US college classrooms are globalized by an unprecedented convergence of international students from across the world and a diverse body of domestic American students. Yet many instructors still take “standard” English, academic writing conventions, and the dominant American culture as normative in our classrooms, despite the fact that students come to us trained in different writing conventions and accustomed to speaking different languages. This presentation addresses the question of assessing the globalized classroom fairly and equitably. Instructors and TAs will receive practical, hands-on suggestions for evaluating and providing feedback to international students in a way that honors the differences they bring to the classroom and inspires them to succeed, without doing injustice to domestic American students.

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