The University of Delaware First Friday Roundtables on Teaching will open Friday, March 8, with a session titled "Working with International Undergraduate Students."

March 8: First Friday Roundtable

Teaching roundtable to focus on international undergraduate students

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3:31 p.m., Feb. 22, 2013--The University of Delaware First Friday Roundtables on Teaching will open Friday, March 8, with a session titled “Working with International Undergraduate Students.”

The session will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. in 117 Gore Hall, and all members of UD’s teaching community are invited. New faculty members are encouraged to participate. Refreshments will be served.

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As part of the University’s focus on serving as a global university, UD has strengthened its commitment to diversifying the student body. The University has built upon its success in providing a high quality graduate education to international students by offering this educational opportunity to international students at the undergraduate level.

The session will look at how the University can draw upon the students’ global perspectives and experiences to enrich the learning experience for all students as well as help acculturate the international students to the U.S. instructional setting.

The roundtable will provide concrete pedagogical approaches and support for international students -- that have benefited all students -- as well as illustrate what support faculty have provided to help international students succeed as learners. 

Presenters include: Lukman Arsalan, Office of Admissions; Pei Chiu, professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Tobin Driscoll, professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences; Bakry ElMedni, supplemental faculty, School of Public Policy and Administration; Betty Haslett, professor, Department of Communication; Jennifer Gregan-Paxton and Colleen Kent, advising, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics; Scott Stevens, director, EngIish Language Institute; and April Veness, associate professor, Department of Geography.

The roundtables are designed and sponsored through a collaboration of Academic Technology Services, the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education and the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning.

The event is co-sponsored by the University’s International Caucus.

A registration form is available online.

Related resources

Those who plan to attend might be interested in related resources, including an article on international student enrollment in the Feb. 19 UD Review and information on working with non-native English speaking students on the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning website.

Photos by Lane McLaughlin and courtesy of the English Language Institute

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