Akiko Ota: Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Rep
International and second language students often face academic culture shock when transitioning into U.S. higher education. This presentation focuses on specific academic struggles facing international and second language students in the context of academic expectations, using popular infographics, East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu. The participants will receive perspectives of how collectivist cultural norms and academic expectation possibly hinders students’ successful performance and work collaboratively with colleagues on how to use the infographics in their work contexts.
The presenter also provides suggestions for culturally inclusive practices when teaching and assessing students’ writing assignments and faculty training.