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Global Peace & Conflict Studies

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is an interdisciplinary group of faculty who work together over the Fall and Spring semesters and are committed to learning from experts in the field and 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 Peace and Conflict Studies FLC is a collaborative effort between Austin Community College International Programs, the ACC Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, and the University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the FLC is for faculty to undertake a project to incorporate a peace and conflict studies lens into their courses.

In Peace Studies, “peace” is defined not just as the absence of violent conflict, but also the presence of the conditions for a just and sustainable peace, including equity in all aspects of society.

Our expectation, therefore, is that any changes or additions to the courses will be equity-minded. In addition, faculty will share what they’ve learned about peace and conflict studies as it relates to their disciplines with their faculty peers. The objective is for faculty to increase their awareness to enrich the teaching and material they share with students in their courses.

Participants create a post for the TLED blog and present their work to ACC faculty beyond the FLC at a department presentation, workshop, or other event.


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