Global Awareness: Establishing Expectations for the U.S. Academic Environment

This is a past event.

Presented in the UAB Center for Teaching and Learning for UAB faculty by Melissa Hawkins, Ph.D.  

Because of cross-cultural differences in educational systems around the world, many of our international students enter a very different context when they arrive at UAB. In this workshop, learn about several of these significant differences, and explore how you can empower your students to be successful by communicating explicitly about expectations for your course, many of which we sometimes assume that students already know.

Registration is requested for CTL events. Register by clicking the "I'm interested" button.

Please note:  The UAB Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) presents workshops on teaching practice for UAB faculty (including adjunct instructors), pre-approved graduate students who are currently under contract to teach academic courses at UAB, and teaching staff.  Academic advisors and staff who work directly with students are also approved to come to non-teaching focused workshops. CTL workshops are not intended for UAB graduate or undergraduate students.

Friday, January 5 at 9:30am to 11:00am

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, LHL 411 - CTL Classroom. Faculty must scan a valid OneCard in the elevator to visit the 4th floor.
1700 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233

Event Type

Workshop/Educational, Lectures & Presentations


Career & Professional Development

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


Center for Teaching & Learning
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