Internationalizing the UofSC Classroom: Lunch with the International Accelerator Program

Monday, November 15, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

 

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The webinar starts at 12:00 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 12:05 p.m. 

 

Internationalizing the UofSC Classroom: Lunch with the International Accelerator Program is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Details

The total number of undergraduate international students has more than tripled at UofSC since the start of the International Accelerator Program. This growing population has increased the diversity of your classrooms and has brought new opportunities and challenges as we have collectively sought to prepare all students at UofSC to enter a much more global workforce.

We’d like to tell you about the efforts we’ve made to make UofSC a more welcoming place for international students through curricular and co-curricular innovations accomplished in collaboration with departments across campus. We’d also like input from faculty members who have taught international students at UofSC – you have a unique perspective to share and we would greatly value your partnership as we continue to work towards comprehensive internationalization at UofSC.

How have international students contributed positively to your classroom? From your perspective, how do the needs of international students differ from those of domestic students? What professional development should we offer to faculty so that they are better equipped to meet these needs? What resources should we offer to students to ensure that they have adequate support to meet their unique needs? How might we engage international students and domestic students further to increase cultural exchange? How might we collaborate more with faculty to further internationalize the university?

 

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.


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Facilitator


Sherry Warren
Academic Director
International Accelerator Program
Global Carolina


Sherry Warren has been working with international students and instructors of international students for over two decades in a variety of roles. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2012, specializing in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and her professional roles and research interests center around international student success in higher education. She leads curriculum and the academic program for the International Accelerator Program, which is UofSC's first-year program for international students, combining socio-cultural and language support. As a consulting faculty member in the Linguistics Program, Warren trains teachers in second language instructional strategies, curriculum development and student support. She has presented locally, nationally and internationally on English for Academic and Specific Purposes curriculum design, early intervention for international students, international student advising, in-class and beyond the classroom international student support and pathway program design. She is currently the co-chair of the Program Administration Interest Section for International TESOL.