Communication Studies Speech Contest for the Seventh Annual GC Conference: The Faces of Genocide

“Speech is power, speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and philosopher The West Valley College Seventh Annual Global Citizenship Conference: The Faces of Genocide held on 12 April 2018 aimed to integrate students in the planning and the delivery of the conference. Students and their work were front and […]

Short List of Ideas on How to Enact a Global-Mindset at Work

Be aware of your co-workers’ cultural backgrounds and legacies. Interact willingly and openly with co-workers who are culturally different from you. Be intellectually curious enough to ask questions and to look for answers beyond the “reportage” of the news and beyond the ideas you learned while growing up. Examine your own ideas and beliefs; figure […]

SAP Updates the BOT

The West Valley College Study Abroad Program started officially during spring 2017, after the WVMCCD Land Corporation and the Office of the WVC President responded positively to Drs. Dulce María Gray and Anna Brichko’s proposal to create an official viable and cohesive study abroad program for the college. The Land Corporation and Office of the […]

Students Discuss How Learning about GC Impacts Their Lives

During the last seven years, as members of the WVC Global Citizenship Committee have been involved in teaching Global Citizenship directly to their students, or in creating and participating in co-curricular activities, or in collaborating with colleagues who teach at other California community colleges and universities, they have asked hundreds of students to reflect on […]

DACA: Resolution

On Tuesday 17 January 2017 the Board of Governors unanimously approved a resolution supporting the continuation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and addressing other issues related to the immigration policies that the new Trump administration may pursue. Following is the full text of the resolution. Resolution of the Board of Governors California Community […]

Invitation to Apply for the GC Faculty 2017 Summer Seminar

The WVC Global Citizenship Committee, with the support of the WVC Office of the President, is pleased to remind you to apply for the Global Citizenship 2017 Summer Seminar. This year the opportunity is different and very exciting. The aim is still to enhance full-time faculty’s professional development in Global Citizenship, so that you can […]

Post-presidential Election Letter from the WVC GC Chair to the WVC Community

Colleagues: Tuesday night’s election result was stunning for many of us. Collectively and individually, the Global Citizenship Committee is still thinking about what this means for our communities, our students, our country, ourselves and, of course, for our children. My biggest takeaway is that our work as educators in the Community College matters even more today […]

GC Alliance Fellows Present at All-College Day

Every fall and spring semester, faculty, administrators, and staff members meet on a designated day, All-College Day, to catch up on news about the college and state and federal factors and events about education, and to participate in professional development activities. One of those activities included Dr. Janis Kea (who teaches Economics), Ms. Renee Paquier […]

Fourth Annual Earth Stewardship Symposium

Earth Day is on Friday 22 April Join us at WVC for a tremendous learning opportunity! Here are the trailers for the documentary films that will be screened: “This Changes Everything” “The True Cost” “Biomimicry” Newton Harrison, the co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Force Majeure at UC Santa Cruz, will speak […]