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Academy Workshop Series

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Infusing International Perspectives Across the Curriculum: This interactive workshop addresses ways of incorporating an international dimension into the curriculum to help prepare globally competent students. It also includes ways for involving faculty in campus internationalization. Facilitator: Antonio Jimenez Jimenez.

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Broome Library 1756


Navigating CulturesTM: Registration for this workshop is currently closed as we are at capacity. 

Monica Marcel, Partner at Language and Culture Worldwide, will present LCW’s Navigating Cultures™ workshop, which explores the concept of cultural diversity, allowing participants to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills. The tools, frameworks, and concepts presented lead to higher levels of competency, greater team synergies, improved performance in a global environment, and serve as a rich base for ongoing cross-cultural and intercultural development. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for International Affairs. * Facilitator: Monica Marcel, Language & Culture Worldwide.

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Broome Library 1360


Infusing Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum: Participants must bring syllabi, multicultural assignment ideas, and/or examples of student work to this hands-on workshop. Discuss how to incorporate the multicultural GE rubric into the grading of assignments to facilitate assessment of learning outcomes, and apply the rubric to sample student work. Leave with new or improved multicultural projects for your favorite course, and knowledge of how to use folioCI to efficiently assess mission-based outcomes. Facilitators: Sofia Samatar and Julia Balén.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Broome Library 1756


SAFE Training: The SAFE on Campus program seeks to reduce homophobia and heterosexism at CI. Through education, advocacy, and promoting awareness, the program contributes to building a campus climate that is safe and accepting of all members of the University community. This workshop offers participants a chance to become familiar with some of the pressing issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on campus. Participants will practice dealing with specific situations like hate speech and workshop ideas for making this a more welcoming campus for all. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Engagement. Facilitators: Julia Balén and Kirsten Moss.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm 
Location: Broome Library 1756


Teaching in the Dark: Learning through Risk and Vulnerability with Michelle Pacansky-Brock: In this presentation, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, will share how teaching online challenged her to rethink deep-seated notions about pedagogy and learning differences, provided richer relationships with more of her students than face-to-face teaching, and even led to incorporating a flipped classroom model (which required giving up lectures -- her ultimate fear!). This workshop is part of the 'Technology: Change, Threat, Opportunity' Discussion Series. For more information please contact Jill Leafstedt at
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Broome Library 1360

Transfer Student Success: Community College and CI Collaborations Revisited: Join faculty, advisors, counselors, staff, and administrators from CI and our local Community Colleges in taking stock of the readiness of transfer students for upper-division courses and the alignment (or misalignment) between curriculum and articulation systems. Brainstorm goals and strategies at the individual and institutional levels to promote the success of transfers at CI. Facilitators: Jessica Hasson and Marie Francois. 

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Broome Library 1756



Gaye Theresa Johnson: Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Gaye Theresa Johnson is Associate Professor of Black Studies with affiliations in Chicana/o Studies and History at University of California, Santa Barbara.  In her talk, Dr. Johnson will challenge the dominant narrative of conflict between Blacks and Latinos, by examining the cultural expressions, musical sounds and styles, and spatial politics that emerge from the mutual struggles of Blacks and Chicanos in postwar Los Angeles. Dr. Johnson will highlight the importance of developing spaces of congregation to resist disempowerment, disenfranchisement and all forms of oppression.

This event is presented by Arts & Sciences, Chicano/a Studies, History, Project ISLAS, and IRA. For more information, please contact Prof. Jose Alamillo at or (805) 437-2685.

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 3:00PM – 4:30PM, book signing to follow
Location: Grand Salon


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