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Resources for Excellence Across the Curriculum

This guide contains resources for students participating in the Annual Student Interdisciplinary Symposium.


The goal of this project is to provide a forum for students across the disciplines to present about change-making, sustainability and human rights. Students will identify a social issue and demonstrate a deep awareness of the problem and/or propose sustainable solutions with a scholarly poster session, an art exhibit, oral presentation, and/or collaborative student project to their audience. This opportunity requires students to think critically and be involved with academic research, project based learning, and/or the creative process from start to finish over the course of the semester. 

Naturally, this authentic task integrates all of Miami Dade College’s Learning Outcomes (LO).
It focuses particularly on Communication (1), Information Literacy (4), and Civic Engagement (6). Since LO 1 develops students’ ability to communicate effectively in a variety of modes (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), not only does this showcase promote the learning outcome for the students presenting, but it also promotes this learning outcome for the students attending the event.


Artist on Climate Change

Social Justice

Many ideas that were considered radical for decades are gaining widespread acceptance. Social issues such as same-sex marriage, nontraditional family structures, women as primary breadwinners, and acceptance of a range of gender identities are entering the mainstream. What factors enable certain issues and causes to “tip” into general acceptance?

All across the country, the ways and means of America's small farmers are evolving. Young Hispanic farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley are moving up the economic ladder, training to become tomorrow's organic farm owners. In Houston, Congolese refugees are creating communities around vacant urban lots. And in nearby Dallas, a struggling college commits an unthinkable act of football heresy, plowing their gridiron into a garden and transforming a social need into a delicious educational opportunity.

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Sustainable Water Use


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Sustainable Food Production in America

Story of Solutions

Arise: Women Healing the Environment

On every continent, women are taking the lead to protect and restore the natural environment, and are empowering others to respect the earth. ARISE presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental projects in their communities, towns and villages.

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