Global Awareness Dialogue Project
“Key to dialogue is respect for other person, a willingness to listen, and a readiness to learn from them. ” – Daisaku Ikeda

The Global Awareness Dialogue Project is a Penn State Abington faculty development program designed to educate faculty about global and cultural issues related to culturally sensitive pedagogy. The seminars assist faculty with examining the impact to the classroom as a result of changing demographics in the campus community, which include both our growing international student population (students on F-1 and J-1 visas) as well as our diverse domestic student population. Since the program began topics have included non-western educational systems as represented by our students, topical information on Chinese undergraduate student adjustment to campus life, academic integrity, and multilingual students and faculty. A key aspect of the seminars areĀ a panel of international and/or immigrant undergraduate students discussing with faculty their challenges and adjustments to college life. The program is held offsite and allows for faculty and students to interact outside the traditional academic environment.

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