April 2013: Webinars

Staffing ratios

Many international offices need information on how to advocate for a good staffing ratio. We could design a webinar that examines the many variables and helps NAFSAns formulate good plans.

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April 2013: Webinars

Workarounds and Quick Fixes

I would like a webinar that covers many of the more complicated and nuanced workarounds and "fixes" that we have been told to use, or figured out for ourselves, relating to SEVIS, EVP, CBP, DoS and USCIS. Many of these situations occur due to conflicts among agency guidance and regulations. A session like this could help to codify and standardize best practices.

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April 2013: Webinars

Crisis Management for the International Student & Scholar Office

This webinar would address crisis management plans specific to the ISSS Office on a college campus or language center.

-What to do when an international student/scholar goes missing

-What to do in the event of an international student/scholar death

-What to do in the event of an arrest

-Natural disasters

-Mental Health emergency

-Serious injury

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April 2013: Webinars

Travel and Reentry for Students and Scholars

I would like to see a travel and reentry webinar with best practices and resources incorporating the recent CBP announcement of the interim final rule to automate the I-94, the POE process, preparing initial and returning students, I-515’s and automatic visa revalidation.

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Health Insurance and Health Care

International Students, Scholars, and family members are challenged to understand the complex US health care system and make appropriate health choices. Usually, the international office is the only campus unit in a position to care for these needs, but advisors have their hands full with immigration advising and rarely know enough to help with health insurance or health care matters. Advisors need some basic tools to ...more »

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Community Outreach

I would be interested in attending a webinar that presents best practices on how to involve international students in service learning opportunities.

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Regulatory Podcast - Would you listen?

Regulatory Podcast Feedback

Yes, I'd listen, as long as they were provided free of charge for NAFSA members (at least). I’ve been disappointment with NAFSA offering webinars for a fee for members, so I would hope that a podcast would be free. Ideal topics would be anything timely. Also, occasional Q&A with governmental officials might be useful. I would think once a month would be great but no more than twice a month. While I understand the ...more »

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April 2013: Webinars

Scholar Programming

A forum to share ideas and best practices on programming for the scholar, perhaps targeted to the J-1, population in light of ECA goals. Could include training for department administrators as related programming. Would be nice to share not only ideas, but survey results, assessments, costs, attendance, failures/lessons learned, etc. Mentoring programs? Alumni programs?...

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April 2013: Webinars

Employment Issues

Paid vs unpaid employment: what constitutes legitimately unpaid employment? Under what conditions can a student agree to forgo compensation? When is work authorization required?

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April 2013: Webinars

TAX WEBINAR

Tax and internationals

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April 2013: Webinars

Using Social Media Across Cultural Boundaries

Social media is no longer a "new frontier." Perhaps more than any other medium of communication that preceded it, social media provides a platform to reach farther across broad physical and cultural boundaries than ever before. How we use social media is impacted by the culture from which it originates. The messages we send are likewise culturally transformed, or at least significantly filtered, by the culture of the ...more »

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April 2013: Webinars

Department of Labor Compliance

Webinar that explains how to comply with DOL requirements. How are others complying, show examples of public access files, and best practices.

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