With the incoming deans of the Institute’s new Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education (GSTILE) and Graduate School of International Policy & Management (GSIPM) now identified, our new leadership team has turned to its first major task: determining how the substructures of the two new schools will be organized.

After reviewing several conceptual approaches to this question, we have decided to make our current degree programs the focal points of the new substructure.  This will ensure a smooth transition to the new schools, providing students and faculty with the necessary continuity in terms of curriculum and degree requirements, while at the same time creating a strong specialized foundation for future initiatives and innovations.

Specifically, the substructure of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management will consist of the following four programs:

The Fisher Program in International Business (MBA)
Program in Public Administration for International Management (MPA)
Program in International Environmental Policy (MAIEP)
Program in International Policy Studies (MAIPS)

In addition to these degree programs, several non-degree GSIPM activities and programs — including DPMI, CLP, IPSS, CEAS, MonTREP, and the GLOBE Center – will be grouped together under “Special Programs.”  We will work to identify the synergies between some of these programs and, where appropriate, strengthen opportunities for collaboration.

Organizing the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education around degrees offers a greater challenge given the multiple tracks available to students studying in our T&I program, as well as the supporting role played by the language program for both policy and business students.  To ensure external recognition of our key T&I degrees while also indicating the importance of our language studies curriculum, we developed a substructure for GSTILE that will consist of the following five programs:

Program in TESOL/TFL (MATESOL/MATFL)
Program in Translation and Interpretation (MATI)
Program in Conference Interpretation (CI)
Program in Translation and Localization Management (MAT/MATLM)
Program in Language Studies

Like GSIPM, GSTILE has several non-degree activities and programs, including CLS, SILP/WILP, ESL, and TI non-degree short programs (such as those run for U.S. or foreign governments or groups) which will be pulled together under “Special Programs.”  Eventually, there may be a more extensive consolidation of these non-degree efforts into a single center to ensure effective coordination and collaboration.

The next step in the assembly of the new schools’ structures will be the appointment of program chairs for each of the above degree programs.  These chairs will work with the two academic deans, faculty and staff to develop, enhance and promote the individual programs going forward.


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  1. Bob Cole on February 18, 2009 6:07 pm

    A brief note on this communication as a MATESOL alumn. I read the GSTILE structure with no recognition of the heart of the former LEL program: language teacher education .

    Quote: “… as well as the supporting role played by the language program for both policy and business students. To ensure external recognition of our key T&I degrees while also indicating the importance of our language studies curriculum…”

    MATESOL/TFL are not supporting programs, and neither are our Language Studies. LS is central to the mission of the Institute. TESOL/TFL turn out fantastic instructors and program administrators.

    It’s minor maybe, but all other degree programs are spelled out. TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, TFL for Teaching Foreign Languages.

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