The Global Asian Studies Program supports a number of projects and initiatives at the intersections of engaged scholarship and transformative education and those that contribute to supporting student success. These projects and initiatives reflect the innovative work and leadership of the GLAS faculty, which contribute to institution building and diversity work and showcase a deep commitment to engaging with communities locally and globally as partners in providing transformative education.
“As someone who came from a small high school of fewer than 600 students, I initially felt overwhelmed in UIC’s undergraduate population of 18,000 students. In my classes that regularly had over 300 students, it was easy for me to feel as if I was another statistic. However, through the GLAS courses, I encountered mentors who empowered me to switch from passively attending class to actively working to benefit the students at UIC and the surrounding Chicagoland community.”
Cammille Go, 2018 UIC alumna, BS Biochemistry, GSAB Member 2016-2018