In the 21st century, the world has seen a great increase in globalization mainly due to the advances in information technology and the developments in transportation. These trends have made it easier than ever to trade, travel and communicate with other parts of the country and the world creating interdependence between peoples of different cultural backgrounds and languages. The Global Diversity Committee is committed to bringing global education to its campus in order to prepare students to be 21st century professionals as well as to develop a sense of self and appreciation of cultural diversity.
CCC&TI has hosted students and faculty from Aarhus Business College (AABC) in Aarhus Denmark on several occasions. This opportunity gives both the visiting and the hosting students the opportunity to learn about cultures outside of their own, as well as make connections across the globe.
World View’s N.C. Global Distinction program mobilizes the international resources of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC. Community colleges create truly global campuses.
The Global Student Club (GSC) brings new, exciting, and informative examples of global diversity to the Caldwell and Watauga campuses of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute.
To increase awareness of different cultures and issues around the world, giving students a chance to explore these issues outside classroom settings. To establish an understanding of how global issues affect the individual on an international, national, and a local level.
To offer an interactive learning environment through featured speakers, international films, and open discussions as well as other events that foster the individual’s growth as an international citizen.
To apply to the Global Scholar program, students can submit an application to the Global Diversity Committee for recognition as a Global Scholar. To be listed as a Global Scholar, students must fulfill the criteria listed below. When students fulfill these requirements, they will make an oral presentation of their e-portfolio to a jury composed of members of the Global Diversity Committee.
Take a look at CCC&TI’s Global Scholar Program.
In this program, students will gain:
The mission of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s Global Scholar Program is to help students become global citizens that are prepared for both academic and professional endeavors in the interconnected and interdependent world of the 21st century.
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This program is open to all students, but completion of the graduation requirements is necessary for the distinction.
Students must be able to complete:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and no minimum GPA or specific major is required for admission to the program. Students must earn a 3.0 GPA or better in their globally intense courses to achieve Global Scholars Distinction.
Students enrolled in the Global Scholar program are automatically accepted into the Global Students Club (GSC). Active participation is required.
This requirement is achieved by completing pre-approved courses (see list below). Students will include at least one project from each class in their e-portfolios. To receive Global Scholar Distinction, students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in these classes.
This requirement is achieved by attending events such as film screenings, international fairs, on and off campus events and participation in the Global Students Club (GSC). Students must include a product related to these activities in their e-portfolios for each global activity.
A minimum of eight events outside of Global Student Club participation is required. Events not sponsored by CCC&TI must be approved prior to inclusion in the e-portfolio.
This requirement is achieved by completing at least A or B listed below. Students will insert project-based evidence in their e-portfolios.
* Travelers must be at least 18 years old by the time of travel and/or application for international travel requirements.