Webinar Series

Our webinar series on international students features conversations among scholars, academic service professionals, and  for us, we discuss, share ideas, and learn about how colleges and universities currently support international and study abroad students, how they could promote best practices from their institutions and experiences, and what professional development opportunities they could create for themselves by having ongoing conversations.

2018-19 Webinar Series

Our 2018-19 webinar series is organized in collaboration with the STAR Scholars Networkand Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). If you would like to join us as a webinar speaker, please contact krishna.bista@gmail.com.

Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences 

November 15, 2018 [Video]

Guest speakers: Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University; Dr. Baoyan Cheng, University of Hawaii; Dr. Susan Boafo-Arthur, Assumption College; Dr. Monica Burke, Western Kentucky University; Dr. Helen Forbes-Mewett, Monash University, Australia; Dr. Catherine Gomes, RMIT, Australia; Dr. Christopher R. Glass, Old Dominion University; Dr. Ellen Carm, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway; Dr. David Nguyen, Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI

Multicultural Universities: The Positive Psychology of Bi- and Multiculturalism in International Students

October 5, 2018

Rethinking Education Across Borders: Emerging Issues and Insights

September 20, 2018 [Video]

Guest speakers: Dr. Krishna Bista, Morgan State University; Dr. Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University; and Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University

Webinar Series Videos & Notes

Each webinar features a panel of speakers, using a few questions centering on a theme in order to informally structure the conversation. We cover a variety of issues about international students and international higher education, such as topics of teaching and service, research and scholarship, community engagement and emerging challenges and opportunities.

International Higher education: Policies and Perspectives of Sending and Hosting Countries

April 20, 2017 [Video]

Guest Speakers:  Dr. Tara Madden-Dent, Sierra Nevada College, USA; Dr. Lindsay Bridges Coco, University of Georgia, USA; Emmanuel Akanwa, Central Michigan University, USA; Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University, USA; Dr. Ourania Katsara, University of Patras, Greece

Global Engagement: Domestic Students as International Students

March 1, 2017 [Video]

Guest Speakers: Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby, Director of California Colleges for International Education; Dr. Prashanti Chennamsetti, Texas A&M University; Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University; Dr. Daniela Ascarelli, Drexel University

International Student Retention, Admissions, and Transfer

January 26, 2017  [Video] [Notes]

Guest Speakers:  Dr. Chris R. Glass, Old Dominion University; Dr Suzan Kommers, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Dr. Susan Boafo-Arthur, University of Scranton; Dr. Jun Liu, Stony Brook University (SUNY); Mr. Emmanuel Akanwa, Central Michigan University; Dr. Stephanie McRae, Spelman College

Immigration Issues: Persisting Gaps

December 15, 2016[Video]

Guest Speakers: Dr. Elif Balin, San Francisco State University; Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University; Mr. Arthur Serratelli, Serratelli Mijal PLLC (Immigration Attorneys-at-Law

Academic Services: Best Practices and Gaps

November 17, 2016 [Video] [Notes]

Guest Speakers: Dr. Amir Alakaam, University of North Dakota; Mr. Emmanuel Akanwa, Central Michigan University; Dr. Joanna Al-Youssef, The University of Nottingham; Dr. Swathi Ravichandran, Kent State University; Dr. Nara Martirosyan, Sam Houston State University,Dr. Tara Madden-Dent, Sierra Nevada College

Student Mobility in Higher Education

October 27, 2016 [Video]

Guest Speakers: Dr. Anita Gopal, University of Maryland, College Park; Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser, George Washington University; Dr. Diana Carlin, Saint Louis University; Dr. David Comp, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Dr. Eunjin Hwang, Sam Houston State University

Helping International Students Understand US College Culture and Navigate Support Systems

September 10, 2016  [Video] [Notes]

Guest speakers: Dr. Christina W. Yao, University of Nebraska- Lincoln; Dr. Jason Li, Wichita State University; Dr. Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University;  Dr. Krishna Bista, University of Louisiana at Monroe