2012 Guest Panels
Good educators should understand differences in how U.S. students and international students may approach their learning and how U.S. faculty and international faculty may approach their teaching. Understanding students' perception of their roles as learners (rooted in the context of their own national and cultural norms) and faculty's perception of their roles as instructors (also in part rooted in their own national and cultural norms) should help us gain new perspectives on how to design inclusive learning environment for all.
Wk 02 — 09/14 - (International) Women in Science
Panel members: Izabela Szlufarska (Poland) | Johanne Brunet (Canada) | Laura Hernandez (El Paso, Texas)
Synopsis: Does it make any difference when cultural differences are compounded with gender issues? The members of this panel are (international) woman faculty: Izabela (Materials Science & Engineering), Johanne (Evolutionary Biology), and Laura (Dairy Science) with strong commitments to undergraduate education. Our panel members will share their experience as non-U.S. native undergraduate instructors, with the added dimension of exploring gender issues.