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.
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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.