Internationalization of the Curriculum

Development Workshops Prepare Faculty to Internationalize Curriculum

In order to help faculty effectively undertake the task of internationalizing the curriculum, seven workshops and a two-day international-education conference were held on the LCCC campus.  The workshops had two major components:

  • A general process component on how to internationalize courses, how to create interdisciplinary courses, how to evaluate courses, and how to disseminate courses.
  • A content-specific component on international issues and world areas planned as part of LCCC's Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in International Studies.

Thematic approaches, including environmental global issues and methods to interpret and understand the economic, cultural, and technological interdependence of nations, were also developed.

Faculty Development Workshops

Year 1

Workshop 1: Internationalizing Coordinated, Interdisciplinary Courses
This workshop focused on effectively coordinating thematic issues on an interdisciplinary basis. Key international issues were viewed from various subjects, and attention was given to methodology, content, and the effectiveness of teaching internationally based courses.

Workshop 2: Cross-cultural Communication
This workshop explored how various languages use, in their own special cultural settings, the tools of communication, persuasion, and self-expression.

Workshop 3: Science, Technology, and the Environment: International Implications
This workshop explored the effects of science and technology on other cultures and environmental issues in relationship to development.

Workshop 4: Evaluations of Course Revisions and Implementation
Faculty met to discuss progress to date with the Title VI-A grant and approaches to facilitate the internationalization process.

Year 2

Workshop 1: Asia—Culture, Economy, Science and Technology
Faculty explored the internationalization of their courses and discussed content and approaches to infuse Asian studies into their course offerings.

Workshop 2: Latin America—Culture, Economy, Science and Technology
Faculty explored the internationalization of their courses and discussed content and approaches to infuse Latin studies into their course offerings.

Workshop 3: Understanding the Economic, Cultural, and Technological Interdependence of Nations
Latin American, Asian, and African scholars addressed selected cultural, historical, religious, economic, scientific, technological, and social issues in specific countries and how they relate to the interdependence and individuality between countries.


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Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
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MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

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