Global Perspective
030 How International Students Have Changed the Campus Experience
Tuesday, March 31 • 9:40am – 10:40am
Grapevine D
Kathleen Obuszewski, Case Western Reserve University; Allison Bogard, Western Kentucky University; and Florencia Caro, New York University Abu Dhabi
This presentation will provide attendees with practical ideas for how to meet the needs of their international students. It will also discuss different programming ideas that attendees can bring back to their campuses.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to articulate how international students impact college campuses.
  2. Identify different ways to improve the international student campus experience.
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060 Global Perspectives Roundtable
Tuesday, March 31 • 3:10pm – 4:10pm
San Antonio 4-5
Chris Dawe, RCRSP, Mount Royal University; Kristy Caldwell, CRSS, Texas State University-San Marcos; and R. Kevin Marbury, CRSS, Ph.D., RCRSP, University of Oregon
This is an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues, ask questions, and discuss specifics about the four domain areas the Global Perspectives Commission is exploring. These four areas include globalization on NIRSA campuses, NIRSA learning from around the world, NIRSA members’ (including student members) global experiences, and NIRSA outreach around the world.
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Global Perspective; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
110 I AM: A Culturally Competent Recreation Manager
Wednesday, April 1 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Austin 4-6
Sarah Shouvlin, Temple University; and Matthew Ostermeyer, Indiana University-Bloomington
This session will reframe the commonly cited challenges of serving an increasingly-diverse clientele. It will encourage practitioners to consider how they can more effectively make underrepresented populations feel like they matter and are included in recreation department missions. Concrete examples and strategies for inclusive advertising and programming, as well as a cultural competency assessment scale, will be shared.
Core Competencies: Programming; Philosophy & Theory; Personal & Professional Qualities; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand why the social-psychological concept of mattering is important and should influence a department’s commitment to serving diverse and underrepresented populations.
  2. Be able to identify and implement strategies for creating meaningful niche opportunities instead of relying on familiar one-size-fits-all approaches.
  3. Be able to assess your own, your organization’s, or your program’s cultural competencies using a cultural competence assessment scale.