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Professional Development Opportunities

Community College Partnerships
Krisna Uk leading orientation at the Center for Khmer Studies in Siem Reap Cambodia

Since 2012, the Southeast Asia Program has collaborated with other Cornell area studies programs to offer cross-disciplinary workshops for Community College faculty on topics such as "Global Islam," "Cutural Flows," and "Refugees."  SEAP Outreach has also enlisted the support of two American Overseas Research Centers (AORCs), the Center for Khmer Studies in Cambodia, and the American Institute for Indonesian Studies to offer focsed, intensive workshops on Cambodia and Indonesia aimed at expanding the global coverage that community college faculty can provide in their courses. 

These workshops have been the stepping stone to cultivating partnerships with three community colleges: Tompkins Cortland Community College, Onondaga Community College, and Mohawk Valley Community College. With NRC Title VI support, SEAP faculty and staff and their community college partners have enthusiastically launched projects involving piloting Burmese language instruction, building a new study abroad program in Cambodia, and exploring ways to better serve community college students who are refugees from Southeast Asia. 

Education Faculty Fellows Program
SEAP training workshop

Eight Education faculty from Cornell University, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and SUNY Cortland were selected as participants in the Global Learning Education Faculty Fellows Program. The program aims to support the integration of intercultural dimensions and world languages with teacher education. It is a collaboration between Education faculty, the Southeast Asia Program, and the South Asia Program with its consortium member, the Syracuse University South Asia Center. 

K-12 Teacher Professional Development

Every summer we run a professional development workshop for practicing and pre-service K-12 teachers called International Studies Summer Institute (ISSI). The goal of this workshop is to aid teachers in internationalizing K-12 curricula and incorporating more on world regions into their classrooms. Themes change every year. Past themes have addressed global education through the arts and schools around the world: looking at education through an international lens.