Program for the 2011 PDI

9:00 AM

Session Title:
International Perspectives on America's Life Balance
Presenters:
Shelby Sack
Category:
International Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
This session will give the audience a chance to hear how the U.S. is viewed by international students in regards to life/ work balance issues. Come with your questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
A cross cultural comparison between the U.S. and other societies around the world to see how other countries are able to structure their work life to be in balance with their personal life.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
How Conditionally Admitted International students are advised and prepared at the Intensive English Program
Presenters:
Mary Kay Wedum,Petra Marlin
Category:
International Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an explanation of conditional admission for international undergraduate students and how it may relate to students audience members may either advise or teach. We will discuss the process of admission of international students, and explain at what point Intensive English Program students are allowed to begin their academic study. We will also give examples of how their academic courses are combined with their English classes. In addition, we will outline how the IEP prepares international students for academic coursework.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience of this session is advisors and professors of conditionally admitted international students. The goal of the session is to clarify both the process of admissions of undergraduate international students and the role of the Intensive English Program in preparing these students for academic work, both pedagogically and from an advising standpoint.