Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

International Education Management Courses by Semester

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IEMG 8500 - Principles & Practices Intl Ed      

This foundational course will introduce students to the breadth of the international education field. Course content will emphasize fundamental principles of international education through a focus on seminal literature in the field. Additionally, the course will emphasize exploration of career specializations through interactions with practitioners and individual course assignments.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8510 - Intl Educ Design & Assessment      

This project-based course provides an opportunity for students to study the stages of program development as well as learn and practice assessment methods. Students put their learning into practice through creation of a program proposal and assessment plan and instruments.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8515 - IntroGirl'sEducatnGlobalSouth      

Since the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing twenty years ago, significant progress has been made on increasing girls’ access to and achievement in education globally. However, despite the fact that girls’ education is frequently cited as the single most effective development intervention, girls throughout the world still face obstacles that hinder (sometimes severely) their educational opportunities and achievement. This course will introduce students to the field of girl’s education in the Global South by exploring girls’ experiences of schooling in different contexts as well as how “girls’ education” is framed in policy and practice. Materials for this course include academic articles, practitioner documents, film, and video. By participating in this course, students will become familiar with girls’ education from various perspectives and will gain a better understanding of some of the critical questions and considerations to work in this important field.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8520 - Intl Educ Marketing/Recruiting      

This course introduces the fundamental essentials of marketing and recruiting as a managerial process. Students who complete the course will understand how to make decisions as managers in educational organizations responsible for defining and operating recruiting and marketing strategies according to their selected mission. This decision-making process includes understanding how to identify and evaluate target market opportunities, define and articulate a value proposition for an educational service, and develop a promotional strategy that takes into consideration competitors and price sensitivities of the target market.

Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8522 - WrkW/IntlIndigenousCommunities      

Many international programs, including education programs, include a component of working with or near Indigenous communities. This course will introduce students to Indigenous worldviews from a comparative perspective. Students will develop an awareness of Indigenous ways of knowing, and some of the political, theoretical, and social contexts involved when working with Indigenous peoples. Course will also include an overview of some Indigenous practices and ceremonies, and provide opportunities to gain practical experience. Students will gain familiarity with how to work in and with Indigenous communities.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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IEMG 8530 - Comparative Intl Education      

This course offers an introduction to the breadth of educational systems and structures around the world, and the cultural, historical, philosophical, and economic forces that shape these systems. Additional topics to be studied include the effects of globalization on education systems; the role of international organizations and NGOs in the provision of formal and non-formal education; and issues of diversity, access, and inclusion as they manifest internationally.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8533 - Education & Development      

The course aims to introduce students to perspectives and debates relevant to understanding the relationship between education and development (economic, political, social, etc.) and the politics of education development, with a focus on less developed countries. Students will examine international education initiatives (e.g., the Millennium Development Goals, the Education for All goals, Poverty Reduction Strategies) and the work of multilateral (e.g., UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank), bilateral (e.g., USAID, DFID) and international non-governmental organizations (e.g., Save the Children, Plan International, others), including debates on aid modalities in education development.

Instructor: Razquin, Paula

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8540 - Staff Managmnt in Intl Context      

Examining the complexities of staff management in international and multinational contexts, this course will include discussion of job description development, advertisement, selection processes, salary setting and negotiation, ethics, workers’ rights, and managing remote teams. Establishing trust, staff motivation, communication skills and leadership styles will also be studied in both organizational and cross-cultural contexts.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8550 - Budgeting In Educational Orgs      

An introduction to the theory and practice of budgeting and financial management with a focus on educational organizations. The course introduces the student to a broad array of budget issues relevant to successful management of educational organizations. The course will examine the role of the budget manager, primary budget elements, phases of the budget cycle, and interpersonal skills necessary for effective financial management. The course will be conducted using lecture and case study methods requiring active student participation.

Fall 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8550W - Waiver: Budgeting In Educ Orgs      

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8555 - StudentDevlpmntTheory/Practice      

This course examines critical theories of student development within cognitive, intrapersonal and interpersonal domains. Course content focuses on holistic development and effective approaches to working with students at various developmental stages. Emphasis is placed upon the application and practice of student development theory within the context of international education.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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IEMG 8562 - Biculturalism&Multiculturalism      

This course will focus on the experiences of people who identify as Bicultural or Multicultural. Through reading first-person accounts, engaging with experiential activities, and studying theories of identity development, the dynamics of biculturalism and multiculturalism will be explored. The course will conclude with recommendations for supporting individuals with bicultural and multicultural identities.

Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8598 - Intl Education Directed Study      

Students will have the opportunity to engage in a local international education project. The fieldwork project will include an academic research component as well as extensive hands-on work with a local program. This course may be taken up to three times for credit.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Summer 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Summer 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8600 - Intl Education Policy      

This course examines the role of global and national policies in shaping education. Course topics include among others, the role international organizations play in the global governance of education. National polices of education are examined in the contexts of policy convergence, policy borrowing and lending. Trends in national policies related to education are also explored such as education as a form of soft power, education as a form of trade, and aid for education. The need to balance national policies with international demands and trends are explored.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8605 - Survey Design      

This course focuses on the various ways that surveys can be used to collect necessary information for program design, development, and assessment. The course will begin with a discussion of the research process (establishing an area of interest, conducting a literature review, developing research questions, selecting an appropriate research design, data collection, data analysis, sharing of findings, building an argument, identifying implications). After a consideration of the possibilities and limitations associated with surveys, we will discuss the macro- and micro-level details of survey design (organization, question order, question types, word choice) and analysis (qualitative, quantitative). We will also consider online tools for collecting survey data, as well as discuss how survey data can be used in conjunction with other data collection methods. Throughout the course students will have an opportunity to evaluate existing surveys and create their own surveys for particular purposes related to their professional interests and goals.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8610 - Education Abroad Management      

Through reading of the literature and extensive interactions with practitioners, students will explore study abroad models, student advising, orientation programs, financial aid issues, challenges of academic credit transfer, benefits of study abroad, faculty-led programs, risk management strategies, institutional partnership establishment, and growth of the work/intern/volunteer abroad sector.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8612 - Intl Scholarship Program Mgmt      

International Scholarship Program Management

At the crossroads of higher education and international development, scholarship programs provide opportunities for outstanding students not readily available at home. An increasing number of these programs expect that students return home to improve their countries. In this course - through class exercises, discussions, and course readings - students will be able to identify various program structures, critique existing models, and learn the nuts and bolts of administering scholarships.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8615 - Project Management      

This interactive course will present the knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently; on time and in budget. Project management is a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to established goals. The course will include modules on overall project management and processes; teamwork, staff management and communication; tools, systems and technology; scope and time management; and quality management and analysis. Students will design and run simulated projects throughout the course, utilizing techniques demonstrated in class.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8620 - Intl Student/Scholar Services      

Exploring the role of international student and school services (ISSS) offices in U.S. higher education, this course will explore the research and best practices in relation to orientation programs; academic and social integration of international students, scholars, and their families; ISSS office structures; U.S. visa types and immigrations regulations; restrictions on employment; and the role of the international student and scholar advisor.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8621 - International Exchanges      

International student exchange programs constitute a substantial component of most universities’ education abroad offerings worldwide. This course provides a general overview of the history of exchange programs and current exchange program models including youth, university, and faculty/researcher exchanges. A variety of topics will be covered including: the benefits and challenges of developing sustainable and mutually beneficial exchange partnerships, standards of good practice, evaluating and engaging new partners, agreement development, managing reciprocity, related financial processes, credit transfer and articulation agreements, exchange program advising, and program assessment.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8622 - FosterDivrsity&Inclusnw/StuSrv      

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion with Student Services

Student services professionals are often at the forefront of diversity and inclusion efforts in U.S. higher education. This course provides an overview of student development theories as they relate to fostering diversity and inclusion. Examples and exercises will allow students in this course to examine how all aspects of student services can be approached in order to confront structural inequity and promote positive development for all students.

