Faculty perceptions of international students

A survey conducted recently of DePaul University professors revealed that faculty believes the greatest challenges international students face are limited language proficiency and different cultural expectations of academia.

“On the one hand, faculty have good things to say about international students and they appreciate their presence, but at the same time they don’t know what their role is or they don’t know how to make changes in the classroom to adjust to these students,” Jason Schneider, an assistant professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse at DePaul, said in summarizing the results of a literature review on the topic.

The results go much further than this. Read a report in Inside Higher Ed.