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Global and Diversity Efforts - History

History of CCC&TI's Global and Diversity Efforts

The 2005–2010 Strategic Plan of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute addresses diversity and global awareness specifically. In accordance with the Strategic Plan, the Executive Vice President and others from CCC&TI attended a World View conference in 2005 to advance these strategic objectives.

In November 2005, the Diversity Committee was reorganized to include global awareness. The Diversity/Global Awareness Committee was officially approved by the Instructional and Executive councils in November 2005. In December 2005, the Executive Vice President issued a campus-wide invitation to serve on the Diversity/Global Awareness Committee.  The first meeting of and charge to the new committee occurred on January 11, 2006. The Diversity/Global Awareness Committee has held regularly scheduled monthly meetings since that time. Emerging from the early meetings were two subcommittees, the diversity subcommittee and the global awareness subcommittee, through which the Diversity/Global Awareness Action Plan was developed.  In 2007 the committee was renamed the Global Diversity Committee.

Group Picture in Honduras

17 NC educators and one future educator/CCC&TI student in Honduras

World View's Ninth Annual Study Tour

Global Diversity Committee chair, Dr. Alice Lentz, was among the 31 North Carolina educators, including nine from community colleges, who participated in World View's ninth annual study tour in 2007. The group visited five cities in north central India—New and Old Delhi, the desert-mountain city of Jaipur, Agra's Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, the Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho, and Varanasi, with its famous ghats (steps) leading into Ganga Ma—the great Ganges River. The study tour also included campus visits and conversations with students, teachers, and administrators at a range of schools—a private, experimental school serving youngsters, two government schools, and the venerable Indian Institute of Technology/Delhi. Photo album coming soon.

In July 2008, CCC&TI student Michelle Turvaville traveled with 17 NC educators on World View's study-tour to Honduras to visit schools, explore sustainable development issues, and learn about Heifer International's work in Honduras. Ms. Turvaville's goal is to teach students in elementary school.