April 2000: vol. 9, no. 8 

California Colleges For International Education

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International Education Updates


During Spring Semester, 2000 - CCIE will co-host two additional workshops. Watch for information flyers on the upcoming Creating Orientation Classes for International Students. April 28 at City College of San Francisco. Best practices will be shared at this workshop. Speakers will be listed in the next newsletter.


The address of the updated CCIE Web-Page is http://www.rccd.cc.ca.us./ccie

This page has had several hits, with many corresponding inquiries. As of May 1, only colleges current with their dues will be listed on this page. The information that is put on the web-page comes from the CCIE annual survey. Please return the survey completely to assure that your college is properly represented. Please send all updates and corrections to Rosalind.


As mentioned in the March CCIE Newsletter, Vicki Warner has returned as director of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

International/Global Education (IGE) Office. Juan Cruz has provided CCIE with an Update of the activities procured during his tenure.

Update. By Juan Cruz

International/global education has been on the California Community Colleges agenda for at least 25 years, but its relative significance has changed importantly in the last few years. This change has many causes. One is that local colleges have come to realize that the "Community" identified in their mission statements no longer is confined to the limited geographical area they are charged to serve. Not only are local communities composed of growing numbers of immigrants whose culture and belief systems require understanding and regard, but also the economies of these communities are increasingly dependent on effective relationships with other countries. Further, the evolving structure of the workplace demands that teams of workers from different national and ethnic backgrounds perform harmoniously to achieve at a high level in order to be competitive. In addition, the just application of human services and emergency assistance requires a degree of international sensitivity not demanded in the past.

The argument for international/global education programs exists on the human level, in economic terms, and on the civic plane.

In response to these trends, the Chancellor's Office has elevated the profile of international/Global Education organizationally and financially. The responsibility for international/global education issues is now housed in the Chancellor's Office Curriculum Standards and Instructional Services Unit, and supported by a full-time professional staff person. Further, as part of the Chancellor's Office new effort to involve more of our college presidents, vice-presidents, faculty, deans and the private sector on these central themes, we created a Task Force on International/Global Education, chaired by Chancellor Brice Harris of the Los Rios Community College District. The Task Force met through the last year and it has identified a number of issues and activities that are designed to advance the purposes of international/ global education in our community colleges.

We have made efforts to broadcast activities, events and initiatives related to international/global education. We conducted workshops at our past MEGA conferences that have always initiated discussion and tremendous interest of faculty and management in this area. The Fund for Instructional Improvement (FII) and the Fund for Student Success (FSS) are funds that continue to be available for funding international and global education initiatives. The California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) organization and the Chancellor's Office collaborated in the past and will continue to support each other in addressing the needs of the International/Global Education program categories, and partake in organizing professional development activities.

The Board of Governors FII priority funding is currently supporting efforts at the Los Rios Community College District in the development of an interactive WEB Site. This International/Global Education WEB Site is planned to be operational this year. This WEB Site will be used as our communication system, establishing links with WEB Sites on campuses. The WEB Site will also act as a clearinghouse, support faculty/staff development efforts and support research projects.

Until this time, Community Colleges have not had a clear grasp of the full sweep of activities in international/global education in which our colleges are involved. We have been working on the basis of vignettes, personal perceptions, and limited reports. FII funded a research project in this area, conducted a survey of California Community Colleges on the current status of International/ Global Education programs, and rendered a report called "Looking To The Future: Report on California Community Colleges International and Global Education Programs" written by Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby, Long-time coordinator of international/global education for the Los Angeles Community College District, and currently, the Director of CCIE. This report points out that 87 of the 91 responding colleges had at least one program in this area. The programs and activities can generally be placed in 8 categories:

1. International Faculty/Staff Exchange Programs, in which jobs are exchanged for a limited period;

2. Student Abroad programs, in which our students study in other countries, and receive credit for international service learning and international internships;

3. International Students Programs, in which students come to our colleges to learn;

4. International Economic Development Programs, in which we prepare California business for global trade. The Chancellor's Office is establishing these programs with assistance of the office of the California Secretary of Trade and Commerce and in collaboration with the community college international trade centers;

5. International Development programs to provide education and training to other countries' Government Agencies, Educational entities, and the Private Sector. The Chancellor's Office is establishing these programs with the assistance of the office of the California Secretary of Trade and Commerce and their International Business and Trade Centers abroad;

6. International Studies Degree and Certificate Programs, In which we focus on program development in careers with international focus;

7. Internationalizing the Curricula, in which international themes are infused in many courses; and,

8. Virtual Education Programs, in which California Community Colleges provide online courses available world Wide.

By intent and design, this survey collected broad information about these activities. Our plan is to follow these results with more specific inquiries to collect additional information. This effort will assist in the planning of future professional development activities, in the identification of issues for future legislative agendas, and in fiscal planning. FII and FSS funds also contributed to the exploration of international relations with other countries. International/Global Education FSS funded projects are opening doors for community colleges and the Chancellor's Office to partake in the development of International "Agreements" with foreign educational and government entities that call for cooperation and collaboration in support of the International/ Global Education program categories listed above. To carry out the intent of the parties to these agreements, a "Coordinating Commission" is being suggested.

This commission would consist of representatives from educational entities in these countries and the California Community Colleges. In addition, these initiatives have assisted the Chancellor's Office in establishing new partners in the California Governor's Office, the California Office of Trade and Commerce, the California Legislature, and national and international entities, such as, United States International Aid desks in Washington D.C., and the Inter-American Bank of Development (IABD) respectively.

Coordination of these programs on campuses is crucial to the success of local International/ Global Education efforts. For the purpose of systemwide planning and development, a single point of contact on every campus would facilitate communication with the Chancellor's Office International/Global Education contact. This person on campus should work very close with the Chairs, Directors, and/or lead persons of International/Global Education program categories in place.

Furthermore, to effectively continue system wide International/Global Education (IGE) efforts in the future, the IGE Task Force recommends a better and consistent unification of local and statewide efforts. Together we will be able to more effectively identify resources and enhance "Global Competencies", contributing to the continuing social and economic success of California.

Juan G. Cruz, February, 2000


Dr. Guenter Seefeldt, Foothill College, is looking for two coordinators to manage an office dealing with 120 inbound young professionals and students from Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Belgium, France and Japan. Familiarity with J-1 Visa applications procedures and ability to use foreign languages is preferable. Own transportation required. For further information contact: icemenlo@aol.com or call 650-323-4944


The following faculty are interested in arrange faculty exchanges. Please contact them directly if you are interested in pursuing this area.

(1) Richmond-Upon-Thames, London: Currently is a Political Science and History Faculty. Simon Marthree

65 Sonning Gardens. Hampton

Middx. TWIZ 3PN


(2) St. Bede's School, England. Currently is a Art and Design. Cherielene Smithyman. Art Department, St. Bede's School

Upper Dicker, East Sussex

BN27 3QH


Reminder notices have been mailed to all CCIE members who have yet to submit their Annual CCIE Survey. Please respond as promptly as possible so that we can update the Web Page, the Study Abroad Flyer and continue to share program information with other CCIE colleges as well as by national and international consortia. Even though this survey is extremely long and detailed, the information that we get is invaluable. This year, all returned surveys will be used as a prototype that will eliminate repetitious questions and considerably shorten the length of future surveys. CCIE is working with IIE Open Doors to share data and help support international education at all levels.

Thank you in advance for you assistance in this project.

FYI: AS OF April 1, the following colleges have NOT yet returned their CCIE survey's:

Caņada; Cerritos; College of the Desert; Contra Costa CCD; Cypress; El Camino; Long Beach City; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; Napa Valley; Ohlone; Pasadena; Rancho Santiago CCD; Redwoods; Saddleback CCD; San Francisco; San Jose City ; Santa Monica; Shasta; Sierra; Ventura CCD; West L.A.; Modesto


Every issue, the CCIE Newsletter highlights specific international education programs offered by it's members. The highlight for the May CCIE Newsletter will be on Orientation Programs. If you have specific information on this topic that you would like to share, please send it to Rosalind.

The Theme for the April Highlight is A.A. Degree and Certificate Programs.

CCIE member colleges offer a variety of internationally themed A.A./A.S. Degree/ Certificate programs. In total, 25 of these types of programs currently exist and the number of these programs has not changed over the past five years. Specifically, 9 CCIE colleges (17%) offer programs in Ethnic Studies, 4 (7%) in Intercultural Studies, 10 (19) in International/Global Studies; and 40 (71%) in International Business. An average of 25 - 250 students are enrolled per program.


CAŅADA: 0 students enrolled, 2 graduated

SANTA ANA: Planning for 1999


Offer, but provided no data: Sacramento City; Santa Barbara;

State Chancellor's Office lists programs, but CCIE has no data: Cerritos (Global Politics & Diplomacy) Ventura; Moorepark.


Planning: Santa Ana;

Offer, but provided no data: Sacramento City; Santa Barbara; West Valley/Mission CCD (Global Studies)

State Chancellor's Office lists programs, but CCIE has no data: Cerritos (Global Politics & Diplomacy); American River;


CAŅADA: 4 students enrolled, 3-4 annual graduates.

COASTLINE - 94 students; 5 % transfer University

ELAC: 8 students, 1 annual graduate

LONG BEACH: 225 students; 35 graduate annually. 90% go to work. Programs in International Trade & International Business

VISTA: 10 students, 3-4 annual graduates.

SAN JOSE: 60 enrolled; 25 graduated, of which 25% transfer & 0% go to work

SANTA ANA: 250 students

ST. MONICA: 90% go to work. Offers Programs in I Trade & I Business

PLANNING: L.A. Pierce;

Offer, International Trade & International Business, but provided no data:L.A. Harbor; Pasadena; Monterey Peninsula; Pasadena; Irvine Valley(Trade & International Management); West Valley/Mission CCD (Global Marketing, Management and Business)

Offer some program, but provided no data: Foothill;

Mt. San Antonio; Fullerton; Riverside; Miramar; Santa Barbara;

State Chancellor's Office lists programs, but CCIE has no data: Cerritos; Oxnard


COASTLINE: 12 students; 5% transfer to University

FOOTHILL: 35 students

ELAC: 12 students; 3 annual graduates; 100% go to work.

GLENDALE: 25 students enrolled; 10 graduate annually

LONG BEACH: 225 students; 45 graduate annually. 90% go to work.

VISTA: 50 students. 15 annual graduates. Most go to work.

SAN JOSE: 130 enrolled; 120 graduated, of which 20% transfer and 10% go to work

SANTA ANA: 250 students

ST. MONICA: 120 students of which 90% go to work

SANTA ROSA: 10 students. New Program for 2000


PLANNING: L.A. Trade Tech.

Offer, International Trade & International Business, but provided no data: Pasadena; Irvine Valley (International Trade and Management); West Valley/ Mission CCD (Global Marketing, Management).

Offer some program, but provided no data: Citrus; Sacramento City; Monterey Peninsula; Mt. San Antonio; Fullerton; Riverside; Miramar; San Francisco; Santa Barbara;

State Chancellor's Office lists programs, but CCIE has no data: Cerritos;

Intercultural Studies A.A. Degree and Certificate Programs

DEANZA: 20 annual graduates 90% transfer to University. Does not have articulation agreements with any universities regarding these programs.

SADDLEBACK: 20 students


GLENDALE: Interdisciplinary Humanities

L. A. PIERCE: Latin American Studies. 100 graduates; most transfer. Has articulation with 4-year universities.


GLENDALE: Ethnic Studies. No Data.

