ERIC Number: ED371777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Building Community for an Interdependent World among Michigan Community Colleges. AACC-Kellogg Beacon Project, Kalamazoo Valley Community College Class of 1993 Report.
Sypris, Theo; And Others
The first section of the report outlines the American Association of Community Colleges-Kellogg (AACC-Kellogg) Beacon Project's objectives, which included the development of an International Education Consortium involving eight Michigan community colleges; curriculum and staff development activities; joint international activities; an electronic communications network; and publications. The second section presents a summary of project activities and outcomes, including the following: (1) the formation of the Southern Michigan Community Colleges Consortium for International Education; (2) the development by 31 faculty members of 31 international modules to be infused into a wide variety of courses in 18 disciplines; (3) the production and distribution of "Internationalizing the Curriculum," a volume including the instructional modules; (4) international colloquia and workshops conducted at each of the participating colleges; (5) activities with international themes; (6) international exchanges and travel/study abroad programs, including overseas living and work experiences in Kenya and Japan and an interdisciplinary study-tour in Mexico; (7) the development of an International Studies certificate and association degree at Kalamazoo Valley, Jackson, and Kellogg community colleges; and (8) the purchase of a variety of international materials. The third section summarizes challenges, pitfalls, rewards, and the future outlook of the project. Appendixes include lists of the 28 international learning modules, of 23 colleges visited as part of the project, and of 80 colleges supporting the Midwest Institute for International Studies and Foreign Languages; and letters responding to campus visits. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kalamazoo Valley Community Coll., MI.