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OISE Doctoral Student Brown Bag Series
Teaching and coordinating online learning programs and incorporation/accommodation of international students


Friday, February 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Erickson Hall room 310


This brown bag event is designed to open up conversations about online teaching and learning for students from diverse cultural backgrounds and educational norms. OISE is bringing together experienced faculty and instructors from across the College of Education to dialogue about challenges and opportunities pertaining to online learning that accommodates students from around the world. While this event is directed at students considering careers as university instructors, all are welcome to attend.

Featured Speakers: Dr. Bill Arnold (HALE), Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin (CEP), Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf (MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning & Technology; Ed Tech), and Mark McCarthy (CITE)


Internationalizing A School of Education: What is Different About Michigan State University?


Image of Jack SchwillePresentation by Jack Schwille
Michigan State University
Professor Emeritus for the International Studies in Education


Discussant remarks
Bob Floden and Lynn Paine


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Erickson Hall room 252

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Internationalizing a School of Education examines how Michigan State University has pursued internationalization and globalization through an integration-infusion approach to research, teaching, and outreach. The integration-infusion approach was introduced in MSU’s College of Education in the early 1980s as a replacement for the more disconnected comparative education program. This approach offers a vision where all faculty members and students are knowledgeable about education in all its international diversity, where their conceptions and aspirations are influenced by international research and experience, and where they reach out to other countries in collaborative efforts to do research, inform policy, and improve practice. Featuring profiles of faculty members and students who were leaders of this integration-infusion approach, this text provides a survey of the landscape of comparative education in the United States while examining channels of internationalization specific to MSU, highlighting the success of integration-infusion at an institutional level. No claim is made that this approach has yet completely reached its goals.


OISE Doctoral Student Brown Bag Series
Careers in Multiple Nations: Comparing Academic Work Experiences in the U.S. and Abroad


Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Erickson Hall room 310


This brown bag is an opportunity for doctoral students to learn about working as an academic in different cultural contexts. OISE has brought together a panel of faculty from across the College, who will discuss their professional experiences in various contexts and compare those experiences to what it is like to work here, at MSU, and in other U.S. colleges and universities. All are welcome to attend. Be sure to bring your lunch and questions!

Featured speakers include:
Professor Alicia Alonzo (CITE), Professor Leps Malete (KIN),
Professor Avner Segall (CITE), Professor Matt Wawrzynski (HALE)


OISE Doctoral Student Brown Bag Series
Immigration Considerations for International Undergraduate and Graduate Student Job-Seekers in the United States


Wednesday, February 1, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Erickson Hall room 116H


This brown bag event is designed to help undergraduate and graduate international students understand immigration regulations in the U. S. related to employment both before and after graduation. MSU administrators from the Office of International Studies in Education (OISE) and Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will share their experiences and answer questions.

Featured speakers at this event are: Dr. Julie Sinclair (OISE Associate Director) and Chris Bargerstock (OISS Associate Director)


OISE Doctoral Student Brown Bag Series
From Start to Finish: Advisors, Committees, and the Doctoral Student Journey at MSU


Thursday, January 26, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Erickson Hall room 310


At this brown bag event designed to expose international doctoral students to academic culture in the U.S. surrounding advising, committees, and navigating the doctoral student journey from start to finish, OISE is bringing together a group of experienced College of Education faculty and advanced doctoral students to share about their experiences and answer questions about various advisory relationships. While this event is directed at international doctoral students, all doctoral students are welcome to attend.


International Research and Funding

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Erickson Hall room 116H
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Please join us for a panel about funding to support international research. This panel is intended for graduate students and faculty interested in finding funding for international research. This will be focused on explaining opportunities for a range of funding (from predissertation to faculty research) for both international and domestic students and faculty.

Panelists: DeAndra Beck, associate dean for research with MSU International Studies and Programs, is responsible for facilitating international research opportunities for MSU faculty and students. Kristin Janka Miller, director of international engagement, is responsible for reviewing grants for the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Shobha Ramanand, research specialist in the Office of the Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies, works across the university to help with research facilitation and dissemination and grant proposal development. Roger Bresnahan, professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Culture, has teaching interests in history and culture of Southeast Asia, Asian American studies and radical political movements in the U.S. His research interests include Philippine literature, U.S.-Philippine relations, the Cambodian holocaust and Asian-American writers.


