International Faculty Community

We invite International Faculty to participate in our International Faculty Community. We will meet monthly in an open and confidential forum to discuss issues and concerns and to share stories and strategies for success in the academic environment. Lunch or breakfast will be provided! For additional details, or to register, please contact Kurt Ellenberger, Pew FTLC,


International Faculty and Friends

This group meets regularly through the academic year. For more information, please contact Professor Ed Aboufadel,


Community Resources

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce,


Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors

For information about one-to-one consultations on faculty writing projects, visit their website


Pew FTLC and Teaching Resources

Please contact us at to request a confidential consultation about your teaching, students or other topic related to teaching, learning, and faculty life.

Feel free to come browse our library of books, DVDs, and journals. We are located in 324 Lake Ontario Hall. One book of particular interest to international faculty is:

Teaching in America: A Cross-Cultural Guide for International Teachers and Their Employers, C. B. Hutchison, Springer, 2005.

"A Foreigner Teaching in America," a recent advice piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education:


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