Welcoming and Educating Syrian Refugees

This week, the United States welcomes the 10,000 th refugee fleeing the violence and turmoil in Syria, thus following through on a promise made by the Obama Administration last year. More could and should be done. NAFSA urges Congress and the next administration to amplify efforts and provide security to as many as 100,000 refugees from Syria in the coming year. As NAFSA CEO Marlene M. Johnson noted in her congressional testimony last year, we have the ability and duty to open our doors to an even greater number of people in need. In addition to providing security and hope to those fleeing terror, we also urge the administration to streamline the visa process for refugee students in order to ensure that Syrian students seeking higher education in the United States have a path to do so. The administration could, for example, ease the requirement that foreign students demonstrate they have no intent to immigrate to the United States. The administration could also address the severe logistical challenges foreign students face by allowing required in-person interviews to take place in locations other than U.S. consulates. The United States is viewed by the world as the leader in international education. We not only have the capacity to provide refugee students with an education that begins to reshape the future that was stolen from them, but also the moral obligation to do so. Incoming refugees are properly and thoroughly screened prior to their arrival in the United States in order to ensure our own safety. By taking the steps to further the education of victims of war—especially in higher education—and providing them opportunities to rebuild their lives and contribute to their new campuses and communities, we foster greater global peace and security as well.

This week, the United States welcomes the 10,000 th refugee fleeing the violence and turmoil in Syria, thus following through on a promise made by the Obama Administration last year. More could and should be done. NAFSA urges Congress and the next administration to amplify efforts and provide security to as many as 100,000 refugees from Syria in the coming year. As NAFSA CEO Marlene M. Johnson noted in her congressional testimony last year, we have the ability and duty to open our doors to an even greater number of people in need. In addition to providing security and hope to those fleeing terror, we also urge the administration to streamline the visa process for refugee students in order to ensure that Syrian students seeking higher education in the United States have a path to do so. The administration could, for example, ease the requirement that foreign students demonstrate they have no intent to immigrate to the United States. The administration could also address the severe logistical challenges foreign students face by allowing required in-person interviews to take place in locations other than U.S. consulates. The United States is viewed by the world as the leader in international education. We not only have the capacity to provide refugee students with an education that begins to reshape the future that was stolen from them, but also the moral obligation to do so. Incoming refugees are properly and thoroughly screened prior to their arrival in the United States in order to ensure our own safety. By taking the steps to further the education of victims of war—especially in higher education—and providing them opportunities to rebuild their lives and contribute to their new campuses and communities, we foster greater global peace and security as well.

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Ignou Exam Result June 2016 BDP

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Affiliate Marketing for Travel Blogger

Affiliate Marketing for Travel Blogger I’ve been receiving quite a few questions about how to start and run a travel blog from my readers, so I decided to add a new category to the blog dedicated to this topic. One of the most frequent questions is about how to make money with your travel blog […] The post Affiliate Marketing for Travel Blogger appeared first on Maria Abroad .

Affiliate Marketing for Travel Blogger I’ve been receiving quite a few questions about how to start and run a travel blog from my readers, so I decided to add a new category to the blog dedicated to this topic. One of the most frequent questions is about how to make money with your travel blog […] The post Affiliate Marketing for Travel Blogger appeared first on Maria Abroad .

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How to Move Forward When You’re an Internal Candidate, But Someone Else Gets Picked.

