BA-PIER Meeting RSVP
The Bay Area Professional International Educators Roundtable (BA-PIER) provides international educators with a forum to meet regularly to discuss the current issues and government regulations that affect international students and scholars.
Please use this form to RSVP to the upcoming meeting on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 01:00 PM (GMT-8:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada). This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom at
Bay Area Counties
Please provide your Name, Title, Institution, and Email Address to RSVP to the upcoming BA-PIER meeting.
Roundtable Discussion Topics
Please indicate which topic of discussion would most interest you. We will facilitate breakout roundtable discussion groups following the presentations at our next meeting.
Marketing/Recruitment (e.g. lead generation, travel)
Admissions (e.g. transfer credit, document requirements, evaluation practices)
Immigration (e.g. OPT/CPT, gray areas, SEVIS, Form I-17)
Programming (e.g. orientation, curriculum, short-term programs)
Notes or Suggestions
Questions for Roundtable Discussion
Please provide details on any questions that you have or topics that you would like to be addressed at our next roundtable discussion (e.g. SEVP guidance, SEVIS, grey areas in advising, institutional policies).
Discussion Question/Topic 1
Discussion Question/Topic 2
Discussion Question/Topic 3
Questions for SEVP
Please provide any pre-submitted questions that that you would like to be addressed by SEVP at our next meeting.
SEVP Question 1
SEVP Question 2
SEVP Question 3
BA-PIER Officer Nominations
In June 2021, the two-year terms being served by BA-PIER's current officers will come to an end. We are seeking nominations for new BA-PIER leadership, starting in September 2021. You can read more in our bylaws:
. Please consider nominating either yourself or a colleague by typing a name under any of the BA-PIER officer positions below:
The Chair shall conduct the business portion of the PIER meetings; serve as a moderator and organizer and as a liaison with DHS, NAFSA and any other organizations; and preside over Executive Board meetings. The Chair shall prepare or oversee preparation of a written agenda and announcement for each scheduled PIER meeting. The Chair may appoint individuals to lead projects or activities for the organization, as directed by the membership. The Chair shall determine the place and time of each PIER meeting.
The Vice Chair shall preside over meetings in the absence of the Chair; assist the Chair with any necessary duties. The Vice Chair shall manage the PIER membership, including maintenance of the membership list, new memberships, distribution of an annual membership directory.
The Secretary(s) shall take minutes at each PIER and Executive Board meetings; provide minutes of the previous meeting for posting to the PIER website and maintain a record of official minutes.
The Treasurer shall maintain financial transaction records; receive revenue and; present financial reports.
The Communications Officer shall maintain the PIER group on LinkedIn and the BA-Pier website.
How many BA-PIER meetings have you attended?
I have attended 1-5 meetings
I have attended 6-10 meetings
I have attended 10+ meetings
This will be my first BA-PIER meeting (Welcome newcomers!)
Which International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) do you work with? (mark all that apply)
F-1 Graduate Programs
F-1 Undergraduate Programs
J-1 Scholar Services
J-1 Exchange Programs
Intensive English Programs
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