The Patton College of Education hosts a Munch and Learn Series, including panel discussions each semester to analyze social issues influencing education. The series strives to form a more unbiased and comprehensive community, both at Ohio University and in society.
The Patton College of Education is presenting the fourth and conclusive panel discussion in its Munch and Learn Series that is Global Issues on Immigration: Mobilizing to Advocate for and Build Inclusive Communities.
The discussion on Honoring and Supporting the Experiences of Immigrant Populations in University and Community Life Part II will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The mission of the Munch and Learn series is to allow the world of Ohio University and beyond to understand straight from representatives of as many members of our diverse community as possible.
This session will provide a lively discussion of this frequently significant issue, including acquaintance we can take away to improve immigration challenges on university campuses and communities.
The panel includes Salome Aluso, a doctoral student in Higher Education, and Gerry Krzic, head of Ohio Program of Intensive English, OHIO Office of International Training and Development and, Diane Cahill, chief of international services and operations, International Student and Faculty Services.
The student panellists will share their experiences as overseas students enrolling at a US institution of higher learning. The arbitrator of the discussion is Dr Greg Kessler, a professor in educational studies.
The staff panelists will contribute data on services available to assist international students as they adjust to their study at Ohio University, perceptions they have learned during their work with international students.
Benefits to Attendees
The virtual Microsoft Teams panel will concentrate on the academic and non-academic experiences of international students. Panelists will share experiences and plans for improving student progress and community engagement among global groups. They will share several theoretical frameworks and, immigrant-focused research will be discussed, as well as relevant types of research design.
The fourth and final panel discussion in its Munch and Learn Series will assist the attendee to :
- Attain a perception of the academic and non-academic difficulties of international students
- Explore approaches to assist international students and immigrant populations at OHIO and in the local population
- Understand how community engagement is propitious to overseas students and immigrant communities.
- Understand the importance of constituting trust between researchers and participants
- Learn the importance of bringing immigrants’ experiences to the front
- Discover various types of research designs used in this type of work, such as participatory action research and micro-ethnographic/discourse analysis, and why they are relevant
- Experience a discussion of theoretical frameworks that can help think about immigrant-focused research such as transformative theories, critical theories, Freire, Gee.
The previous sessions of a Munch and Learn Series include:
- Immigrant Experiences: Families, Careers, and Communities
- Honoring the experiences of immigrant populations in research and scholarship Part 1
- International Students and Immigration: Viewpoints from Students, Faculty and Staff Part I
The discussion on Global Issues on Immigration in Munch and Learn Series is available to Ohio University and the population. The discussion will be organized on Microsoft teams Live.