We are excited to welcome you to the 2017 Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) at Georgetown University, May 22-25 in the Healey Family Student Center. We have an exciting programming schedule to offer you that includes innovative sessions, workshops, keynote speakers, social hours and more! Please use this tool, SCHED, to select the individual sessions you would like to attend throughout the week of TLISI. Please note—we recommend you select your sessions as soon as possible, as some sessions are capped at specific capacities! If you have any questions, please email tlisi@georgetown.edu. Thank you and we’ll see you in May!
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Monday, May 22 • 1:50pm - 2:49pm
(In Person Attendance)- The Challenge of Diversity: Insights and Strategies for International Students and Those Who Teach Them - 1:50-2:50

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1:50-2:50 - One hour session
International students bring rich diversity to campus. With the benefits of this diversity, however, there also come challenges for the students themselves, their classmates, and their professors and advisors. Despite high admission standards and the tailored training and orientation opportunities that exist for Georgetown’s international students, professors may notice performance gaps such as hesitation to express critical commentary, limited class participation, writing assignments lacking clarity and/or originality, or email requests and office-hour interactions that seem pragmatically awkward.

In this session, teaching professors from the Center for Language Education and Development (who work exclusively with international students) and an Office of Global Services (OGS) Advisor/Programming Manager share insights for faculty who desire to better understand the challenges that their international students face. Panelists also share strategies and advice for capitalizing on the diverse perspectives that international students bring and for helping these students thrive. Finally, the panel elicits input from participants about additional challenges regarding international students and leads a discussion about ways that campus units can best share knowledge and support both our students and each other in dealing with the challenges of diversity.


Nancy Overman

Associate Teaching Professor, Georgetown University
I teach freshman writing in SFS, so I'm interested in the types of writings assignments that professors assign, and what content professors are looking for when reading and evaluating student writing.

Stacy Williams

Programming Manager
avatar for Heather Gregg Zitlau

Heather Gregg Zitlau

Heather has been teaching in the English Language Center (formerly the Center for Language Education and Development) since 2012.

Monday May 22, 2017 1:50pm - 2:49pm EDT
Social Room Healey Family Student Center