Maximizing Learning: Focus on Chinese Students

Peter Briggs, Director, Office of International Students and Scholars, MSU
Faculty, Academic Administrators, and Student Affairs Staff Who Work with Chinese Students at MSU
Panel of MSU Chinese Students
Tuesday May 15, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gold A&B, MSU Union
(Registration at 8:30 a.m.; program starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Light breakfast and lunch served
Chinese students comprise two-thirds of the international MSU undergraduate students and one-third of the international MSU graduate students. Across American higher, the number of Chinese students has increased to 40,000 with almost 3,000 students at MSU this year. This provides MSU with an unprecedented opportunity to focus on the learning needs, perceptions, and expectations of this large and growing international population on our campus. This workshop is designed to enhance our understanding of Chinese students and to explore ways to maximize their experiences learning and living at MSU.
The program will be highly interactive, with short case studies, video vignettes and Q and A. The program will begin with an overview of the profile of Chinese students at MSU, followed by an exploration of the cultural and educational context in China today. A video produced by MSU and WKAR will explore how MSU Chinese and American students view each other. A panel of Chinese students will discuss their experiences at MSU in classrooms, research labs, and across campus with opportunities for Q and A by participants. Faculty, academic administrators and student affairs staff with significant experience with Chinese students will discuss ways to maximize learning. Resources will be disseminated.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and F&OD.
Registration Information: 
Program is open to: MSU Affiliates (Faculty, Post-Docs, and Graduate Students); and
Non-MSU Affiliates

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