Skyline College delegates, Dr. Tammy Robinson, Interim Dean, Global Learning Programs and Services and Ray Hernandez, Dean, Science, Math and Technology, visited Tijuana, Mexico August 25 -26, 2015. Universidad de Tecnologica de Tijuana hosted Skyline College, and 24 technical and polytechnic universities. Representation included 9 college presidents and other international student staff and faculty. The purpose of the meeting was to continue the collaboration between Skyline College and UTT. The late Richard Soyombo started this relationship. It is incredible to witness and continue Dean Soyombo’s legacy.
The delegates witnessed numerous presentations on the Becalos Program which occurred at Skyline College from August 2014 – December 2014. Skyline College hosted 75 students who were from the various universities within Mexico’s University system. Discussion and analysis allowed learning to take place so that the next student exchange experience will be even more successful.
Skyline College has been successfully team-teaching a Spanish class between Professor Luciana Castro and Professor David Cooksley from UTT. The course is very successful with student retention and learning. The course is very popular at both Skyline College and UTT as there is a waiting list of students in Tijuana who want to sign up for the course. Students communicate via Skype while they speak Spanish and English together in a collaborative manner. The event was a huge success and we look forward to expanding our partnerships with universities in Mexico.
Article by Dr. Tammy Robinson