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Community College Resources

"Best Practices for Globalizing the Community College Curriculum"

January 29-January 30 2021 (virtual conference)

Call for Proposals

Facilitated by UArizona Title VI Centers for Middle Eastern and Latin American Studies, this virtual conference is created by and for community college educators.  

We are seeking proposals from community college educators in humanities/social sciences and STEM fields nation-wide to facilitate practical, engaging workshops about projects you have developed to globalize your instruction.

More Info:  https://cmes.arizona.edu/outreach/virtualconference2021


Fully-Funded Faculty Development Seminar for Community College and MSI Faculty

Seminar: June 8-22, 2019
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Application Deadline: February 18, 2019
Email: orcfellowships@caorc.org
More Info: https://www.caorc.org/faculty-development-2019-pakistan

CAORC is pleased to be partnering with the American Institute of Pakistan Studies<https://t.e2ma.net/click/w00lnb/ouanzx/sd4hfo> (AIPS) on an upcoming faculty development seminar in Lahore, Pakistan. To support community colleges and minority-serving institutions, CAORC offers innovative programming that helps faculty and administrators gain the requisite first-hand experience needed to develop and improve international curricula.

Two FUNDED Summer 2019 Programs (applications now being accepted):

1. Fulbright-Hays curriculum development program to Morocco (May 31-June 29, 2019). Click HERE for more information.  (Deadline to apply: Dec. 2, 2018.)

2. National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute for college/university educators (August 4-10, 2019) Click HERE for more information.  (Deadline to apply: Mar. 1, 2019.)


Curriculum Internationalization Resources

We have dozens of lesson plans and background information, all dealing with regions from around the globe. All of these lesson plans have been developed by, and are available for, educators nationwide.

Local, National, and Foreign Programs for K-14 Educators 

We have an extensive list of programs around Tucson and around the globe for educators. Many of these events have time-sensitve deadlines to apply. Check here frequently as the list continually gets updated.