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Academics Plus: Communicating Effectively in Group Work

Group work is very common in the U.S. classroom. Faculty like to assign group projects because they echo real world situations of collaborative work and teach about leadership, teamwork, accountability, communication, and critical thinking. Students, however, tend to have varying attitudes about these group assignments. Some are excited about the chance to collaborate and get to know others better while others may feel they work better on their own. Some may also feel marginalized in one or more of their identities (language, gender, race, ability, etc.). Join us for a discussion about different communication styles and strategies for making group work more effective. This workshop will be co-facilitated by the Weingarten Center and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).