Community College Resources

7th Annual Community College Conference: "Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir"

January 20 -January 22, 2023 

Registration is now closed as the conference has been completed. View the program or learn more about this annual conference at the GCCC 2023 Conference website

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS); the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL); the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS); and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of Arizona are glad to invite you to our 7th annual conference for Community College educators on January 20-22, 2023. This year’s theme is “Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir."

Community Colleges are doing important work, educating a large percentage of post-secondary students to become part of a globalized world. As such, it is vital to internationalize the curricula of community college classes; the topic of food, as a universal need and cultural touchstone, provides an accessible gateway to the world. The conference offers an opportunity to learn from and share with colleagues across community college departments and campuses how you use the topics of food and cuisine to internationalize your curriculum. Join us to network with other "foodie" educators and eat well!

This conference is free and will be meeting in-person. Three meals will be included for all participants. Spaces are limited. Registration will close on January 13. You will receive an email confirming your registration or if you have been placed on the wait-list.

Registration: CLOSED

Contact information: If you have any questions or concerns, please email Katrina Dillon at


We offer several programs and resources to aid community college instructors in incorporating topics about Latin America in their curriculum.

International Studies Partnership Program

Applications for Fall 2023 Fellowships Now Open

Call for applications for Fall 2023 from the Center for Latin American Studies

Application Deadlines
Fall 2023: 3 April 2023


This fellowship program supports selected faculty from community colleges in the United States to work collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Arizona main campus on projects to internationalize undergraduate course curricula. Faculty from anywhere in the U.S. are invited to apply. Priority will be given to proposals from faculty in the Intermountain West (ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NM, and AZ.)

We welcome applications from across disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend per semester and UArizona library privileges. Depending upon the project scope and topic, there may be the possibility to renew your fellowship for a maximum of three more semesters. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2023. A separate call will be made for applications for Spring 2024. All applications must be submitted by 3 April 2023.

Fellow Project Requirements

Collaborating with University of Arizona colleagues and utilizing UArizona resources, fellows will create, redesign, or expand a course unit or syllabus to include substantial Latin American studies content. For the purposes of this project, Latin America is defined as Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, or South America. We recommend that applicants consult with their department heads in an early stage of project development to ensure that the proposed unit/class can be taught. 

Scope of Participation

During the fellowship term, each fellow will be paired with a UArizona faculty member with expertise related to the subject of the proposed project. Fellows are expected to communicate – by email, Zoom, phone, or in person – with their UArizona colleague at least 3 times during the semester. We recommend meeting once at the project's outset, once midway through the semester, and once when the project has been fully developed.  

Fellows are expected to create their fellowship project and to allow publication of their project with attribution on the Community College Curriculum Internationalization website (currently under construction). They are also expected to teach the unit/course. Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in at least one CLAS workshop.

Fellowship Terms

Fellows will receive a stipend of $500 per semester upon project submission. In addition, they will have access to UArizona and CLAS library resources. Depending upon the project scope and topic, there may be the possibility of renewing your fellowship for three additional semesters. 

Fellow Selection Process

The selection of fellows is a collaborative process conducted by administrative and instructional personnel at the Center for Latin American Studies. The timeline for the selection of fellows for Fall 2023 is as follows:

  • A formal call for applications will be issued in Spring 2023.  
  • Applicants submit an application form here ( with all required materials.
  • The submission deadline for Fall 2023 is 3 April 2023.
  • Notifications will be sent in late April 2023.

For more information, please contact Katrina Dillon, Director of Outreach, at the UArizona Center for Latin American Studies:

Community College Curriculum Internationalization Conference

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies organize an annual Community College Educators Conference each January. The Conference is designed to provide community college educators with resources to promote international curriculum at the community college level.

Past conferences have been, “Borders, Migration and Refugees,” “Understanding Global Identity,” and “Globalizing the Community College Curriculum”

This year’s conference, "Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir" will be held on January 20-22, 2023. 

Community College Educational Resources Database

The Curriculum Internationalization Resources for Community College Educators website provides a way for U.S. Department of Education-designated Title VI National Resource Centers to share information, curricular materials, and suggestions – many of which were created by community college faculty. The site is hosted by the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Indiana University Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center; however, it includes resources posted by many other National Resource Centers. See affiliated centers.