The Forum's Standards of Good Practice Institute

"Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad"


University of Minnesota -Twin Cities,  Minneapolis, MN
November 19, 2013



The Forum on Education Abroad announces the Standards of Good Practice Institute, “Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad” to be held November 19, 2013 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN.


Location Information:

This Standards Institute will be held in the McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus and across from Williams Arena and TCF Bank Stadium.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

McNamara Alumni Center

200 Oak Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414


Directions and parking options:


Recommended parking is at the University Avenue Ramp, adjacent to the Alumni Center. The ramp address is 1926 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (google map)

  • This adjacent 500-car ramp is connected by tunnel to the Alumni Center. The ramp entrance is on University Ave. Parking is $3.00 per hour with a daily maximum of $12.00. Once inside the parking ramp, take the East elevator to tunnel B or street level. The Alumni Center is the copper building adjacent to the ramp.




The topic of curriculum, pedagogy, and teaching is both timely and significant in the education abroad field, and the Forum continues to play a critical role in promoting and shaping best practices. In the fall of 2012, the Forum on Education Abroad launched an initiative to identify best practices in curriculum design and teaching abroad. The result of this effort is the creation of the Curriculum Cooperative, an online resource center containing education abroad course and program profiles, interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi and more. It is expected to be an invaluable resource for education abroad faculty and administrators at colleges, universities and program provider organizations. This Standards Institute builds on this effort.


This Standards Institute is dedicated to identifying and understanding an array of approaches to curriculum design and teaching in education abroad, and assisting participants to understand how to develop and improve their own education abroad curricula and enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. Plenary and concurrent sessions will bring together professionals in instructional design, education abroad faculty and administrators and highlight innovative ways in which Standard 3: Academic Framework may be applied to achieve excellence in curriculum design and teaching.


The goals of the Institute are to:


Standards Institute Planning Committee

Christine Anderson, University of Minnesota, co-chair

Martin Hogan, Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), co-chair

Gabrielle Bosley, Bellarmine University

Brian Brubaker, Dickinson College

Nigel Cossar, University of Melbourne

Steve Duke, Wake Forest University

Maritheresa Frain, CIEE

Rob Hallworth, The George Washington University

Scott Manning, Susquehanna University

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