Global Studies Certificates As An Instrument for Building Capacity for Community College Internationalization

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  • Stacye Fraser Thompson University of Alabama at Birmingham

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https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v12i6S1.3113

Abstract

Community college campus internationalization is only represented in a small portion of the institutions in the U.S.  Global Studies Certificates (GSC) are in an even smaller proportion of community colleges, but offers a credentialed program for curricular and co-curricular activities to be used to work with campus internationalization. This pilot study looks at 23 community colleges with established GSC programs.  Building capacity for campus internationalization cannot be just a tiny effort, it must be a comprehensive effort involving administration, faculty, staff and students. Utilizing Raby’s (2012) International Education model and Schultz’s (1960) Human Capital Theory in education, GSC’s will be examined to determine the effectiveness to establish pathways for integration of campus internationalization into the mission, outcomes, and culture of the campuses examined.

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Thompson, S. (2019). Characterization of Global Studies Certificates to Enhance Cross-cultural and Global Competency Among Community College Students. White Paper submitted for the International Studies Research Lab, Champaign, IL. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/105467

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2021-02-05 — Updated on 2021-02-05

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Fraser Thompson, S. (2021). Global Studies Certificates As An Instrument for Building Capacity for Community College Internationalization. Journal of Comparative &Amp; International Higher Education, 12(6S1). https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v12i6S1.3113

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Graduate Student Research-in-Progress