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Robin Yuan chronicles family history in Red Bishop

Dr. Robin T.W. Yuan began to take an interest in his family’s history during his college years. “China was very much in people’s minds at the time, so I was thinking about my parents,” recalled Dr. Yuan. “I was aware that my mother’s father was a bishop and I wondered what it was like to live in a communist country, …

The Yuans’ Laughs and Legacy Live On The United Board pays tribute to Dr. Robert Yuan and Dr. Grace Yuan

The late Drs. Robert and Grace Yuan cared deeply about the gift of education and giving back to Asian higher education, supporting the United Board and acting as integral members of their alumni communities for many decades. Their support of education was the product of parallel upbringings in China, where both were born to Christian families with ancestors high up …

Meet the 2022-2023 United Board Fellows

We are pleased to announce that 30 educators from nine Asian countries and regions have been selected as 2022–2023 United Board Fellows! This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the United Board Fellows Program—our signature leadership development program—a doubly joyous and meaningful event in the United Board’s Centennial Year as we celebrate a century of services to Christian higher …

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. …