SPICE partners with Stanford Global Studies to provide professional development opportunities to community college instructors throughout the year. These programs fall in two areas: (1) the EPIC Community College Fellowship Program and (2) professional development seminars for community college instructors. These programs are made possible by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.
The Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Community College Fellowship Program brings together community college faculty and academic staff to work collaboratively with Stanford faculty and staff on projects aimed at internationalizing course curricula and producing innovative curricular materials for use in community college classrooms. The EPIC Fellows represent many community colleges across California and occasionally other states. The yearlong fellowship culminates with an annual EPIC Community College Symposium at Stanford University during which the EPIC Fellows present their projects to faculty and administrators from various community colleges and members of the Stanford community.
These half-day afternoon global issues-focused seminars feature Stanford scholars discussing their research and sharing reflections on their work as scholars who bridge theory and practice. Each seminar allows ample time for the community college instructors to engage in a question-and-answer session with the Stanford scholar. Past speakers have included former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Professor Emeritus William Perry, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Professor Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer, and Professor Tomás Jiménez.
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