Developing University Faculty for Success in Working with Multilingual Students
This presentation reports on processes and outcomes associated with faculty development for teaching multilingual students. Participants were four faculty in the arts and humanities and four faculty in English for academic purposes. The participants attended professional development sessions and then content and language faculty paired to co-teach special sections of history, religion, philosophy and art courses intentionally designed for multilingual international students.
This project uses classroom observations, instructor interviews, and document analysis to examine changes to content and instruction in these courses as well as drivers of change. Results suggest that faculty development sessions, co-teaching and experience with multilingual students together led participants to adapt their practices. The project has implications for policy and practices that support multilingual international students and faculty across the disciplines.
Gallagher, Colleen E., "Developing University Faculty for Success in Working with Multilingual Students" (2020). Thomas C. Hunt Building a Research Community Day. 13.