SCC President Roberts signs Memorandum of Understanding with delegates from China’s Hainan Open University

Friday, August 21, 2015

President Cheryl Roberts shakes hands with Vice President of Hainan Open University, Mr. Yuehua Xie, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two schools.
Photo courtesy SCC.

Four delegates from China’s Hainan Open University visited Shoreline’s campus Thursday, August 6, 2015 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two colleges. President Cheryl Roberts signed for Shoreline with Yuehua Xie, Vice President of Hainan Open University, signing for Hainan.

The MOU establishes a partnership between the two institutions that will result in cooperation in “academic and non-academic exchange, short-term technical and professional training and other international education programs.”

The document states that, “depending on their level of English proficiency, students (from Hainan University) will have the option of enrolling in a 1+1 or 1+2 joint cooperation program” with Shoreline.

Participating students can complete their first year of academic coursework at Hainan Open University with a focus on English and general education. They can then transfer to Shoreline to complete intensive English, general education core and distribution and academic major requirements.

Each student’s level of English proficiency will determine whether they study at Shoreline for one year or two. At the completion of their studies at Shoreline, students will have the option to either transfer back to Hainan Open University with an Associate of Arts degree or apply for transfer to a U.S. university to pursue an undergraduate degree.

"Shoreline Community College recognizes the importance of preparing all of our students for success in an increasingly globalized world,” Roberts said. "One of the ways we do this is by creating an international experience right here on our campus. 
"This understanding and exchange with our esteemed colleagues at Hainan Open University aligns with the college’s vision of being a world-class leader in student success and community engagement.”

Hainan Open University is located along the coast of the South China Sea on Hainan Island of Haikou, the capital city of Hainan Province. Along with Vice President Yuehua Xie, the Hainan delegation included Shiqi Shang, Dean of Enrollment; Changqing Deng, Deputy Director of Hainan Provincial Bureau of Education, and Qian Ma, Vice Dean of Continuing Education.


Anonymous,  August 22, 2015 at 4:11 AM  

isn't it illegal for people to leave China and visit the USA? Also if they can leave and get permission to/or pay the fine, they're the tip tier of China Society, meaning they're like the slave masters of the workers of China and making money by brutalizing their own people or just tied into the corrupt government at high levels. So what's the deal if an American wants to study at the CHINA university?? Do they offer some special deal, NOT to Americans.

Anonymous,  August 22, 2015 at 10:11 AM  

Why does SCC want to be a world-class leader? Hello? It is a COMMUNITY college. Being even a world-class follower would be a step up. Even the locals have such a hard time finding the place, the City is planning to tear up 160th to create "College Way." They even condemned Aurora Square as "economically blighted" three years ago in order to get the state authority to spend money on this.

"The leadership of Shoreline Community College (SCC) has long lamented the marketing problems with the college’s location; with almost no visibility from major arterials or highways, many in the community don’t even know where SCC is located." (from City Council documents).

This story only seems to be about forging educational ties with a communist country. But it is really less sinister. What this is really about is the City's Promoting Shoreline Project, which the City Council will discuss at its very next meeting (Monday, August 24, 7:00PM, City Hall). It's about building what Shoreline's Economic Director has called "Shoreline's cache [sic]." (Hey China, if you want to learn English, maybe Shoreline is not the place).

Anonymous,  August 22, 2015 at 9:29 PM  

Why do we make concessions to anyone from China, they're polluting everything and have ZERO human rights and no respect for any animals. Look at the dog meat festival and beatings of animals. Why don't we just focus on getting a good education for the current students of the area???

Anonymous,  August 23, 2015 at 8:49 AM  

Any one who lives near Aurora Square (like me!) knows that other than Central Market, there's nothing to do there. Its great to get more people in the area to increase the vitality of the place (more restaurants/bars?).

Plus, most community colleges around the state are cash strapped. International students are an easy way to make money to spend on the other local programs. This is nothing specific to Shoreline College.

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