US study looks at what international students want from their professors

February 27, 2017

International students studying in the US say that they would like their professors to make more of an effort to better understand students’ diverse perspectives and to offer helpful feedback, according to a new US-based study. A survey of 662 international students at 23 colleges and universities found that many of these students want their professors to provide more feedback (35%), seek to understand international students’ perspectives (33%), make classroom materials available after class (32%), provide examples of completed assignments (32%), and provide non-US examples in course contents (28%). The study notes that due to the fact that 12% of surveyed students were native English speakers, their presence could have skewed some of the survey’s overall figures, such as the percentage of respondents who said they would like their professor to speak more slowly or clearly. Inside Higher Ed