Global and Diversity Education

Language Exchange Program
Language exchange program, held each Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in B-248A.

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 (708) 974-5321.

Resources 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.

Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty

Funded Faculty Development Opportunity in West Bank and Jerusalem 

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) has announced its 10th annual FUNDED Faculty Development Seminar to Jerusalem and the West Bank for U.S. community college or university faculty with an interest in BUT LITTLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE to Israel/Palestine. (It’s funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is a reputable program.) You stay in Jerusalem and make day trips to West Bank cities, visiting universities, touring historic places, and meeting with Palestinian colleagues. The program is from June 12-25, but applications are due January 16. They particularly encourage applications from community college faculty and from faculty at Minority Serving Institutions.


 “Middle Eastern Millennials through Literature, Culture, and Media” is to be held at the University of Arizona, August 4-10, 2019. The academic director, Dr. Maha Nassar, is a fascinating scholar and a wonderful educator; she will be joined by a “dream team” of presenters.  The institute will be for 28 college/university educators – they especially want to encourage applications from faculty at community colleges and smaller undergraduate-serving universities. And NEH is even accepting several ADJUNCT PROFESSORS, an important new policy! Please think of applying – and tell your colleagues about the opportunity.


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.