Friday workshop to address "international classroom"

The University of Oregon's American English Institute (AEI), College of Arts and Sciences, and Teaching Effectiveness Program will host “The International Classroom,” a workshop for UO instructors, from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 1.

The breakfast discussion will focus on teaching implications of the increase in the UO's international student population.

The UO welcomed 2,550 international students last fall – the university's largest group ever and almost double the size of its 2007 international class. Faculty members are considering how best to engage and support the international cohort and draw from the students' valuable experiences.

A panel of experienced faculty and administrators will share their strategies and advice. Panelists are Alison Evans, associate director of AEI; Keli Yerian, director of the Language and Teaching Specialization graduate program; Abe Schafermeyer, director of International Student and Scholar Services; Ron Severson, senior instructor of business management; and Mark Unno, associate professor and head of religious studies.

Following the panel, workshop participants will break into expert-led small groups to discuss teaching scenarios.

Those wishing to participate are asked to e-mail to register.