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This is the fourth session in Series III of Architecture for Global Learning and is part of the Spring Group: Global Learning for Your Goals. Learn about our other Spring Group sessions: Global Learning Beyond the Classroom and Assessment of Global Learning Toward Accreditation.

This AGL session complements our previous session, Global Learning for 21st Century Workforce Development and explores examples of global learning integration into nontraditional career post-secondary and higher education environments.

This is the career education that will effectively prepare students for the coming wave of high-growth industries responding to changing local and global circumstances and necessities. These include: Information Technology (IT), tourism, health, customer service, and more. Administrators and faculty working in community colleges, career technical education, associate's programs, and similar fields will benefit from this session.

Session Objectives:

  • Present examples of nontraditional higher education programs that invest significantly in global learning to improve career training;
  • Outline the process and outcomes of global competency identification;
  • Discuss integration of global learning into specific career education programs;
  • Examine the similarities and differences between global learning in these nontraditional career training spaces and traditional higher education contexts;
  • Provide handouts for participants to consider when examining global learning at their own institutions.


Cathy Lee ArcuinoCathy Lee Arcuino, PhD
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Starting in February 2019, Cathy Lee Arucino, PhD will assume the role of associate vice chancellor of global engagement at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). She will lead UNCP’s Office of Global Engagement in international student and scholar services, international recruitment, study abroad, the English Language Institute and campus internationalization. She comes to this position having served as the executive director of international programs at North Seattle College, overseeing international student services, international admissions and marketing, short-term programs and education abroad. Cathy Lee was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan, taught English for several years in Japan, Thailand and Poland, and worked for a non-governmental organization in Kyrgyzstan. Cathy Lee received her master's degree in education from Framingham State College and has her PhD in education and human resource studies from Colorado State University. In 2014, Arcuino participated in the Fulbright International Educator Administrator Program to Japan. Additionally, Cathy Lee is a NAFSA Academy graduate, has served as the conference planner and IEM KC liaison for Region II, is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps, was the Region II academy coach (2016) and currently holds the position on the KC ISSS leadership team as the leadership cultivation coordinator.

Wayne WheelerWayne Wheeler, JD
American Association of Community Colleges
Wayne Wheeler is the director, international programs and services at the American Association of Community Colleges. He has over 16 years of experience representing the U.S. community college sector through his work at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), which is the premiere advocacy organization for the nation’s nearly 1,200 community colleges and one of the “Big Six” presidentially-based higher education associations covering all of U.S. higher education. As director of AACC’s International Office, he develops and implements strategic initiatives and facilitates projects that are aimed at enhancing the international capacity of community colleges and raising the profile of the national association. He liaises with key contacts at domestic and international educational organizations and various U.S. government departments and agencies and foreign embassies, missions, economic and trade offices in Washington, D.C. He has also represented the U.S. community college sector in several high-level bilateral higher education dialogues, including those between the U.S. and India, China, and Mexico. Prior to joining the American Association of Community Colleges, Wheeler had a successful legal career as a public interest attorney in New York. He holds a BA, cum laude, in psychology from Princeton University and a JD from Cornell University and currently holds a license to practice law in both New York and Washington, D.C.