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IACMR Teaching and Learning Conference

TLC@IACMR

What is “TLC@IACMR”?
TLC@IACMR is a strategic initiative in response to the growing demands for top quality management education in China and the associated teaching improvement needs of our members. TLC seeks to engage our members on the theory and practice of teaching, bridge the gap between teaching and research, and support their development as first class teachers and educators. While the TLC@IACMR 2016 is only a baby step, the ultimate goal of the TLC conference is to position IACMR as a leader in Chinese management education in addition to its current leadership role in Chinese management research.

For more information or if you have questions, please email the TLC organizers at TLC-IACMR@CEIBS.EDU

Where and When?

The TLC@IACMR Conference will be held in conjunction with the IACMR Biennial Meeting in Dragon Hotel, Hangzhou, China. TLC@IACMR takes place prior to the refereed scholarly program, in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Registration and Fee

Pre-registration is required for all TLC workshops. The cost to register for TLC@IACMR is RMB 200 (or USD$35.00). This is in addition to the registration fee of IACMR conference. The TLC@IACMR conference fee will include participation in the conference sessions, teaching resource materials provided by presenters, and a tea break.

What is the conference schedule?

1330-1400: Registration

1400-1700: Concurrent Workshops


Workshop 1: Becoming a Competent Teacher in Chinese Business Schools – Indigenous Characteristics, International Trends, and Productive Approaches

Organizer:

Professor Jia Lin Xie (谢家琳)
Magna Professor in Management;Professor of Organizational Behavior
Rotman School of Management

University of Toronto

Panelists:
Professor Runtian Jing (井润田)
Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Professor Jian Liang (梁建)
Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Professor Katherine Xin (忻榕)
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Length of the workshop: 3 hours

Target Participants: Lecturers or assistant professors, associate professors (no more than 5 years after earning their PhD)
Total participants limited to no more than 30, first come first service.

Learning Objectives: Develop a general understanding of following questions:
a) How to design courses and develop syllabus effectively for undergraduate students? What are the productive and innovative approaches that we can use?
b) Leading an interactive learning in a Chinese classroom can be a challenge. What are the productive and innovative strategies you have used (or you observed from others) in overcoming the barriers?
c) How high do you position teaching in your scholarship? Why? We all face the tension between research and teaching. What are the productive and innovative strategies we may use in dealing with multi-tasking?
d) In your day-to-day teaching life, are you expected to make a balance between the Chinese and North American pedagogies? What are the key elements for the effectiveness of making such a balance?

Tentative Plan (3 hours):
Faculty presentation (60 minutes);
Coffee/Tea break (15 minutes);
Roundtable discussions (45 minutes);
Q/A (30 minutes);
Debriefing (30 minutes).


Workshop 2: Teaching Cases to Chinese Executives

Organizer and Panelists:
Professor Neng Liang (梁能)
Director of Case Center
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Professor Hua Song (宋华)
Deputy Dean
Renmin University of China

Professor Gang Zhang (张钢)
Zhejiang University

Length of the workshop: 3 hours

Target Participants: Faculty members with more than 5 years MBA/EMBA teaching experiences.
Total participants limited to no more than 30, first come first service.

Learning Objectives: Develop jointly an understanding of the challenges of teaching cases to MBA/EMBA students and a set of practical guidelines for effective case-based teaching.

Workshop Description: In the first session of the workshop, participants will share their own case teaching experiences in small group, and actually discuss the unique challenges faced in case teaching activities; In the second session, an EMBA teaching case, “Piron Smart Technology: Parachuting a CEO from a Western Multinational (A)”, will be discussed, under the guidance of Professor Neng Liang as if it was in an EMBA classroom; In the third session, participants together with three organizers (Prof. Song, Prof. Zhang and Prof. Liang) will make evaluations of the last discussion, focusing on the benefits and limitations, to explore other teaching possibilities and to develop a set of useful guidelines for effective case teaching.

Workshop Requirements: Participants will be asked to read an assigned case before workshop, “Piron Smart Technology: Parachuting a CEO from a Western Multinational (A)” and answer the case questions online in advance.

Assigned Readings:
1.CEIBS Case: Piron Smart Technology: Parachuting a CEO from a Western Multinational (A); (Pre-reading)
2. CEIBS Case: Piron Smart Technology: Parachuting a CEO from a Western Multinational (B); (Distributed in workshop)
3. Characteristics of Effective Case Teaching, HBS


Workshop 3: Leading Thoughts, Transforming Lives: Creating Synergy between Research and Teaching

Organizer:

Professor Jing Zhou(周京)
Houston Endowment Professor of Management, Dean’s Senior Advisor on International Affairs, Director for Asian Management Research and Education, Organizational Behavior Area Coordinator, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Panelists:
Professor Anne Tsui
University of Notre Dame, Peking University, Fudan University
Professor Baiyin Yang
Tsinghua University
Professor Zhixue Zhang
Peking University
Professor Xueguang Zhou
Stanford University

Target Participants: Faculty who are interested in finding the synergy between research and teaching; faculty who strive to integrate research with teaching; faculty who are interested in achieving the balance between being a thought leader and educator who transforms lives.
Open rank and discipline: professors, associate professors, assistant professors, senior Ph.D. students in business schools, management schools, economics, sociology, and psychology departments are all welcome.

Learning Objectives: Many faculty members feel the tension between research and teaching, because spending more time and energy on one leads to less time and energy for the other. Further, some faculty love research but don't enjoy teaching, whereas others feel management research is not very useful for management practice. Is it possible to find synergy between research and teaching, so that doing well in one facilitates doing well in the other? What might be the winning strategies for integrating research and teaching? How might we achieve a healthy balance between being a thought leader and an educator who truly transforms people’s lives? In this interactive session, we share best practices and seek answers to these and other related questions.

Tentative Plan (3 hours):
Opening remarks by chair (5 minutes);
Presentation by distinguished panelists (60 minutes);
Interactive activity (25 minutes);
Coffee/tea break (15 minutes);
Interactive activity (50 minutes);
All workshop discussion (20 minutes);
Wrap up (5 minutes)


1700-1800: Networking and free discussion

1800: IACMR Business Meeting

2000: IACMR Reception

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