Faculty and Staff

There are several ways faculty and staff can participate in the conversation to support international students. Review recent reports and visit the Center for Teaching and Learning to view the most current teaching strategies.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Quarterly Community Forums 

Supporting Mental Health in International Students - Hosted by International Student Success Committee (ISSC) (Quarterly Meeting Thursday, February 22nd 1 - 2 pm - Mary Gates Hall 171E)

  • Discuss mental health as a factor that impacts student success, and it's unique impacts on International students.
  • Develop skills to support students in a caring and appropriate way, including
  • learning when and how to refer.
  • Learn who is available for staff to consult with on-campus regarding students
  • of concern, including when students present with suicidal ideation.
  • Learn what mental health resources are available specifically for International students on-campus.

Presenters: Megan Kennedy - Suicide Intervention Coordinator and Natacha Foo-Kune, Director of UW Counseling Center. Detailed description coming soon. RSVP via this google form. Email issc@uw.edu for more information. 

Offices of International Education (Quarterly Meeting)
This meeting generally takes place the third Wednesday of the quarter from 8:30 – 10:00 am. It includes offices from all three UW campuses. The meeting is primarily an opportunity for staff working with international students to connect with each other, share information, and give area updates. Agenda topics and updates also include larger initiatives taking place to support international students at the UW. For more information please email Kim Lovaas kcowan@uw.edu.

Int'l Student Services Office & On-Campus Advisers Session (Quarterly Meeting)
This is an opportunity for to interact with the International Student Services Office on the Seattle Campus. The primary focus is for on-campus advisers. You will hear updates from the office and share, common issues affecting international students during the current quarter, and identify relevant resources.  For more information please contact Kathy Wong at katwong@uw.edu.

Working Group on International Student Academic Support (Monthly Meeting)
A group of academic units and programs that meet monthly to discuss and provide recommendations for academic support for international students. View Commitee Members

Various Reports and Articles