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This series of workshops aims to bring faculty together to share promising practices to support international students' academic success. Faculty participants will be provided opportunities to develop a holistic understanding of international students within TRU’s multicultural multilingual setting.

By the end of this series, faculty members will be able to:

  1. Recognize the diversity of the international student body at TRU and describe some of the specific needs and challenges they may face;
  2. Explore the role of culture in the classroom and intercultural pedagogy;
  3. Appropriately assess international students’ English proficiency and interpret its relationship to academic success;
  4. Incorporate academic language learning in teaching and modify teaching pedagogies when necessary;
  5. Discuss the struggles in assessment and plan appropriate assessment strategies for international students' learning;
  6. Review international students as holistic learners and further recognize the broader social contexts that impact international students' learning. 

In this first workshop on September 21, we will start with a diverse panel of international students at TRU to discuss their learning experiences, academic challenges, and needs. Faculty members will then be invited to ask questions to the panel. After the panel, we will debrief and discuss our learning together. Experts from the Faculty of Student Development (Dr. Kyra Garson, Dr. Amie McLean and Mark Zhang) will also join the workshops relevant to their areas of expertise.  

Click here to find out more about the Facilitator, Dr. Wei Yan

Dates & Times:
10:00am - 11:15am, Thursday, September 21, 2023
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
HL 269
Kamloops Campus
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Event Organizer

Teresa Dickmeyer