Tra Vinh University (Vietnam)

In January 2014, I had the opportunity to work at the Teaching and Learning Centre at Tra Vinh University (TVU) in Tra Vinh, Vietnam. During my two and a half weeks at the university, I facilitated a four-day Instructional Skills Workshop for six faculty members from a variety of different disciplines at the university, as well as a five-day Facilitator Development Workshop for five faculty members from the university.

TVU, originally founded as Tra Vinh Community College, was established in 2001 under the framework of the Vietnam-Canada Community College Project (VCCCP) funded by the Government of Canada. The VCCCP successfully adapted the Canadian community college model to a Vietnamese context through the establishment of a community-based college in Tra Vinh province. In June 2006, the college became a university with the mission of providing multi-level training programs as well as courses at the college, university, and post-university levels. Currently, the University enrolls over 20,000 students.

To read more about my time at TVU, please visit my blog or read an article in the Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology’s newsletter.