|Date||21 April 2016 (Thursday)|
|Time||6:30 - 8:30pm|
|Venue||Eminence Galaxy – Alumni Function Room, 11/F, Academic 3, CityU|
Dr. CHENG David X. 程星博士
Vice President (Global Services),
City University of Hong Kong
The modern research university, with its unparalleled creativity, is probably one of the greatest gifts dedicated to humanity by Americans in the twentieth century. Today, top universities in the U.S. are modeled after by their peers around the world aspiring to become the first-class. However, looked from the outside, American universities have often impressed admirers with their halo rather than substance. In this lecture I will try to present the great American university from the perspective of a researcher, administrator, and faculty member.
Widely known already are the ideas of American universities, including academic freedom, liberal education, social services, and multiculturalism, but few have had the opportunity to experience and examine the management system that ultimately implements these noble ideas. I will describe and analyze operational aspects of American universities, e.g., curriculum design, admissions, student affairs, assessment, and accreditation.