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Employee Resources for Global Professional Development

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,, 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

Alumni Profile

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Astronomer Ninos Hermis finds his true calling exploring distant planets while at Oakton ... and beyond.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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