Professional Development for Higher Education

Building the capacity of tomorrow’s college and university leaders

We offer programs that suit the needs of your administrative and academic professionals — whether they are new faculty members just getting started or seasoned professionals who want to strengthen their skills. At the same time, we help deepen partnerships between Virginia Tech and other universities by promoting collaboration and networking. 

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  • Explore cutting-edge teaching and research methodologies. 
  • Learn about American standards and guidelines for research, touching on such topics as ethics, guidelines for authorship, copyright, patenting policies, data sharing policies, and confidentiality rules in peer review.
  • Interact with Virginia Tech faculty to build network and peer collaborations. 
  • Gain knowledge of the U.S. higher education system and, particularly, of the American research university.
  • Enhance skills in team building, critical thinking, and decision-making.
  • Master strategies to successfully manage faculty, curriculum, and program development.

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Recent partners

Examples of a few recent initiatives and partners:

Faculty development

  • American Association for Engineering
  • Saudi Electronic University
  • Shandong University, China
  • Ecole Superieure d’Infotronique d’Haiti (ESIH)
  • Iraqi Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Leadership

  • Turkish Ministry of Interior
  • Saudi Electronic University
  • Fulbright Commission in Argentina

Expertise/consulting

  • Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Iraqi Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Secondary teacher training

  • U.S. Embassy, Pakistan
  • Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Malaysia
  • Saudi Ministry of Higher Education