WOU Faculty and students International Development
The Office of International Students and Scholars works with the Office of the Provost and WOU colleges and departments to sponsor, develop and implement an International Faculty Development Grant Program.
The program was designed for WOU's faculty who wish to improve intercultural communication and understanding, as well as to advise and teach to a more diverse, international classroom. The program will also provide the opportunity for WOU's faculty to visit international partners of WOU, give presentations, and meet with prospective students and their parents.
March, Computer Science Professor Jie Liu gave luctures at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry and Shenda College in Zhengzhou, China. Professor Liu's visit was arranged by ISSA.
December 14 through 30, Business faculty Judy Beebe gave a two-week lucture at Zhongyuan University of Technology in Zhengzhou, China. Professor Beebe's visit was supported by ISSA.
Organized by ISSA and Student Affairs, 5 faculty and staff, along with 18 student ambassadors visited China for two weeks. The WOU Ambassadors' delegation traveled to Shanghai, Nanning, Guilin, and Beijing and met with many Chinese high school students.
October 2008, supported by Dean Steve Scheck of College of Arts and Sciences and ISSA, computer science professor Jie Liu gave lectures and workshops at Sichuan University in China.
Septmber - November 2008, supported by Dean Steve Scheck of College of Arts and Sciences and ISSA, music professor Solveig Holmquist gave lectures and workshops at Anshan Normal University, Northeast Normal University, Shenyang Music Conservatory in China.
June 2008, organized and sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars, Professor Diane Tarter, Chair of Division of Creative Arts, and Professor Kim Hoffman, Chair of Art Department, visited China Academy of Art, Shanghai Normal University College of Art, Capital Normal University Shide College, and Dalian polytech University College of Design in China and Saitama University in Japan.
December 2007, organized by the Music Department and sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars, WOU's Student Chamber Choir visited China in December 2007 during the Winter Break. The Student Chamber Choir led by Dean Stephen Scheck and Dr. Solveig Holmquist performed at Anshan Normal University, Shenyang University, Dalian Polytech University and China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
September 2007, invited by Anshan Normal University, and sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars, Music faculty Golden Lee conducted concerts, workshops and presentations at Anshan Normal University and China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Liaoning Province and Beijing, China from September 10th through September 23rd, 2007.
September 2007, organized and sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars, the 2007-2008 IFDGP recipients Dr. Mary Bucy (Education), Dr. Terry Gingerich (Criminal Justice), Dr. Jie Liu (Computer Science), Dr. Emily Plec (Communication Studies) and Denvy Saxowsky (Education). visited China and gave workshops and lectures at Qinghua University, Tongji University, Shanghai Zhongxing College of Management, Zhejiang College of Communication Studies, Liaoning Normal University, Shenyang Normal University and Anshan Normal University from September 3rd through 15th 2007.
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