Date : Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time : 11:00 am–12:00 pm (EDT)
Audience: Instructors, Instructors at Commonwealth Campuses
Presented by: Commonwealth Campus Faculty Development and Keep Teaching Faculty Development Group
Due to the pandemic, travel ban, and delayed visas, a large number of our international students are currently studying remotely from their home countries. This training module addresses the prevailing issues facing faculty in teaching students who are physically outside of the United States. In addition to covering topics on differences in academic culture, learning style, and citation rules, the training will also address legal, political, intercultural, and global challenges and risks for students to study in their home countries.
Dr. Anna Marshall holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, M.A. in English, and M.S. in Telecommunication and Network Management. Currently she is a program manager for the Penn State First program to support over 400 international students who are studying in China and Korea. She also teaches Asian American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg. Before she began her career in higher education in 2007, Dr. Marshall worked as a software engineer for Lockheed Martin (LM) at Syracuse for eight years. In addition to providing ITS and network support, she conducted various Asian Business Culture training courses to internal LM employees.