ZJNU participants around the Jayhawk statue at the Kansas Union

KU-ZJNU Faculty Development Program

The University of Kansas is pleased host a six-month intensive faculty development program and English language immersion experience for mid-career and senior faculty from Zhejiang Normal University. The program is designed and administered by KU with the assistance of Washburn University. Through both structured, guided and self-guided program activities and through cultural programs and extra-curricular activities, the program will provide a variety of experiences and opportunities to (1) broaden their theoretical and practical foundations as teaching professors in their particular disciplines, and (2) strengthen their English language proficiency primarily in relation to their academic areas of expertise and secondarily in relation to their general facility in the language.  Lectures, seminars, classroom observations, facilitated discussions, readings, and capstone projects will broaden participant awareness of contemporary western approaches to university level instruction in the disciplines and build knowledge of contemporary instructional strategies grounded in recent research related to effective teaching.

Contact Information

The office is open from 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. You may call the office to contact ISP staff during those hours. During the evenings or weekends, if you need to speak with someone from the ISP, you should call 785-521-5944

ISP Office phone:  785-864-6161

Emergency phone:  785-521-5944

Erin Greer Smith


Office: 785-864-1557

Geri Lamer


Office: 785-864-1321

Elizabeth Gould


Office: 785-864-8288

Riki Suess


Office: 785-864-5018