Edited by Ellen Badger We’re kicking off the new academic year with this Advice From the Field column by Deborah L. Pierce, PhD, associate consultant at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, who offers helpful strategies for managing the potential downside of being an internal candidate. Q. I was an internal candidate for a position in my current office that would have meant a promotion, but an external candidate got the job. I’m really disappointed. Are there options other than looking elsewhere? What’s the best way for me to manage this setback? A. Deb Pierce You are not alone; this has happened to me and will happen to most of us at some point in our careers. I understand why this feels like a setback: you committed to that search and didn’t succeed, which doesn’t feel very good. Here are some steps I took to deal with similar situations. Have a pity party for one day! Acknowledge how you feel so that you can move forward. This can be enormously liberating, so indulge yourself – briefly! More than a day or two is too long. Recognize you still have an important job to do for our wonderful students. And the way you respond to this new hire will speak volumes to your students and coworkers about the kind of employee and colleague you really are. The most important step in facing your challenge is to demonstrate exceptional emotional intelligence*. The new hire probably knows that you were also a candidate, so he or she might feel awkward too. Try to imagine how you would feel in that person’s place. That’s empathy, and it’s hard to do, but it changes your perspective significantly. Become useful to the new hire by sharing your networks and resources, and be sure the new person feels welcome. Make the first move. Start building a productive working relationship through frequent meetings and interactions. Communicate openly and honestly, so you cannot legitimately be accused of undermining the new hire. Always let that person know what you’re doing and how it will help him or her. In any case, communicating more than you think you need to will almost always enhance your reputation as a dependable team member. Continue your own professional development; a new leadership role within NAFSA might be just the thing as you seek to deal productively with this challenge. Make sure you are ready to step in if the new person happens to find another position. This person has already moved at least once, and might be someone who often seeks greener pastures. One way or another, I guarantee you that things will eventually change; nothing in higher education stays the same for very long these days. Keep looking for other opportunities, on or off campus. Be open to everything! But if international education is truly your mission in life, make an affirmative choice to stay in your current job, and follow through with positive contributions. Recognize what you can change or control and what you cannot. The things you can control in your career include your own attitude, your own behaviors, and your own development as a professional. Focus on those! So, do not deny how you feel. Instead, continue to contribute to your office; continue your professional development through NAFSA; and be open for new opportunities. Then you’ll be ready when something great comes along – and it will. Have a question? It may appear in a future column! Submit your questions to jr@nafsa.org *Learn more about emotional intelligence from these authors: Daniel Goleman ; Travis Bradberry ; and Robert and Carolyn Turknett . “Advice from the Field” is a monthly online column that offers trusted career and professional development advice for international educators at all levels. The column is a joint initiative of NAFSA’s Phase II Member Interest Group (MIG) and the NAFSA Career Center, and is edited by Ellen Badger, past-coordinator of the Phase II MIG. For additional career resources, visit www.nafsa.org/careercenter .

Edited by Ellen Badger We’re kicking off the new academic year with this Advice From the Field column by Deborah L. Pierce, PhD, associate consultant at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, who offers helpful strategies for managing the potential downside of being an internal candidate. Q. I was an internal candidate for a position in my current office that would have meant a promotion, but an external candidate got the job. I’m really disappointed. Are there options other than looking elsewhere? What’s the best way for me to manage this setback? A. Deb Pierce You are not alone; this has happened to me and will happen to most of us at some point in our careers. I understand why this feels like a setback: you committed to that search and didn’t succeed, which doesn’t feel very good. Here are some steps I took to deal with similar situations. Have a pity party for one day! Acknowledge how you feel so that you can move forward. This can be enormously liberating, so indulge yourself – briefly! More than a day or two is too long. Recognize you still have an important job to do for our wonderful students. And the way you respond to this new hire will speak volumes to your students and coworkers about the kind of employee and colleague you really are. The most important step in facing your challenge is to demonstrate exceptional emotional intelligence*. The new hire probably knows that you were also a candidate, so he or she might feel awkward too. Try to imagine how you would feel in that person’s place. That’s empathy, and it’s hard to do, but it changes your perspective significantly. Become useful to the new hire by sharing your networks and resources, and be sure the new person feels welcome. Make the first move. Start building a productive working relationship through frequent meetings and interactions. Communicate openly and honestly, so you cannot legitimately be accused of undermining the new hire. Always let that person know what you’re doing and how it will help him or her. In any case, communicating more than you think you need to will almost always enhance your reputation as a dependable team member. Continue your own professional development; a new leadership role within NAFSA might be just the thing as you seek to deal productively with this challenge. Make sure you are ready to step in if the new person happens to find another position. This person has already moved at least once, and might be someone who often seeks greener pastures. One way or another, I guarantee you that things will eventually change; nothing in higher education stays the same for very long these days. Keep looking for other opportunities, on or off campus. Be open to everything! But if international education is truly your mission in life, make an affirmative choice to stay in your current job, and follow through with positive contributions. Recognize what you can change or control and what you cannot. The things you can control in your career include your own attitude, your own behaviors, and your own development as a professional. Focus on those! So, do not deny how you feel. Instead, continue to contribute to your office; continue your professional development through NAFSA; and be open for new opportunities. Then you’ll be ready when something great comes along – and it will. Have a question? It may appear in a future column! Submit your questions to jr@nafsa.org *Learn more about emotional intelligence from these authors: Daniel Goleman ; Travis Bradberry ; and Robert and Carolyn Turknett . “Advice from the Field” is a monthly online column that offers trusted career and professional development advice for international educators at all levels. The column is a joint initiative of NAFSA’s Phase II Member Interest Group (MIG) and the NAFSA Career Center, and is edited by Ellen Badger, past-coordinator of the Phase II MIG. For additional career resources, visit www.nafsa.org/careercenter .

