Dr. Joseph Stetar, Ph.D., from the Higher Education division of the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy, in the College of Education and Human Services returned recently from a year-long sabbatical in Asia.
Dr. Stetar spent the Fall semester of 2012 at the Peking University (PKU) Graduate School of Education (GSE) where he served as a Visiting Professor. At the GSE he was able to collaborate with PKU colleagues and graduate students to conduct research on Chinese education policy regarding internationalization of the higher education sector with a focus on the elite “985” and “C9” universities.
His work with GSE colleagues included meetings with about 40 Beijing high school principals who provided valuable insights into the challenges facing and aspirations of Chinese educational leaders.
Dr. Stetar also spent a portion of the Fall semester as a Visiting Professor at the Assumption University (AU) Graduate School of Education (GSE) in Bangkok, Thailand. While at AU he delivered the keynote address at the AU GSE “5th International Education Conference” on December 14 and received a “Certificate of Achievement” from the president of Assumption University, Bancha Saenghiran, f.s.g., Ph.D.
For much of the Spring 2013 semester Dr. Stetar served as a Visiting Professor at the Institutes for Education Research at Beijing Institute of Technology and Harbin Institute of Technology. During this period he taught a graduate seminar and explored how Chinese Ministry of Education policy and incentives are shaping fund raising i.e., third stream income at elite Chinese universities.