Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:Diversity amongst International Students and the General Populations
Subject(s):International Students
Interactions with other Students
Abstract:The intended purpose of this research was to discover the causes for the lack of interaction between international and domestic students at U of I. Once these reasons would be evaluated, students along with the faculty of UIUC could help and do their part in making our campus more diverse. We planned to research international students enrolled at UIUC and focus on their social life and academics. More specifically we wanted to focus on how international students adjusted to the American lifestyle either by means of interaction with the domestic population or limiting themselves within their own community and other international students. Additionally we also wanted to know if academics had a part to play in their decision to befriend and hang out with the people they choose to because people of similar majors can be seen as potential guides through university life. We planned to interview students on campus and handed out surveys. Most of our research at was conducted at FAR/PAR and ISR because it appears that most international students tend to live there.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:RHET105 Section B4C3 (Race and Ethnicity at UIUC)
Professor Thomas Herakovich
In this Rhetoric 105 class students were expected to: 1. develop skills as readers and writers by reading and writing sophisticated prose, including ethnographic papers/books/articles and research papers/journals/books/articles; 2. experience writing as a process of revision and collaboration, where longer, more complex pieces grow out of earlier work—ideas, collaboration, field notes, summaries, abstracts, data tables, charts, and graphs; 3. reflect and analyze conventional and personal reading and writing processes as readers and writers while reading, writing about, and discussing the texts of the course: published work, peers’ work, as well as personal work; 4. become more practiced at using writing as a means of investigation, writing as an early strategy for discovering and for answering questions, thus challenging the commonplace belief that all writing is designed to prove something once and for all; 5. identify and connect the intellectual and philosophical insights that arise when reading and writing personal and ethnographic essays, to the contexts of our day to day lives; 6. accomplish 1-5 above within a course context dedicated to investigating Race and Ethnicity here at UIUC and elsewhere through theorizing and practicing the art of writing and critiquing personal, ethnographic, academic papers, and various forms of data presentation.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-17

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  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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