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 Network and Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). If you would like to join us as a webinar speaker, please contact krishna.bista@gmail.com.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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