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Advises the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer on how TCC may best:

  • Infuse global learning across the college curriculum
  • Internationalize the college culture
  • Promote overseas study and service opportunities for students
  • Expand global learning opportunities for faculty






To cultivate an academic culture of global citizenship in which teaching and learning reflect a commitment to examining, understanding, and engaging the world from multiple cultural perspectives.


1. Evaluate the 2014 Tradium Exchange and develop a sustainable structure to support continuing the program, including expanding to include sending TCC students to Denmark.

2. Explore the possibility of developing an academic degree program in Global Studies, and a certificate in Global Business and make a recommendation to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

3. Explore the possibility of developing a TCC Model U.N. club and and make a recommendation to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

4. Work with the Office for Intercultural Learning to recommend to the Vice President of Academic Affairs formal policies to govern study abroad, faculty, and student exchange programs.

5. Support the Office for Intercultural Learning by assisting with development of intercultural programming and supporting OIL initiatives.

6. Establish the intercultural programming them and goals for 2015-16.

7. Develop a cultural competency certificate program for faculty.



Dates as determined by the committee

2:30-5 p.m. in Green District Administration Building Room 602, or as announced



Membership comprises the following Representatives:

  • 3 from Norfolk Faculty
  • 3 from Chesapeake Faculty
  • 3 from Portsmouth Faculty, including 1 from Visual Arts Center
  • 5 from Virginia Beach Faculty
  • 2 Librarians (Any Campus)
  • 1 from Student Services
  • 1 from Workforce Solutions
  • 1 Dean
  • 1 from Student Government Federation Council

Ex Officio:

  • 1 from Roper Performing Arts Center
  • 6 Academic Leads
  • 1 from the Women's Center
  • Past Chair
  • Director of the Office for Intercultural Learning
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
  • President's Chief of Staff

**DRAFT: Proposed Membership Roster**


2014-2015 Members
William Connor, Chair Portsmouth Faculty
Dr. Barbara Blake Gonzalez, Recorder Chesapeake Faculty
Susan de Veer International Student Advisor
Paul English Chesapeake Faculty
Joseph Fairchild Dean, Virginia Beach
Ronald Gray Student Services
Laura Hanson Chesapeake Administrator
Carol Hodges Librarian
Lisa Kern Portsmouth Faculty
Ane Pearman Virginia Beach Faculty
Indu Sharma Virginia Beach Faculty
Laura Soulsby Women's Center
Matthew Watts Chesapeake Faculty
Vacant Virginia Beach Faculty
Vacant Portsmouth Faculty
Vacant (3) Norfolk Faculty
Vacant Student
Ex Officio  
Dr. Jeanne Natali Director of The Office For Intercultural Learning
Dr. Gabriela Christie Toletti Past Chair
Susan James President's Chief of Staff
Paul Lasakow Director of Roper Performing Arts Center


  • Competency Certificates:
    Laura Hanson, Paul English, Matthew Watts, and Ronald Gray

  • Programming:
    Dr. Gabriela Toletti, Ane Pearman, Indu Sharma, Joe Fairchild, Carol Hodges, and Laura Soulsby

  • Study Abroad:
    Ane Pearman, Susan de Veer, Kathy Gause, and Lynette Brash

  • Purpose/Mission/Bylaws:
    Bill Conner and Lisa Kern




2014-15 (Mid-Year) 2013-14 (Mid-Year)
2012-13 (Mid-Year) 2010-11 (Mid-Year)
September 2011
Univille University Faculty Exchange Report)
June 2011
(Global Learning Modules Project Report)
September 2010 (Status Report) July 2010 (Global Learning at TCC)