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Faculty Teach in China -- UK Education Week at Jilin University

To strengthen collaborative teaching and research between UK and Chinese universities, UK Office of China Initiatives (OCI) sends selected UK faculty to Jilin University to teach in the UK Education Week at Jilin University for 3 weeks between May-June

Selection Process

Ten UK faculty will be selected to teach in this program. Specifics are listed below: 

  1. Eligibility:  UK faculty in various disciplines   
  2. Location to Teach in China: Jilin University, Changchun, China  
  3. Teaching Responsibility:    
    • Length: Three weeks: Approx. Mid-May to early June, every year 
      • Teach 4 class hours twice each week for three weeks 
      • Give a presentation on research in the field  
      • Participate in the activities provided by the department and university 
      • Work with a JLU faculty to develop a collaborative research plan 
    • Teaching hours:  12 lectures (1 credit)  
    • Time of the year: Early summer 
    • See sample calendar  

Subjects: General Education courses for mainly freshman and second year students (Entrepreneurship & Innovation Courses enjoy top priority).

Suggested courses Include but not limited to the following areas:  

  • Literature and Arts: Cultivate the humanistic and artistic quality of students by reading classic literature and by appreciation of artistic work. 
  • History and Culture: Understand the origin of human civilization and development; Think about the human phenomena and civilization to cultivate analysis skill and global perspective. 
  • Philosophy and Wisdom: Foster independent and critical thinking, reasoning ability    
    and appropriate values. 
  • Language and Communication: Study communication skills, expand  
    interpersonal relationship and improve organization skills.  
  • Citizen and Society: Cultivate citizen awareness and qualities of leaders. 
  • Market economy and strategic management: Understand the relationship between   
    economy, management, and people’s lifestyle to adapt to the modern society 
  • Globalization and social development: Analyze the economic and social   
    phenomenon to understand the economic and financial policy and to adapt to the    
    diversified society. 
  • Natural evolution and life care: Understand the natural evolution and biology    
    evolution, explore the meaning of life and care for life. 
  • Technological progress and human development: Understand the motive of human   
    development and have the spirit of exploration. 
  • Technological innovation and scientific method: Explore the development and   
    influence of the natural science, life science, and engineering science. Study the  
    methods of knowledge organization, analysis and discovery of the world. 
  • Entrepreneur and innovation: Examine the process by which innovations can  
    be achieved, and understand how environmental and sustainability innovations can  
    be successfully integrated into business strategy.  
  • Other subjects not mentioned above.  

Language: All courses should be taught in English  

Compensation: Jilin University will cover the following:

  • International Round-trip tickets (Economy coach class, not exceeding $2000.00.         
    Flight route should be from US city to Beijing to Changchun and Changchun to  
    Beijing to US departure city. Faculty are to cover their own expenses if the travel  
    route is different from US City-Beijing-Changchun).  
  • Three weeks (including weekends) accommodation in Changchun  
  • Teaching stipend: $1200.00 (could be more if extra work is requested by JLU)  

Application Process

  • Please submit your application packet to: Kathryn T. Bliss at k.todd@uky.edu

  • Application form

  • Dean’s recommendation form 

  • Resume  

  • Course Syllabus  

  • UK OCI will work with Jilin University to determine acceptance 

  • UK OCI will notify candidates by TBD  

  • Application deadline: TBD  

Passport & Visa

  • A valid passport is needed for this trip. The passport must be valid at least 6 months at the conclusion of the trip, which means, the passport must be valid until December 2018.  
  • UK OCI will handle the visa application for successful faculty candidates. Faculty are responsible for paying the visa application fee of $333.50.  (Visa application fee is subject to change depending on the actual cost).  

Health & Safety

  • Successful candidates need to purchase their own international traveling insurance. 
  • For questions, please contact Huajing Maske at Huajing.maske@uky.edu 
Check out the 2017 UK Education Week @JLU Video

Faculty Teach in China Program at Qingdao Technological University

UK Office of China Initiatives (OCI) sends three UK Faculty to Qingdao Technological University to train young faculty for three weeks in July.

