Inclusive Excellence: Including the On-site Team
Lead Presenter: Jessica Francis, Wake Forest University
Co-Presenter: Shayla Herndon-Edmonds, Wake Forest University
As we strive to address inclusive excellence in international education through recruitment, program development, and access, it is limiting if we are not also addressing inclusive excellence with our on-site faculty and staff. This session will discuss training of on-site staff, taking a critical eye to handbooks and orientations, and review procedures through the lens of empathic listening and identity exploration.
Study Away Requirements and the Liberal Arts: Experiences at Agnes Scott College and Susquehanna University
Lead Presenter: David Imhoof, Susquehanna University
Co-Presenters: Gundolf Graml, Agnes Scott College; Mary Lou Klotz, Susquehanna University; Tracey Laird, Agnes Scott College
This panel will show how two residential liberal arts colleges have incorporated study away experiences into their liberal arts curricula. While these two institutions outline requirements differently and with various kinds of programs, both schools emphasize study away as part of a general education curriculum and broader internationalization efforts. This panel will explore the work of these two institutions and engage audience members about their own study away efforts.
An Intervention to Improve International and Domestic Student Integration and to Build Students’ Cultural Agility
Lead Presenter: Paula Caligiuri, Northeastern University and TASCA Global
This session will present a research study implemented to test a freshman intervention designed to help cultivate friendships between international and domestic students and, in turn, facilitate the development of students’ cultural agility. The intervention, based on the psychological factors affecting relationship formation, was designed for and tested in a First Year Experience (FYE) course. The study employed a fully controlled, experimental design with results suggesting an important role of relationships in forming students’ cultural agility.
Innovative Applications of Attribution Theory: How Perceptions of Cultural Controllability Impact Intercultural Competence and its Development
Lead Presenter: Louis Hickman, Purdue University
Co-Presenter: Kris Acheson-Clair, Purdue University
In attribution theory, judgments regarding causes impact our affective and behavioral responses. This session will explore how perceptions of the controllability of culture predict empathy and intercultural competence, and how education about the cultural forces that shape individuals can help reverse biases and develop more positive attitudes toward diversity. Evidence from attribution theory and application to intercultural experiences will be presented. Attendees will also take a formative assessment and participate in an experiential activity.
Expand Your Intercultural Development Toolkit
Lead Presenter: Alyson Hyman, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-Presenter: Julia Kruse, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This interactive session will guide learners through experiential exercises and practices beyond the commonly used intercultural activities. Facilitators from the Global Business Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School will spark creativity and inspire innovation for using these exercises in various professional programs that teach global competencies and learning. Enhance your toolkit for developing intercultural skills in students, faculty and staff with fresh, engaging participatory techniques.
Engaging Students Through Photovoice to Enhance Study Abroad
Lead Presenter: Debbie O’Connell, Winston-Salem State University
Co-Presenters: Will Boone, Winston-Salem State University; Michele Lewis, Winston-Salem State University
In an attempt to create a more meaningful short-term study abroad program, Winston-Salem State University faculty and students completed a photovoice project following a two-week program in Salvador, Brazil. For this project, participants had to submit photos with reflective captions about Bahian life, race, identity, and culture. Presenters will discuss their experiences creating and leading students through this project, including challenges and successes.