Standards Toolbox

Welcome to the Standards Toolbox, a multi-faceted resource developed to support Forum members by providing examples of best practices, and access to proprietary resources developed by the Forum on Education Abroad for use by its members.  The Standards Toolbox is also the place where the Forum posts communications to its members, such as drafts of documents reserved for member comment, and acts as the portal to the Forum's Ethics Corner discussions.

 

Resources for the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad (2011)

This section of the Toolbox is designed to help members implement the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad at their institutions by offering examples of the Standards in practice. Colleges, universities, providers, associations, and other members have contributed these documents to serve as models for institutions engaged in self-study or organizational planning. Each example included in the Toolbox has been reviewed and approved by members of the Forum's Standards Committee and the various Standards Committee Working Groups. The Standards Toolbox also contains: links to more general resources, as references to help members develop their own practices.

 

Standards of Good Practice Bibliography

This bibliography provides resources more broadly related to best practices in education abroad. The Forum offers its sincere thanks to David Comp for developing this resource.

 

Resources for the Code of Ethics for Education Abroad and the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

This section of the Toolbox is designed to help members implement the Code of Ethics for Education Abroad and the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs at their institutions by offering examples of the Code and the Short-Term Standards in practice. Colleges, universities, providers, associations, and other members have contributed these documents to serve as models for institutions engaged in self-study or organizational planning. Each example included in the Toolbox has been reviewed and approved by members of the Forum's Standards Committee and the various Standards Committee Working Groups. The Standards Toolbox also contains: links to more general resources, as references to help members develop their own practices.

 

Additional Member Resources

NEW: 3/20/14: Outcomes Assessment Toolbox!

NEW! 3/19/14 Research Report: Gender Bias and Salaries in Education Abroad

In 2012, the Forum conducted an Institutional and Program Resources survey on current practices in education abroad. The Gender Bias and Salaries Report expands on that data by examining gender-based discrepancies in salaries for education abroad professionals.

 

 

Advocacy Resources and Initiatives

Archived Webinar Discussions

Critical Incident Database

Data Sets from Surveys

Expanding Education Abroad Capacity

Guidelines

Membership Logo Graphic Identity Program

Resources for the Forum's Code of Ethics for Education Abroad

Special Communications with Members

 

Tools for Assessment

 


Disclaimer


Materials maintained in the Standards Toolbox do not constitute legal advice. Each user of these materials should verify the information for current accuracy and affirmatively examine issues addressed by the materials in light of their own interpretation of federal, state and local laws, as well as applicable institutional policies.

 

 

Permissible Use Policy


The Standards Toolbox is accessible only to Forum on Education Abroad members through the Forum's website. Forum members are authorized to adapt and use the resources found herein, in whole or in part, as part of the development and evaluation of programs at their institutions and MUST include attribution to the original source of the materials. Forum members are asked not to affirmatively distribute these materials to persons other than faculty, staff and students of their institutions, or to other Forum members.

 

 

Contributing to the Toolbox


The Toolbox is a continuously evolving resource.  Please help us to keep this the most authoritative resource for best practices in the field. If you have documents that illustrate a standard or query, please submit them for consideration by sending them to forumea@dickinson.edu, along with your contact information. Your organization's documents will be reviewed by the Standards Committee, and if they are approved for posting, you will be asked to sign a release form.

 

 

Thanks!


The Forum wishes to thank David Comp of the University of Chicago and the members of the Standards Committee for their hard work in developing the Toolbox.

 

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