Faculty Development for Enhanced Teaching, Learning, and Research

Faculty Development programs strengthen the professional development of the faculty members and administrators who deal directly with students. Our goal is to help these educators increase the effectiveness of their teaching, especially in undergraduate programs, so that they are better able to guide students on journeys of inquiry and discovery.

Through the Faculty Scholarship Program, we help junior faculty to obtain advanced degrees in their respective fields of study. Our Faculty Enrichment Programs offer short-term, non-degree opportunities that help teachers learn about new fields, apply new technologies, and link with their academic peers in Asia. A Visiting Lecturers Program has arranged short-term placements that enable experienced teachers from one country to mentor younger teachers in institutions of another country. Network institutions may also apply for project grants that address the particular capacity-building needs of their faculty.

The Whole Person Education Academy has provided pedagogical training to faculty from Southeast Asian institutions, while other specialized training sessions have addressed the faculty development needs of South Asian institutions. In addition, the Teaching about China in India program is helping Indian faculty develop ways to introduce China studies into their curricula and promote a more nuanced understanding of China’s history, economy, society, and international relations.

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“This opportunity made all the difference in my life.”Dr. Wei Zhao, Rector, University of Macau