Welcome to the IEI forum, a space for our members to connect, network, and share best practices. If you are new to the forum, be sure to register so that you can contribute to the conversation. This is a resource that IEI is offering to members of the Illinois international education community. Please read these community standards carefully. By participating in the forum, you are agreeing to our Community Guidelines. Violating these Community Guidelines may result in your ability to post in the forums being temporarily or permanently suspended.

  1. Be professional: IEI’s mission is to support professional development so it goes without saying that participants in the forum need to maintain a sense of professionalism and respect for each other. We are an open community and we encourage spirited discussion, but we do not condone personal attacks.
  2. Post responsibly: Take ownership of your own posts and think before you post.
  3. No spamming: Unless they are related to the professional development of international educators, please do not post links to commercial sites or products. IEI administrators reserve the right to delete posts if they are deemed spam. When in doubt, contact an administrator first.
  4. Avoid off-topic questions/comments: Post your questions and comments in the appropriate thread. Start a new thread if you have an un-related concern.
  5. Give credit where credit is due: Link or credit the source whenever it is appropriate.
  6. No duplicate posting: Do not post duplicate messages or questions in more than one thread.
  7. Be yourself: We encourage you to engage with the community as yourself. Please do not impersonate another individual. IEI administrators reserve the right to remove alleged impersonators from the community.
  8. Report abuse: Registered users are tasked with flagging inappropriate content and reporting abuses or violations of the Community Guidelines.
  9. Liability disclaimer: Note that the information presented on the forum is not legal advice, may not be current, and is subject to change without notice as regulations evolve.