Emerson College hosted a 16-member delegation of faculty and administrators from Wuhan Technology and Business University in China on August 27, as part of a professional development program designed to provide greater insight into the inner workings of American higher education institutions.
The visit was coordinated by the College’s new Office of Internationalization and Global Engagement.
Educators from Wuhan Technology and Business University of China visited Emerson on August 27.
The delegation gathered in the Multipurpose Room of Piano Row and received a comprehensive overview of Emerson and its strategic priorities from Anthony Pinder, assistant vice president of internationalization and global engagement.
“This program was designed to help its participants gain a broader perspective of higher education in the U.S.,” said Pinder. “Our Chinese colleagues may take home ideas about Emerson’s approach to integrating the arts, communication, and liberal arts disciplines.”
Pinder; Christine Hughes, vice president and general counsel; and Robert Sabal, interim dean of the School of the Arts and associate professor in Visual and Media Arts; spoke at length with the delegation about Emerson’s approach to College–wide strategic planning, student advising, internationalization, and faculty hiring.
Focusing primarily on business-related studies, Wuhan’s student population has steadily increased since the university first opened in 2002.