Since 2008, a delegation from the Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics has come to The University of Toledo to learn about business management — but this year will be different.
This year the delegation has requested workshops that focus on higher education management. When the group comes to the University Sunday, July 14, delegation members will receive just that from UT faculty and staff.
“The model we are creating for this delegation visit is one we hope can be replicated with other delegation visits to UT in the future,” said Dr. Ron Opp, UT associate professor of educational leadership and the doctoral program coordinator in higher education, who is coordinating the educational component.
Dr. Aige Guo, the director of the UT Confucius Institute, is coordinating the logistics for this visit.
The group’s 11-day educational and cultural tour will not only include a stop at UT, but also at two very different institutions in the region: Lourdes University, which is a small, private Catholic institution, and Owens Community College, which is an urban community college.
During their visit, the Chinese faculty and administrators will stay in the International House on UT’s Main Campus. When they are not touring area colleges and learning about UT educational policies, they will check out northwest Ohio to get a cultural perspective of the area.
This trip and workshop is jointly funded by the Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics and the Ministry of Education of China.