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Faculty-Student Interactions and the Integration of International Students Issues and Innovations Chris R. Glass, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University Andrew Furco, Assoc VP for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota Katherine Beaumont, Director, Go Global, University of British Columbia
Today “Encounters With DifferenceThat Make a Difference” Cross-Campus Collaboration UBC Campus Case Example Interactive Activity Q&A
“Encounters With Difference That Make a Difference” Chris R. Glass Assistant Professor Old Dominion University
Part 1: Global Perspective Inventory (GPI) Part 2: Two First-Person Narratives Part 3: Examples of Innovative Practices
GPI 35,064 U.S. students weighted to reflect 2012 Open Doors and NCES data
Although the frequency of faculty-student interaction is similar among U.S. and international students, international students are significantly less likely to believe that faculty challenge their perspectives on a topic during class or that faculty present issues and problems in class from different cultural perspectives.
ClassroomDialogue Multicultural Courses Leadership Programs DiscussCurrent Events
First-Person Narrative I never thought I would be capable of doing anything like this.... the people I'm surrounded by kind of made me realize how people have so much potential. I have a feeling with this program I'll always need to actually develop my potential and see what I can actually do. It's just amazing.... Yes, I was surprised by myself and I don't think that I would be able to do any of what I do without certain professors that basically approached me or somehow let me know that I'm good and I shouldn't be scared and I should go for it. .... For me, the most influential person in my life from all these professors is Dr. [Professor].
First-Person Narrative He thinks that if you're coming from Africa, maybe you don't ... he may thinks that there are no universities there so if you come directly for a Master’s you may be dumb. You cannot understand anything, so it's just undermining all your abilities, all your capacities to be an efficient a student as others.
Cross-Campus Collaboration Andrew Furco Associate VP for Public Engagement University of Minnesota
UBC Campus Case Example Katherine Beaumont Director, Go Global University of British Columbia
UBC • Founded 1908 • Global Top 20 public uni’s • 58,284 students • 18% (10,372) International from 149 countries • 275,000 alumni in 120 countries • Two campuses: Vancouver and Okanagan • Comprehensive Research Institution • 52% of population in Metro Vancouver speaks a language other than English at home
Citizenship of International Students by Top Countries2013/14
Learning Abroad • 2013: 22% u/g • target 30% by 2015 • 200 partners; most disciplines • Study, research, community, practicum, clinical
Partnerships for International Engagement and Intercultural Learning • Integration with Degree Programs • Faculty and staff partnerships on programming for students • Abroad: exchange and global seminars; research, practicum, clinical placements, internships abroad(15% of students learning abroad are international.) Student-led pre-departure learning conference, • On campus - Jump Start and Transition Programs; two week/one day orientation, first term – community building; term two – peer assisted study support • Career Integration with Campus Units and Student Org’s • Removing our own silo’s to work together as professional units with students and faculties/faculty members on leadership, workplace, community, international • On and off campus • UBC/AMS Global Fund • UBC and student government funds; student managed process with staff and faculty mentor • Student led international and intercultural oriented projects; On or off campus; multi-group projects • Really? Campaign • Extension of active bystander work; develop capacity to safely and genuinely address prejudice and stereotypes • Train the trainer model – staff and faculty train student leaders who work with other students