Employee Resources for Global Professional Development

Oakton belongs to the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP). Through ICISP, Oakton is able to offer the following programs:

2-Week Professional Exchange (open to full-time faculty, professional staff & administrators)

International Teaching Opportunities (open to full-time faculty) England / Spain / Ireland

Study Abroad Faculty Escorts (open to part-time and full-time faculty)

Oakton offers internal opportunities for professional development.

  • Develop an international short-term field study course.
  • Develop a global studies course or section.
  • Lead and participate in a global studies reading group.
  • Receive financial support to attend a global studies workshop or conference.

For more information, contact Katherine Schuster, Ph.D., Global Studies Coordinator, schuster@oakton.edu, 847-376-7118.

Past Projects

In Search of Gandhi's India:
Teaching and Learning Non-Violence in a Globalized World

Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, Summer 2008
Led by Oakton Community College

Global Legacies of Non-Violence:
From Mahatma Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr.

In remembrance of the 60th anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi and the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Oakton hosted this academic conference, April 17-18, 2008