GLobal Distinction logoNC GLOBAL DISTINCTION is a collaboration between NC community colleges and UNC at Chapel Hill to globalize the curriculum and increase faculty and student involvement in global issues, activities and dialogue through the implementation of a global distinction program. This initiative is developing a national model for university-community college cooperation in global learning.  The primary components of the initiative include:

  • students complete at least 15 credit hours of globally intensive courses
  • students participate in 8 international activities and dialogue
  • students gain global experience (30 hours of participation in either study abroad or a domestic intercultural experience)
  • students give a capstone presentation related to their global learning participation
  • students completing this program have “Graduated with Global Distinction” on their transcript

World View and the National Resource Centers and University Library at UNC are providing the following support for this initiative:

  1. Globalizing courses to create “globally intensive courses” for the initiative. This is accomplished through a program of grants and university research visits for community college curriculum teams to create modules to infuse global connections, context, and content into selected UGETC courses.
  2. Supporting international activities and dialogue at colleges through speakers, films, webinars, webcasts and other activities that educate and inspire faculty and students about key issues in the focus areas of participating NRCs.
  3. Professional development for faculty at participating colleges
  4. World View organizes and directs the initiative.

Community Colleges in the NC Global Distinction program:

Asheville-Buncombe Community College
Caldwell Community College
Central Piedmont Community College
College of the Albemarle
Craven Community College
Durham Technical Community College
Davidson County Community College
Forsyth Technical Community College
Gaston College
Guilford Technical Community College
Isothermal Community College
Nash Community College
Pitt Community College
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Sandhills Community College
South Piedmont Community College
Surry Community College
Wilkes Community College