The Global Classroom

Open to all faculty, adjunct and full-time. Join colleagues to gain strategies for teaching effectively to St. Thomas' increasingly diverse student body.

Date & Time:

Friday, September 30, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


St. Paul Campus

Over the past decade the number of international students enrolled at St. Thomas has nearly doubled. As faculty are called on to teach an increasingly diverse student population, establish a mutually respective classroom environment, and maintain academic rigor for all students, faculty are also asked to be adept with the nuances and strategies of managing a culturally diverse classroom environment:

  • How do faculty maintain course integrity while taking into consideration of international students' needs?
  • What can faculty do to establish a mutually respective class environment to integrate domestic and international students?
  • Should international students be given extra time for exam because they speak a different language?

All faculty, adjunct and full-time, are invited to join Dr. Xiaowen Guan (Communication and Journalism), Dr. Jonathan Stoltz (Philosophy), and Ms. Lori Friedman (Office of International Students & Scholars) as they offer strategies for teaching effectively to an increasingly diverse student body and learn the outcomes of the most recent survey on faculty experience of working with international students. You will leave the workshop with resources and tools you can use to successfully work with an ever increasing culturally diverse student body.

This is the third workshop in the St. Thomas Inclusive Classroom Institute. All faculty are welcome to attend but seating is limited! 

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.