GAUC Conference Second Day Features Presentations By Michael and Moy
By Sue Gettlin
The second day of the Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges Conference at Voronezh State University in Voronezh, Russia, featured presentations by Dr. Steve Michael, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Elizabeth Moy, Executive Director of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education (SEPCHE). View slideshow.
Michael presented on behalf of Dr. Nicolette Christensen, who was unable to attend the conference. He spoke on the prospects and challenges of study abroad. He gave an overview of Arcadia’s College of Global Studies, including a description of the first study abroad experience in 1948. He detailed the benefits of study abroad for both student and the University, as well as areas of concern.
Moy’s presentation was titled “The Art of Leveraging Resources: The Role of SEPCHE in Enhancing Institutional Outcomes.” Moy provided an explanation of SEPCHE’s structure and purpose. She then facilitated a panel discussion with Michael and Dr. Leanne Owen, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of Criminal Justice at Holy Family University in Philadelphia.
Presentations were also made by Owen; Dr. Andy Pusca, Provost, Danubius University, Romania; and Du Ruiqing, Vice-President for International Programs, and Wang Guan, Vice-President for Faculty Development and Research, both from Xi’an International University, Xi’an, China. Presentations were also made by Russian delegates.
Delegates enjoyed a tour the city of Voronezh on Thursday evening. In additional to seeing the sights of the city, they visited 2 Greek Orthodox churches–one from the 1700s and one completed this past year, and toured a memorial to the 200,00 Russian soldiers lost in the Battle of Voronezh in 1942.