University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Sept. 25 On Teaching seminar focuses on what international students would like professors to know

Last year, over 900 international students enrolled at UND. International students, like their domestic peers, navigate their classes and degree programs with all of the excitement and struggle that process can bring. International students may come from educational and cul­tural environments quite different from UND, and the system and teaching approaches here can seem baffling. Additionally, for many of our international students, their education takes place in a language that doesn’t always feel natural. Being an international student can be both highly challenging and highly rewarding.

So how can faculty help international students make the most of their classes and other learn­ing opportunities at UND?

This On Teaching seminar brings together a panel of UND students, faculty, and staff with expertise on the international student experience. The panelists will share their insights, and we will have ample time for questions and discussion. If you have experience to contribute to the discussion or if you are looking for strategies for working with international students in your classes, please join us.

The seminar takes place Wednesday, Sept. 25, noon to 1 p.m., in the Memorial Union Badlands Room. Please register by Monday, Sept. 23, at noon to attend and reserve a lunch. Visit oid.UND.edu to register. For information contact Jana Diemert at 777.4998 or jana.diemert@UND.edu.