Dear Faculty Colleagues,
As you prepare for the upcoming semester, the Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs has put together some information and resources that we hope will be helpful in the first few weeks.
The online magazine Global Expressions: Writing Beyond the Mother Tongue is calling for paper submissions. Especially, if you are teaching a writing class, please encourage your multi-language students to submit their second language writings or become a contributor to the magazine.
The incoming first-year multi-language students have completed the EAP placement test provided by the center last week. Similar to last year, if you are having one of them as your advisees, please look out for the test report sent by the center through email in the coming week, where you can find further advising suggestions.
When advising international students, cultural differences, as well as communication barriers, can make it challenging for both student and advisor. Please check out a sample advising syllabus developed for Lafayette advisors and some tips summarized for successful communication with international students.
We plan to send out updates from our office each month!
See you in a few weeks,
Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs