Academic Cooperation Association Conference: English Medium Instruction in Europe

Advisory Board member Lisa Fleury, Vassar Wesleyan Program in Paris, attended the Academic Cooperation Association's Conference on English Medium Instruction in Europe in Brussels: "A rare phenomenon at the turn of the century, English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a systemic feature in some European countries, particularly at the Master level. Even though the growth curve now shows signs of flattening, English-taught programmes have become immensely numerous and popular in the last 15 years. This ACA European Policy Seminar present[ed], amongst other things, the key findings of ACA's latest (2014) Europe-wide surveys of this form of tuition." Lisa has provided documentation, available in the member access section under Academics.

Housing Workshop & General Assembly 2014

The October 2014 General Assembly was great success. Many thanks to Maître Valérie Raynaud for her presentation on La loi de la sécurisation de l'emploi and to the panel participants, Gilles D'Harcourt, Bérangère Allais and Stephane Pico from Generali, Jessica Cotton-Bayet and Marie Martini from Humanis. Their presentations can be found in the member access section of the website under Staff/Employment.

The November 2014 Housing Workshop was also very productive. Guillaume Colas from Allianz Saint Sulpice and Virginie Fouchet from the LMDE spoke about insurance coverage for student housing and Maître Frank Dumas from Dumas et Associés spoke about the financial and tax implications of hosting students. Their presentations can also be found in the member access section of the website under Housing.

Dr. Jenny Moon to be Keynote Speaker at March 2015 RD Meeting

The APUAF is honored to welcome Dr. Jenny Moon as the Keynote Speaker at our March 2015 RD Meeting. Dr. Moon is an internationally renowned educator known for her work with journalling and reflective learning and an Associate Professor at Bournemouth University. She has published numerous works including Using Story: in higher education and professional development (Routledge, 2010) and Learning Journals: a handbook for reflective practice and professional development (Routledge, 2006). According to the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice:

"Jenny has worked in educational development since 1998, and before that worked in the Health Service and in most sectors of education, and latterly higher education.

The focus of her interest is the process of human learning and she has explored this in a number of books which are listed below.

Jenny runs workshops in many universities in the UK and abroad on reflective learning, the use of learning journals, critical thinking and on learning outcomes in programme development, the uses of story in higher education, oral storytelling and academic assertiveness etc (usually around the subject of her books). In terms of her own practices, Jenny dabbles with short story writing and poetry. She works as an oral storyteller in a variety of settings.

Jenny is currently undertaking a project on reflective practice for coaches for The FA (The Football Association), developing materials and running a course for football coach educators who work directly with coaches.

Jenny has a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy."

Conference with Milton Bennett and Lilli Engle

The APUAF is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting guest speakers Milton Bennett and Lilli Engle on June 12th, 2015, at St John's University Paris. Milton Bennett is known for his research and publications on intercultural communication and his Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity. According to the Intercultural Developmental Research Institute's website:

Atelier Housing 21 novembre 2014

L'APUAF a le plaisir d'organiser un atelier centré sur deux problématiques de Housing, à Paris le 21 novembre 2014 dans l'après-midi.

Au programme :

14h-15h30 Assurances Responsabilité Civile et Habitation avec intervention de professionnels

15h45-17h Rémunération des hôtes d'accueil et Imposition avec intervention d'un avocat fiscaliste

17h-18h Cocktail

Afin de répondre au mieux aux interrogations de chacun, n'hésitez pas à nous adresser vos questions ou problématiques lors de votre inscription afin de mieux cerner et cibler les interventions des professionnels.

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