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「2019 臺-美國際事務主管/資深人員交流會」完滿落幕,雙邊合作挹注新活力


「2019臺-美國際事務主管/資深人員交流會」已於本年3月14日(四)舉行並完滿落幕。本會議假淡江大學臺北校園舉辦,由財團法人高等教育國際合作基金會及學術交流基金會(Fulbright, Taiwan)共同辦理,臺、美雙方共計有52人,32個單位參與。
傅爾布萊特國際教育主管團(The Fulbright International Education Administrators)為美國國務院傅爾布萊特計畫所發起的國際交流活動,旨在提供美國各級大學之國際教育教育主管,進行跨國交流、了解他國社會與文化,並藉由親自踩點,認識該國高等教育環境,亦建立有效人脈網絡。
本年度的國際教育主管團,今年在本會的協助安排下,於訪臺期間舉辦【臺-美國際事務主管/資深人員交流會】。美方參與單位包含:University of California-Davis、University of South Carolina、University of Texas at Austin、Windward Community College、Clark College、San Francisco State University、University of Wyoming、American Association of State Colleges and Universities。
本會陳執行長美芬於開幕致詞中表示,臺美之間,在各個領域長期以來都有著深厚的交流。就學術合作層面而言,自1996年以來,臺灣共有142所大學與美國643所大學簽訂超過2,348項學術協議,交流能量十分充沛。此外,自2018年開始,本會藉由美方國際教育主管團至臺灣參訪的機會,舉辦相關交流活動,不僅為雙方的大學建立交流平台,以相互學習,更透過豐富精緻的活動內容,面對面溝通,開啟更多未來的合作契機。
本次交流會議之進行方式採雙方代表先進行策略與經驗分享,之後再進行深入對談。交流討論的重點包含:

  • (一)臺美雙邊合作概況;
  • (二)國際學生留學臺灣動機;
  • (三)優秀青年來臺蹲點計畫(TEEP)簡介;
  • (四)國際學生照護支援;
  • (五)國際學生在臺留學心得分享;
  • (六)促進臺美學生移動力等。

美方代表之一的懷俄明大學(University of Wyoming)副校長Anthony Ogden長期從事高教國際交流工作,他在簡報中提到,儘管國際教育變化劇烈且迅速,但在追求國際化的同時,不應只專注於追求「數字」的成長。他建議若希望吸引美國學生前往就讀,相關的課程設計可強調以下重點:

  • (一)提升未來就職力;
  • (二)強調課程獨特性及特色;
  • (三)創新創業課程;
  • (四)整合性課程;
  • (五)重視學術潛力。

另外,Ogden也提到65%美籍學生出國留學參與的是8週以下的海外課程。而語言學習與文化體驗,已不再是美國學生在出國留學時會優先考慮的第一要素。
本次交流活動的最高潮為Speed Dating活動,雙方學校分組進行意見交流及學校介紹,現場氣氛熱烈,代表們無不把握有限時間進行最積極有效的意見交流。我們期待透過本次交流會,能加深美方參與學人對臺灣教育體系的理解,亦促成人脈網路的建立,有利後續雙邊交流與學生移動。
本交流會活動相片網址如下,歡迎點擊瀏覽:https://bit.ly/2Ynf1PY
 

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「國際學生留學臺灣動機」:財團法人高等教育國際合作基金會品牌行銷總監洪志衛

 
「優秀青年來臺蹲點計畫(TEEP)簡介」:教育部國際及兩岸教育司研究員吳亞君博士

 
「TEEP:Cross-cultural experiencing &TEFL internship in the cultural capital of Taiwan」:南台科技大學人文社會學院院長黃大夫

 
「國際學生照護支援」:國立臺灣大學國際教育總監王湜吟

 
「在臺國際學生留學心得分享」:國立臺灣大學國際農經碩士學位學程 Graham Ayres

 
「在臺國際學生留學心得分享」:國立政治大學國際研究英語碩士學位學程 Taili Ni

 
「促進臺美學生移動力」:德州大學奧斯汀分校計畫專員 Thuy Nguyen

 
「促進臺美學生移動力」:懷俄明大學副校長Anthony Ogden

 
「促進臺美學生移動力」:美國州立大學協會經理 李蘇菲

 
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The "2019 Taiwan-US International Education Administrators/Senior Staff Networking Event " was held on March 14 on the Taipei campus of Tamkang University. The event was jointly organized by the Foundation for Higher Education International Cooperation and the Fulbright, Taiwan. There were 52 attendees from Taiwan and the United States with 32 participating universities.

The Fulbright International Education Administrators is an international exchange program initiated by the US Department of State's Fulbright Program to provide international education  administrators and education directors at all levels of the US the opportunities of on-site visits and learn about the internationalization of other countries. By personally stepping on the ground to understand the country's higher education environment, the participants will get the chance to establish an effective network of contacts with local higher education institutions.

The participating universities from the States include: University of California-Davis, University of South Carolina, University of Texas at Austin, Windward Community College, Clark College, San Francisco State University, University of Wyoming, and American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

In her opening speech, Professor Mei-fen Chen, the CEO of FICHET, stated that there has been a long-standing exchange between Taiwan and the United States in various fields. As far as academic cooperation is concerned, since 1996, 142 universities in Taiwan have signed more than 2,348 academic agreements with 643 universities in the United States, and the exchange is very energetic and abundant. In addition, since 2018, FICHET has held the relevant exchange activities through the opportunity of the US International Education Executive to visit Taiwan, not only to establish a communication platform for the universities of both sides, to learn from each other, but also to face each other through rich and exquisite activities in the hope of opening up more opportunities for future cooperation.

The way in which the exchange meeting is conducted is to share the strategy and experience with the representatives of both parties, and then conduct in-depth discussions. The topics of the exchange discussions included:

  • (1) Overview of bilateral cooperation between Taiwan and the United States;
  • (2) International students’ motivation to study in Taiwan;
  • (3) Introduction to the TEEP program;
  • (4) International Student Support System;
  • (5) International students sharing their experiences in Taiwan;
  • (6) Promoting the mobility of students from Taiwan and the United States.

 

 

 

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傅慧雯 kiara@fichet.org.tw