This project examines current initiatives and future strategic trends world-class universities focus on in supporting the professional development of their faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Multiple publications have already resulted from this study (Jacob et al. 2014, 2015, 2018), with others currently under review.
Jacob, W. James; Xiong, Weiyan; & Ye, Huiyuan. 2014. Establishing a Standard for Academic Excellence: Professional Development Programs at Four World-Class Universities. Peking University Education Review, 12(2): 27-46.
Jacob, W. James; Xiong, Weiyan; Ye, Huiyuan; Wang, Shuo; & Wang, Xueshuang. 2018. Strategic Best Practices of Flagship University Professional Development Centers. Professional Development in Education. DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2018.1543722.