Two Members of the WVC GCC Present Paper at ABEAI

Vicky Kalivitis and Dr. Anna Brichko will be presenting a paper titled “Designing, Implementing and Assessing a Curriculum to Reflect Global Competence in Public Education” at the Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International (ABEAI) conference in November 2014 on Maui, Hawaii. Their paper reports on the multi-year collaborative Global Citizenship project they directed with colleagues […]

Bibliography about Global Studies

Abdi, Ali A., George H. Richardson and Lynette Shultz. Global Citizenship Education in Post-Secondary Institutions. Peter Lang Publishing, 2011. Altbach, Philip G. “MOOCs as Neocolonialism: Who Controls Knowledge?” The Chronicle of Higher Education/Blogs/WorldWise 4 December 2013. Altinay, Hakan. The Case for Global Civics. Brookings Global Economy and Development Working Paper 38. Washington, DC, March, 2010. Appiah, Kwame […]

Mitra Fabian: Artist Extraordinaire!

WVC is lucky to have a new faculty member in the Art Department: Mitra Fabian teaches sculpture and drawing. She is a conceptual sculptor and installation artist who has exhibited in multiple galleries and venues. Most recently, during April 2014, she had a  solo show at the University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery. (She has had other solo shows […]

WVC Global Citizenship Committee Reviews Academic Year 2013-2014

The mission of the West Valley College Global Citizenship Committee is to facilitate a campus-wide commitment through curriculum, activities, and professional development.  The GCC founded the WVC Citizenship Center in January 2007. The Global Citizenship Center is housed in the WVC Campus Center. It serves as a meeting venue for internal and external campus groups, […]

Three Faculty Members will Attend the Global Citizenship Program in Austria During Summer 2014

West Valley College will send a team of three faculty members to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar‘s  Global Citizenship Program for educators, session 64 “Education for Global Citizenship: What, Why and How?” during July 2014 at the beautiful Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron in Austria. William Clay is a faculty member and the Chair of the Theater Arts Department in […]

Teaching Global Citizenship from a Sociological Perspective

Introduction to Sociology textbooks are structured in similar fashions. Typically, the first chapters are dedicated to the individual’s relationship to society, including culture, socialization, groups, social structure, roles and statuses, norms, and deviance. One of the many themes of this section is that individuals have obligations to one another and to society—if not, society cannot […]