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OUC Hosts Intl. Conference on FD
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     More than 300 scholars and experts from over 100 institutions of higher learning from home and abroad attended the International Conference on Faculty/Educational Development organized by Ocean University of China (OUC) from October 31 to November 1, 2013, in Qingdao.【Click here to see the Chinese version】   

    The conference aimed to explore trends for faculty development (FD) through sharing worldwide theoretical results and practice. Attendees from Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States, and Japan as well as the Chinese mainland came with a shared commitment to make significant advances in this field.   

     In his speech at the opening ceremony, OUC President Wu Dexing said that educational quality and reform have become the focus of education in China.     

    Against the backdrop of a decade-long popularization of higher education, China is confronted with challenges brought on by globalization and extensive information application. How to attract and educate talent with international vision remains a strategic issue facing China’s educational development.

     “The convening of this conference is bound to promote faculty development and enhance the overall capacity of the teaching faculty in China,” commented President Wu. He also briefed the audience on a number of China’s talent programs implemented by OUC to facilitate educational and research improvement.     

     Representatives from 18 universities, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Northeast Normal University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xiamen University and Wuhan University presented the audience with their research findings and experience in faculty development. Prof. Song Wenhong and Prof. Ma Yong of OUC Research Center of Higher Educational Development shared with participants OUC’s practice in faculty and educational development.

     Dr. Qian Zhirong, professor at Johns Hopkins University, Prof. Zhao Juming of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Prof. Wang Qiong of Peking University, Prof. Katsuaki Suzuki of Kumamoto University in Japan, Dr. Angela Ho Suk-ping, director of Educational Development Center at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Ms. Lynn Sorenson, a visiting scholar at OUC and consultant of Brigham Young University’s Center for Teaching, respectively gave presentations at the one-and-half-day conference.   

    The conference was also attended by representatives of the OUC’s Office of Publicity, the Office of Human Resources, the International Office, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Educational Administration, the Office of Projects 211 and 985, and over 100 faculty members and students from the College of Foreign Languages, the College of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Communication, the School of Medicine and Pharmacy, the College of Mathematical Sciences, the College of Management, the School of Law and Political Science, and the Teaching Center for Fundamental Courses, as well as the Department of Social Sciences.

                     President Wu Dexing addresses the opening ceremony


Translated by William ZOU

Edited by Lianju LI


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