Global Rankings: An International Perspective


Image of Deandra BeckTuesday, November 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Erickson Hall room 252

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Increasingly, universities are evaluated by external rankings and metrics. What is a logical response? How do we consider the implications? You are invited to a brown bag lunch seminar by DeAndra Beck, associate dean for research, International Studies and Programs (ISP). Beck will provide a global context for the rankings and, from an international perspective, how ISP is responding.


What is Global Learning? A panel discussion including John Dirkx, Margo Glew, Jill Manske, and Qiana Green


Image of panel discussionThursday, November 17, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Erickson Hall room 133F





Photo of William SchmidtInequality Through Schooling: A Worldwide Phenomenon by University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt


Tuesday, November 15, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Erickson Hall room 133F


A Conversation with Budd Hall


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Erickson Hall room 116H


Photo of a conversation with Budd Hall eventBudd Hall, Co-Chair, UNESCO Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Professor of Community Development at University of Victoria (Canada), will be sharing his thoughts and experience with us in an open conversation about community-based research and social responsibility in education. Dr. Hall brings an illustrious record of work in education, research and development. He has devoted a lifetime to domestic and international environmental and popular education, expressing a powerful commitment to and belief in engaging communities to care for what matters to them. His work with graduate students stresses a critical, integrative, nature-based and action-oriented education that extends beyond the classroom and into the community. His work will be of special interest to activists and organizers and the many people concerned about the future of their communities and the planet.

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Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding 2017 information sessions


Friday, November 4, 2016

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Erickson Hall room 116H


Friday, November 7, 2016

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Erickson Hall room 116H


The Office of International Studies in Education (OISE) is hosting two information sessions about the 2017 and 2018 Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding (FEGU) programs. Both sessions will cover the same information, so you only need to attend one. We will discuss each of the three fellowship programs offered, expectations for student participants, funding, and other details.


If you are unable to attend either session, you are welcome to contact Julie Sinclair with questions.

This fellowship program is a college-wide endeavor that is intended to enhance the capacities of both students and faculty through short-term programs of international and experiential education. Programs involve pre-departure sessions in the spring semester, the international experience in May or June, and post program work during the following fall semester. All programs are non-credit. Doctoral students in good standing from all MSU College of Education PhD programs are welcome to apply. Applications for 2017 programs will be sent out by email to everyone before the end of this week.

2017 FEGU programs
Immigration and Global Education in the Netherlands
Language, Religion, and Immigration: Multicultural Identity and Education in France
Equity in Society and Education: Lessons from Socialist Cuba

2018 anticipated FEGU programs (details to be sent out next fall)
Language, Religion, and Immigration: Multicultural Identity and Education in France
Fellowship program in China

Study Abroad Student Panel and Information Session


Image of Sparty holding a globeTuesday, November 1, 2016

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Erickson Hall room 133F


It's not too early—or too late—to plan for studying abroad!


Study abroad alumni will share their experiences about preparing for their programs, participating in learning abroad and reflecting on the impact of the experience. You can also learn about how studying abroad enhances students' success and career development, career opportunities and how you can navigate the study abroad application process.


Featured programs:


  • Summer Sports Program Down Under (Australia)
  • Learning, Technology and Culture in Europe (Belgium, France and Netherlands)
  • A Day in the Life of Japan: Education, Popular Culture and Society
  • Cross-Cultural Teaching Abroad in South Africa
  • Education, Society and Learning (South Africa)
  • Arts Education Across Cultures (Ghana)
  • Sustainable Community Development (Tanzania)

Food will be provided.


Visit the Office of International Studies in Education website for more information. (Beginning Nov. 21, also visit the website for more information on funding opportunities available through the College of Education.)


Navigating International Research as a Doctoral Student: Perspectives from graduate students


Photo of Navigating International Research


Thursday, October 27, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Erickson Hall room 252

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Come and hear from Ph.D. students who are engaging in various forms of international research. Panelists will share learning experiences, strategies and practices surrounding managing an interest in international research and crafting a research agenda, proposal development, funding and conducting field work.


Understanding Chinese International Students: What They Expect from American Higher Education Institutions by Dongbin Kim


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Erickson Hall room 116H

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Working in International Education by Sakil Malik


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Erickson Hall room 116H

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