Professional Development

CIEstudents participate in a wide array of professional development activities during their degree programs. Some of these are on campus at Tuesday Dialogues or at other locations at UMass. Others involve attending national conferences, regional conferences, workshops and conferences in the region.

Implementing new Business Associate Degree programs in Afghanistan

In the final instalment of the CIE Spring 2018 Speaker series, Matt Glennon, Lecturer in Marketing at the Isenberg School of Management, and Muhammad Iqbal Halimi, Master’s student in international education, presented a review of their work supporting the development and implementation of a new Business Associate Degree program in 3 partner universities in Afghanistan.

 

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Critical Health Literacy for Maternal and Child Health

The fourth in the Spring 2018 speaker series featured faculty members Chris Smith and Elena Carbone discussing critical helath literacy for mothers and women.

 

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Graduate Students Receive Dissertation Fellowships

CIE graduate students receive dissertation awards for Summer 2018 from the Graduate School and the Department of Education, Policy, Research and Administration.

 

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Shamo Thar - Awarded McNamara Education Grant

Shamo Thar has been awarded a prestigious Margaret McNamara Education Grant (MMEG) for the academic year 2018-2019.  The award is offered to exceptional women from developing countries who are enrolled at universities in the US, Canada, and select universities in South Africa and Latin America.

 

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Theories of Change for Education in Crisis and Conflict

For the third event in the Spring 2018 speakers series, CIE welcomed Dr. Ash Hartwell and doctoral student Jennifer Flemming who presented some of the work which their CIE-team has been doing with the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN) during the last four years.

 

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CIE @ CIES 2018 in Mexico City

CIE was represented by more than 35 current students, graduates, and faculty members at the national CIES conference in Mexico City in March.  In addition there were faculty members and students from the Higher Education and other programs in the UMass Amherst College of Education, reflecting the strong involvement in international education of the College of Education.

 

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A Personal Approach to Philanthropy and Social Change

In the second event of CIE’s 2018 Spring Speaker Series, Kathy LeMay, CEO of Raising Change, shared a deeply personal take on philanthropy and its role in international development. In her talk, Kathy contrasted modern philanthropy practices, with its emphasis on measurable results and outcomes, with her experiences in Bosnia.

 

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Cultural Immersion trip to New Zealand - Blake Marcus

Blake Marcus led a group of inner-city high school students on a cultural immersion trip to New Zealand in the summer of 2017.

 

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Students Discuss Conference Experiences

Graduate students in International Education  organized a session to share their experiences in professional conferences they had attended during the Fall 2017 semester.

 

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African Students studying in China - YI Sun

Yi Sun spent several months doing field research at Zhejiang Normal University gathering data on the experiences of African students studying in China.

 

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