Category: Global Learning Across the Curriculum

Academic Strategies for Integrating Resources with International Students

Wednesday, May 31
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 17

This poster provides internal and external resource ideas for academics and administrators developing courses and programs for international students to increase their academic success.

Mary Jo Shane

Director of International Student Success
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA

Mary Jo Shane, Ph.D. is the Director of International Student Success for California Lutheran University's School of Management. In that role, she is responsible for developing and implementing courses, programs and projects that help support the academic and professional development and success of international students. She also oversees the training and effectiveness of the academic advisors who work with international graduate students. As faculty, Dr. Shane has taught international graduate students since 2005. Courses she current teaches include Applied International Management, Organization Behavior, Organization Design and Training and Development. Prior to coming to California Lutheran University, she worked as a corporate trainer and an organization development consultant in such areas as change management and diversity.

Loredana Carson

Lecturer/Academic Advisor
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA

Loredana Carson has a degree in Linguistics from UCLA and an MPPA degree from California Lutheran University. She has over twenty years of experience working with international students in a variety of academic and corporate settings. Her areas of expertise include adult learning, second language learning, teaching English as a Second Language and applied learning. In addition, she teaches courses in Advanced Academic Practices, Human Resource Management, Recruitment and Selection and Communication. She works with international students as a academic advisor and mentors and collaborates with faculty to design programs that promote international student success.