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ABOUT GEC Instructors 

Passionate & Dedicated Instructors

In Asia, GEC is especially famous for its outstanding team of faculty. Currently, we are working with more than 300 professors, approximately 150 young scholars and researchers, and almost 500 Ph.D.s/Ph.D. candidates who live, study, and teach from all around the world. 

At GEC, our faculty are the mainstay. They encompass a close-knit group of highly-skilled, passionate, and professional researchers and educators.

Combining their skills with the professional service provided by GEC, our students are guaranteed memorable and productive research and learning experience! 

If you are interested in working with GEC and teaching GEC students, please feel free to contact us using the contact form. We are also very happy to connect you with senior GEC faculty to answer your questions.

Our Teaching Team

All GEC programs are taught by a team working closely together. Different types of programs require different team compositions for effective teamwork and thereby high-quality programs for GEC students. For Online Research Seminar and Onsite Research Bootcamp, a typical team comprises (1) a professor, (2) a mentor, (3) (a) TA(s), and (4) a Program Coordinator. For Academic Writing Course, a typical team comprises: (1) an academic writing instructor, and (2) a Program Coordinator. As for Independent Project Qualification (IPQ), a typical team comprises: (1) a supervisor, (2) a subject expert, and (3) a Program Coordinator. More details of each teaching role can be found below.

Our Teaching Team
Teaching & Learning

Through the whole teaching team, including the Leading Instructor,  Teaching Fellow, and TA, students’ minds are developed. We hope all of our faculty share some common characteristics of effective teachers, including but not limited to a dedication to teaching, the ability to communicate effectively and clearly, enthusiasm for sharing knowledge, and the ability to bring out the best in students. As an academy with a great mission to provide students with opportunities to experience project-based learning, which can empower our students through systematic practical courses and programs, we rely on all the teaching members to make lasting, meaningful impressions on the students they teach.

Instructors have several methods of presentation, in other words, instruction methods, from which to choose. The nature of the subject matter and the course objectives typically determine the method of presentation. Therefore, there shouldn’t be one perfect method for every program. But we do suggest a combination of instruction methods that can help keep the class interesting and the students engaged. Studies have found that teaching by using a variety of methods, a teacher can accommodate to a wide range of learning styles than in using only one teaching method. Some common instruction methods observed in our classrooms are: Didactic-Direct teaching (typically in the form of a lecture or presentation), Modeling-Direct teaching (typically in the form of demonstration and practice), Managerial-Indirect or Interactive teaching (instructors act like an organizer to facilitate the interaction among students and between the students and the information and materials), and Dialogic-Indirect Interactive teaching (provoking ideas and thoughts through the Socratic technique of dialogue).

Student Evaluation

After extensive research and discussion, GEC has formulated an assessment process that should work for most programs, and which will provide a consistent, fair, and thorough evaluation for all students. 

  • Attendance and Participation include regular attendance for the leading professor’s sessions and Mentor Sessions, and office hours, and requires the students’ presence for the entire session.

  • (Weekly) Assignments include (weekly) written work, journals, reflections, problem sets, writing computer code, and any other regular “homework” assigned, usually on a weekly basis.

  • Research Projects - Every GEC program has a significant hands-on component where students work on research projects (either in groups or alone) closely related to the subject they are studying.

At GEC, we hold meetings and roundtables for all teachers on a regular basis, usually bi-monthly, which offer attendees a chance to expand research, network with colleagues, disseminate knowledge, and provide feedback and advice. We believe that Faculty meetings help to improve education by fostering a collaborative culture and improving teaching and learning. We also hold an annual meeting each year to deliver an oral report on the overall developments of GEC Academy in the past year, with an online LUCKY DRAW launching to show our appreciation. Following list some of the past faculty meeting topics we have covered in 2022:

  • Introduction of Academic Writing Training Course

  • New Faculty Orientation

  • Interdisciplinary Course Design and Teaching Method 

  • Introduction of Global Competence Development Course Project

Teaching & Learning
Faculty Newsletter

A Monthly Newsletter for GEC Faculty & Staff

The goal of the newsletter is to keep faculty and staff informed on important issues and developments, as well as to recognize achievements. Recurring segments include Featured Story, Faculty Work Gallery, Introducing New Face, Latest News of China Education, Amazing Work From GEC Students, and Program Overview.  Click HERE to follow us on Substack for the latest updates!

GEC 2022 November Newsletter (Download PDF)

GEC 2022 December Newsletter (Download PDF)

GEC 2022 In Review Newsletter (Download PDF)

Faculty Newsletter
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