GAPUC Conference Sunday Events and Presentations

By Sue Gettlin | May 29, 2011

Sunday, May 29: Conference proceeding began at 8 a.m. with four concurrent group session and was held at the hotel. During the first half of the morning session, overseas attendees participate in the Group One session. Highlights included a presentation on the challenges of higher education in the Phillipines by Fr. Roderick Salazar and a roundtable discussion of the benefits of study abroad for students both American and foreign.

Attendees were invited to join other groups during the later half of the morning session. Elizabeth Moy, Leanne Owen, Nicolette Christensen and Ryan Glowaz were invited to join Group 4, whose members included university chairmen, presidents and directors. Moy and Glowaz were asked to give a brief summary of their Saturday afternoon presentations and answer questions from the group.

After lunch, the conference moved back to Xi’an International University. Six presentations were made by Chinese attendees.

During the Closing Ceremony, summaries of the morning group sessions were given. A summary of the conference was presented by Profession Yan Fengqiao, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Education, Peking University.

Dr. Steve O. Michael, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Arcadia University, thanked the sponsoring institutions, the local and national leader who came to support the conference and the staff members who assisted witht the conference. He then discussed the future direction of GAPUC and the 2012 Conference. Lastly, he called for the formation of a Task Force to establish GAPUC as a legal entity; plan the 2012 conference; and to undertake activities to ensure that the spirit and vision of GAPUC 2011 conference are realized.

The Conference closed with remarks and an expression of gratitude from Professor Du Ruiqing, Vice President of XAIU.

Conference attendees were then treated to a tour of the XAIU campus which included the Business building and the Library, followed by a festive closing dinner at the Heyuan Hotel Restaurant on XAIU’s campus. View slideshow.