Global and Diversity Education

Language Exchange Program
Language Exchange Program

The Global and Diversity Education Program at Moraine Valley sponsors programs, speakers, events, and activities that infuse global awareness and increase exposure to diverse cultures and perspectives into the campus culture and course curriculum.

Faculty interested in developing strategies and resources to infuse global and diversity education into course curriculum or to pursue professional development opportunities related to international education are encouraged to contact Michael Renehan, Global and Diversity Education Program Coordinator and Professor, Intensive English Language Program at renehan@morainevalley.edu (708) 974-5321.

Resources for Faculty

Al Jazeera

  • Al Jazeera’s English-language news is also interesting, comprehensive, and multi-faceted.

Al Monitor

  • “Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East” is easily searchable – with tabs for different countries and a digest reviewing this week’s news. You can also get an email brief if you sign up.

Informed Comments-

Juan Cole’s “Informed Comments” page is wonderful, well-organized, and useful. There are everything from political cartoons to insightful articles. Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty

Brown University’s Choices Program: Teaching with the News

Ready made lesson plans that connect your content to the headlines in the news.  Most lessons are free. Just search in the “free” section.

Curriculum Internationalization Resources for Community College Educators

The University of Arizona, a Title VI Grant holder, shared these materials on curriculum internationalization for community colleges. The site includes background information, instructional materials, professional development opportunities, suggested media, and useful links.

Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies

This is a nice collection of digital teaching resources for teaching on issues related to the Middle East.  There is a place to sign up for a listserv for resources pertaining to community colleges.

Language Exchange
Adjunct faculty member Manal Kanan mentors ESL/IEL students

Global Oneness Project

Looking for an impactful lesson? The Global Oneness Project is a very nice collection of films, photo essays and articles with ready-made lessons you can use in your class right away. All lesson plans are tied to national standards and are searchable by subject matter

Pulitzer Center: Five Lesson Plans to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Five high-impact lessons for Women’s History Month. Lessons you can use today!

Where is the Middle East? 

This is an excellent resource which explores the complexity of defining and mapping the Middle East, or even using that term at all.

Funded Professional Development Opportunities

Palestinian American Research Center’s Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine

A wonderful, FUNDED program for full-time community college/university faculty is the Palestinian American Research Center’s Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. It will be held in Jerusalem and the West Bank, from June 3-16. Applications are due Jan. 15, 2020.

Study Abroad Scholarships

There are some prestigious scholarship opportunities from the U.S. government to help community college/university students who are U.S. citizens to study abroad. The scholarships are fully funded and some include employment opportunities upon return. Community College students are especially encouraged to apply.