1st Edition

Creating a Culturally Inclusive Campus A Guide to Supporting International Students

By Barbara J. Hoekje, Scott G. Stevens Copyright 2018
    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    Colleges and universities increasingly recruit international students yet may lack the systems to foster these students' academic success and identity as valued members of the campus community. Sharing case studies of students and examples of innovative initiatives, this book explores strategies and key recommendations for universities to re-conceptualize their programs to better welcome and support international students. Emphasizing the relational aspect of academic and campus life, the authors provide a framework that supports students from initial contact through graduation. Carefully researched and addressing issues of language, engagement, and culture, Creating a Culturally Inclusive Campus offers universities innovative strategies for helping all students fulfull their academic goals while also contributing meaningfully to their school’s global mission.

    Preface  Acknowledgments  1. Understanding International Students in US Higher Education  2. Recruiting, Admitting, and Welcoming Students  3. Communicating in the Campus Speech Community  4. Ensuring Success for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students  5. Engaging and Connecting Students through Meaningful Exchange  6. Mentoring and Guiding as Long-term Relational Learning  7. Teaching and Learning in the Culturally Inclusive Classroom  8. Sustaining Relationships for Global Learning  Glossary  Index


    Barbara J. Hoekje is Associate Professor of Communication at Drexel University, USA, where she directed the English Language Center from 2001–2005.

    Scott G. Stevens is Director of the English Language Institute and Administrator of the MA TESL Program at the University of Delaware, USA.

    "Two of our foremost leaders in international education have captured their expertise and decades of success in educating international students in the academy. Creating a Culturally Inclusive Campus offers a refreshing and comprehensive relational approach to integrating both international and domestic students in the world’s global classroom. This book is a well-researched yet highly accessible resource that all in higher education should read." Suzanne Panferov, Interim Vice President, Office of Global Initiatives, The University of Arizona, USA

    "This is a thoughtful rendering of the many cultural, diplomatic, moral, pedagogical, personal, political, and socioeconomic issues regarding international students in the USA that ends with achievable strategies for implementation. Hoekje and Stevens’ considerable linguistic and administrative expertise have provided a context within which even readers familiar with the topics will be provoked into further discussion. A must read for international education administrators at any level!" Geraldine de Berly, Vice Provost, Continuing and Professional Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA