Title: Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir
Event Date: January 20-22, 2023
Location: The University of Arizona, Tucson
Registration Deadline: January 13th, 2023
The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS); the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL); the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS); and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona hosted the 7th annual conference for Community College educators on January 20-22, 2023. This year’s theme was Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir.
Community Colleges are doing important work educating a large percentage of post-secondary students to become part of a globalized world. As such, it is vital to internationalize the curricula of community college classes; the topic of food, as a universal need and cultural touchstone, provides an accessible gateway to the world. This conference offered an opportunity to learn from colleagues across community college departments and campuses, how the topics of food and cuisine can be used to internationalize the curriculum. Presenters shared what works well, what needs improvement, and how they intend to move forward with internationalizing their curriculum by including these themes. The conference included a Lunar New Year dinner.
This conference met in-person. Limited funding was available for out-of-town presenters’ housing, and three meals were included for all participants.
See the keynote presentation here: