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2020 Conference

The 14th Annual TnCIS Conference

14th Annual TnCIS Conference on International Education

Finding Our Way: From Guiding Principles to Thriving Practices

Friday, November 6, 2020

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  Sponsored by:
Tennessee Consortium for International Studies

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2020 Conference Program Schedule

Join us for the 14th Annual TnCIS Conference on International Education! Our theme for this one day virtual conference is Finding Our Way: From Guiding Principles to Thriving Practices. We are very excited to announce that this year's event will feature training by The Forum on Education Abroad, focusing on the new 6th Edition of The Standards of Good Practice. We look forward to providing this exciting conference and training opportunity so that our participants can continue to network, share information, learn from each other, and gain valuable skills in international education.

Forum Workshop: Framing the Standards of Good Practice
This workshop provides an understanding of the 6th edition of the Standards of Good Practice, its structure, and how to use it within all contexts of education abroad. The following four Guiding Principles that provide the foundation of the 6th edition are emphasized:

•  Mission & Goals
•  Collaboration & Transparency
•  Ethics
•  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Through a variety of interactive activities, participants will understand the evolution of the Standards of Good Practice, discuss the importance of the Guiding Principles and learn how to apply them. All conference registrants will have access to the training. TnCIS is proud to offer this exclusive opportunity at a substantial savings over the cost of a regular Forum workshop event. Participation is limited, so register early to secure your place!

Afternoon Sessions:

Following the workshop, two afternoon conference sessions will be open to all participants via Zoom. The all-conference sessions will cover current topics vital to the future of international education.
Panel Discussion: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Study Abroad
Moderator: Tracey Bradley
Panelists: Dr. Rushton Johnson, Dr. Candace Warner, Dr. Juan Antonio Alonso, Ms. Jessica Miller, Ms. Felicia Hankins 
This panel will discuss what Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Study Abroad means and why it is important to make EDI a focus at your institution. Ask your questions and share your ideas during this interactive discussion.

From Surviving to Thriving: Post Pandemic Strategies for International Education
Moderator: Theresa Castillo 
Panelists: Dr. L. Anthony Wise, Ms. Ami Price, Dr. Heidi Leming, Ms. Tracey Bradley, Dr. Patricia Higgins
Events of 2020 have made many of us in international education wonder how to navigate through the challenges of a global pandemic and its impact on the field. Hear from international education leaders in our state to see how they envision our "return to business" and steps we can all take to ensure students and our individual campus communities are preparing for an even brighter future in international education.

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