President Clara Yu will hold open office hours on Tuesday, October 7 from 12:00PM – 2:00PM in the President’s Office in the Segal Building.  Individual meetings will be scheduled with her for every 15 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have a desire to meet with Clara, please e-mail Barbara Burke (, with […]

On September 22, Dean Ed Laurance announced the first major curriculum revision for international policy programs since 2001. There will be three international policy degrees: MA in International Policy Studies (MAIPS) MA in International Environmental Policy (MAIEP) MPA in International Management (MPA/IM) The MA in International Trade Policy has been integrated into the MAIPS as […]

In a message to faculty and staff, President-designate Sunder Ramaswamy thanked the community for its participation in discussions of the administrative reorganization announced last week, and described the process he will follow for making administrative appointments. In case you missed the message: Dear Colleagues: I would like to thank you for your time during last […]


September 22, 2008 | 1 Comment

Winter Term, which many call J-Term for short, will run from January 5-30, 2009. We have extended its length this year to four weeks to offer more courses needing additional time, as well as to provide extended time for off-campus activities.  J-Term is considered part of our Spring Term, so students may receive financial aid […]

The Office of Institutional Advancement is pleased to announce some organizational enhancements designed  to build an even more effective division working to support the Institute’s goals. Tony O’Brian has agreed to take on the position of director of advancement information services.  In this expanded role, he will provide leadership for ongoing business process analysis and […]

On the afternoon of Friday, September 12, a group of 15 staff, faculty, and students joined the TLC for its weekly Sandboxing session.  During these informal ‘play and learn’ dates, we talk, question, tinker, and snack. In the sandbox that week was the timely topic of campus communications and the developing role of the web-blog, […]

Tip from HR

September 19, 2008 | Leave a Comment

It’s Payday!  A good time to remind everyone that there are things you can do with Banner besides submitting your time sheet. Here’s a quick guide to what you’ll find below the time sheet link.

AACSB Accreditation

September 19, 2008 | 2 Comments

Clara posted the following supplementary information on the MBA to a First Class conference, in response to some student concerns.  We though we would share it here as well, in case there are faculty and staff have similar questions. 1. The MBA degree will continue. 2. The reorganization does not put the AACSB accreditation in […]

Please be aware that there are only two more days left in the Open Enrollment period for benefits. To date, only half our employees have returned the Flexible Spending Account election agreement.  We require this form from all employees, regardless of whether or not you wish to take advantage of opportunity to spend pre-tax dollars […]

Saving Trees

September 17, 2008 | 1 Comment

One of the great things about working here is that I learn something new from my colleagues almost every day!  A couple of days ago I noticed this tagline at the bottom of Tony O’Brian’s email signature: I’ve added this line to my signature and invite all of you to join me in this gentle […]

The recent volatility in the stock market, and the liquidity crisis that is swirling around some large financial institutions may have some of you concerned about your retirement investments.  This is particularly so as one of our retirement choices, VALIC, is a subsidiary of AIG Insurance Company, around which there is a lot of discussion. […]

Revised MIIS website

September 16, 2008 | 3 Comments

The Monterey Institute has a bit of a new look.  Anne Marie Steiger and Lynn McDonald have been working over the summer on making our website easier to navigate and a better experience for our prospective students.  This should be visually more pleasing but there have also been some changes made to help our web […]

run DMC

September 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

The Digital Media Commons, or “DMC” in campus-speak, was one of fifteen pizza groups established last Fall during the first innovations campaign last year.  The DMC is now a part of the Teaching & Learning Collaborative with an emphasis on innovation and project development supporting academic excellence on campus. Our Mission The mission of the […]

You should all have received today’s memo from President Clara Yu and President-designate Sunder Ramaswamy, outlining organizational changes designed to facilitate the Institute’s pursuit of academic excellence. If you would like to have more information, several options have been made available for members of the community to address questions to Clara and Sunder. Attend the […]

Traveling for work this semester?  Interested in spending an evening with fascinating people?  If so, please contact Leah Gowron, Director of Alumni Relations, or Jill Stoffers, Director of Admissions, regarding your travel schedule!  You can make a tremendous contribution to our recruiting and alumni affairs efforts with a very small invstment of your time. The […]

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