The Shandong University Faculty Development Program introduces visiting faculty members from Shandong University to new teaching and learning methodologies and contemplative pedagogy concepts. It also introduces them to intellectual properties, research policies, research compliance and integrity, and research publication and commercialization as they are applied in U.S. higher-education institutions.

Participants build professional networks with Virginia Tech faculty, take part in leadership and effective communication workshops, enhance their professional and academic English skills, and learn about American people and culture.

Trustees Without Borders

Listen as Andy Morikawa, executive director emeritus of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, talks with the visiting Shandong faculty about their time at Virginia Tech.


Final project 

Farewell celebration