Global Student Success “Webinar Wednesdays”

Beginning in January 2014, Global Student Success will host “Webinar Wednesdays,” a six-part lunchtime series for faculty and staff that focuses on ways to better serve the College’s international student population. The goal of the series is to internationalize the College through concrete skill building and advancing intercultural competencies.

These online workshops will run January 2014 through June 2014, and take place from 12:15 – 12:45 PM. View the full schedule and register here.


Session:  “9 Tips for Working with International Students”

Presenters:  David Fields – Director, Global Student Success; Christina Lambert – Student Support Specialist, Global Student Success

This workshop can benefit anyone working with or teaching international students.  These tips cover techniques and suggestions and give examples from real student interactions.

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Session:  “Supporting Chinese Students on Campus”

Presenter:  Annie Hsu- Assistant Director, Global Student Success

Are you interested in how to better support Chinese students? This workshop will cover the different stages of culture shock and address the cultural and educational challenges that Chinese students face in the U.S.

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Session:  “Pronunciation of Chinese Names”

Presenter:  Francis Griffin- Assistant Director, Global Pathways / American Classroom Programs

Baffled by the pronunciation of Chinese names? This workshop can help! The Chinese use a phonetic system called pinyin; join us to learn more.

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Session:  “International Student Advising and ISSI”

Presenters:  Justin Repici – Academic Advisor, College of Social Sciences and Humanities; Amy Wooldridge – Senior Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI)

How does international student advising intersect with ISSI? This presentation discusses strategies for advising international students, the key role of ISSI and the resources available at Northeastern. Faculty and staff will learn useful ideas and information to incorporate into their daily interactions and advising of students.

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Session:  “Writing Proficiency & Academic Honesty: Strategies for Faculty”

Presenter:  Chrissy McMartin-Miller, Assistant Academic Specialist

This webinar led by NU Global faculty member Crissy McMartin-Miller will focus on three of the top concerns when teaching second language learners: writing proficiency, plagiarism, and ensuring academic standards. The webinar will cover tips for effectively working with students, resources available, and pedagogical and cultural approaches to improving writing across the curriculum.

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