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Toward Success of Collaborative Program In School of Engineering Between the US and China

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2016 ASEE International Forum

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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Concurrent Paper Tracks Session I Study Abroad Programs

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International Forum

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14

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Jeongkyu Lee University of Bridgeport

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Dr. Jeongkyu Lee is currently associate professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Bridgeport. He received Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006. Before he pursued his doctorate, he worked as a database administrator for seven years with companies including Hana Bank and IBM Korea. His primary research area is in the multimedia database management system and analysis. Research interests include graph-based multimedia data modeling, indexing structure, big data system/analysis, social media data mining, and user profiling.

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Sarosh H Patel University of Bridgeport

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Brian Lim University of Bridgeport

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Dean of International Program Initiatives and Special Assistant to the President at the University of Bridgeport.

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Roger Dianlei Geng PhD Wuhan University of Science and Technology

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Education:
2008-2015 PhD: Shanghai International Studies University
Work:
2010-Present
Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Director, Office of International Relations/Dean, International School
Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China

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Zhigang Jiang Wuhan University of Science and Technology

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Abstract

In 2013, the University of Bridgeport (UB) in the United States (U.S.) and the Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST) in People’s Republic of China (China) agreed on an undergraduate collaborative program in electrical engineering. Students admitted by Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at WUST will study in China for 2 years, then students can be transferred to the same program at UB in the U.S. for the remaining academic requirements at UB. Upon the completion of all graduation requirements at UB, students will receive a Bachelor of Science in EE from UB. Students who complete all four years at WUST or transfer to UB after two years, will be granted a Certificate of Graduation and a Bachelor’s degree from WUST after satisfactorily completing of the program requirements. There are several important characteristics of the program between UB and WUST: (1) the program focuses on a specific academic program, so both universities design the program that fits students at WUST: (2) a collaborative program by transferring the credits earned at the other institution: and (3) UB professors visit WUST to teach courses, while WUST faculty members from China visit UB for professional developments as visiting scholars. As a result of the program, eight WUST students have transferred to UB at the junior level in Fall 2015, and about twenty students are expected to transfer to UB in Fall 2016. In this paper, we discuss the details of the program, and characteristics of it. We also present the results of a students and faculty survey conducted to evaluate the expectations and outcomes of the collaborative program.

Lee, J., & Patel, S. H., & Lim, B., & Geng, R. D., & Jiang, Z. (2016, June), Toward Success of Collaborative Program In School of Engineering Between the US and China Paper presented at 2016 ASEE International Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana. https://peer.asee.org/27269

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