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COC Global

Fall 2021 Meeting Dates

Fall 2021 meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month from 2PM-3PM:

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 @2PM-3PM
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @2PM-3PM
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021 @2PM-3PM
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @2PM-3PM

Please email 
for the zoom link.

coc global welcome


Mission Statement

To lead students to be successful in a globally interconnected world.

Vision Statement

The CI Committee envisions a future where all students, both domestic and international, will succeed in a world marked by interdependence, diversity, and rapid technological change, by supporting faculty in the development of a comprehensive educational experience that emphasizes global awareness, responsibility, participation, and leadership.

Philosophy Statement

The CI Committee fosters a climate characterized by civility, collegiality, and acceptance and aims to instill in our students’ honesty, integrity, social responsibility, and ethical behavior. 

  • Advocate (Institution-Focused)

    Advocate for policy and curricular initiatives to advance Comprehensive Internationalization, support the integration of international students into COC campus life, and develop equity-minded student mobility programs.

    Build Support (Student-Focused)

    Build support on campus and among key community stakeholders to advance the interests of international students and further efforts towards Comprehensive Internationalization.

    Contribute (Faculty-Focused)

    Create a wide variety of initiatives in support of faculty professional development and contribute to ongoing faculty efforts to advance Comprehensive Internationalization.

    Develop (Campus Community-Focused)

    Develop greater global cultural competence among students, faculty, and staff to advance Comprehensive Internationalization across COC departments and disciplines.

    Focus (Globally-Engaged)

    Focus on raising COC’s global profile​.


Click to See ISP's International Partnerships



Past Conferences



Association of American Colleges and Universities

This virtual event examines practical and theoretical approaches to reimagine global learning at the course, departmental, and institutional levels. The conference provides opportunities to explore tactics and strategies for making global learning more equitable and inclusive and for ensuring it aligns with student and societal needs.​

Conference Dates

  • October 7-9, 2021

ISP has funding for one more faculty registration.

Email by September 1, 2021 if interested.

Conference Themes

Alignment of Global Learning with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

Career Readiness: What’s Global Learning Got to Do with It? / Civic Engagement in Global Contexts / Equitable Digital Global Learning / Global Learning for All / Global Learning and High-Impact Practices​



STAR Scholars Network

Vision: "We are a member-supported movement powered by human-to-human relationships where international scholars and graduate students organize and act to create a better future for themselves and the world. Our approach focuses on human-to-human relationships, alternative futures, distributed leadership, organizing platforms, open access, continuous learning, and local languages.“​

Conference Dates

  • December 10-12, 2021

STAR will host a virtual conference from India, on the theme of Higher Education for the Greater Good: Leadership and Institutional Resilience​.

Free for Members (Regular 39 USD)

Email if interested.

  • 2020 Key Note Speaker - A. Noam Chomsky
  • Millennium Scholars – Build Network, disseminate research, and get peer-to-peer support
  • Build Community through digital platform
  • Access to Journals and Books​
  • Professional Development Programs


More COC faculty members are invited to become part of STAR and connect with peers from around the world (all that is required is completion of a faculty profile)​




100k strong

100,000 Strong in the Americas

100,000 Strong in the Americas uses the principle of leveraged innovation with higher education institutions (HEIs) that demonstrate the greatest commitment and innovation toward increasing study abroad opportunities between the United States and countries in the Western Hemisphere. In applying for the Innovation Fund grants, HEIs will be asked to demonstrate how they will assert leadership in implementing the innovations proposed, how they will address on-campus barriers to student mobility, how they will maintain student engagement, and how they will commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad as sending and/or hosting institutions.




el salvador

El Salvador

  • With assistance from the Grants Office and the Learning Resources & Distance Education department, ISP applied for a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Grant with a partner institution in Colombia​.
  • Currently ISP is working with the Grants Office and the Architecture & Interior Design Program (AIP) to apply for another 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Grant with a partner institution in El Salvador.
  • The thematic core of the grant application was Distance Learning Innovation: COC and the Colombian partner proposed launching a program to improve online learning technologies and methodologies.
  • This grant application's theme is centered on Sustainable Design: working with the El Salvadorian partner school and Habitat for Humanity, El Salvador, AIP seeks to popularize LEED certification best practices and familiarize the local community in that country with sustainability concepts central in architecture and design.


Lecture Abroad Opportunities


As the International Affairs office continues to expand our international recruitment efforts to different regions, we have also solidified partnerships with various universities and we are looking to send for 1-2 faculty COC Professors to Lecture abroad each academic year (depending on travel restrictions).

Dates for lecture: After last day of semester (total of 7-10 travel days).

Travel logistics: ISP will cover the roundtrip airfare and visa (if needed).

In-country costs are typically covered by partner schools.


larry alvarez

Larry Alvarez, Summer 2019

david andrus

David Andrus, Winter 2018


If you are interested and have more questions feel free to contact