Building Ongoing Faculty Learning Community Across Continents

Wednesday, February 20 | 10:00AM–10:45AM PT | Pacific Promenade - Poster17
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
In preparing for the launch of the inaugural highly interdisciplinary, cross-cultural Duke Kunshan University (DKU) undergraduate degree in 2018 in China, Duke University and DKU formed a faculty Learning Innovation Fellowship program. The program's team worked with fellows, the first cohort of 23 newly hired faculty from around the world. We will share the program design, the identified challenges, and strategies on how to make the initial hybrid, across-continents fellowship program successful and how to expand the fellowship into an ongoing faculty learning community integrated into the entire DKU faculty beyond the undergraduate degree program's launch.

Outcomes: Identify the strategies to foster remote faculty development model * Explain the best practices of bridging between Duke University in the US and DKU in China * Apply 3 ways of maintaining ongoing faculty learning community possibly to other higher ed institutions


  • Haiyan Zhou

    Associate Dir, Center for Teaching and Learning, DKU, Duke University