Did you know that, as of Fall 2017, 50% of CC’s international student population (n=101) is from mainland China? This significant number of CC students from China gives us the opportunity, as a campus, to reassess how we welcome, educate, and support these students.

To that end, the Office of International Programs invites all CC faculty and staff to participate in a three-part webinar series on “Today’s Chinese Student”. This series focuses on the integration of Chinese students into campus life, the classroom, and the community. Come for one, two, or all three webinar sessions to learn about the needs of Chinese students and develop your understanding of their cultural and academic background and preparedness.

In order to make sure we have enough materials available at each webinar session, we ask that you please RSVP for the webinar session(s) you plan to attend at:

todays-chinese-student-webinar-series.eventbrite.com

The webinar series topics and dates are:

TODAY’S CHINESE STUDENT: WHAT REALLY MATTERS
Thursday, December 7, 3-5pm
Barbara Yalich Board Room, Spencer Center

Successful integration of Chinese students into our campus starts with understanding the students themselves. China’s rapid growth has created socioeconomic changes that affect the aims and priorities of its university-ready population. Are we prepared to meet the needs of today’s Chinese student or are we working with an out-dated set of perceptions of the Chinese student?

TODAY’S CHINESE STUDENT: CULTURAL INSIGHTS FOR BETTER INTEGRATION
Tuesday, January 30, 3-5pm
Barbara Yalich Board Room, Spencer Center

Today’s Chinese students are different from the students of previous decades, and they are enrolling in unprecedented numbers in U.S. colleges and universities. It is becoming increasingly important for campuses to understand these students and how to bridge the cultural gap between them and other international and domestic students. How do group culture and shared experience affect the cultural and social integration of Chinese students on our campus? What are some of the best practices we can implement to gain campus-wide support for orienting and supporting these students?

TODAY’S CHINESE STUDENT: UNDERSTANDING THE U.S. CLASSROOM
Thursday, March 1, 3-5pm
Barbara Yalich Board Room

Chinese students encounter many common problems in the U.S. classroom, ranging from issues of academic integrity to building relationships with faculty and academic advisers. This webinar provides best practices to help Chinese students address these and other challenges, such as English language difficulties and unfamiliar classroom expectations. Presenters also discuss how to support faculty in adjusting to the changing demographic of the U.S. classroom. Learn from experts who are committed to supporting the academic integration of Chinese students on their campuses.

Posted by lkosiewiczdoran@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2017 digest.

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