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Ignou Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT) Admission 2016-17

Ignou Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)  Admission 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 6 Months Maximum Duration: 2 Years Course Fee: Rs. 3,500 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: Pass in 10+2 with science subjects or equivalent OR Pass in higher secondary with science subjects  or equivalent and one year of experience of working in a school/college/university science laboratory OR 10 th pass or equivalent with science subjects and two years of experience of working in a school/college/university science laboratory This programme is intended for persons employed as or aspiring for employment as laboratory technicians in school or college laboratories. At present, no academic programme is available in our country to train such people through the distance mode. This academic programme has been designed to train laboratory supporting staff in appropriate procedures for organizing and maintaining school/college laboratories. The curriculum for the programme was developed in an International Workshop organised by the School of Sciences, IGNOU in collaboration with The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada and The Commonwealth Secretariat, London. Programme Objectives The broad objectives of this programme are to: Familiarise the learners with the basic facilities available in school and college level Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories; Impart knowledge of the basics of organisation and management of science laboratories; Train the learners in the operation and maintenance of simple instruments used in science laboratories; Enable them to develop skills in common laboratory techniques; Train them in the procedures of procurement and storage of laboratory equipment and materials; Enable them to adopt appropriate disposal procedures and safety methods suitable for laboratories.   Please Note: The submission of assignments is not required for any of the four theory courses of this programme. The assessment is through Term End Exam only. The post Ignou Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT) Admission 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)  Admission 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 6 Months Maximum Duration: 2 Years Course Fee: Rs. 3,500 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: Pass in 10+2 with science subjects or equivalent OR Pass in higher secondary with science subjects  or equivalent and one year of experience of working in a school/college/university science laboratory OR 10 th pass or equivalent with science subjects and two years of experience of working in a school/college/university science laboratory This programme is intended for persons employed as or aspiring for employment as laboratory technicians in school or college laboratories. At present, no academic programme is available in our country to train such people through the distance mode. This academic programme has been designed to train laboratory supporting staff in appropriate procedures for organizing and maintaining school/college laboratories. The curriculum for the programme was developed in an International Workshop organised by the School of Sciences, IGNOU in collaboration with The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada and The Commonwealth Secretariat, London. Programme Objectives The broad objectives of this programme are to: Familiarise the learners with the basic facilities available in school and college level Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories; Impart knowledge of the basics of organisation and management of science laboratories; Train the learners in the operation and maintenance of simple instruments used in science laboratories; Enable them to develop skills in common laboratory techniques; Train them in the procedures of procurement and storage of laboratory equipment and materials; Enable them to adopt appropriate disposal procedures and safety methods suitable for laboratories.   Please Note: The submission of assignments is not required for any of the four theory courses of this programme. The assessment is through Term End Exam only. The post Ignou Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT) Admission 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

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Ignou Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ) Admission 2016-17

