Lingnan joins Global Liberal Arts Alliance Leadership meeting
Issue No. 77 Mar 2018
President Leonard K Cheng, and Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President represented Lingnan University to attend the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) Leadership meeting held at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco from 4 to 6 March.
Under the theme “Engaging Liberal Learning Through Global Partnerships”, over 40 heads and chief academic officers from 30 alliance members across different continents got together to discuss the strategic directions of the Alliance. They addressed common issues that liberal arts institutions from different parts of the world confront in their quest to operate effectively and to prepare students to be engaged and contributing citizens, and build upon the successes of the Alliance programmes through the development of bilateral and multilateral partnerships that meet the strategic programme priorities of each institution.
Lingnan University joined the GLAA in 2012. The Alliance, comprises 30 member institutions from different parts of the world, is a transnational partnership of American style liberal arts institutions with the goal of supporting excellence in liberal arts education. It is one of Lingnan’s initiatives in its Strategic Plan 2016-22 to enrich students’ international learning experience through collaboration with member institutions of GLAA. Moreover, the University aims to develop closer collaboration with GLAA members through engaging its faculty members in different alliance programmes such as the Global Course Connection Programme and the Global Alliance Institute in order to establish links between faculty members and the GLAA networks for professional development.