Earlier this semester, the Office of China Programs and the Asian Studies Center hosted a discussion on Teaching Virtually During the Pandemic with Students in China. The forum was well-received and a follow-up forum was requested. We do hope that you will consider joining this follow-up event, focusing more broadly on teaching and learning virtually with international students during the pandemic. We will feature an international student panel and a faculty/staff panel reflecting on challenges and successes so far. You can register here.
8:00-8:03 - Welcome, Introductions (Ms. Jennifer Wargo, Office of China Programs)
8:03-8:10 - Opening Comments (Dr. Aminda Smith, MSU History Department)
8:10-8:20 - International Student "Interview Style" Panel (Dr. Smith to moderate)
- How has the fall semester been for you so far?
- What challenges have you faced?
- What has surprised you?
- Has anything been better than you expected?
- Any suggestions for MSU leadership?
- Ignacio González, Chile, Graduate student, College of Education
- Zou Yun, China, Graduate student, Department of History (major: Chinese History)
- Tawan Chittawan, Thailand, Undergraduate student
- Amy Yang, East Lansing (originally from China), Undergraduate student
- Xuetong Wei, China – CBS student at Nanjing Agricultural University, Undergraduate student
8:20-8:30 - Introduction of Faculty Learning Community (Dr. Opal Leeman Bartzis, Executive Director of Education Abroad)
8:30-9:10 - Faculty/Staff Panel (10 minutes each)
- What challenges have you faced/noticed this semester?
- What best practices have you implemented/hear of?
- How have you strived to maintain academic freedom?
- Have you had any issues regarding technology, state surveillance, access, or politically sensitive topics?
- Dr. Jamie Monson, Director, African Studies Center, Professor, MSU History Department
- Dr. Kathy Petroni, Deloitte/Michael Licata Professor of Accounting Emeritus, Accounting and Information Systems, Broad College of Business
- Dr. Yulian Wu, Assistant Professor, MSU History Department
- Mr. Nicholas Oas, Head of Security Operations, Information Security, MSU IT
9:10-9:25 - Open Q&A (Jennifer will moderate)
9:25-9:30 - Closing Remarks, Dr. Aminda Smith