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Symposium focuses on incorporating global themes into the curriculum at community colleges

Jun 17 2019

The 2019 Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Symposium brought together community college faculty and administrators from across California to discuss ways to prepare students for an increasingly globalized world.

“Today, more than ever, our students need to be equipped with the critical thinking, communication, socio-emotional, and language skills to work collaboratively with people in the United States and all over the world,” said Dave Dillon, a professor at Grossmont College, who is curating a textbook chapter on cultural competency for use in open educational resources.

Dave is one of 10 community college instructors who participated in the year-long EPIC Fellowship Program offered by Stanford Global Studies and partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant. Throughout the year, the fellows collaborated with Stanford partners, including the Stanford Program on International Cross-Cultural Education and Lacuna, to develop unique projects focused on internationalizing academic and co-curricular programming at their home institutions.

The fellows had the opportunity to present their final projects at the fourth annual EPIC Symposium in May, which was held at the Stanford Humanities Center.