Illinois State’s partnership to bring international students to campus is underway. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) and faculty members will provide two focused professional development opportunities centered on international student success this fall.

The workshops will be held at CTLT’s faculty at 301 S. Main St. Select a date and time to register through the My.IllinoisState portal.

Classroom Culture and International Student Success

Friday, September 28 • 9–11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: John Baldwin, School of Communication

Creating an open, respectful community is key to all students, especially international students, experiencing deep, powerful learning. In this workshop, you’ll discuss many of the issues international students face in the classroom. Learn to facilitate the development of both student-to-student and student-to-teacher relationships. You’ll leave this workshop understanding how to negotiate power and distance in relationships to create a truly effective learning environment. Registration is required.

Meaningful Feedback for International Student Writers

Friday, October 19 • 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Lisya Seloni, Department of English

Identify how to work effectively and confidently with multilingual students and provide meaningful responses to their writing.  In this workshop, you will work with a colleague to explore types of feedback for students whose first language is other than English or a non-mainstream American English.  You will leave with new ideas, resources to create meaningful writing tasks, and effective feedback strategies you can develop and implement for your course. Registration is required.

Both workshops fall under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please call the CTLT main desk at 309-438-2542.