The Office of International Initiatives is pleased to announce the recipients of two inaugural Virtual Exchange (VE) Faculty Fellowships. Congratulations to Hongmei Zhang, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, and Yali Zhao, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, College of Education & Human Development. Zhang will focus on assessment and research by implementing surveys and assessment instruments to measure the impact of VE on student learning outcomes, such as intercultural competency, digital literacy and academic success. Zhao will focus on outreach, training and sustainability by working with colleges and departments to recruit faculty to implement a VE modality.
Fellows will collaborate with Georgia State units, such as Institutional Research, to conduct retrospective and current analysis of VE’s impact on student success. They will also work with CETLOE, Faculty Affairs and departments to introduce VE to new and current faculty and develop standardized VE pedagogy. To learn more about this initiative, please visit the Virtual Exchange Initiative at Georgia State University.
The Office of International Initiatives builds interdisciplinary synergies and expands global opportunities where faculty, staff, students and our Atlanta-area colleagues can collaborate, innovate and form engaged partnerships with far-reaching impact.