International Education Management Courses by Semester

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IEMG8500A-S14

CRN: 20768

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.

IEMG8510A-S14

CRN: 20473

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.

IEMG8510B-S14

CRN: 20769

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.

IEMG8540A-S14

CRN: 20475

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.

IEMG8542A-S14

CRN: 20770

Educational Foundations

This course is designed for non-teaching education professionals. It introduces basic terminology, theories and paradigms that have shaped contemporary educational practices. It covers two basic layers of education by 1) studying the phenomena of learning; 2) examining effective and efficient teaching and learning environments. The course will enable students to develop skills as practitioners of education and to better communicate about educational principles with teachers and administrators.

IEMG8544A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
ICCO9544A-S14

CRN: 20771

Crossing Cultures

This course will focus on the dynamics of crossing cultures. Through readings, discussion, and experiential activities, students will explore the challenges and processes of cultural adaptation. Examples will be drawn from immigrant stories, study abroad, and international business contexts.

IEMG8563A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
ICCO9563A-S14

CRN: 20855

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Exploring Perspectives on Intercultural Competence: From Theory to Practice

What is intercultural competence? How this concept viewed from varying disciplinary and cultural perspectives? In order to be most effective in developing intercultural competence in others, it becomes imperative to gain a deeper understanding of this crucial concept in the 21st century. Given the over five decades of work on this concept by scholars, there is a plethora of definitions and frameworks around intercultural competence. This course explores a variety of perspectives on this concept, as well as practical implications in regard to development and assessment of intercultural competence.

IEMG8598A-S14

CRN: 20476

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.

IEMG8610A-S14

CRN: 20479

Study Abroad & Intl Exchange

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.

IEMG8620A-S14

CRN: 20480

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.

IEMG8625A-S14

CRN: 20775

Student Services

This course will introduce best practices, codes of conduct, and exemplars for a wide-range of student services including Records, Financial Aid, Admissions/Enrollment Management, Academic Advising, Orientation Programs, Career Services, Health Center, Counseling Center, Residential Life, Student Affairs, Employment Office, Judicial Affairs, Alumni relations, etc. Interactions between these offices and international education offices will be explored.

IEMG8630A-S14

CRN: 20772

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.

IEMG8635A-S14

CRN: 20774

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 power structures and decision-making in higher education.

IEMG8650A-S14

CRN: 20773

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.

International Education Management Courses (Fall 2012)

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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.

Advising in Multicultural Setting

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.

International Education Policy

This course examines the role of national and international policy in shaping international education. Course topics include among others, U.S. policies related to international exchange and aid for education in developing countries, the impetus and outcomes of the European Union Bologna Process, and the worldwide push toward the internationalization of higher education.

International 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.

International Education Marketing/Recruiting

Focusing on revenue generation, this course examines strategies for marketing, recruitment, and enrollment management in the study abroad, ESL/language school, and international student services sectors. Topics include the principles of marketing, defining your market segment, competitor analysis, developing marketing plans and budgets, social media and localization of marketing campaigns, data analysis, accreditation and rankings, alumni role in recruitment, internal and external collaborations, working with U.S. and international governments, and ethical dilemmas in recruitment.

Principles & Practices of International Education

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.

Note: Additional courses from other MIIS programs including Management, Teaching English as a Second or Other Language, and Public Administration are available to MA in International Education Management students.

International Education Management Courses (Spring 2013)

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Fieldwork Project

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.

Best Practices in Study Abroad and International Exchange

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.

International Student and 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.

Staff Management in International 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, coaching, discipline, labor laws and workers’ rights, and managing remote teams.

Comparative International 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.

International Education Program Design and 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.

Note: Additional courses from other MIIS programs including Management, Teaching English as a Second or Other Language, and Public Administration are available to MA in International Education Management students.

Additional Courses

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Student Services

This course will introduce best practices, codes of conduct, and exemplars for a wide-range of student services including Records, Financial Aid, Admissions/Enrollment Management, Academic Advising, Orientation Programs, Career Services, Health Center, Counseling Center, Residential Life, Student Affairs, Employment Office, Judicial Affairs, Alumni relations, etc. Interactions between these office and international education offices will be explored.

Higher Education Administration

Viewing higher education administration through the lenses of campus business offices, student services, and academic programs, systems theory will be used to examine power structures and decision-making in higher education.

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation in the Workplace

This course provides an in-depth analysis of interpersonal and cross-cultural approaches to negotiation and conflict resolution in a workplace setting. The course provides strategies for managing difficult situations.

Workshop: Inventories for assessing intercultural communication skills

Training students on available inventories for assessing intercultural communication skills and intercultural competency, this workshop provides additional tools for graduates to use in the management and assessment of international exchange programs.

Workshop: Grant-writing and proposal writing

Students will learn techniques for effective grant-writing and proposal writing.

Workshop: Facilitating intercultural training and orientation

This interactive workshop introduces students to training techniques for facilitating intercultural training sessions and/or orientation programs.

Workshop: Advancement and Fundraising

This workshop provides an introduction to the advancement field and will enable graduates to work collaboratively and effectively with their organization’s advancement officers.

Workshop: Working with Interpreters and Translators

This hands-on workshop will help participants understand the types of interpretation and translation services available in the marketplace. Students will get advice on how to select an interpreter or translator and learn how to work with the interpreter or translator successfully. Students will practice giving presentations and hosting events which are being interpreted.

Note: Additional courses listed above are not offered Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 but will be offered in the semesters following.