Three UK faculty will be selected to teach in this program. Specifics are listed below:

  1. Eligibility:  UK faculty (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors) in various disciplines   

  1. Location to Teach in China: Qingdao Technological University in Qingdao, China  

  1. Teaching:    

    • Length: Three weeks: July every year 

    • Teaching Responsibilities:

      • 10 class hours plus 2 office hours per week, per course 

      • QTech will work with UK faculty to organize several seminars to discuss social and cultural studies, academic research as well as global education and communication (about 12 seminar hours in total). These seminars  include, but are not limited to, the following topics:  

        • American Higher Education 

        • Development of American Colleges and Universities 

        • American Society and Culture 

        • Global Education and Communication 

      • UK faculty must submit a curriculum package that includes readings, class session descriptions and assignments. All these materials must be sent to Kathryn T. Bliss at k.todd@uky.edu one month prior to the start of the program.    

  2. Course Participants: Full-time faculty from various schools of QTech 

Program Objectives: To enhance QTech faculty members' professional English teaching skills and knowledge of teaching methods

Suggested courses Include but not limited to the following areas:  

  • Teaching Methodology Seminar: This course introduces pedagogy related to the teaching of all disciplines in English. It offers teaching methods and strategies, and gives participants opportunities to put into practice the concepts they’ve learned. In addition, the instructor will present authentic materials from various fields, such as engineering and the humanities, for participant analysis. Participants will engage in discussions with the instructor on how to make discipline-related texts approachable to nonnative speakers. Each participant will have the chance to present on the lessons they’ve learned from the course.  
  • English Listening and Speaking: This course aims to improve participants’ oral English communication skills, based on task-based, student-oriented methodologies. Participants will also work to improve their classroom communication and presentation skills.  
  • Advanced English Reading and Writing: This course aims to review English reading and writing techniques to help participants develop their skills in both areas. Instructors will assign homework based on reading materials. Participants will also complete writing assignments on specific topics covered in the course, such as research abstracts, literary works, academic papers, research proposals and reports, research project development reports, and term papers, among others. Conference keynote speeches and academic journal articles will also be assigned as course readings.  

            Language: All courses should be taught in English  

Compensation

QTech will cover the following:  

  • International round-trip tickets (economy class, not exceeding ¥15,000.00/approx. $2,340.00) 
  • Accommodation for 23 days in QTech's Xueyuan Hotel 
  • Teaching stipend: ¥12,815.00 in total (before tax, approx. $2,000.00) 
  • Meal allowance: ¥150.00 per day (approx. $23.40 per day, 21 days) 
  • Two Chinese cultural tours 
  • Office space and equipment provided, including computers, printers, etc. 

Compensation method:

  • International round trip airfare will be reimbursed after course is completed at the end of the first week.  
  • Stipend and allowance will be paid during the second week.  

Application Process

  1. Fill out the Application Form
  2. Submit Resume 
  3.  Submit Course Syllabus 
  4. UK Faculty Applicant's Dean to submit Recommendation Form to Kathryn T. Bliss (email address below) 
  5. UK OCI will work with QTech to determine acceptance 
  6. UK OCI will notify candidates of results by a date TBD 
  7. Please submit your application packet to Kathryn T. Bliss at k.todd@uky.edu 

Passport & Visa

  • A valid passport is needed for this trip. The passport must be valid at least 6 months at the conclusion of the trip, which means, the passport must be valid until January 2019.  
  • UK OCI will handle the visa application for successful faculty candidates. Faculty are responsible for paying the visa application fee of $333.50. (Visa application fee is subject to change depending on the actual cost). 

Health & Safety

  • Successful candidates need to purchase their own international traveling insurance. 
  • For questions, please contact Huajing Maske at Huajing.maske@uky.edu 
Get a glimpse of past participants’ experiences in this program here.