Adjunct Professor in International Education Management
I am passionate about:
I am passionate about promoting the benefits of an international education, the importance of broadening one's horizons and gaining understandings beyond those of our native language and culture
What excites me about being a professor at MIIS:
What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is the real commitment to ensure the students gain an international experience and their commitment to value the diversity of their students and faculty members and to source international expertise where needed to ensure their students have access to a truly diverse and multidisciplinary program.
I am an experienced higher education manager and administrator and have worked for many years in senior management positions in international higher education contexts managing multinational teams or coordinating teams across countries for the delivery of international programs. I have build teams recruiting expertise from across the world and continue to practice human resource management in international contexts. I am at present the Director of International at the University of Sydney.
In the past five years I have been working in the development and growth of the International Portfolio at the University of Sydney. The portfolio was created in 2006 and it is now the main international relations hub of the University coordinating international activities across all faculties.
I have expertise in program development in Latin America and regularly travel to the region. I am a member of the Council on Australian Latin America Relations Education Action Group from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and an elected director of the Australian-Latin America Business Council.
I have had management appointments in Australian Universities and managed teams of administrators focusing on a range of areas from scholarship development, marketing and fundraising to student administration and IT support.
MEIRAS, S. (2004) International Education in Australian Universities: Understandings, Dimensions and Problems, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 26:371-380
Courses offered in the past four years.
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IEMG 8540 - Staff Managmnt in Intl Context
This provides an overview of the operational and strategic considerations and issues of people management in an international organization. The course is oriented from the practitioner’s perspective with case studies drawn from real world scenarios. In this course students will examine the complexities of staff management in international and multinational context with a practical focus on selection processes, including selection criteria and job descriptions, salary negotiations, including ethical considerations, performance management and team management in an environment where international mobility is high and where working with remote teams is also required. Suggested readings are provided for theoretical background and will be linked to the case studies. The course will be conducted through 30 hours of face to face workshop-style contact and requires 30 hours pre-workshop preparatory work and 30 hours post-workshop assessment preparation. Student participation is essential.
Spring 2013 - MIIS