Community College Resources

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

January 20 -January 22, 2023 

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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: If you would like to attend, please fill out this form ( to register. 

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 Spring 2023 Fellowships 

The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Latin American Studies are once again offering a paid fellowship: the International Studies Partnership Program.

This fellowship program supports selected faculty from Cochise College, Maricopa Community College District, and Pima Community College to work collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Arizona main campus on projects aimed to internationalize undergraduate course curricula. We welcome applications from a variety of fields, including humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend per semester and UA library privileges. Applications will soon be accepted for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023

Fellowship Project Requirements

Working in collaboration with University of Arizona colleagues and utilizing UA resources, fellows will create, redesign, or expand a course unit or syllabus to include substantial Middle Eastern-North African (MENA) studies content or Latin American studies content. For the purposes of this project, the MENA region is defined as: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Fellows may also include Spain, southeast Europe, parts of Africa, South Asia, the former Soviet Union, and other areas with reference to their connections to Middle Eastern history and culture. The Latin America region is defined as: Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. (Note: Projects may focus on more than one world area as long as one area is the Middle East or Latin America.) We recommend that applicants consult with their department heads at an early stage of project development to ensure that the proposed unit/class can be taught. We welcome applications for in-person, online, and hybrid classes. 

Scope of Participation

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

Fellows are expected to create their fellowship project, to allow publication of their project, with attribution, on the Community College Curriculum Internationalization website, and to teach the unit/course. After teaching the unit/ course, fellows are invited to provide updates to the project as posted on the website as appropriate. Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in at least one CMES/CLAS workshop.

Fellowship Terms

Fellows will receive a stipend of $500 per semester, as well as access to UA, CMES, and CLAS library resources.  The fellowship term may last for one or two semesters. Individual project length may vary depending on project scope and topic. If you apply for two semesters, you should describe how you would modify two different courses.

Apply Here! (Coming Soon)

Application deadline: TBA

For questions, please contact Katrina Dillon at

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.