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Globalizing the Community College Experience: Local Connections to the Global Economy

A Project Briefing for TCC’s Business and International Education Grant Project

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Tidewater Community College


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We live in a rapidly changing world Connections to the Global Economy


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We are fortunate to be Americans Connections to the Global Economy


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The rise of the rest Connections to the Global Economy



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Globalizing the Community College Experience: Local Connections to the Global Economy

A Project Briefing for TCC’s Business and International Education Grant Project


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Project Background Connections to the Global Economy

  • Grantor is the U.S. Department of Education through the Title VI Business and International Education (BIE) program

  • Grant was awarded in April 2008

    • 23 institutions were awarded

    • 6 were community colleges

    • 3 were in Virginia (TCC, RU, and VCU)

  • Project schedule begins in August 2008 and ends in August 2010

  • Project staff include:

    • Jim Roberts, Sean LaCroix, and Jeanne Natali


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Project Objectives Connections to the Global Economy

Objective #1:

Develop the capacity of faculty to convey

international business content to students

Create professional

development program

for faculty including

curriculum development

seminars

Develop/Market Optional

Global Business

Emphasis within

TCC’s Business

Administration

Program

Disseminate best

practices to build

and maintain global

business practices

to the VCCS


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Project Objectives Connections to the Global Economy

Objective #2:

Infuse global perspectives into current business programs

Faculty produce and

share globally-oriented

learning content

Develop program

content

and exchange

programs with IHE’s in

Brazil and China

Collaborate further

with educational

program partners

abroad in scholarly

exchanges and study

abroad programs


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Project Objectives Connections to the Global Economy

Objective #3:

Develop a research program to

study region’s international business issues

Establish TCC’s

Institute

of Global Studies

Survey international

businesses in the region

to determine labor

force needs

Incorporate research

findings in development

of optional

global business

program


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Overarching Goal Connections to the Global Economy

To produce business program graduates that are better prepared to compete in an increasingly global world.


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Faculty Participant Responsibilities Connections to the Global Economy

1

Seminars include speakers from around U.S. and provide participants tools to study global issues.

Attend four Globalization Seminars

2

Produce a globalization education module

Participants will produce content that will enhance student exposure to global issues.

Participants earn $500 in special pay after completion of these steps

3

Evaluate peer educational modules

Participants will evaluate peer educational modules and provide anonymous feedback.

4

Consider using educational modules in courses

Final modules will be housed in repository and accessible by all faculty.

5

Consider participation in faculty exchange program

Some participants will visit Brazil (2009) or China (2010) for a faculty exchange.


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Education Modules Connections to the Global Economy

Education modules may take the form of:

PowerPoint Presentations

Video content

Screencasts

Interactive content

?

Please note: Technical assistance will be provided!

Other


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Student Participant Responsibilities Connections to the Global Economy

1

*Eight students will be selected to enroll. Students will earn 3 credits for course work including delivered online and during Globalization modules.

Enroll in and meet requirements of ECO 295

2

Attend three globalization seminars

Students will attend seminars where speakers from around U.S. and provide participants tools to study global issues.

3

Produce capstone globalization project

Students will produce a final presentation or paper on a global issue.

4

Students will travel to Brazil

Students will accompany 6 faculty members on two week exchange to Joinville Brazil and surrounding areas.


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Faculty and Student Exchanges Connections to the Global Economy

Six faculty and six students will undertake a college funded twelve day exchange to Brazil.

Some of that time will be spent with our partners, faculty and students from Univille University.

The remainder of the time will be spent immersing ourselves in Brazilian culture and economy.


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Draft Project Timeline Connections to the Global Economy

Faculty Development Workshop: Friday, November 14th 9-4

Faculty Development Workshop: Friday, January 16th 9-4

Faculty Development Workshop: Friday, February 6th 9-4

Faculty Module Review: Friday, March 20th 9-4

Final Modules Due:

Friday, April 3rd

Student Faculty Exchange in Brazil

May 2009


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Questions? Connections to the Global Economy

Sean LaCroix

822-5019slacroix@tcc.edu

Jim Roberts

822-7316jroberts@tcc.edu

Jeanne Natali

822-7296jnatali@tcc.edu