2022 EPIC Symposium: Integrating Global Topics Into Community College Curricula

Educators at EPIC symposium
Sat May 21st 2022, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Event Sponsor
Stanford Global Studies Division
Bechtel Conference Center, Main Hall

At the annual Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Symposium, community college faculty and administrators from across the U.S. will gather in person and virtually to discuss ways to prepare students for a world that is increasingly interconnected. Join us for our seventh annual symposium about the challenges and opportunities of developing global studies at community colleges. 

The day will include presentations from Stanford faculty as well as community college professors who have collaborated with Stanford University partners to integrate international topics into their curricula. Presentations will feature adapted lesson plans and course material as well as strategies for reaching diverse student populations. This event is free and open to all community college faculty, administrators, librarians, and counselors. 

Participants are welcome to attend the in-person event on the Stanford campus or attend virtually via Zoom. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Registration is free but required for attendance (the deadline to register is May 13, 2022). 

Register for the EPIC Symposium

There will be professional photography and videography at this event.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact us at stanfordglobalstudies [at] gmail.com (stanfordglobalstudies[at]gmail[dot]com). Kindly note that requests should be made by May 6, 2022.


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Registration and breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Introduction & Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Opiyo, Executive Director and Lead Attorney, Chapter Four Uganda

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Screening of EPIC Fellows Pitches & Overview of EpicConnect

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | EPIC Fellows Panel on Curriculum Development

Presentations on EPIC projects developed in collaboration with the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education

  • Lauren Blanchard (Monterey Peninsula College): Hands on Migration: Service Learning Curriculum in Global Studies
  • Alexandria White (Sacramento City College): Black Atlantic Explorations
  • Tomasz Stanek (Victor Valley College): Global Ethnic Studies Course Proposal
  • Miloni Gandhi (Foothill College): Virtual Study Abroad

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | EPIC Fellows Panel on Digital Learning Resources

Presentations on EPIC projects developed in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

  • Lisa Boutin-Vitela (Cerritos College): Engaging Images: Mise, the Mirador Viewer, and the Ruth Asawa Archive
  • Holly Piscopo (Sacramento City College): Discerning Hope in Crisis: Lessons from a Global Life in Quarantine
  • Christopher McBride (College of Marin/Solano College): Culture Through a Global Lens: International Film in Humanities Courses
  • Edward O'Neill (Lake Tahoe Community College): World Cinema, Audiovisual Culture and Global Outcomes
  • Kristen Huyck (MiraCosta College): Teaching International Relations Using Twitter

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Global Educators Network (GEN) Panel: Using a Global Lens in Education: Inquiry, Exploration, and Best Practices

  • Cynthia Brannvall (Foothill College)
  • Marina Broeder (Mission College)
  • Chesa Caparas (De Anza College)
  • Scott Lankford (Foothill College)
  • Danni Redding Lapuz (Skyline College)
  • Stephanie M. Roach (San Mateo County Community College District)
  • Don Uy-Barreta (Skyline College)

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Presentation of Certificates and Closing Remarks

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