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Ohio Community College International Network

The Ohio Community College International Network (OCCIN) mission is to expand or enhance international business curriculum offered to students at the community college level, create opportunities for community college faculty to develop global knowledge, and provide the community colleges’ business networks with global topics to enhance their global competitiveness.

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and community colleges throughout Ohio have collaborated to identify opportunities that create a more global view for faculty, students, and their business communities.

 

IBIZEd.orgMembersStudy Tours

The IBIZEd.org web community is designed to provide a collective source of global resources for faculty and staff who would like to enhance their international course curriculum or global resources.  Each tab offers content from Fisher College of Business, various community colleges in Ohio, and other sources to use as a benchmark, guideline or example.

 

To add or update content, email to Joyce Steffan, Associate Director, Fisher College of Business

Bullet Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts are listed below to provide resources that will enhance global awareness.

  • Dr. Stephen Hills, Academic Director, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.
    • Dr. Hills has accumulated 20+ years as a faculty member at Fisher, and has led students both in the classroom and on-site around the world.  He is faculty emeritus from the Department of Management and Human Resources, and is a leading expert in import/export.

Bullet Study Abroad Resources

Resources to aid in developing, enhancing, or marketing study abroad programs are listed below:

  • Chronicle of Higher Education, In Study Abroad, Men Are Hard To Find
  • Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education (MIIIE) 
    • self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest region
    • Global opportunity for partnership with new vocational college in Shaanxi Province in China via the Vocational Division of the Chinese Department of Education (Beijing).  If interested, contact Theo Sypris, tsypris@kvcc.edu
    • http://miiie.org/

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Professional development opportunities to develop or enhance global understanding are listed below:

The Ohio Community College International Network (OCCIN) is comprised of members representing one of 23 community colleges in Ohio.  Membership is open to any community college interested in enhancing or expanding their international business resources.

 

Bullet Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is located in Newark, OH and shares a campus with The Ohio State University at Newark.  Classes are also offered in Pataskala, Mount Vernon, and Coshocton.  COTC offers associate degree programs in Arts, Science and Integrated Studies, Engineering, Industrial and Business, Health and Human Services, and Public Safety Technologies.

Website:  www.cotc.edu
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Bullet Cincinnati State Community College

Cincinnati State Community College is located in Cincinnati, OH, and offers associate degrees and certificate programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Health & Public Safety, and Engineering & Information Technologies.  

Website:  www.cincinnatistate.edu
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Bullet Clark State Community College

Clark State Community College, located in Springfield, OH, offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates in Arts and Sciences, Business Technologies, Engineering Technologies, Health, Human Services and Agriculture.

Website:  www.clarkstate.edu
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Columbus State Community College is located in Columbus, Ohio and offers over 80 career, technical and transfer programs.  Technical degrees and certificates are offered in business, health, human services, public services, and engineering technologies.

Website:  www.cscc.edu
OCCIN Members

 

Bullet Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) has campuses located in Parma, Cleveland, and Highland Hills Village, and offers associate degrees in Arts, Science, Applied Science, Applied Business, and Technical Study.

Website:  www.tri-c.edu
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Bullet Edison Community College

Edison Community College is located in Piqua, OH, and offers a variety of popular career programs in Commercial Arts, Computer Information Technologies, Theater Performance, Internet Technologies, Plastics Manufacturing, Systems Engineering, Welding Technology, and Nursing.

Website:  www.edisonohio.edu
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Bullet Lakeland Community College

Lakeland Community College is located in Kirtland, OH, and offers associate degrees in Arts, Science, Applied Science, Applied Business, and Technical Studies.

Website:  www.lakelandcc.edu
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Bullet Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College is located in Elyria, OH, and offers programs in Business, Engineering Technologies, Allied Health, Nursing, and Public Services.  

Website:  www.lorainccc.edu
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Bullet Marion Technical College

Marion Technical College is located in Marion, OH, and offers programs in Business, Engineering, Health, Public Services, and Information Technologies.

Website:  www.mtc.edu
Members:
  • Debbie Stark, Associate Dean, Business & Information Technology

 

Bullet North Central State College

North Central State College, located in Mansfield, OH, offers associate degree programs in Business, Education, Technology, Workforce Development, Health, and Public Services.

Website:  www.ncstatecollege.edu
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Bullet Northwest State Community College

Northwest State Community College, located in Archbold, OH, offers associate degrees and certificate programs in Business, Engineering, Health, and Human Services Technology.

Website:  www.northweststate.edu
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Bullet Owens Community College

Owens Community College, located in Toledo and Findlay, OH, offers more than 130 career oriented technical degrees with associate degrees in Applied Science, Applied Business, Technical Study, Arts, and Science.

