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Global Gender and Women’s Studies

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is an interdisciplinary group of faculty who work together over an academic year and are committed to learning from each other to improve their teaching practice. As an FLC, faculty members take an active role in shaping programming and discussions throughout the year.

The Global Gender and Women’s Studies FLC is a collaborative effort between Austin Community College (ACC) and the University of Texas at Austin. Faculty who are accepted into this FLC will have the chance to earn a $1,250 stipend over the year of their participation. The payment of the stipend will be divided such that participants will receive $500 in December 2023 after participating in the Fall meetings, and then $750 in May 2024 after participating in Spring meetings and completing all FLC requirements. Stipend payments are contingent upon full participation in the FLC.

FLC members will be treated to regular talks from experts in the field of global studies. The goal of the FLC is for each participant to incorporate some equity-minded changes focusing on the topics of global gender and women’s studies into at least one of their courses. In addition, they’ll share what they’ve learned about globalizing curricula with ACC faculty peers. Participants will create a post for the Faculty Forum blog and present their work to ACC faculty beyond the FLC at a department presentation, workshop, or other event.

This FLC, limited to 10 ACC faculty, spends the Fall and Spring semesters working together to learn more about global issues. The goal is for faculty to increase their global awareness to enrich the teaching and material they share with students in their courses.

Across regular meetings, ACC faculty will be introduced to experts on global gender and women’s studies topics from the five Hemispheres regions (Europe; Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia; South Asia; Middle East; and Latin America). They’ll be given time to learn from their FLC colleagues and to develop equity-minded projects that bring global gender and women’s studies and global issues into their classrooms. This collaborative and supportive environment will give faculty the opportunity to share their passion for teaching with other motivated educators.

Regardless of what you teach, you CAN bring global issues into your classroom. If you’d like to learn how and become a part of a team of ACC faculty working on this endeavor, please join us!

If you have any questions, please email Sharon Miller at or Maria Dorantes-Gonzalez at


Participation is by application only. You can find the application on this page. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2023. We will notify all applicants of their status by May 12, 2023, and will celebrate our selected participants at a “Kick-Off Event” upon our return in the fall semester 2023.


“Kick-Off Event”
Date: Friday, August 25th, 2023
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: The University of Texas at Austin (or virtual as circumstances require).

FLC General Meeting Dates
All meetings will be from 9:30am to 12:30pm and will be virtual or take place at the ACC Highland Campus (HLC).

This is a tentative schedule and dates are subject to change.

Fall 2023:

September 8
October 6
November 3
December 1

Spring 2024:

January 19
February 9
March 8
April 12
May 3


If you have any questions, please email Sharon Miller at or Maria Dorantes-Gonzalez at