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Academic Success Workshop

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International students, learn how to acclimate to the American Higher Education System!

In collaboration with the International Office, The Graduate College is pleased to announce a two-part workshop geared specifically towards international graduate students. Part I will provide information regarding the academic etiquette within the framework of the U.S. higher education system and will address faculty expectations in a panel featuring members of the Texas State faculty. Part II will explore cultural adjustment with a student panel of current students. 

  Door prizes and refreshments will also be provided at each workshop, and those who attend both will be entered to win a grand prize! Register today, as space is limited.


Details

Part I

Who: international graduate students

When: Friday, February 8 from 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Where: Alkek Library, Room 106

Why: foster academic success and development in your graduate studies at Texas State

Part II

Who: international graduate students

When: Friday, February 22 from 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Where: Alkek Library, Room 106

Why: facilitate personal growth and cultural acclimation during your time in the United States


Agenda

Part I

Time Activity
2:30–3 p.m. Check-in + Welcome
3–3:45 p.m. Presentation: Academic Etiquette
3:45–4:30 p.m. Panel: Texas State Faculty Members

Part II

Time Activity
2:30–3 p.m. Check-in + Welcome
3–3:45 p.m. Presentation: Cultural Adjustment as a Student
3:45–4:30 p.m. Panel: Texas State Domestic and International students

Topics

Part I

  • student-to-teacher communication
    • when and how often to email
    • when and how to communicate outside of the classroom
  • academic ethics
    • what is plagiarism and how to avoid it
    • how to avoid cheating
  • explanations of course structure and content
    • differences between lecture, lab and seminar courses
    • descriptions and expectations of course content (examinations, assignments, syllabus)

Part II

  • cultural and social norms
    • friendship
    • communication
    • slang
  • personal experiences  of current Texas State international graduate students
    • challenges
    • triumphs

  If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2281 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

  Texas State is a tobacco-free campus.