Website:  www.owens.edu
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Bullet Rhodes State College

Rhodes State College, located in Lima, OH, offers associate degrees and certificates in allied health, business, nursing, public services, 

Website:  www.rhodesstate.edu
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Bullet Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College, located in Dayton, OH, offers associate degrees in Arts, Science, Applied Science, Technical Study, and Individualized Study.

Website:  www.sinclair.edu
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Bullet Terra Community College

Terra Community College, located in Fremont, OH, offers associate degrees in Applied Science, Applied Business, Technical Study, Individualized Studies, Arts, Science, and Nursing.

Website:  www.terra.edu
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Bullet 2013 OCCIN Panama Study Tour

Planning Team:  

  • Central Ohio Technical College, Cindy Nauer and Bonnie Buchanan
  • Columbus State Community College, Carmen Daniels and Selloane Asiamah
  • Edison Community College, Bill Waxman
  • Lakeland Community College, Connie Golden
  • Fisher College of Business, Miranda Gerberding  and Joyce Steffan

 

Overview

Fisher College of Business and a select group of Ohio Community Colleges are creating an Emerging Markets Field Study Abroad trip to Panama for community college faculty and students that follows the Fisher EMFS Field Study model listed at the website below. Participants will gain a global perspective and hands-on international experience through a credit-bearing course and in-country experience.  Corporate and cultural site visits with academic debriefings each day comprise the in-country component.

Academic Component

Each community college will decide how to allocate credit for a course attached to the study tour. Community colleges could use a current course that fits with different aspects of the Panama itinerary (i.e., logistics/supply chain, transportation management, international business, economics) and include the in-country experience as part of the curriculum.  Discussions will occur at each community college interested in participating to decide the course and credit allocation issue.

At the initial stage of this initiative, community college faculty who are interested in participating will be identified by their college.  Interested faculty who plan to or currently teach a course that has a global focus could audit the Fisher College Emerging Markets Field Study 698H02 course during the 2012 Autumn Semester (syllabus listed on this website under More Information).  Additionally, they would travel to Panama in December 2012 with the Fisher student group to experience first-hand how the course is delivered.  Those faculty would then create or enhance their course which would use the in-country experience as part of the curriculum. 

2012 Panama Study Tour

  1. Date of Trip:   Interested community college faculty only would be invited by their Dean to audit Fisher’s 2012 Autumn Semester EMFS 698H02 course during the fall with travel to Panama December 14 - 21, 2012 to participate in the in-country experience.  Community college faculty would debrief course dynamics and learning objectives with Fisher's professor leading the course.  
  2. Corporate Site Visits:   Corporate site visits are arranged to reinforce curriculum focus.  For example, Panama Canal, Panama Railway Company, and Copa Airlines are among scheduled corporate site visits.
  3. Cost:  For 2012 Tour, each faculty participant would pay the following:
    1. $1,950 Program Fee:  Includes double occupancy four-star hotel accommodations, all breakfasts, all cultural tours, ground transportation, and select meals
    2. Excludes:   RT Airfare to Panama Tocumen International Airport (approximately $500 - $650), 
    3. Excludes:  Other expenses such as visas, passports, vaccinations, meals not covered in program, and incidentals
  4. Application:  Fisher College will provide logistics support for participating community college faculty (application, hotel reservation, ground transportation, etc.) but each community college faculty will make their own flight reservations.   

2013 Panama Study Tour

Those faculty who participated in 2012 Panama Study Tour would nominate interested student(s) who meet eligibility criteria from their course to participate in the 2013 OCCIN Panama Study Tour.  Nominated students would meet the following suggested criteria:  3.0 minimum GPA, completed international business pre-requisite course, and have the ability to travel to Panama.

  1. Date of Trip:   Panama Study Tour would be offered to community college faculty and students December 12 – 19, 2013.
  2. Corporate Site Visits:   Depending on course dynamics at different community colleges, corporate site visits would be arranged to reinforce curriculum focus.
  3. Cost:  For 2013 Tour, each faculty and student participant would pay approximate costs based on 2012 but Fisher College of Business reserves right to increase price. 
  4. Application:  Fisher College will provide logistics support for participating community college faculty and student(s) (application, hotel reservation, ground transportation, etc.) but each community college participant will make their own flight reservations.  

Fundraising Ideas:

Because each participant will be required to pay required costs for in-country experience, fundraising ideas are listed at the following website:

http://oia.osu.edu/financial-planning/creative-fundraising.html

Contact Information:

Joyce Steffan

Associate Director
Office of Global Business
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Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
223 Mason Hall
Columbus, OH 43210-1144
+ 1 614.292.2795
steffan.10@fisher.osu.edu

http://fisher.osu.edu/international

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Bullet Other Study Tours

A variety of study tours are available for college students to consider with a global focus.  Below are recommended options:

SAAIL – Students Activating Adaptive and International Leadership