HPU Professor Presents Global Workplace Research

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2009 – Dr. Carole Head, chair of the Modern Foreign Language Department at High Point University, presented a paper entitled “Preparing Students for the Global Workplace: A Course Model” at the SIETAR-USA (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research) annual conference, held April 3 at Research Triangle Park.

Head elaborated on the theoretical models forming the basis for her Global Studies course, Intercultural Perspectives in Business. She also shared pedagogical approaches, readings, video materials, in-class activities and Internet sources, which she uses to enhance student participation and learning.
“It was very enriching to attend this conference and to have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field of intercultural education and cross-cultural communication,” says Head.
 
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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