Category: Intercultural Initiatives for Campus and Community

Feedback: Using Student Input to Design Effective Intercultural Programming

Thursday, Jun 1
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 39

Develop strategies to improve programs that bridge the gap between student interest and student success in international engagement. International education professionals use assessment tools to design successful programs.

Kathleen Emory

Coordinator for International Student and Scholar Services
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA

Kate Emory is the International Student and Scholar Services coordinator at Chatham University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She is the Primary Designated School Official and Responsible Officer for Chatham University; advising international students and scholars on immigration and status issues. She also develops support programs and promotional activities designed to engage the international student population with the campus and local communities. She has developed intercultural integration programs for ten years, and focuses on student-centric models of design. Previously she was the director of study abroad programs at Hood College in Frederick Maryland, where she reopened the college’s study abroad program after 10 years of closure. She co-presented a poster at the annual NAFSA conference in 2014, titled: Collaborations Supporting Intercultural Initiatives for Campus & Community: Frederick Community College & Hood College. She received her undergraduate degree from Chatham College, and is a Masters in Humanities candidate at Hood College.

Karin Chipman

Study Abroad Coordinator
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA

Karin Chipman is the study abroad coordinator at Chatham University in Pittsburgh PA, where she advises students on study abroad opportunities and works with faculty to plan short term field experiences. She is Chatham's campus coordinator for the Vira I Heinz scholarship program and works with returned study abroad students in the Chatham study abroad ambassador program. She recently participated in Eduespana workshop in Madrid, Spain. She received her BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish from the University of Virginia and her MA in organizational leadership from Point Park University.