Fall 2019/Spring 2020

“Build Bridges, Not Walls” – A UMass public art and engagement initiative to bring people together

At the 3rd CIE Fall 2019 Dialogue, Jacob Carter and Yi Sun led a dialogue about a UMass campus project called Building Bridges.  The project uses participatory art as a means of stimulating dialogue and building bridges across difference among groups on campus. 

 

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Digital Libraries for rural schools in Malawi and Kenya

At the second CIE fall 2019 dialogue, UMass Professor Charles M. Schweik described a model for digital sharing of library resources in remote African schools that he and a team of students had developed at UMass.

 

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Building the CIE campus community and links to CIE’s world-wide network

The first of CIE's fall 2019 dialogue series featured two CIE graduates who shared experiences from their careers – one in international contexts with Unicef, and one leading a local NGO that provides training for international groups. 

 

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Mariam Rashid and Benjamin Scherrer present at UKFIET 2019 conference

Mariam Rashid and Benjamin Scherrer, doctoral students associated with CIE, presented at the UKFIET 2019 conference on “Inclusive Education Systems: Futures, fallacies and finance” in September, 2019 in Oxford, England.

 

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The Challenges of Implementing Quality Assurance in Afghanistan Universities – Javid Mussawy

This study examines factors that influence the implementation of quality assurance and accreditation (QAA) policy at teaching universities in Afghanistan. The research uses sensemaking and sensegiving (Weick, 1995) as a theoretical lens to analyze and interpret policy enactment at public Higher Education Institutions.

 

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Pempho Chinkondenji Awarded AAUW International Fellowship

Pempho Chinkondenji, a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership, has been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. 

 

 

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50 years of Doctoral Dissertations at CIE

In September of 2019, CIE published the 7th edition of its Dissertation Abstracts, a compilation of the abstracts of all dissertations completed by students associated with CIE since its founding in 1969.

 

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Reform of China's National College Entrance Exam - Mei Lan Frame

This study examines the gaokao (高考), China’s National College Entrance Exam (NCEE), in the context of government reforms designed to change the disadvantages of a system where “one’s fate (life) is determined by one examination” (从根本上解决一考定终身的弊端).

 

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Mariam Rashid receives the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award

Mariam Rashid was awarded the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The award was established to provide support for graduate students in international education or affiliated with the Center for International Education to help them pursue international field work.  

 

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