Professional Development

Learning opportunities outside the classroom

 

 

Professional Development

 

The University of Massachusetts has a wide range of activities on campus and across the Five colleges to hone your professional skills. (Please click on the blue links to read more on each section)

 

 

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is based in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. ISSR was founded in 2012 and draws upon resources developed within the Department of Sociology through the Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI).​

 

Sign up and attend events/workshops by the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at UMASS Amherst.

 

 

The Office of Professional Development (OPD) positions graduate students for success in their careers at UMass and beyond. To accomplish this objective, we help students develop the professional knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in academia, industry, public policy and the non-profit sector. Our training programs encompass a broad spectrum of activities—including presentations, panel discussions, seminars, workshops, site visits, and non-credit courses—that range in duration from one hour to a semester or longer. Each of these instructional sessions builds competency in at least one of four key areas: teaching, communication, leadership & management, and career preparation.

 

Sign up and attend workshops by the Office of Professional Development (OPD) at UMASS Amherst. 

 

 

Participate in Professional Events and Conferences

 

CIE members participate in various annual conferences on education through out the year.

 

 

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) with a broad network of 2,500 members is a scholarly association focused on fostering understanding of a variety of educational issues through cross-cultural and international perspectives. They host an annual conference which is well attended by individuals in the education sector from all over. CIE participates in panels, paper presentations, posters and workshops at this conference.

 

Check out the theme for the conference this year at CIES.

 

 

 

 

Participate in organizing events

 

CIE has also hosted a number of academic events that provide professional development for graduate students and faculty within the department. Two of the following events are examples of the enriching opportunities that the Center provides.

 

CIES Regional Conference

 

CIE proudly hosted CIES 2013’s Northeast Regional Conference. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) with a broad network of 2,500 members is a scholarly association focused on fostering understanding of a variety of educational issues through cross-cultural and international perspectives. The conferences theme was Education in Uncertain Times focused on changes in education policy and systems due to increasing shifts in the global political, social, economy.

 

 

Beyond Freire

 

CIE engaged in a five college symposium 'Beyond Freire' which explored Paulo Freire’s critical pedagogy theory relating to spirituality and social justice in contemporary times.