3 Qs with Prof. Dayle Smith 答三問︰Dayle Smith 教授專訪

– Published in On Campus (A newsletter for HKBU Staff) Issue 56 in May 2011-

答三問專訪,刊登於浸大內部通訊刊「浸大校園」第56期 (2011年5月)。

What is your role as Visiting Fulbright Scholar at HKBU?

I am affiliated with the School of Business as a Professor of Management and working with the General Education (GE) Office as HKBU prepares for the 3-3-4 reform. As a member of the GE Fulbright Team, I also collaborate with other visiting Fulbright scholars at the seven UGC institutions in developing GE programmes, conducting faculty development workshops, sharing resources and expertise across our host institutions and working on initiatives that create and sustain the development of a liberal education environment.

作為富布賴特訪問學者,你在浸大擔任什麼角色?

我屬於工商管理學院管理學系,主要工作是與通識教育處一同為浸大作好迎接新學制的準備。作為通識教育的富布賴特學者團隊成員,我亦與其他七大資助院校的富布賴特訪問學者合作,發展通識教育課程,主持教學人員發展工作坊,並與所屬院校分享資源和專業知識,以及開展有助營造和延續通識教育環境的計劃。

 

How are you helping HKBU prepare its GE curriculum?

I work closely with Professor Hoshmand, the Director of GE, in developing and reviewing GE courses and helping colleagues see Outcome-Based Teaching and Learning as an opportunity to enhance the student experience. I will be conducting several workshops for faculty development and am happy to work one on one on how to make a GE course truly distinctive, inspiring and a bridge for students in their chosen fields.

你會怎樣替浸大準備通識教育的課程?

我會與通識教育處總監Hoshmand教授緊密合作,發展及檢討各個通識教育課程,並協助同事了解如何利用「果效為本教學」強化學生的學習經驗。我會主持數個教學人員的工作坊,其中一個是如何設計真正具有特色、富啟發性、並能導引同學學習選修學科的通識課程。

 

What have you enjoyed most about teaching and living in Hong Kong?

My husband (a visiting professor at HKUST), 15-year-old daughter and I are enjoying our “study abroad” year tremendously. The best part (besides the food!) has been meeting students and learning about their lives and aspirations. Also enjoyable has been the many friendships we have developed with our colleagues, who have introduced us to the culture and the community. Our family hopes to return to Hong Kong – it feels like our second home now. I especially enjoyed leading the Operation Santa Claus University Ambassador Program as well as working with my MBA students.

在香港教學和生活了好一段時間,你最喜歡什麼?

現於科大任訪問教授的外子、十五歲的女兒和我都十分享受這段「離家修學」的日子,美食以外,最教我興奮的是與同學談天說地,聽他們談生活、說理想。我們也與許多同事成為好友,他們讓我們認識到香港的許多特色和本地文化,現在香港儼如我的第二個家,希望以後有機會重臨。工作方面,帶領同學參加「愛心聖誕大行動」和指導工商管理碩士生都令我樂在其中。