Conference Schedule

Connecting Best Practices for Teaching Linguistically and Culturally-Diverse International Students with International Student Satisfaction and Student Learning

CC02 • concurrent • Return to conference schedule
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 • 11 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Dillon Hall 368
Clayton Smith University of Windsor Show biographies
Dr. Clayton Smith is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor in the Faculty of Education. He has spent 30-years engaged in higher education administration at four post-secondary education institutions in Canada and the U.S. Most recently, he completed two terms as vice-provost and dean of students at the University of Windsor where he oversaw a far reaching portfolio that included academic governance, enrolment management, student affairs and internationalization. He currently conducts research on internationalization and student success in higher education.
George Zhou University of Windsor
Dr. George Zhou is a Professor at the University of Windsor, Canada in the Faculty of Education. He works with chemistry and physics teacher candidates to help them learn to appreciate science through a process of argumentation.
Michael Potter University of Windsor
Professor Michael K. Potter is a Teaching and Learning Specialist at the University of Windsor, Canada in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Since joining the CTL, he has served as co-creator and coordinator of the University Teaching Certificate Program, the GA/TA Network, GATAcademy, and the GA/TA Awards. His teaching experience spans disciplines and age levels, from high school students to professors nearing retirement, always with an eye toward grounding his approach in interdisciplinary scholarship.
Deena Wang University of Windsor
Ms. Deena Wang is the International Student Advisor at the University of Windsor. She previously held international student recruitment positions at the University of Windsor and Durham College.

This session explores promising teaching practices for teaching linguistically and culturally diverse international students by identifying the teaching practices that have high levels of international student satisfaction and student learning. A University of Windsor research team will present findings from a Research Ethics Board-approved mixed-methods study conducted during the winter 2018 semester. Research participants included University of Windsor international students from a wide array of countries of origin, study level, program, study time, study stage, and age.

This session will begin with participants developing a mind map to identify the teaching strategies they believe have high levels of student satisfaction and student learning. Building from the mind map elements, the researchers will then present the study and its key findings. We will also introduce our International Student Learning Community Project, which is implementing a student-informed research study to learn more about why students have high student satisfaction and perceptions of student learning for selected teaching practices. We will conclude the session by discussing challenges and successes with implementing the identified teaching practices.

Participants should come prepared to speak about one teaching practice they have used that they believe is associated with high levels of student learning and student satisfaction and share challenges they have faced in implementing this practice.