Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Sandi M. Smith

Visiting Professor of International Education Management
Expertise

Internationalization of higher education; education abroad administration, advising, assessment and program development; education abroad curriculum integration and pedagogy; intercultural communication and engagement

International Experience

Dr. Sandi Smith was introduced to international education in 1986 as a kindergarten teacher in Palau, Micronesia.  Teaching a class of children from multiple countries and languages, she developed a passion for learning about intercultural interactions.  During her two years of teaching she also developed and published a kindergarten curriculum workbook in the Palauan language.

Throughout her career in international education Dr. Smith has traveled to Argentina, Belize, Belgium, Bermuda, Cyprus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Guam, Italy, Iceland, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and United Kingdom.

Education

Ed.D. Higher Education Administration, Florida State University

M.A.  Higher Education Administration and Adult Education, Appalachian State University

Course List

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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.

Fall 2016 - MIIS, MIIS First Half of Term, Spring 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only, Fall 2017 - MIIS, MIIS First Half of Term, Spring 2018 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only

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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.

Fall 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2017 - MIIS

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IEMG 8511 - Logic Model Framework for IE      

Spring 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop, Fall 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

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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 2017 - MIIS, Spring 2018 - MIIS

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IEMG 8613 - Advanced Topics in Ed Abroad I      

This course builds on IEMG 8610 Education Abroad Management (which you must take prior to or concurrently with this course). Advanced Topics in Education Abroad explores weekly topics related to professional competencies in the field of Education Abroad. Students will practice strategic thinking skills needed for leadership roles in the profession.

Spring 2017 - MIIS, MIIS First Half of Term, Spring 2018 - MIIS, MIIS First Half of Term

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IEMG 8614 - AdvancedTopics in Ed Abroad II      

This course builds on IEMG 8610 Education Abroad Management (which you must take prior to or concurrently with this course). Advanced Topics in Education Abroad explores weekly topics related to professional competencies in the field of Education Abroad. Students will practice strategic thinking skills needed for leadership roles in the profession.

Spring 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Second Half of Term, Spring 2018 - MIIS, MIIS Second Half of Term

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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 2018 - MIIS

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