Written by Ed Osborn
Willimantic, CT - Elizabeth Scott, professor of business administration at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been chosen to participate with other postsecondary educators in a month-long Fulbright-Hays Seminar this coming summer. Scott will travel to China for the month of July to take part in "History, Culture and Economic Development in China" along with approximately 15 other college professors, administrators and curriculum resource specialists.
"I am pleased and excited to have been selected for this program," said Scott. "I am looking forward to visiting China to learn about its culture and social institutions. I hope to use my experiences to create a course on Chinese Business Ethics at Eastern."
Scott's trip to China is one of eight Fulbright-Hays seminars sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education this year; the other destination for postsecondary educators is the United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Kuwait.
"Being selected to participate in this international program is a significant honor for Professor Scott and Eastern Connecticut State University," said Eastern President Elsa Núñez. "The Fulbright-Hays Seminar program is highly competitive and her participation will support her research and scholarly work during her upcoming sabbatical. We look forward to Professor Scott sharing her experiences with the campus community when she returns."
As China continues to transform into a worldwide economic power, U.S. educators are seeking to understand the world's most populated country so that they can share that knowledge with their students. The seminar will examine China's history, culture, society and rapid economic growth. Lectures during the four-week seminar will provide opportunities to understand better both the country's fascinating past as well as its current social, economic and political challenges. Visits to Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and other locations will offer both historical and contemporary perspectives.
The National Committee on United States-China Relations and the China Education Association for International Exchange are administering the seminar on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.