 

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8630 - Counseling Skills for Advisors      

Focusing on advising roles in international education, this course will teach students communication and advising techniques for use in one-on-one advising sessions. Course materials and discussion will focus on confidentiality and its limits, how to make referrals, responding to students in crisis, and cultural differences in attitudes about counseling. Role play situations will allow students to practice techniques.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8631 - International Partnerships      

This course provides a general overview to the various types of partnerships in which universities engage, including exchanges, research partnerships, and transnational education delivery. Literature from various sources is used to help shape broad definitions of what effective partnerships may be, and service learning literature will be reviewed in order to critically characterize elements of exploitative, transactional, and transformative relationships.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8632 - Citizen Diplomacy      

This course will examine how “Citizen Diplomacy,” or people to people exchanges that operate outside traditional diplomatic channels, can be utilized to enhance international education programs. The course will look at best practices in designing, running and evaluating citizen diplomacy programs with relevant case studies and class exercises. Topical areas including English teaching, academic and professional exchanges, homestays, and internships will be explored within the citizen diplomacy context. Readings and discussions on the related fields of public diplomacy and corporate diplomacy/CSR will explore the interplay of government and non-government entities with citizen diplomats.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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IEMG 8633 - Cross-CulturalCrisisManagemnt      

The course is designed to prepare international educators to respond appropriately, expeditiously, and comprehensively to disasters that befall students and faculty in cross-cultural settings. The course is oriented from the practitioner’s perspective and will cover protocols for on-campus and overseas responses to natural disasters, political turmoil and terrorism, health issues and suicide, missing persons, international financial emergencies, and criminal activity. The importance of considering cultural values and physical realities when conducting risk assessment and designing a crisis management plan is emphasized. Additional topics to explore include the challenges of dealing with the press and social media, caring for crisis survivors, navigating repatriation and legal issues, and the cultural values and assumptions that cloud cases involving relationship violence, sexual harassment, or rape.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8634 - Advancement and Fundraising      

Most higher education and non-profit organizations engage in some form of fundraising. Broad annual appeals, event-based drives, major gift solicitation and corporate-foundation grants are utilized by a wide range of charitable organizations to raise funds. Leaders in this sector must be familiar with advancement structures and operations in order to maximize resources for their organizations. This course will familiarize students with organizational constructs, roles and best practices within highly effective fundraising operation. Students will examine gift types, solicitation methods, record keeping and tax issues while participating in role play and case study scenarios to gain a broad understanding of the advancement field.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8635 - Higher Education Administratn      

Viewing higher education administration through the lenses of campus business offices, student services, and academic programs, systems theory will be used to examine the impact of university culture upon higher education administration practices. This course also investigates how management and leadership styles have an impact on higher education administration practices.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8636 - Transformative Education      

Transformative Education

International educational experiences are by nature transformative, as the experience of travelling overseas often leads individuals to reconsider their existing beliefs, worldviews, and behavior. This course will support international education program managers to understand a transformative framework, and introduce some of the foundational theories and practices of transformative education. It will also introduce practical tools and exercises for how to apply transformative educational methods within international education programs.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8637 - HigherEducationAdministratn II      

Building on the IEMG 8635 Higher Education Administration course, this course will examine the role that higher education systems design, institutional types, and institutional mission has an impact on higher education administration practices of managing institutional relationships with faculty and students. This course investigates how systems and institutional governance structures influence campus business offices, student services, and academic programs.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8640 - Campus Internationalization      

With an emphasis on the latest research findings, this course will help students identify best practices, exemplar programs, challenges, and benefits in the growing movement towards campus internationalization.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8641 - LegalAspects of Intl Education      

This course will use discussion and case study methodologies to examine legal concepts, principles and precedence guiding best practices in the development, administration and liability of higher education international programs. Students will learn core fundamentals of higher education law relevant to international education management. Students will become familiar with key constitutional and federal law guiding colleges and universities, statutory & regulatory compliance, tort liability and negligence, and emergence of industry best standards and practices.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8650 - Intl Education Mgmt Practicum      

While undertaking an approved professional practicum in the International Education Management field, students will be responsible for rigorous academic performance, equivalent in quantity and quality to the requirements for equivalent on-campus coursework. Students will demonstrate their application of theory to practice through completion of multiple deliverables.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 8660 - Onsite Perspectives: Spain      

Participants will explore onsite management of international education programs in Madrid, Spain. Middlebury’s Madrid School Abroad, Sede Prim, will serve as the primary case study for the course. MIIS students will engage with Middlebury staff and undergraduate students to better understand the onsite perspectives of managing education abroad for U.S. college students. Participants will also explore a variety of international education models through visits and project work with program providers and Spanish universities hosting U.S. education abroad programs in Madrid. Application is required. Course information available at http://sites.miis.edu/iemabroad/.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG 9560 - Dvlp Intrcultrl TrainingInOrgs      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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IEMG 9563 - ExplrPrspctvsIntrcltrlComptnc      

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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