2021 EPIC Symposium: Integrating Global Topics Into Community College Curricula

2021 EPIC Symposium: Integrating Global Topics Into Community College Curricula
Sat May 22nd 2021, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Event Sponsor
Stanford Global Studies Division
Virtual via Zoom

At the annual Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Symposium, community college faculty and administrators from across California will gather virtually to discuss ways to prepare students for a world that is increasingly interconnected. Join us for our sixth 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. 

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Learn more about the presentations by visiting our YouTube channel.

Registration is free but required for attendance. Please complete the registration form by April 23, 2021.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact us at stanfordglobalstudies [at] gmail.com. Requests should be made by May 7, 2021.


9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. | Introduction & Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Cheryl E. Gibbs, Senior Director, U.S. Department of Education

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Concurrent EPIC Fellows Panels

Curriculum Development: presentations on EPIC projects developed in collaboration with the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education

  • Sravani Banerjee (Evergreen Valley College): Incorporating Social Justice and Global Issues in Freshman Composition
  • Maiya Evans (Skyline College): Reimagining Public Health
  • Joanna Sobala (Mission College): Women and Feminism in the World
  • Julia diLiberti (College of DuPage): The Need for Globalizing Curriculum Post Pandemic
  • Melissa King (San Bernardino Valley College): Defining Moments in Global Studies Education
  • Rebecca Nieman (San Diego Mesa College): Internationalizing Business Law Curriculum in Community Colleges Through Experiential Learning Activities

Digital Learning Resources: presentations on EPIC projects developed in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

  • Ron Herman (Foothill College): Visualizing Chinatown: Orientalism in Picture Postcards
  • Solen Sanli Vasquez (Santa Rosa Junior College): Bringing Immigration Stories to Life through Innovative Technologies
  • Heidi Saleh (Santa Rosa Junior College): Accessibility and the Arts: Exploring Ways to Incorporate Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools in Global Art History Survey Courses
  • Jose Emmanuel Raymundo (Santa Rosa Junior College): Internationalizing the American Canon: Engaging a Diverse Undergraduate Student Population in Original Research
  • Oliver A. Rosales (Bakersfield College): Preserving an International Community through Oral History

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Global Educators Network Breakout Sessions

  • Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, hosted by Marina Broeder
  • Education, Access, and the Digital Divide, hosted by Chesa Caparas
  • Intersectionality and New Paradigms for Identity and Belonging, hosted by Cynthia Brannvall
  • Incorporating Data with a Global Perspective in Your Classes, hosted by Don Uy-Barreta

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Closing Remarks

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