Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 5 p.m.
HUMN 1B80, CU Boulder
The increase in international student enrollments on U.S. campuses during the last decade challenges faculty, staff and administrators to think about strategies for developing welcoming environments for this diverse population. A logical place to begin thinking about international student well-being and academic success is to consider ways faculty can leverage students'language and cultural knowledge to support their academic goals and increase a sense of belonging and contribution in the classroom. After a brief overview of CLAC's philosophical approach to learning, Gonzalez will provide an in-depth case study of international students' experiences in Binghamton University's CLAC program which she directed for more than 15 years. Currently she is chair of the CLAC Consortium, and also Director of the University of Rochester ONCAMPUS Center.