Veteran Faculty Directors - Memorial Union (MU) Gold/207

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Coffee BreakMemorial Union (MU) Gold/207

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

  • Tips for Effective Pre-Departure Orientations - Memorial Union (MU) Yuma/225
  • Promoting Global Awareness & Sensitivity: Increasing Faculty Engagement in Student Intercultural Development - Memorial Union (MU) Navajo/240
CLICK HERE TO RSVP for one or more Spring Mini-Conference sessions

Click here to see the Memorial Union (MU) on a map. All sessions are on the 2nd floor.

Crisis and Operational Response Education (CORE)

Crisis and Operational Response Education (CORE) is an initiative from the SAO to identify key areas that are central to a sound health and safety culture within the ASU study abroad community.  The primary goals of CORE are to equip study abroad program leaders, encourage collaboration, and improve programming so that study abroad initiatives at ASU can continue to grow.  The CORE curriculum is meant to be an interactive, engaging, and organized way of administering health and safety protocol and fostering a culture of best practices within our study abroad community. Below are details of the CORE workshops for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Study Abroad and Mental Health Awareness

This workshop, facilitated through a partnership with ASU Counseling Services, aims to give study abroad program leaders basic information to help them identify and work with students who might experience a mental health crisis while studying abroad. Key resources and strategies will be shared to help faculty directors and support faculty/staff know feel better prepared to respond if a situation develops during the program.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP for a 2018-2019 Study Abroad and Mental Health Awareness workshop

Managing Incidents Abroad

This workshop will deliver ASU’s basic expectations regarding incident response and incident management. Best practices gleaned from NAFSA: The Association of International Educators and the Forum for Education Abroad working groups will accompany discussions, case studies, and table top exercises to give each participant a framework from which to effectively respond to common health and safety issues while abroad. This workshop is separate from, and does not replace, the mandatory Emergency Preparedness & Response Seminar.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP for a 2018-2019 Managing Incidents Abroad workshop

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Mini-Conferences and CORE workshops are optional for support faculty/staff, but are highly encouraged.  Faculty Directors are expected to attend two (2) workshops every two years, in addition to the required Emergency Preparedness & Response Seminar.

 

Other Training Opportunities

The Art of Marketing Faculty-Directed Programs Workshop

One of our study abroad program providers, CISabroad, will be on campus to host a free workshop for program leaders entitled The Art of Marketing Faculty-Directed Programs:

Data indicates that faculty do, in fact, have the most impact in recruitment for their study abroad programs, so what are some effective strategies to being successful in their recruitment endeavors? In this session, we'll review the challenges associated with marketing faculty-led programs and data from the Open Doors report that points to the importance of the faculty member in recruitment. We'll share findings from CISabroad's on-campus partner, International Education Programs, and discuss ways to set yourself up for success using a variety of tools when promoting your short-term faculty-led course.

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Promoting Global Awareness & Sensitivity: Increasing Faculty Engagement in Student Intercultural Development

This session, led by the Study Abroad Office director, Dr. Adam Henry, will focus on the important role that study abroad program leaders play in promoting opportunities for intercultural learning during study abroad programs. Attendees will come away with strategies for embedding thoughtful intercultural learning opportunities within their programs, as well as within their program orientations.

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American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Course

  • The SAO strongly encourages all study abroad program leaders to maintain a valid CPR certification from the American Red Cross.
  • The SAO is pleased to cover the cost of your American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED/First Aid Certification through Sun Devil Fitness. Due to low attendance in the past, we are no longer organizing a class specifically for program leaders, so any certification class that you attend will be listed on their website and open to the public. 
  • If you are interested in becoming certified in Adult CPR/First Aid, please view the schedule of available classes, and then notify the SAO which date and time you are attending so that we can communicate with the instructors and arrange payment in advance. 

 

Webinars & Online Resources

ASU Faculty-Directed study abroad program leaders (including support faculty/staff) are required to complete two online training modules prior to leading any study abroad program: Title IX and Your Duty to Report and Intersections: Intersections: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence. All study abroad program leaders are also required to attend an in-person Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar before leading an ASU study abroad program, but are only required to attend once every two years. In addition, faculty directors will be expected to complete two (2) additional workshops during the same period. Support faculty/staff are not required to attend these additional workshops, but all are certainly invited and encouraged to participate.

 

Please find below a description of the required Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar and the optional mini-conferences and other workshops for the 2018-2019 academic year.