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Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy (HESI Preview 2024)


The Preview program schedule listed below showcases our welcome events for you. Any updates to the schedule will be reflected here and communicated out via WhatsApp. Additional events for your specific concentration and graduate assistantship interviews will be directly to you. Our synchronous sessions take place on March 3rd-4th. You will receive a calendar invite with the Zoom links for all events listed below. Individual graduate assistantship interviews will begin on Monday, March 4th and you may drop in to courses and WhatsApp our students throughout the week. See below for all of your opportunities.If you have questions about the schedule, please contact the UMD Preview Committee (

Q&A Sessions
February 7th | 12:00-1:00 pm EST
February 13th | 10:00-11:00 am EST
February 19th | 6:30-7:30 pm EST
March 13th | 6:30-7:30 pm EST
SundayMarch 3rd
Opening Session12:30-1:00 pm EST

Concentration Specific Engagement & Welcome

Higher Education

Student Affairs

International Education Policy

1:00-3:00 pm EST
HESI Equity and Inclusion Dialogue3:15-4:15 pm EST
Life on Campus Student Panel4:30-5:30 pm EST
HESI Social5:30-6:30 pm EST
MondayMarch 4th
EDHI653: Organization and Administration of Higher Education with Dr. Jeongeun Kim (HE) and EDHI750: International High Education with Dr. Jing Lin (IEP)4:15-7:00 pm EST
GAship Tips and Tricks4:30-5:30 pm EST
Student Showcase & Closing Session5:30-6:30 pm EST
Student Affairs Social7:00-8:00 pm EST
Higher Education Social7:00-8:00 pm EST
International Education Policy Social 7:00-8:00 pm EST
TuesdayMarch 5th

EDHI 788X: Cuba Study Abroad Info Session with Dr. Taylor Woodman (IEP)

A spring short-term study abroad course offered to students across concentrations. Click to join the Virtual Information Session.

11:30-12:00 pm EST

EDHI 684: Alternative Education, Alternative Development with Dr. Steven Klees (IEP) and EDHI754: Higher Education Finance with Dr. Marvin Titus (HE)4:15-7:00 pm EST

EDCP776: Social Justice in Student Affairs and Higher Education with Dr. Christopher Travers (SA)

4:30-7:15 pm EST

WednesdayMarch 6th

HESI771: The College Student with Dr. Christopher Travers (SA)

2:00-4:45 pm EST

EDHI677: Ranking System in Higher Education: How They Work and Why They Matter with Dr. Jeongeun Kim (HE) and EDHI 607: Culture and Education with Dr. Jing Lin (IEP)4:15-7:00 pm EST

EDCP798L: Chicana/Latina Feminist Approaches to Educational Research with Dr. Michelle Espino (SA)

No virtual option for this course. Discuss this course with the faculty member in concentration sessions.

4:30-7:15 pm EST

ThursdayMarch 7th

EDHI 788J Education in Conflict and Emergencies with Dr. Zeena Zakharia (IEP) and EDHI788M: Introduction to Higher Education Policy with Dr. Awilda Rodriguez (HE)

No virtual option for EDHI788M. Discuss this course with the faculty member in concentration sessions.

4:15-7:00 pm EST

HESI773: Designing Qualitative Research in Counseling and Student Affairs Contexts with Dr. Christopher Travers (SA)

4:45-7:30 pm EST

WednesdayMarch 13th
Final Q&A session6:30-7:30 pm EST

For Zoom details for these Q&A session and classes, please visit this document or review your welcome packet.