1/12/2018 Amy Mulnix

Internationalization of Campus Program Series

The Office of International Programs  and the Faculty Center Announce a Spring Programming Series:  Internationalization of Campus

In recognition of the ways in which our student body and curriculum are becoming increasingly global, the Faculty Center, in collaboration with Office of International Programs, is offering a series of events and resources. The offerings are an extension, in part, of a Bringing Theory to Practice grant awarded to the OIP and FC in the spring of 2017.

Basics of Chinese Pronunciation

Our own Dr. Monica Cable has recorded a video that covers the basics of pronunciation of Chinese, with an emphasis on names. This video is available from either the Faculty Center Canvas site or at this link. A handout to accompany the video is available at the Faculty Center Canvas site. Direct questions to Amy Mulnix or Cindy Wingenroth.

Working with International Students in the Classroom

The visit to campus by Dr. Shawna Shapiro in the fall of 2017 to work with Connections faculty was exceptionally well received and we’ve had multiple requests for additional workshops led by Dr. Shapiro. We’re delighted to announce three live webinar opportunities this semester. Each live webinar will include presentation of material and an abundant opportunity for interaction.  All three will be recorded and available to faculty not able to attend. Watch the weekly For the Faculty… posts for additional information.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00PM 

Strategies for Success:  Improving learning outcomes for international students in the classroom.

In this first of three webinars, Dr. Shapiro will discuss the most common academic challenges faced by our multilingual student population, and review strategies that can be used by faculty to support these students’ academic learning across disciplines. We will link these strategies to F&M’s broader goals of inclusivity, discussing how effective teaching can promote institutional integration.

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:45 – 1:45PM

Grading and beyond!  Developing fair, effective, and feasible assessment practices in courses with international students

In this second webinar, Dr. Shapiro will address questions about assessment and evaluation, starting with common scenarios faculty face when providing feedback on the work of multilingual writers.  We will discuss ways to hold students to high expectations, while still taking into account their particular needs and experiences. Participants will come away with innovative assignment ideas and time saving tips for assessing student learning across disciplines.

Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00PM

Strategies for Success 2.0

In this third webinar, Dr. Shapiro will address the needs F&M faculty have identified in our prior interactions.

Internationalizing the Curriculum

(Date/Time TBA)

A panel of F&M faculty will talk about their experiences adding international content to a course and/or creating a new course. They’ll provide examples of expanding reading lists, incorporating global content into projects and assignments, creating new modules and designing new courses.


**These programs are made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Catherine & Robert '40 Burnight Endowment for the International Student Experience.


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