Attending the signing were from left: Front row -- Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education; Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs; Wei Sian Chen; Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University; and Dr. Hong-Chu Chen, president of Tainan University of Technology; Jau-Jang Lu, professor at Tainan University of Technology; middle row—Dr. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music; Dr. Sandra Kroh, director of English as a Second Language Institute; Elaine Tan, graduate assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs; Dr. Tony Cunha, assistant professor of music/ associate dean; and Dr. DeWayne Frazier, associate vice president for academic affairs. Back row—John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president; Benji Kelly, vice president for development; Otto Tennant, vice president for finance and administration; Dr. William Budai, assistant professor of piano; and Bill Holmes, director of international education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C. McKinney)
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Campbellsville University and Tainan University of Technology in Tainan, Taiwan established a relationship of general academic cooperation in a ceremony recently at the Chowning Executive Dining Room of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center.
The purpose of this relationship is to enhance the capacity of both institutions to fulfill their academic missions and objectives. The two institutions, subject to the regulatory framework and availability of resources of both initiatives, may utilize faculty and student exchange for the purposes of delivering lectures, engaging in research and participating in joint projects in various subject areas.
There will also be mutual participation of faculty and students in conferences, symposia, study camps, performances and exhibitions sponsored by each institution.
The two universities will share research and published materials in disciplines and areas of interest to both institutions. They will participate in joint projects in research and curriculum development.
Dr. Hong-Chu Chen, president of Tainan
University off Technology, left, and Dr. Michael
V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University,
share the signed agreement. (Campbellsville
University Photo by Joan C. McKinney)
CU and Tainan University of Technology will have a student exchange or dual-degree programs.
“The School of Music is very excited about the possibilities of continued cooperation and future student and professor exchanges with Tainan University of Technology,” Dr. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music, said.
“Having the daughter of President Chen as a student here will also provide a stronger connection to TUT. In fact, more cooperation will be realized in March of 2011 with the invitation for me to re-visit TUT to conduct their symphonic band with the chair of their music department, Dr. Lun-Yun, as soloist in a selection and for another of our faculty to go as soloist with Dr. Yun as conductor.”
Gaddis said, “We value the educational partnerships with universities in Schools like Tainan University of Technology in Taiwan and other universities in Korea and Brazil.”
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.
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