Utilizing Diversity Through Faculty-Student Partnership
In many parts of the world today classrooms are home to students from a wider range of educational, ethnic, socio-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds than ever before. These students bring with them diverse experiences, world views, expectations and ambitions. In the U.S. and in other countries, faculty and institutions have responded to these changes in the student population in many different ways. Some institutions have established units specifically devoted to catering to the needs of ‘international students’. In addition, some have seen the potential for this diversity in the student body to ‘internationalize the curriculum at home’ and have encouraged and supported faculty to do this in various ways. Student feedback has often informed these responses. Less common, but increasingly discussed, is the notion of faculty partnering with diverse students to identify and implement positive changes in teaching and learning. This session discusses the meaning of the term ‘partnership’ in the international teaching and learning literature, ways in which faculty have partnered with students to improve student engagement in the curriculum and co-curriculum and the principles and processes that support mutually advantageous faculty-student partnership through engagement with diversity.
Session leaders include:
- Professor Betty Leask
- Adil Arshad
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Wednesday, November 14 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm