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Since 2012, the South Asia Program has collaborated with other Cornell area studies programs to offer cross-disciplinary workshops for Community College faculty on topics such as "Global Islam."
These workshops have been the stepping stone to cultivating partnerships with three community colleges: Tompkins Cortland Community College, Onondaga Community College, and Mohawk Valley Community College. With NRC Title VI support, SAP faculty and staff and their community college and schools of education partners have enthusiastically launched projects involving developing South Asia and international courses or courses with increased South Asia content, study abroad courses, and exploring ways to better serve community college students who are refugees from South Asia.
Eight Education faculty from Cornell University, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and SUNY Cortland were selected as participants in the Global Learning Education Faculty Fellows Program. The first workshop was held in April 2015, with a second meeting in May and workshops scheduled for fall 2015. The program aims to support the integration of intercultural dimensions and world languages with teacher education. It is a collaboration between Education faculty, the Southeast Asia Program, and the South Asia Program with its consortium member, the Syracuse University South Asia Center.