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Faculty Student Roundtable on Diversity

Student-Faculty Diversity Questions 
October 29, 2015, April 14th, 2016

The Topic:
 Supporting Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having students from diverse backgrounds in the same class? Suggestion: Make two lists.
  2. If you are a native English speaker, have you ever been in a situation where everyone spoke a language other than English? How did you feel?
  3. If you are an international student, what has been your biggest challenge in an American classroom?
  4. As a native English-speaker, how could you support another student whose first language is not English?
  5. How do you think cultural differences affect the way we learn?

6. How can teachers promote greater cultural understanding in their classes?

7. How can teachers prepare for cultural and linguistic diversity in their classes?

8. What activities might the college implement  to ensure that students from all backgrounds are supported in their education?

October 29th: Listen to the audio of the responses to these questions. (.mp3 download)

Candid shots

 Diversity Flyer I


April 14th, 2016 Listen to the audio of the responses to these questions. (Youtube Video)

The Topic: Supporting Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom Faculty and Students gathered on October 29, 2015
​and April 14 ​to discuss the above listed questions.

Photo  Diversity II Flyer