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.

“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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CIE @ CIES 2019 in San Francisco

CIE and the International Education program at UMass were represented by nearly 50 graduates, current students, and faculty members at the national CIES conference in San Francisco in April, 2019.  In addition there were faculty members and students from the Higher Education and other programs in the UMass Amherst College of Education at the conference.

 

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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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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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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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