Advocating for the TESOL Profession, English Language Programs, and STUDENTS!
The role of UCIEP's Advocacy Committee is networking with government executive officials in the various federal departments, but especially the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State.
- The Advocacy Chair drafts letters to legislators, and encourages the membership to write to their own Congressional delegations on behalf of UCIEP.
- The Advocacy Chair monitors important legislation, and makes the membership aware of new developments.
- The Advocacy Chair also liaises very closely with his or her counterparts from EnglishUSA, IIE, NAFSA, TESOL, and the Alliance.
UCIEP POSITION STATEMENTS
- UCIEP Joint Letter Urging Inclusion of English Programs in U.S. International Plan (August 2021)
- SEVP Letter Opposing Change in Duration of Status (October 2020)
- UCIEP Joint Statement with EnglishUSA and TESOL International Opposing July 2020 ICE Guidance (July 2020)
- Joint Statement on Possible Limitation on U.S. Student Visas from China (March 2018)
- UCIEP Stance on U.S. Presidential Executive Order 13780 (March 2017)
- Joint Statement on Supporting International Students and Intensive English Programs in the United States (January 2017)
Friends of the Field
- Alliance for International Exchange
- Association of International Education Administrators
English Language Program Advisory Consortia (ELPAC)
*ELPAC is an informal network of the following organizatons, to which UCIEP belongs:
- Institute of International Education
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- TESOL International Association (including Local Affiliates)
- ^Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET)
- ^Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
^ACCET and CEA are observers of ELPAC.