UISFL 2016-2019 Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese Language and Culture Studies: Integrating Faculty and Curriculum Development Hosted by Asian Studies Development Program
EnhancingUndergraduateChineseLanguage and Culture Studies: Integrating Faculty and Curriculum Development UIS
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The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) is a joint initiative of the East-West Center and the University of Hawaiʻi .
Since 1991, ASDP has contributed significantly to the expansion of
undergraduate Asian studies instruction and the establishment of
certificate, minor and major degree programs in Asian studies at 2-year
and 4-year colleges and universities that focus on teaching rather than
research. The ASDP mission has been to provide teaching faculty with
resources for infusing critically-framed and competently-delivered Asian
studies content into undergraduate humanities and social sciences
courses, and to provide ongoing support for institutionally-relevant
Asian studies program development.
over twenty years of experience, ASDP has developed a highly effective
model of faculty and curriculum development through content-focused
programs that bring together nationally and internationally recognized
Asia scholars and exemplary undergraduate teachers in
multi-disciplinary, seminar-like communities of inquiry. Since its
inception, ASDP has hosted 54 residential institutes in Hawai’i (multi-week) since 1991, 25 field seminars in East and Southeast Asia (2 to 3
weeks) since 1993, and 133 workshops and conferences (2 to 3 days) since 1995, attended by
more than 4,000 college and university professors and administrators
across the country. Seventeen colleges and universities across the U.S.
have been designated ASDP Regional Centers, and have assumed mentoring
roles for other schools in their geographical region that are committed
to infusing Asian content into the undergraduate core curriculum.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do
not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Education, Asian Studies Development Program,
East-West Center, or University of Hawai‘i.