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2021 EPIC Symposium

Attendees at 2019 EPIC Symposium

2021 EPIC Symposium

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021, 9:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Virtual event on Zoom 


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

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

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
  • Julia diLiberti (College of DuPage): The Need for Globalizing Curriculum Post Pandemic
  • Maiya Evans (Skyline College): Expanding the Borders of the Public Health Curriculum
  • Melissa King (San Bernardino Valley College): Defining Moments in Global Studies Education
  • Rebecca Nieman (University of San Diego): Internationalizing Business Law Curriculum in Community Colleges Through Experiential Learning Activities
  • Joanna Sobala (Mission College): Women and Feminism in the World

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

  • Ron Herman (Foothill College): Picturing Islam: A Maximum Depth of Field Approach
  • 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
  • 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
  • Solen Sanli Vasquez (Santa Rosa Junior College): Bringing Immigration Stories to Life through Innovative Technologies

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Global Educator Network Session

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


Please email with any questions.

EPIC Fellow Projects on Youtube

Learn about the projects the 2019-20 EPIC Fellows worked on last year on our Youtube page.

This symposium is part of the Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC), which provides professional development opportunities for K-14 instructors and is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.