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The SCC Global Studies Program is pleased to offer two opportunities for faculty to enhance their current curriculum and experiences of their students with greater global content and engagement, open to all disciplines.

Please consider one (or both!) of the following two initiatives:

Collaborative Online International Learning

State University of New York (COIL-SUNY)

In a nutshell, COIL is about connecting ourselves and our students across geographical and cultural differences. It connects you and a colleague in another country to develop collaborative projects that your students do together using online tools. It becomes one aspect of your course, supporting your student learning goals, giving you and your students the opportunity to engage hands-on with your course concepts and new ideas and–most importantly–exploring them from different cultural perspectives. COIL is one initiative that could help reconnect returning faculty and students to our larger world through direct contact with our peers in other parts of the world.

Now is a good time to begin exploring if you think you might like to incorporate COIL into one of your classes for Spring or Fall 2022, or beyond. You do not already need to have a connection with an instructor or university abroad to participate. COIL will help us make the connections or build on those we may already have.

Learn More About COIL

Introduction to COIL

Attend a one-hour "Introduction to COIL" presentation:

September 8, 2021
9:00 am to 10:00 am PST

COIL Orientation Session

Then attend an orientation presented by SCC Global Studies program:

September 9, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST

Global Innovators Fellowship (GIF)

It is necessary to recognize, mark, and make sense of the monumental historic nature of the global pandemic as we continue to reinvent and renew our courses and our teaching practice. The SCC Global Studies Program supports faculty to deepen and extend awareness of the global context in which we, our curriculum, and our students live.

GIF will help participating faculty to:

  • Deepen efforts towards the creative reinvention of selected portions of their curriculum with contextualized global content, examples, and connections intentionally embedded into existing courses
  • Work within a supportive collective of globally conscious colleagues from a variety of disciplines and meta majors to nurture a globally connected, creative approach in our courses.
  • Receive guidance and support from the Global Studies Coordinator and guest scholars to work on global themes and competencies in your curriculum through an anti-racist and justice-oriented lens that can be infused into their existing curriculum
  • Share process and summary of new global content during the SCC Global Studies Fair to be held Spring 2022

Who Should Apply?

Faculty from across the college’s disciplines are encouraged to apply, including disciplines that may not traditionally be viewed as having global content or resonance. The main thing is that you as an instructor should have an interest in connecting yourself, your curriculum, and your students more intentionally to a global dimension of your curriculum.

What's Involved?

Participating in GIF requires a commitment to:

  1. Meet for 90 minutes once a month between September 2021 and April 2022
  2. Identify a GIF project related to a course topic
  3. Work on that project 5 hours per month (including our meeting time)
  4. Present the results of your project to the college community

A stipend will be provided to selected GIF participants.


Please complete the GIF application by:

September 10, 2021
11:59 pm PST

Apply to GIF