March 26, 2009
First meeting of the COIL International Education Working Group
At the recent COIL conference at Purchase College, great interest was expressed by numerous SUNY campus international education offices in working more intensively with the COIL Center. Carlton Rounds, Assistant Director of the New Paltz program offered to host a get together, and fifteen of us made our way to the homey digs of the New Paltz International Education Program in late March to take part in the first meeting of the COIL International Education Working Group.
In addition to SUNY New Paltz, Binghamton, Purchase, Cortland, Cobleskill, Ulster and SUNY System all sent one to four representatives who met together seeking areas of mutual interest fertile for collaborative development. We worked from a set of five goals developed by COIL Director, Jon Rubin: (follows - Read More)
Goals – The COIL International Education Working Group
We began to share ideas and develop plans to initiate first steps. These might include:
To continue the intensive dialogue begun at our meeting, a wiki or forum will soon be established. Keep an eye on this site for further news about that roll-out.