Faculty: Learn to better teach international students during Oct. 25 UCITE session

Case Western Reserve University has been increasingly successful in attracting both undergraduate and graduate international students, and faculty members play a major role in making their experience here rewarding and enjoyable. To do this, instructors must learn to negotiate some of the cultural and linguistic characteristics that students bring with them.

Issues faculty members must look at include getting students involved in class and developing writing skills, as well as more subtle concerns, such as connecting international and domestic students outside of class.

During the next UCITE session Oct. 25, a panel of employees from Case Western Reserve will describe what resources are available to instructors to deal with these and related issues, share their expertise, and answer specific questions that faculty members may have. The panel will be: Kim Emmons, director of English composition; Megan Jewell, director of the Writing Resource Center; Hee-Seung Kang, director of the SAGES ESL Program; Lisa Nielson, SAGES Fellow; Judith Olson-Fallon, director of Educational Services for Students; and Elise Lindsay from the Center for International Affairs.

This session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Library Building.

Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at this session. RSVP to ucite@case.edu.