International Students’ Perspectives on University Classroom Culture
Tuesday, November 3, 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Dr. Lucy Bunning, NU Global Faculty
Student Panel: Nick Hsu (CPS graduate), Mehdi Mtimet (CPS undergraduate), Tomi Druyan (CPS undergraduate), Racha Ladhari (CPS undergraduate)
This is part one of a two-part series. International students need more than a good TOEFL score to succeed in an American university. They have to figure out how to participate in the classroom culture of their courses. A panel of international graduate and undergraduate students will respond to questions about how they developed their understanding of the expectations of their university courses and how they adapted. Students’ insights will shed light on cultural practices in the classroom that can be easily taken for granted by those who are already familiar with the classroom culture.
Dr. Lucy Bunning is an assistant teaching professor in the Global Pathways and American Classroom programs. Her research interests include the development of intercultural competence and technologically mediated intercultural communication. She has presented her research and practice-oriented sessions at conferences including Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, NAFSA Association of International Educators, and the Society for International Education Training and Research.
Global Student Success invites you to join our upcoming February webinar.
This webinar will introduce the concept of initiating student management teams within your classroom to benefit instruction and international student populations. It will define what student management teams are, examine research into this topic from other leading institutions, and discuss its implementation within CPS courses this past fall 2015 term. The webinar will present benefits of this resource in the classroom for both faculty and students, while also providing information on how faculty can initiate a student management team within their classroom for future terms.
Dr. Hilary Schuldt is an associate director with the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research, where she consults with and facilitates workshops for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students on a variety of teaching and learning topics. She also runs the Center’s Future Faculty Program for Teaching in Higher Education. Her areas of focus include the teaching of communication skills, TA development, and teaching statements and portfolios. She earned her PhD in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University and has taught courses in composition, professional writing, and language and culture.
Vincent Capone is a student support specialist with Global Student Success. He has been working with international student populations both in and out of the classroom for the past six years. Vincent earned his MA in history at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where he researched social memory of the Cultural Revolution using Chinese social media as a lens.
This webinar is sponsored by Global Student Success. Click here for our archive of recorded webinars.
For details, visit: http://www.cps.neu.edu/student-resources/gss/gss-faculty-staff.php
Global Student Success invites you to join our upcoming April webinar.
Veronika Maliborska is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Global Pathways and American Classroom programs, which prepare international students for admission to undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Her research interests include second language writing, the learning potential of writing, and teaching pronunciation, prosody, and vocabulary to international teaching assistants. Dr. Maliborska’s recent research focused on the pedagogical potential of individual conferences in a composition course for international students. She is a member of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association and the American Association for Applied Linguistics, where she annually presents her research findings.
Moderated by Dr. Lucy Bunning, Assistant Teaching Professor, Global Pathways. Among the panelists are Mr. Mariusz Bojarczuk, ESL instructor; Dr. Lydia Young, the Department of Education; Dr. Rick Arrowood, Leadership Program.
|Presenter: Michelle Park, NU Global Faculty
When learners do not feel intrinsic interest or a sense of urgency around a distant goal, they can easily lose motivation. This webinar will introduce a pedagogical concept of “Pipeline” that motivates students by giving them exposure to a version of their “future selves” that is closer to achieving a goal – allowing learners to envision their future and acknowledge what it will require of them. This direct exposure to future demands is intended to increase how much students value the work needed to prepare for that future.
The webinar will include the qualitative and quantitative survey data that indicate how students’ experience in the target domain helped learners construct motivation and better perceive future demands. It will define the pre-matriculation programs available at Northeastern University while also providing information and implications on how faculty, staff, and administration can benefit from the findings to mutually enhance learning and teaching while working with international as well as domestic students.
Michelle Park is an Adjunct Faculty in American Classroom and Global Pathways program at NU Global, dedicated for international students in pre-matriculation track offered through College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. She has taught multiple sections of Advanced Listening and Speaking, Communicating on Campus, and Culture and Communication Skills for University courses and has received the Best Teacher Award voted by students in Spring 2016 semester. Michelle earned her M.S. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and had previously presented her research related to Second Language Acquisition at Harvard Graduate School of Education and the annual Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention and Exhibit. She has recently presented her study related to Motivation at Northeastern University’s Conference for Advancing Evidence-Based Teaching. Her research interest focuses on Motivational Interview, Positive Psychology, and Positive Education to promote long-term learning. Michelle is also the developer of Pipeline curriculum and founder of PiPELINE Education, a non-profit organization to support students leverage their learning experience.