Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Facilitating Intercultural Discovery

Rebecca Robinson

The engaging workshop I attended on Facilitating Intercultural Discovery encompassed numerous interesting and fun activities adaptable to my teaching environments. Participating in and then using some form of the activities helps me challenge the underlying assumption that "we tend to teach like we learn." The conscious effort to seek difference and learn how to use it in my teaching has added some greater interest for me, and hopefully some spice for the students.

Dan Davidson

Dan Davidson I attended the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in 2004. It was a great experience for me. We learned a lot about how to interact from people from other cultures, how their mannerisms may be different, how what is polite for our culture may seem rude in others. It was a truly important experience for anyone working in an environment like PCC, with so many students from all across the world. I recommend it to all PCC staff, especially those who work directly with students.

Wendy Shelden

I attended the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communications summer 2008. What a fantastic learning opportunity! I attended "Teaching Intercultural Communication" with Leeva Chung and Stella Ting-Tooney. The instructors were experts in this field and acted as mentors for intercultural instruction throughout the week. There was no actual healthcare or nursing component but both were more than willing to provide me with the specific tools I needed to present intercultural communication material for nursing students. I have since added their suggestions to our booklist. The tools and instructional aides we all received have proven to be effective tools for me in planning classroom instruction. Being at Reed College for a week was also a highlight. I highly recommend this workshop if you are an instructor who teaches intercultural communication as a course or this material is essential to your classroom instruction.

Heiko Spoddeck

Heiko SpoddeckI attended the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication last summer at Reed College. I had chosen the workshop "Strategic Planning for Campus Diversity." It was an awesome experience to sit for three days with professionals, learn together, and exchange experiences. The presenters, Terrell Jones and Art Costantino, were outstanding and were not only experts in their field, but also great teachers. They not only taught us good strategies, but also had us look at ourselves, our own assumptions and prejudice. I never find it easy to look at those, but Terrell and Art provided an atmosphere of respect and learning that made it possible for us to go to places we never knew existed. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the institute.

Past Participants

Jennifer Bowers, Andrew Cohen, Marlene Eid, Lucinda Eshleman, Wendy Feuer, Vicki Guinn, Allen Hall, Erica Hand, Pat Hardin, DeAnne Hardy, Frank Harris, Loan Lee, Priscilla Loanzon, Joni Meisner, Marcos Miranda, Nerva Pfund, Nancy Pitzer, Sandra Reeds, Denise Rogers, Teresa Salinas, Cheryl Scott, Judy Selander, John Sneed, Sue Stephanson, Debbie Stone, Ann Baumgart, Jean Buck, Leslie Byster, Roxanne Chulufas, Pamela Joy Cook, Dawn Davis, Dan Davidson, Diane Dorn, Sharon Fiser, Pattie Hill, Angie Hines, Chau M. Hoang, Cherise Frehner Mahoney, Kelli Fritsche, Jeanne Lincoln, Dana Jean Maginn, Mary Lou McCann, Geri Mitagow, Jeanette Morales, James Packer, Erin Petrequin, Andy Searcy, Katherine Stroh, John Thompso, Diane Thornton, Jean Garcia-Chitwood, Andrea Clinkscales, Ken Dodge, Susan Garber, Deanne Hardy, Cynthia C. Dailey-Hewkin, Trina Hing, Heidi Edwards, Lucina Eshlemann, Marlene Eid, Trina Hing, Karen Howling, Linda Jones, Kate Kinder, Cara Kao-Young, Kathleen Kuba, Priscilla Loanzon, Leslie (Loan) Lee, Mathilda Lee, Greg Malone, Melody McMurry, Hadiyah Miller, Julie Moore, Kathryn Nadal, Alexandra (Sandy) Neps, Maribel Pinas-Espgule, Amy Potter, Usha Ramanujam, Janice Rank, Stephen Rice, Pam Sellers, Art Schneider, Victoria Scott, Dana Thompson, Cynthia Thornburgh, Mulu Terefe, Cecilia Barry, Cheryl Belt, Margaret Fasel, Miriam Friedman, Stephen Hopf, Bonnie Starkey, Mara Silvera, Roxanne Pilkington, Marie Mahon, Marcio Lemos, Michael Annus, Peggy Attia, Martha Bailey, Kathleen Bradach, Dom Cantoria, Marlene Case, Pat Cottrill, Lutgarda Cowan, Stuart Cowburn, Heidi Dombek, Kathleen Doss, Candia Elliott, Larissa Ferdokova-Felty, L Ricci Franks, Tina Heber, Pattie Hill, Susan Iversen, Linda Jones, Marta Laakso, Dana Jean Maginn, Brenda Maldanado, Kelly Marks, Michele Maxwell, Melody McMurry, Brook Michelson, Diane Mulligan, Selena Niles, Sara Neill, April Nording, Akiko Ota, Kate Pogarchenko, Kate Ellen Regal, Jackie Sandquist, Lap Man Sin, Deborah Sipe, Sue Stephananson, Diane Thornton, Chanlene Westley, Maria Wilson-Figueroa