Global/Diversity learning (GDL) is a high impact practice that provides a framework for exploring multiple perspectives on viewing the interdependent world.This high impact practice (HIP) includes the following avenues:         gdl
Intercultural Learning and Global Citizenship

Environmental Sustainability
Human Rights

Multiple perspectives of GDL: 

1. Comparative Perspective: Students are encouraged to voice and hear different viewpoints adding layers to learning of the content being discussed.

 2. Investigative approach: Students are encouraged to engage in “researching” global issues within and beyond the local context.

 3. Ethnic Perspective: Students are encouraged to formulate their own personal viewpoint based on ethnicity/culture in order to construct a new way of approaching/analyzing the course material being discussed.

 4. Advocacy Perspective: Students are encouraged to reconstruct their ideas and become motivated to take action.  

 5. Evaluation: Students are encouraged to assess their own transformation and ability to make globally informed choices.

The following SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes) have been developed:

  • Students will be able to identify the key elements of a global issue and analyze that issue from multiple perspectives.                                                                                                                              
  • Students will be able to recognize the diversity of cultures, subcultures, and social systems both in their local and global communities.                                                      
  • Students will be able to apply varying approaches, values or ethical principles to respond to a global question, dilemma, or problem, and describe alternative outcomes.                                                                   
  • Students will be able to articulate an informed stance on a global issue either verbally or through writing.                                                                                                                 
  • Students will be able to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for interacting in multicultural, cross-cultural, and intercultural settings.                                            
  • Students will be able to explore the relationship between one or more communities to demonstrate an understanding of global interdependence.                                                                  
  • Students will be able to examine how one’s position/grounding relate to intercultural communication and shape perception of complex global issues.                                                       
  • Students will be able analyze and reflect upon how values, assumptions, perceptions, expectations, and behavior affect intercultural communication.

 GDL Professional Development 


Cultural and Archival Resources at QCC

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.