Two weeks of workshops and information sessions wrapped up today for eleven deans visiting UNH from our sister university in China, Chengdu University.
The College of Liberal Arts and the Confucius Institute at UNH hosted the deans and arranged sessions aimed at explaining how an American institution of higher education operates. The deans learned about academic standards and degree programs, faculty development, finance and budget, academic advising and support, the research library, curriculum development, co-curricular academic programs, and the research university.
President Huddleston and Provost Aber welcomed the deans. UNH deans from across the University as well other UNH administrators and staff presented the sessions.
This is the second time that UNH has hosted deans from Chengdu University for training; the first cadre visited in 2010.
The Chengdu deans tried to fit in as much sight-seeing and fun as they could while they were here, including a trip through the White Mountains. They traveled to Boston where they visited Harvard and MIT and toured Chinatown. They spent time in Portland, Kennebunkport, and at the Kittery Outlet malls. A favorite eating establishment was the Great Buffet II Chinese restaurant in Newington.