Workshop to address cultural differences in class participation

Published October 19, 2015

International students make up a significant percentage of the UB student population. While this offers opportunities for an enriched campus environment, enhanced cultural understanding and increased global awareness for U.S. students, it also presents special challenges. International students bring to UB expectations of academic culture that often are not compatible with U.S. academic culture.

The Center for Educational Innovation is offering a workshop, “Teaching Students from Around the World: Promoting Class Participation,” to help participants understand classroom cultural differences as they relate to class participation. The workshop will take place from 9-10 a.m. Oct. 30 in 107 Capen Hall in the Honors College, North Campus.

Presenting will be Keith Otto, program director, ESL Programs, and Ellen Dussourd, assistant vice provost and director, Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

The workshop is free of charge but registration is required.