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1 Building cross-cultural understanding among local and international students through enhanced teaching and learning practices in the Commerce Faculty A joint project: FCA and SLSS

2 The team Vicky Mabin (FCA) Karen Commons (SLSS) John Brocklesby (FCA) Val Lindsay (FCA) Simon Park (FCA) David Crick (FCA) Adrienne McGovern-Wilson (FCA) Xiaodan Gao (SLSS) Jan Stewart (SLSS ) Supported by Learning and Teaching Development Fund 2011

3 Purpose of the project To produce students who can function effectively as leaders in a global community.

4 Purpose of today To build support for this initiative among FCA staff and associated staff on campus To gain enough material/ideas for an action plan to fulfill our project purpose

5 Your role To brainstorm with us To contribute ideas

6 Format of the day Presentation from Shanton Chang, Melbourne University Presentation of FCA student and staff perspectives on this issue Discussion of what we can do and how we’ll do it

7 Introduce Shanton and his expertise in relation to our project A case study of something that’s working in Australia

8 Where are we at in FCA at Victoria? Curriculum mapping Graduate destinations survey Student and staff surveys

9 What do student and staff survey results tell us? StudentsStaff Work, travel study overseasMost useful(Not asked, but not encouraged) Discuss how concepts apply in other countries Discuss examples from outside NZ, in class Research into overseas experiences Get to know overseas students Very useful, frequently done International case competitions Work with students based overseas Quite useful, not often done Not very useful, not often done Working in discussion groups, in class or on assignments/projects with domestic/international students Hear presentations from international students Not at all useful, frequently done Very useful, and agree it is frequently done

10 What does a student management assignment tell us?

11 What initiatives have we tried so far? GEE running successfully several years International experience in courses Cross-cultural communications in courses ExcelL programme training – 6 from FCA in 2010 Interventions in INFO 101, MARK 101, IBUS 201, IBUS 306 Survey staff/students Vic OE study

12 In order to develop students’ international experience We need to develop an action plan that: Builds staff acceptance Builds student acceptance Is doable/achievable Meshes with our values Starting this July! Resources from SLSS


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