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Tuesday, October 13 • 10:55am - 12:10pm
Minnesota Study Abroad Health & Safety Incident Legislation: Implementation and Implications

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The Minnesota Legislature passed a 2014 law requiring higher education institutions to report incidents on study abroad programs. Other state and federal lawmakers have expressed interest in similar regulation. What are the implications for Minnesota institutions, non-Minnesota institutions and the field? The session will cover the history of the legislation, implementation of the law in Minnesota and tie to the best practices in international risk management.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Receive insights on how the Minnesota law came to be and the processes surrounding the implementation of the law.
 Receive an update on pending legislation in other states and at the national level;
 Understand how lessons learned in Minnesota can be applied in other states and at the federal level.
 Apply best practices and lessons learned to discussion on their own campus, with legislators and with the public.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Malmgren

Jodi Malmgren

Director, International and Off-Campus Studies, Saint Olaf College
Jodi Malmgren is director of international and off-campus studies for St. Olaf College. As the senior international officer for the college, she is responsible for off-campus program and faculty development, enhancement of access to off-campus study, incoming international students and scholars, and support of campus internationalization efforts. Ms. Malmgren has 20 years of experience in international education and higher education, managing... Read More →
avatar for Nichole Sorenson

Nichole Sorenson

Research Analyst, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Nichole L. Sorenson is a Research Analyst with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. She is responsible for study abroad and sexual assault reporting, as well as managing the dual training grant program and other collaborative projects with postsecondary institutions. Nichole's other research interests include public policy in higher education, persistence and degree completion, access for underrepresented populations, and higher education... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Tsantir

Stacey Tsantir

Director of International Health, Safety and Compliance, University of Minnesota
Stacey Tsantir is the director of international health, safety and compliance at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Tsantir is responsible for international health, safety, security and liability issues for students, staff and faculty across the university’s five-campus system. She manages the university’s international policies, emergency planning and response, international medical and security insurance, international travel committee, and... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:55am - 12:10pm
Marquette II Hilton Minneapolis