This Faculty Learning Community will explore ideas and best practices for teaching in internationally-diverse classrooms, working with international student writers, and maximizing international student contributions to the curriculum. The FLC is offered in collaboration with the English Language Center, the Writing Center, and the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Feel free to bring your lunch, dessert will be offered.
All meetings will be held on Thursdays, from 12:00-1:00 PM in the OTL Conference Room. 2016-17 dates include:
If you are intersted in joining this FLC, please contact Bridget.firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list.
Please check this document for information about the topic and "homework" for each session.
This chapter from American Ways:A Cultural Guide to the United States by Gary Althen with Janet Bennett (2011, Intercultural Press) will provide background for discussing our expectations for and responses to international students' writing.
With the inevitable enrollment fluctuations that come with changes in government policies, faculty must ask themselves hard questions about our roles as educators, and we must find meaningful ways for students, and international students specifically, to feel welcome, connected and involved in our work. This roundtable discussion invites faculty to consider ways of engaging both domestic and international students in the two-way process of cultural integration. Class topics, choices of teaching methods, and even room arrangements can all significantly affect this integration process. Facilitators will share strategies that they have discussed as members of a year-long learning community on teaching in internationally-diverse classrooms, and session participants will also be invited to share their own ideas.
This workshop highlighted the use of story telling in an effort to help build community in classrooms where students from diverse U.S. and international backgrounds. Using a world café style format, members of a multi-departmental Faculty Learning Community on teaching in internationally diverse classrooms and workshop attendees shared stories from their individual unique backgrounds. They also discussed and shared strategies that encourage greater participation from students for whom English is a second language and that foster deeper appreciation and connection between students of different backgrounds.
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