As part of an ongoing commitment to engage in teaching, research and outreach programs that positively impact Rollins’ internationalization efforts in China, Rollins recently hosted the Association of Colleges of the South’s (ACS) Third Chinese Studies Faculty Conference.
The ACS has been collaborating on China/Asia area studies for a number of years now with Rollins taking a leadership role in this group in recent years, hosting two of their meetings – the first held in April 2010 and the second held October 15-16, 2010.
Historically, participation by faculty and students at this conference has been high and, this year more than a dozen faculty and students attended, many of whom also served as panel chairs and discussants.
Positive feedback about the conference and the wealth of information and collaborative opportunities it provided was extremely positive. “I really enjoyed the session discussing the ways that other colleges and universities have developed China- and Asian-related programs,” said Assistant Professor of Economics Tonia Warnecke. “The programs are all unique and very interesting.”