We invite members of the campus community to submit an essay on your viewpoints on diversity and inclusion at CSUMB. The purpose is to learn from each other about ways to promote an inclusive campus environment. The essay could be a reflective piece on your current job, research, or teaching as it relates to diversity/social justice, strategies for an inclusive workplace or classroom, or personal experiences that have shaped your thinking on these issues.
We will post your essays on the Office of Inclusive Excellence website and feature some in our future newsletters. Essays should be a maximum of 400 words.
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Here you will find Fall 2014 needs assessment report of CSUMB international students and faculty as well as material discussing cultural variations that may affect the classroom, intercultural competency, and inclusive teaching strategies.
With the international student population at CSUMB on the rise, the Office of Inclusive Excellence sponsored a graduate internship focused on the inclusion of international students on our campus during Summer and Fall 2014. The primary goal was to develop material to help CSUMB faculty better understand who our international students are, what challenges they face, and how the use of inclusive teaching practices can foster community building and intercultural learning, ultimately benefiting all students, not only international ones.
To learn more about programming for international students or study abroad opportunities for CSUMB students, please visit the International Programs' website.
Preparing For an Increasingly Multicultural Campus: A Survey of CSUMB Faculty and International Student Needs
The needs assessment was developed in Summer 2014 and administered during Fall 2014 to international students studying at CSUMB and CSUMB faculty who work with international students.
Purpose and Goals:
- To get the “Big Picture”: To get a sense of what the current situation is like for international students at CSUMB Who are these students? Where are they coming from? What are they majoring in? Why do they come here? What services are offered to them?
- To get the International Student Perspective: To identify any challenges that students have, particularly with regard to academics and to identify any needs they may have.
- To get the Faculty Perspective: To identify any challenges that faculty faces in working with international students and identify any needs that faculty may have.
Online survey for International Students Online survey for Faculty Faculty Key Informant Interviews International Student Focus Groups were planned, marketed, and incentivized, though unfortunately never actualized due to timing and other constraints Both quantitative and qualitative data sets were analyzed and compiled into the following reports (Full Report and Executive Summary):
This handbook was developed in Fall 2014 in anticipation of the continued growth in CSUMB's international student population and with the understanding that CSUMB faculty will soon begin to see more linguistically and culturally diverse groups in their classrooms.
To provide faculty with a better understanding of who their international students are and what challenges these students are likely to face. Having a better understanding of this population will help faculty determine how best to help them achieve academic success.
To this end, the handbook also offers suggestions and strategies for working with multicultural, multilingual, and multinational groups through a discussion of intercultural competence (ICC) and inclusive teaching techniques.
The handbook is divided into four parts and was designed so that the reader can select sections that interest him/her the most; it does not need to be read in sequence or in its entirety.
Part I: introduction to internationalization
What is internationalization? International students in the U.S. &California
Part II: CSUMB international student population
Where do our international students come from? Why are they here? What are they majoring in?Handbook Part II: CSUMB International Student Population
Part III: Stepping into someone else's shoes:Understanding variations in culture
How does culture influence education systems around the world? What role do students and teachers play in various cultures? How does culture affect students’ behavior and participation in class?
Part IV: The multilingual, multicultural,multinational classroom
What is intercultural competence? Why does it matter? How does it relate to CSUMB? What are some strategies for implementing culturally-aware inclusive teaching? Faculty to Faculty Advice Additional Resources
Infographics of the educational systems of different countries:Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, and the U.K. These countries represent the top seven countries of origin of CSUMB international students in fall 2014.
An accessible version of the Country Fast Facts is also available for download in PDF format.