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Miis Reorganization


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Miis Reorganization

  1. 1. Overview of MIIS Reorganization November 17, 2008
  2. 2. Guiding Principles <ul><li>One MIIS </li></ul><ul><li>Seek excellence in everything we do </li></ul><ul><li>Be the solution! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of MIIS Reorganization <ul><li>Top notch MIIS faculty providing academic excellence and professional guidance to students </li></ul><ul><li>High caliber, mission-driven students attaining: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional skills that are both relevant and adaptable to the rapidly changing global environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upon graduation, an attractive job that meets career objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Motivated and committed staff working seamlessly to achieve an efficient and effective MIIS </li></ul><ul><li>Realizing synergies with Middlebury and other academic partners worldwide to expand and deepen teaching and learning in international policy and business and languages </li></ul>Future Success MIIS secures its leadership position as the preeminent international graduate school
  4. 4. MIIS Reorganization <ul><li>Academic programs will be reorganized into two schools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Graduate School of International Policy and Management (Combines GSIPS and FGSIB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education (Combines GSTI and GSLEL) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There will be ten degree programs in total, the same as the current degree offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Each school will have a Dean responsible for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring the excellence of the curriculum and faculty of each program within both schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading a process of curricular development to reinforce Monterey 2.0 Way pedagogy and academic strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In addition, each program at MIIS will be headed by a faculty member called a program head </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both school Deans will work with the program heads to ensure excellence of degree offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A new Dean of Advising and Student Services function will be created </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Dean and his/her team will manage an advising function that includes seamless, comprehensive services of advising, mentoring, and career development for all MIIS students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All degrees shall remain accredited, including the MBA </li></ul><ul><li>On the administrative side, MIIS will have a separate Communications team headed by an Executive Director, while Alumni Relations will become a part of Institutional Advancement </li></ul>Summary Overview
  5. 5. MIIS Reorganization <ul><li>The primary purpose of moving to two schools is to provide the highest quality academic programs in an optimal learning and teaching environment, where: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An integrated team of Deans and faculty can more effectively implement the Monterey Way 2.0 pedagogy through an open curricular architecture in the classroom and via research and professional opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will have easier access to a wider range of study options and the flexibility to shape their programs to meet their specific career needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative processes will be streamlined to increase overall capacity and provide better services to the entire MIIS community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students will also benefit from superior academic advising and centralized career services, helping achieve greater professional development and secure a job upon graduation </li></ul><ul><li>The reorganization will first take effect during the next academic year (2009-10) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing students will remain unaffected, primarily as the curriculum and degree programs will not change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The graduating class of 2010, however, will benefit from even stronger academic and career advising services in their second year, while maintaining their existing degree programs </li></ul></ul>Key Rationale MIIS will ensure that the reorganization strengthens the position of the Institute with respect to relevant accrediting agencies and creates as little disruption as possible for students
  6. 6. <ul><li>Board of Trustees Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Security </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Services & Grounds </li></ul><ul><li>Institute Events </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom & Facilities Reservations </li></ul>MIIS President MIIS Board Executive Assistant Special Projects Executive Director <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Research </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Teach. & Learn. Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Innovations Incubator </li></ul><ul><li>Policies & Procedures </li></ul>Future MIIS Organizational Structure <ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul>As of September 2009 MIIS President will have six (6) direct reports Institutional Advancement Executive Director <ul><li>Principal & Major Donors </li></ul><ul><li>Donor & Community Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate & Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Advancement Events </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Fund </li></ul>Executive Director Finance & Business Operations <ul><li>Grants & Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored Research </li></ul><ul><li>Business Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning & Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting & Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities & Office Services </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts Receivable </li></ul><ul><li>Market Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Print Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>Online & Interactive Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Public & Community Relations </li></ul>Executive Director Communications Provost Academic & Student Affairs Dean, Graduate School Of International Policy & Management Dean, Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation & Language Education Dean, Advising & Student Services Director, Enrollment Management Director, Library Director, JMCNS
  7. 7. Future MIIS Management MIIS Leadership Team <ul><li>The MIIS President will have six direct reports </li></ul><ul><li>While the three Deans will report to the Provost, the MIIS President will work together with the Deans in helping MIIS achieve curricular excellence and best practices for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>The Provost and three Deans will work as a team, collaborating together to achieve a consistent, high quality curriculum in all degree programs and to ensure comprehensive academic and career advising support to all students, building upon the foundation of the Monterey Way 2.0 </li></ul>MIIS Leadership Team Communications Exec Dir Provost Inst Advancement Exec Dir President Finance Exec Dir Special Projects & Planning Exec Dir GSTILE Dean GSIPM Dean Dean of Advising & Student Services Executive Assistant
  8. 8. Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services <ul><li>The Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services is being created to ensure that students receive consistent support and first-rate guidance during their studies at MIIS, from enrollment to graduation </li></ul><ul><li>The Dean of Advising and Student Services will work closely with the two school Deans to ensure that advising is informed by the curriculum, and that student needs and interests are communicated back to the schools to inform curriculum development </li></ul><ul><li>The Dean of Advising and Student Services will oversee and manage the consolidation of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic advising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career counseling, including internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registrar functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The overarching goal is to deliver Institute wide advising to the entire student body as seamlessly and efficiently as possible with an emphasis on building relationships </li></ul><ul><li>This means building upon the existing ‘culture of service’ among staff and faculty so that students experience this new structure as a step toward the fulfilling MIIS’ commitment to academic excellence and employment upon graduation </li></ul>Summary Overview Operates within a single office physically
  9. 9. Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services Key Components <ul><li>An experienced and highly motivated staff will support the Dean of Advising and Student Services and have cross-training in both advising and career services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff members will continue to specialize in a degree and/or special program and maintain close working relationships with program heads and faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff members will also be able to provide career advising and job search preparation support to every student, including initial internship and job research, resume and interview preparation, and access to MIIS alumni and potential employers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This means that all MIIS student will have the opportunity to benefit from a team of professionals that can provide depth and breadth to their professional development </li></ul><ul><li>All MIIS students will also develop a comprehensive academic and career road map, tailored to a specific degree program, that will serve as a guide during their period of study at MIIS and have the ultimate objective of securing a job by graduation </li></ul>The Dean of Advising and Student Services will carefully assess the academic and career advising practices currently followed in each school and build upon existing best practices
  10. 10. Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services Fall I Spring II Spring I Fall II Summer J-Term J-Term Career Advising: Career Focus and Goal-Setting, Self-Assessment, Job Search, Recruitment Academic Advising: Curriculum, Courses, Study Plan, Degree Maps, Portfolio Management, Faculty Mentoring Internship Planning and Applications Internship Other Professional Development Orientation Alumni Connections and Networking Student Road Map Template Relationship Building Student Services: Supporting and Building the MIIS Community International transition, living in Monterey, peer mentoring, co-curricular activities, student council Registrar: Providing efficient academic administration for students Registration, drop/add, course approvals, grades, transcripts, portfolios
  11. 11. MIIS Reorganization Framework <ul><li>Provide comprehensive and extended orientation to students on functions of Dean of Advising and Student Services </li></ul><ul><li>Implement and maintain feedback mechanisms and task force for refining implementation process </li></ul><ul><li>Assess progress at the end of each month in all areas and gather feedback from faculty and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Submit reorganization plan for MIIS Board approval after initial preparations </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce reorganization , including new organizational structure, rationale, and key components </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with faculty, staff, and students to explain impact of reorganization and receive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate guiding principles and expected outcomes for the reorganization process and outline overall process and timeline for a successful reorganization – planning and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Begin initial preparations for reorganization retreats </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key required changes in each area, i.e., each school, Dean of Advising and Student Services, and support functions </li></ul><ul><li>Appoint Provost and three MIIS Deans with participation by Faculty Senate and Student Council </li></ul><ul><li>Plan and hold a series of retreats for the two schools and Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services with the aim to develop operating framework for the two schools and advising functions </li></ul><ul><li>Select program heads in the two schools </li></ul><ul><li>Develop implementation plans to be presented to President Ramaswamy for final approval </li></ul><ul><li>Launch training and development of staff and faculty, particularly in cross functional areas </li></ul><ul><li>Begin pilot testing in both academic and administrative areas where appropriate during spring semester </li></ul><ul><li>Hold reorganization workshops for faculty and staff on guiding principles, expectations, and requirements </li></ul>Preparatory Work Phase I Oct-Dec 2008 Planning Phase II Jan-Apr 2009 Implementation Phase III May-Aug 2009 Launch Sep 2009
  12. 12. MIIS Reorganization Timeline Target Deadlines <ul><li>November – December 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty indicate interest in Provost or Dean positions to President-Elect Ramaswamy, until December 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin initial retreat planning: indication of interest and initial brainstorming by the MIIS community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>January 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy begins serving as MIIS President on January 1, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President Ramaswamy to begin selection process of Provost and Deans with participation by Faculty Senate and Student Council </li></ul></ul><ul><li>February 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President Ramaswamy to announce administrative appointments, including Provost and Deans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning for February retreats to continue along with newly appointed Deans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President Ramaswamy to work with Provost and Deans to finalize reorganization objectives and process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reorganization retreats to be in the second half of February with faculty, student, and staff participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program heads to be selected by provost and school Deans with approval by President Ramaswamy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dean of Advising and Student Services staff to be selected and to begin cross-training and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative operating framework for two schools and Office of the Dean of Advising to be finalized, particularly relationship between two schools and Office of Dean of Advising, </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. MIIS Reorganization Task Forces <ul><li>There will be three reorganization task forces that will hold retreats in February 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education; The Graduate School of International Policy and Management; and Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These retreats will be led by the following task force leaders: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The GSTILE : Provost, new Dean, and Faculty Senate representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The GSIPM : Provost, new Dean, and Faculty Senate representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services : Provost, all three new Deans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MIIS faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to participate in the upcoming reorganization efforts, including the upcoming February retreats </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals should indicate interest in joining in a reorganization task force to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura Burian, Faculty Senate President (for faculty) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seda Savas, Student Council President (for students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jill Stoffers, Director of Admissions (staff liaison) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Members of reorganization task forces ought to be committed to regular attendance and engaged participation throughout the overall reorganization planning period for spring semester 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Amy McGill will serve as reorganization coordinator with support from an external consultant </li></ul>Retreat Summary
  14. 14. February Retreat Planning <ul><li>There are three strategic objectives for the reorganization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine best practices for a high quality, consistent curriculum across schools and all degree programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broaden and deepen interdisciplinary teaching and learning based on the Monterey Way 2.0 principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide the best academic and career advising services to all MIIS students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In preparation for the upcoming reorganization retreats, members of the MIIS community are encouraged to begin thinking about the following additional issues in preparation of the retreats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational structure for two schools and the Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship between programs and program heads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship between two schools and schools and the Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship between the Office of the Dean of Advising and Student Services and other administrative areas, such as the enrollment office and alumni relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible inter-disciplinary collaboration and research opportunities between programs and schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific ideas and suggestions may be provided at anytime to Laura Burian, Seda Savas, or Jill Stoffers </li></ul>Key Issues to Address