Spring Great Expectation Faculty Conference



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The 2023 Great Expectations Spring Faculty Conference featured a speech by keynote speaker, Tamara Bilous, Professor of English, Rivne State University, Ukraine.

Professor Tamara Bilous is Educator in Residence at Otterbein University for spring semester (2023). While affiliated with Otterbein, she has engaged in professional development opportunities in the areas of multicultural education and ESL instruction with support from Professor Diane Ross and Erin Johnson.

She joins Otterbein while continuing her teaching and research responsibilities as a Professor of English at Rivne State University of the Humanities, in Rivne, Ukraine. Dr. Bilous is fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian, and she is an expert in philology (linguistics). Her teaching and research interests are in intercultural communication, intercultural competence, teaching English as a foreign language (EFL), tolerance and intercultural dialogue, and values in education. Her PhD thesis was completed in 2004 and was titled: Upbringing Tolerance in the Students of Higher Educational Establishments in the Process of Learning English.

After the speech, various groups and departments set goals for programs like Integrative Studies, FYE/SYE, and the Honors Program. A panel discussing the upcoming Common Book, Call Me American, a Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin, closed out the day.

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2023 Great Expectations Spring Faculty Conference: Education for Humanity