Akron Law students experienced the view from the judges’ perspective at the Constitution Court of South Korea, the equivalent of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sarah Cravens and I met with Seiichi Matsuo, president of the University of Nagoya, and Professor Akira Fujimoto on July 26 to discuss our current, joint study abroad program and future possible collaborations involving our two universities.
Introducing Akron Law students to Asia
Along with Sarah Cravens, interim co-dean of the School of Law, I am leading and teaching in a two-country, three-city, four-week study abroad program in Asia this summer with 25 students from UA. (The center photo above is taken on the steps of Japan’s Supreme Court) Drawing upon my international experience, I put this experience together to help expand the horizons of our law students.
I felt it important to keep my commitment to these students and the furtherance of international education as the course was set up well before my appointment as interim president. Nevertheless, I’m in contact daily with campus via email and Skype. I have made several trips back to Akron during the program to attend to my new duties as interim president as well.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
In mid-July, I put out a call for your best thinking to help the University build on its traditions of excellence. I am particularly interested in your ideas around five areas:
- recruiting and retention strategies;
- revenue generating ideas;
- cost savings measures;
- shared governance enhancements; and
- communications improvement.
I am grateful for the useful ideas submitted already. We have team on campus evaulating the submissions. Add your voice:
MESSAGES AND MORE
► Read Moving Forward, my first message to campus that describes our five priorities and how you can help.
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