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.