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:

Thursday, September 28, 2017
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM


St. Paul Campus: Murray Herrick Center, room 308

Date change

Please note the date of this workshop is changed to Thursday, Sept. 28.

This workshop is part of the Inclusive Classroom Institute and is open to all faculty, adjunct and full-time, whether or not you intend to pursue certification. 

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 respectful 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 preserve course rigor and integrity while also taking into consideration the needs of international students?
  • What can faculty do to establish a mutually respectful class environment so as to integrate domestic and international students?

Some additional questions to be addressed include:

  • Should international students be given extra time for exams because English is not their native language?
  • What can faculty do to facilitate international students’ participation in class discussions and in small-group/team work?

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). You will leave the workshop with resources and tools you can use to successfully work with our increasingly diverse international student body.

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

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