“Understanding and Empowering our Chinese Students”
For faculties and staff who are working with or may be working
with students from China.
The seminar will take place on Thursday October 6, 11:30 – 1:30 at Room 462, Langsam Library. Lunch will be provided. The facility serves up to 50 attendants, first register first serve.
There are over 1,100 UC students from China now, and the number could more than double in a few years. Recent concerns expressed by some UC colleagues include their seemingly low participation in the classroom and in university organized activities. There are talks about the unpreparedness of some faculty and staff members in working with them. Students have also expressed uncertainty about certain cultural norms and expectations in the American classroom.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
1. Vice Provost Raj Mehta: Welcome (3 minutes);
2. Ms. Wenqian Ye: High school experience in China (15 minutes);
3. Prof. Catalin Macarie: A faculty’s experience in teaching and working with students from China (15 minutes);
4. Vice President for Equity & Inclusion Bleuzette Marshall: UC’s Policies on Equity and Inclusion (15 minutes);
5. Ms. Lori Blanton: the UC International cultural sensitivity training project (15 minutes); and
6. Open discussion.
Please encourage, and better yet, identify colleagues in your college/department/office to participate. Please send me the list of participants by Monday October 3. They can also RSVP directly to Tom.Chung@uc.edu by Monday October 3.