Process

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The 100-100 Plan process, from the perspective of our Chinese partners,   is a four year plan where together with GATE they seek to make major changes to not only a few selected programs, but also the entire school.

The process begins with an investigation into the school and surrounding region by GATE.  This investigation looks to identify the main industries, employers, and needs of the region so that any changes made to the school are in support of what is needed.
The process begins with an investigation into the school and surrounding region by GATE.  This investigation looks to identify the main industries, employers, and needs of the region so that any changes made to the school are in support of what is needed.

After GATE conducts its initial investigation, the next step is to create an analysis team.  This team consists of GATE’s own staff, a US expert from the relevant major, and a Chinese expert from the relevant major.Together the group visits the partner Chinese university for about a week.  During this week, interviews will be conducted with all levels of people associated with the school, including the president, dean of the relevant programs school, faculty, students, alumni, and local companies. The group will also assess the school’s facilities and current curriculum plans.  After completion of this visit, the group will work together to perform a GAP analysis of the school,identifying key areas where the school needs to improve.  The visiting group will create a final plan for the University to follow.

Part of said plan is a selection of 10 courses that the expert group feels are most important for the partner university to change within a given academic program.  GATE will work with US professors in creating 10 new courses to replace their equivalents in the current course plan of the Chinese school.  These created courses will include everything needed for an instructor to teach, including weekly lesson plans, a syllabus, textbook lists, relevant PowerPoints, etc.  With the help of GATE and the experts, the courses will be localized and the professors at the partner university will be trained in how to administer the courses in a way that would be found in any four year US institution. 

Throughout the four years of the process, GATE will work with the partner universities to ensure that high standards are being kept and that any issues are worked out.  GATE will organize training events for three levels of the universities members; faculty, deans, and the president.  The training will target the key objectives for each level and will be administered in a number of ways, including workshops, online training, and face to face visits by GATE approved experts.

GATE will also assist the partner Chinese universities in finding US partners to cooperate with.  These collaborations will include opportunities for the Chinese partner school students to go abroad and study through 2+2, 3+1+1, or 4+1 programs.  There will also be the promotion of summer and winter holiday short exchange programs, with students and professors from both sides visiting their counterparts.  

The US side of the 100-100 Plan is much simpler.  The expectations of cooperation from each US University are specific to whatever they are willing to contribute.  Some will work with the Chinese side on student exchange programs while others will contribute resources in the form of curriculums or training plans.  GATE has no minimum requirements of the US side and instead welcomes any and all involvement a US University can give.