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ERIC Number: ED537448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Fourth Edition
Forum on Education Abroad
This fourth edition of the Forum on Education Abroad's "Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad" augments previous editions of the "Standards." Since the last edition was published in 2008, Forum member institutions and organizations have implemented the Standards in program development and assessment, using the Standards in the Forum's Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) and internally. The current edition of the "Standards" responds to suggestions from members that have come through their practices of putting the "Standards" to use in their programs. A signature of the Forum's "Standards" is the Queries section, which provides a means for institutions and organizations to assess how their programs meet the "Standards." The Forum's online Standards Toolbox delineates accepted best practices in the field to support this effort. Although originally designed to avoid prescriptive "yes or no" answers, in practice, it was found that many of the Queries lent themselves to narrow responses. In the new edition of the "Standards," the Queries of each Standard have been reworded to evoke fully explanatory answers. Users of the "Standards" will find this change beneficial in the way it facilitates more in-depth analysis of programs. These revisions have been developed through a process that was transparent, built on consensus and due process, and allowed all stakeholders in education abroad, as well as the general public, to voice their opinions. Appended are: (1) Best Practices for Home Campus Academic Advising for Education Abroad; (2) Best Practices for On-Site Academic Advising for Education Abroad; and (3) Best Practices for Institutional Relations and Marketing Education Abroad on Campuses. [The Introduction was written by Brian J. Whalen.]
Forum on Education Abroad. P.O. Box 1773, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013. Tel: 717-245-1031; Fax: 717-245-1677; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forum on Education Abroad