"Best Practices for Globalizing the Community College Curriculum"

virtual conference

The University of Arizona Centers for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) and Center for Latin American Studies (LAS) present:

A VIRTUAL Educators’ Workshop: “Globalizing the Community College Curriculum” - by community college educators, for community college educators 

This event is also co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources, Culture, Language and Literacy. 

Dates/times: Friday, January 29 - Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: None. (Note: Registrants who attend the introductory session and at least 3 panels will be given the chance to apply for classroom project grants of up to $400 related to globalizing their classroom!)
Registration: Click on this link to register.




1:00-1:45 pm Mountain Time (3:00-3:45 EST): Introduction.

2:00-3:30 pm Mountain Time (4:00-5:30 EST): Panel 1: "Project-Based Learning"

     - "Millennials and Gen-Z's Meet in the Humanities: Community College Students in the U.S. Meet Their Counterparts in the Arts in MENA" - Stephanie Curran, Fredirick Community College, Frederick, MD 

     - "Run for Mayor of a Global City!" - Megan Klein, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL   

     - "Writing across Cultures in an Arabic Calligraphy Lesson" - Rudy Navarro, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ


10:00–11:30 am Mountain Time (12:00-1:30 pm EST): Panel #2"Writing Across the Curriculum"

     - "Globalizing the Curriculum at the Community College: A Multidimensional Effort"  - Dr. Ricardo Castro-Salazar, Former Vice President of International Development, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

     - "'Seeing' the Diversity of the American-Muslim Experience: Deconstruting Stereotypes and Building Intercultural Awareness in an English Composition Course" - Mickey Marsee, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ

     - "Two Years Follow Up: Afghan Women's Resistance Poetry as High Impact Practice at MCCCD." - Miguel Fernandez, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ 

12:00–1:30 pm Mountain Time (2:00-3:30 pm EST): Panel #3: "Virtual Exchange Programs"

     - "The Unanticipated Silver Lining of Social Distancing: International Team Teaching in Times of Covid" - Jessamyn Snider, Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ, and Ernesto Carmona Gomez, Centrol Universitario Incarnate Word and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico   

     - "Virtual Exchange Program with Brazil" - Kristal Natera, University of Arizona (graduate student), Tucson, AZ 

     - "Building an International Collaborative Partnership: Curriculum and Pedagogy between Pakistan and the United States" - Robert Soza, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

2:00-3:30 pm Mountain Time (4:00-5:30 pm EST): Panel #4: "Intersecting STEM and Social Sciences" 

     - "Geo-Literacy Amid Globalizing College Classrooms" - Barbara Crain, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

     - "Deconstructing the Dinner Plate to Reveal a Global Palate" - Monica Ketchum, Arizona Western College, Yuma AZ

     - "Internationalizing Introductory Biology: Biological Warfare in the Aztec Empire" - Ilse Kremer, Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley, AZ


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