Cypress: Multicultural Studies. No students enrolled.


Black Studies: 284 students; 3 graduates;

Chicano Studies: 854 Students; 1 graduate;

CITY: Black Studies and Chicano Studies.

SAN FRANCISCO: African American; Asian American; Latin American; Filipino American Studies

SOLANO: African- American; Asian-American;Latino; Native-American; Ethnic Studies Combination


A.A. International Studies: Allan Hancock

A.A. & Certificate:

International Trade: Allan Hancock; Grossmont;

International Trade & Business: Southwestern;

International Office Information Systems & International Trade & International Business: Palomar

International Secretary/ Administrative Assistant & International Office Procedures: Southwestern

International Relations: Bakersfield


Send information regarding non-traditional study abroad programs to Rosalind.

FALL 2000

China/Vietnam: Santa Barbara

Winter/Spring Break 2001

Israel: West L.A.



Ireland: Glendale

JAPAN: Riverside & Saddleback CCD

VIETNAM: Foothill

VENEZUELA: Siskiyous

GUATEMALA: Siskiyous

COSTA RICA: Glendale


The Council on International Educational Exchange, 1999-2000 International Faculty Development Seminars are cost-effective tools that help to internationalize the campus and curriculum.

June, 2000 - "New Economic and Social Perspectives on Brazil"

June, 2000 - "Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization" in Chile and Argentina.

June 4-14 - "The Historic Cities of China"

June 6-17 - "Perspectives on Women in a Central American Society" in Costa Rica

June, 2000 - "Historical and Future Perspectives on the Balkans" in Croatia.

June 2000 - "Facing Old and New Challenges" in Germany

June 2000 - "Hungary at 1000 Years of Statehood"

June 2000 - "Jordan and Geopolitics"

May 28 - June 6 - "Mexico's Transition to a Free Market Economy"

June 2000 - "Strengthening the Peace Process" in Ulster

June 20 -27 - "Art Treasures of the Romanov at the Hermitage Museum"

June 2000 - "Post-Mandela South Africa"

June 2000 - "Past and Present: Camino de Santiago"

June 11 - 12 - "Transformations in Turkey: Economics, Polity, and Religion

July 8-18 - "Contemporary Vietnam"

For more information contact: 1-800-40-STUDY or <http://www.ciee.org/conf>


The following are upcoming events of interest to CCIE members

April 3. Chancellor's Office International/Global Education (IGE) Leadership Meeting: Pre-Mega Conference Activity. 8:00 - 4:30

April 6-8. "Infusing Global Education in the Third Millennium: Systems, Strategies and Support for Community Colleges." ACIIE Spring Conference. Hilton, Crystal City at National Airport, Arlington, VA.

April 28: CCIE WORKSHOP: International Student Orientation Classes and Programs. Hosted by City College of San Francisco. For more information, please contact Rosalind.

MAY 28 - JUNE 2: NAFSA 2000 in San Diego: "Developing a Creative Climate for International Education" <http://www.nafsa.org/sandiego>

June 5-23: "Advanced Course and Training Program in Peace and Human Rights" in O'ahu, Hawai'i and Maui, sponsored by the Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights. <http://www.geocities.com/hihrmaui/index.html>


The following colleges are current with their 1999-2000 CCIE, as of April 1, 2000. Thank you for your continued support. If your college is not listed, please arrange for your dues to be processed as soon as possible.

Cerritos College; Citrus College (forthcoming); Chaffey College; College of the Desert; Contra Costa CCD; El Camino College; Glendale College; Long Beach City; Mt. San Antonio College; North Orange CCD; Riverside College; San Diego CCD; San Francisco CCD; Santa Barbara City College; Santa Monica College; Santa Rosa Jr. College; Shasta College; Sierra College; State Center CCD; West-Valley/Mission CCD; Yosemite CCD

Please Support CCIE

Editor, Rosalind Raby, Ph.D. Director, CCIE