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Hong Kong representatives visit Oxford College

A group of international visitors from Hong Kong Baptist University recently visited the Oxford College campus.

A group of international visitors from Hong Kong Baptist University recently visited the Oxford College campus.

OXFORD – A group of international visitors recently visited the Oxford College campus.

Representatives from Hong Kong Baptist University were interested in observing Oxford’s unique model of undergraduate education, so they came to see it firsthand.

HKBU is a partner with Emory University’s Halle Institute, offering study abroad for journalism and film and media studies and faculty exchanges with the Emory College department of chemistry. They have also worked closely with the Carter Center. Dean for Academic Affairs Ken Anderson welcomed the group to Oxford College for an extensive tour and meetings with representatives from faculty, information technology and campus life. They also toured Oxford’s new library and academic commons.

Anderson wanted to have the opportunity to reciprocate HKBU’s hospitality. In June 2011 Anderson; Karen Martucci, assistant dean for academic services; and Stacy Bell, senior lecturer in English, were members of the Halle Institute’s faculty study trip to China, which included observation at HKBU. Jeff Galle, associate professor of humanities and director of the Center for Academic Excellence, met with the group. He said the meeting was mutually beneficial.

“The members of the delegation expressed a desire to learn more about pedagogy and the assessment of learning outcomes,” Galle said. “[We] extend an invitation to his faculty to apply to our Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts 2014. The focus of our faculty on teaching and learning in a research setting indicates to me that other institutions will call upon our expertise with increasing frequency.”