The Global Classroom

Join colleagues to gain strategies for teaching effectively to St. Thomas' increasingly diverse student body. This workshop is part of the Inclusive Classroom Institute and is open to all faculty.

Date & Time:

Friday, February 24, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


St. Paul Campus: STELAR Center LL 21

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?

All faculty, adjunct and full-time, are invited to join faculty panelists from different schools and divisions who have worked with international students to discuss challenges, opportunities, and strategies for teaching effectively to an increasingly diverse student body. Dr. Xiaowen Guan (Communication and Journalism), Dr. Jonathan Stoltz (Philosophy), and Ms. Lori Friedman (Office of International Students & Scholars) will moderate the panel You will leave the workshop with resources and tools you can use to successfully work with an ever increasing culturally diverse student body.


Catherine Cory (CAS; History)
Mariana Hernandez Crespo Gonstead (Law)
Robert Kahn (Law)
Olga Lopukhova (CAS; Mathematics)
Wesley Lummus (CAS, History)
Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman (Engineering)
Kate Zittlow Rogness (CAS; COJO)

This workshop is part of the the St. Thomas Inclusive Classroom Institute. All faculty are welcome to attend.

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