Ignou Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ) Admission 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 1 Year Maximum Duration: 3 Years Course Fee: Rs. 6,500 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: 10+2 with science The Diploma in Aquaculture aims to develop interest in aquaculture or breeding and rearing of aquatic animals and plants in enclosures or confinements. Aqua farming or Aquaculture is viewed as the best option for catching fish to provide food for the growing masses and provide them with alternative livelihood opportunities for their socio-economic upliftment. In many developing countries fish and other aquaculture products serve as the main source of cheap protein to combat malnutrition and under nutrition, fish having essential amino acids, which are often lacking in cereal protein substitute. As the Aquaculture sector also employs large number of people the diploma can provide technical know how to the traditional fisher-folk, develop entrepreneurship, update technical knowledge in professionals already engaged in aquaculture activities, and will create awareness and promote green aquaculture involving environmental-friendly practices. The post Ignou Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ) Admission 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ) Admission 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 1 Year Maximum Duration: 3 Years Course Fee: Rs. 6,500 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: 10+2 with science The Diploma in Aquaculture aims to develop interest in aquaculture or breeding and rearing of aquatic animals and plants in enclosures or confinements. Aqua farming or Aquaculture is viewed as the best option for catching fish to provide food for the growing masses and provide them with alternative livelihood opportunities for their socio-economic upliftment. In many developing countries fish and other aquaculture products serve as the main source of cheap protein to combat malnutrition and under nutrition, fish having essential amino acids, which are often lacking in cereal protein substitute. As the Aquaculture sector also employs large number of people the diploma can provide technical know how to the traditional fisher-folk, develop entrepreneurship, update technical knowledge in professionals already engaged in aquaculture activities, and will create awareness and promote green aquaculture involving environmental-friendly practices. The post Ignou Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ) Admission 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

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Ignou Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI) Admission 2016-17

Ignou Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI) Admission 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 6 Months Maximum Duration: 2 Years Course Fee: Rs. 5,000 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. The post Ignou Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI) Admission 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI) Admission 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 6 Months Maximum Duration: 2 Years Course Fee: Rs. 5,000 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. The post Ignou Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics (PGCGI) Admission 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

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Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD)

Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD) Minimum Duration: 1 Year Maximum Duration: 3 Years Course Fee: Rs. 5,500 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: Graduation from a recognised university/institution The post Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD) appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD) Minimum Duration: 1 Year Maximum Duration: 3 Years Course Fee: Rs. 5,500 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: Graduation from a recognised university/institution The post Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development (PGDESD) appeared first on Ignou Info .

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Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry Admission 2016-17

Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC) Admission 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 1 Year Maximum Duration: 3 Years Course Fee: Rs. 8,000 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: Science Graduates with Chemistry as one of the subjects [ B.Sc. (Biotech), B. Pharma., B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), etc. are also eligible] The post Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry Admission 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC) Admission 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 1 Year Maximum Duration: 3 Years Course Fee: Rs. 8,000 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: Science Graduates with Chemistry as one of the subjects [ B.Sc. (Biotech), B. Pharma., B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), etc. are also eligible] The post Ignou Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry Admission 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

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Ignou BSc Chemistry (Major) Course Admission Online 2016-17

Ignou BSc Chemistry (Major) Course Admission Online 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 3 Years Maximum Duration: 6 Years Course Fee: Rs. 10,500 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: 10+2 in Science or equivalent   Fee Structure : Total Programme fee is Rs. 10,500 ,Which is to be paid @ Rs. 3,500 per Annum. The post Ignou BSc Chemistry (Major) Course Admission Online 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou BSc Chemistry (Major) Course Admission Online 2016-17 Minimum Duration: 3 Years Maximum Duration: 6 Years Course Fee: Rs. 10,500 Minimum Age: No bar Maximum Age: No bar Eligibility: 10+2 in Science or equivalent   Fee Structure : Total Programme fee is Rs. 10,500 ,Which is to be paid @ Rs. 3,500 per Annum. The post Ignou BSc Chemistry (Major) Course Admission Online 2016-17 appeared first on Ignou Info .

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