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This project set out to provide social science faculty at Parkland College with instructional design training tools and aid them in infusing their courses with global studies materials. It also wished to promote the addition in these same courses of current case studies from underrepresented world areas such as the European Union, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Russia. Lastly, it hoped to add pedagogical sample assignments and class activities on global studies to Parkland College’s open access repository, as well as acquire scholarly works on globalization for the college’s library collection. This project was successfully completed during the Fall semester of 2017 and the Spring of 2018, and the three goals described here were met. Faculty training and professionalization took place in the fall semester through a faculty academy practicum which created a sense of community, added to each instructor’s teaching arsenal, and aided instructors with their web professional presence. Assessments for the courses taught under this project document and record the benefits that students acquired through learning, as well as their success beyond the classroom. The online resources produced for this project have benefited and will continue to benefit students and instructors at both Parkland and other peer community colleges


This is project reports for funding awarded to Parkland College Social Sciences Department by the Center for Global Studies, the European Union Center, and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



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