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Report Cards in the Warmest Month: The United Board saw young academics lose no summer in upgrading themselves

As part of its continuous efforts to develop young faculty in higher education in Asia, the United Board has sponsored the Faculty Development Programme for Young Faculty for Colleges and Universities hosted at St. Christopher’s College of Education in Chennai, India.  More than 70 young faculty in various disciplines from different parts of India braved the sweltering weather and attended …

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed: The Pandemic Response Fund in Retrospect

Soon after the COVID-19 pandemic closed borders and schools in 2020, its impact on higher education was not lost to education leaders and institutions. Lockdowns threatened not only students’ opportunities to learn but also teachers’ to teach. The switch to remote learning was more easily made by universities in developed economies than in those of developing ones. Seeing that immediate …

Innovative Ways to Engage Students in Digital Learning: United Board grants generate creative delivery of learning

In celebration of our Centennial, the United Board has launched initiatives to support new and innovative approaches to higher education among our network institutions. One of those Centennial Initiatives, the Digital Content Development Grant Initiative, encourages our network institutions to develop digital educational content to deliver knowledge that is central to whole person education. In particular, grants are designed to …

Effective Online Counseling Practices(webinar summary)

In the course of the campus reopening, the academic performance of students might be affected due to the increased anxiety among them. The readjustment to the rigorous in-person instructions and re-acclimation to socializing along with the safety protocols are seemingly strenuous and may elevate anxiety. Offering online counseling in advance would help them adapt to post-pandemic learning. In this context, …

Towards a Caring Campus Webinar Series (Session Four)

Effective Online Counseling Practices Date: February 24, 2022 (Thursday) Time: 11:30 am (Hong Kong Time) In the course of the campus reopening, the academic performance of students might be affected due to the increased anxiety among them. The readjustment to the rigorous in-person instructions and re-acclimation to socializing along with the safety protocols are seemingly strenuous and may elevate anxiety. …

Self-Care for Women Leaders (webinar summary)

The World Economic Forum recently reported that women were at least a year behind their male counterparts in terms of job advancement. Due to the pandemic, working from home under the lockdown has affected women to a greater extent, and resulted in additional stress and exhaustion. However, the demand for their caring roles on campus as well as home has …

Towards a Caring Campus Webinar Series (Session Three)

 Self-Care for Women Leaders Date: January 21, 2022 (Friday) Time: 9:00 am (Hong Kong Time) The World Economic Forum recently reported that women were at least a year behind their male counterparts in terms of job advancement. Due to the pandemic, working from home under the lockdown has affected women to a greater extent, and resulted in additional stress and …

Nurturing Ourselves as Whole Person Educators (webinar summary)

How can whole person educators sustain and nurture themselves in a time of the global pandemic and the military coup? What resources can they draw on to support themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually? “Nurturing Ourselves as Whole Person Educators” webishop paid particular attention to the spiritual dimension of the impact of trauma. Drawing on the framework of “moral injury,” this …