Previously Funded Projects

Academic Support/Resources

Academic Support/Resources

Building on a well-established and successful academic support model at the University of Minnesota, Targeted Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions are structured supplemental learning sessions that bring international students together with their domestic classmates in meaningful cooperative learning experiences. PAL sessions are facilitated by rigorously trained undergraduate students, who guide participants through planned activities leading toward mastery and deeper understanding of course concepts.

Academic Support/Resources

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Curriculum Development & Course-based Support

Curriculum Development & Course-based Support

The Department of English will develop the content and methods of a stand-alone section of ENGL 1001W (Introduction to Literature) for non-native-speaking international students. In Fall 2016, we will pilot-test this section. If successful, this section will become a regular part of our curriculum, offered either once per year or once per semester, depending on demand. Relevant findings will also be applied to other sections of the course that enroll domestic and international students together.

Curriculum Development & Course-based Support

The goal of this project is to develop 10 videos for students to watch prior to attending the Introduction to Food Science laboratories. Watching these videos will enable students to see what they will be doing in lab, and to connect the vocabulary of the written instructions with the actions of a person making food products using the same facilities, equipment and utensils they will use during their lab. These videos will be placed on the course web site, and students will be required to watch them before taking the pre-lab quiz and attending lab.

Curriculum Development & Course-based Support

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Curriculum Development & Course-based Support

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Curriculum Development & Course-based Support

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Curriculum Development & Course-based Support

The WINS coordinator works with CLA and advising to ensure there are enough non-native speaker sections of WRIT 1301 to satisfy demand and that students are guided to the sections that best fit their needs. This is also done by participating in ISSS new student orientation fairs and attending regular meetings of the Academic Services for International Students group that brings together many entities on campus that serve this population.

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

To engage international and domestic students in activities and events designed to increase their social and community Wellbeing, this program seeks to create opportunities for cross-cultural interactions between U.S. and international students, largely within the residence halls. All students staying on campus for the break period are welcome and encouraged to participate and attend each event.

Co-Curricular

This collaboration between the University of Minnesota's Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE), the Multicultural Student Engagement (MSE) unit of the Office of Student Affairs, and the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) involves cooperative civic engagement, leadership development and dialogue between international students (IS) and domestic, multicultural students. In addition to expanding support for English language writing and conversation for IS, programming will address the challenges that IS and multicultural students experience when doing academic group work.

Co-Curricular

The I-Connect Program is designed to offer a structured and unique learning opportunity for new international students to meaningfully engage with returning study abroad students who are already well integrated into the university. These students additionally have the experience of being abroad, and away from their homes, through their own study abroad experiences.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

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