I have been named a Fellow in the Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC), which brings together faculty and academic staff to work collaboratively with colleagues at Stanford for one academic year on projects aimed at internationalizing course curricula and producing innovative curricular materials for use in community college classrooms. Fellows represent a broad disciplinary cross-section, including the humanities, social sciences, mathematics and hard sciences.
Although the EPIC fellowship is open to all California community college faculty and academic staff, this year my colleague Irene Young (Psychology) and I will be attending from St. Philip’ College in San Antonio, Texas. This is the first time the program has selected fellows from outside of the state of California.
Irene Young, EPIC Fellow
Andrew Hill, EPIC Fellow
This competitive program brings together a cohort of ten faculty members and academic staff from various disciplines (humanities, social sciences, mathematics, hard sciences, international programs, etc.) to work collaboratively with Stanford staff for one academic year (August-May) on self-designed projects aimed at developing global competencies and awareness among community college students. Beginning with a three-day summer intensive workshop at Stanford University, fellows will then meet for real-time online seminars each month during which they will explore cutting-edge research in global studies with Stanford faculty and staff and develop innovative curricular materials and extra-academic programs to implement in their classrooms and at their home campuses. The fellowship will culminate at an end-of-year symposium at Stanford University that brings together faculty and administrators from community colleges and four-year universities committed to fostering global studies on their campuses.
Since 2010, Stanford Global Studies has partnered with community colleges through innovative projects such as the Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative (SHREI) and the Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) to bring together faculty and administrators committed to developing global and international studies. Fellows will join a growing network of EPIC alumni from across the state who are developing innovative programs to internationalize curricula.
The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division is the university’s hub for education, research, and community engagement centered on exploring issues, societies, and cultures in regional and global perspective. Drawing on its network of over 400-affiliated faculty across the university, SGS equips students with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills essential to leading in a global context and fosters innovative research that deepens society’s understanding of critical regions and global issues.