WACE’s International Conference on Work Integrated Learning will be held from February 3-5, 2010, with Host and Co-organizing University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  The International Conference focus is “University-Industry Collaboration for Real Life Education” and will feature concurrent sessions, three Keynote Speakers, and three Plenary Panels: Educational Panel, Student Panel, and Industry Panel.

The concurrent sessions will feature Reviewed Papers, Refereed Papers, Poster Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Workshops on the following six conference themes:

  1. Educational benefits of Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
  2. Arranging the placements
  3. Industry’s role
  4. Assessing the placement / internship experience
  5. The role of WIL as a curricular component, and
  6. Marketing WIL to prospective/current students and to employers

Based on the conference focus and themes, it is WACE and Hong Kong PolyU’s goal to achieve communication between the educational and industrial sectors regarding WIL and to determine how we can continue to assess, improve, and continue this partnership – especially in the current economic climate.  It is more important than ever that we strengthen the ties between the educational institutions and industry, and by bringing together experts, practitioners, and contributors from around the globe, we can find ways to keep WIL at the forefront of the global economy.

Below Please find the latest version of the Program of Events. (Click Here to Download PDF)

   
   
 

 

Schedule at a Glance

 

 

Revised January, 2010

 

 

Time

Tuesday, 2 February, 2010

Pre-Conference Day

Venue

 

 

 

 

 

0800-1500

Registration & Conference Information Table

Core N

 

 

 

 

 

WACE Board Activities

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1300

WACE Board of Governors Meeting

Core M (Li Ka Shing Tower) – Council Chambers Room

 

 

 

 

 

1300-1430

WACE Board of Governors Luncheon

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

1430

WACE Board of Directors Meeting

Core M – Council Chambers Room

 

 

 

 

 

1900

WACE Board of Governors and International Planning Committee Reception & Dinner

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Conference Workshops:

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1100

“Enhancing Students’ Employability: The Challenges and Opportunities” (ENGLISH)

N112

(Core N)

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1100

“How to Start/Enhance the Implementation of Work Integrated Learning for your Students” (ENGLISH)

N113

(Core N)

 

 

 

 

 

1300-1500

“Enhancing Students’ Employability: The Challenges and Opportunities” (MANDARIN)

N112

(Core N)

 

 

 

 

 

1300-1500

“How to Start/Enhance the Implementation of Work Integrated Learning for your Students” (MANDARIN)

N113

(Core N)

 

 

 

 

 

1300-1600

“Work Integrated Learning – How to Engage Faculty and Assess Outcomes” (ENGLISH)

 

Workshop Leaders: Dr. James Stellar, Provost, Queens College, CUNY & Dr. Richard Porter, Professor & Chair of Mathematics Department, Northeastern University

N114

(Core N)

 

 

 

 

 

Time

Wednesday, 3 February, 2010

Conference Day 1

Venue

 

 

 

 

 

0800-1200

 

Registration & Conference Information Table

Jockey Club Auditorium (JCA) foyer

 

 

0800 - 0915

Tea & Coffee

JCA foyer

 

 

 

 

 

0915 – 0920

Welcome Address

Professor Timothy Tong, President of Hong Kong Polytechnic University

JCA

 

 

 

 

 

0920-0935

WACE Welcome & Conference Overview

Dr. Maurits van Rooijen, President of WACE

Rector Magnificus & CEO, Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Dr. Paul Stonely, CEO of WACE

 

JCA

 

 

 

 

 

0935 – 1010

Keynote Speech

“How WIL Supports our Mission?: The PolyU Experience”

Speaker: Professor Suleyman Demokan, Vice President, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

JCA

 

 

 

 

 

1010-1040

Coffee Break

JCA Foyer

 

 

 

 

 

1045-1145            

Education Panel Sponsored by Drexel University
(Click Here to Dowload Panel Description)

“WIL Around the World: Educational Leaders Speak Out on Today’s Challenges & Tomorrow’s Successes”

JCA

 

 

 

 

 

1200 – 1235

Keynote Speech

Speaker: Dr. Roy Chung (Bio)
Vice-Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Industries

JCA

 

 

 

 

 

1235 – 1430

Self-arranged Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

1300-1700

Registration & Conference Information Table

Core N

 

 

 

 

 

1430 – 1605

Parallel Sessions 1

N112-N116

(Core N)

 

 

 

 

 

1610 – 1630

Coffee Break

Core N

 

 

 

 

 

1640 - 1745

Parallel Sessions 2

N112-N116

(Core N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1800 - 1845

Cultural Show

Studio Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

1845 - 2000

Reception

Theatre Lounge & Foyer

 

 

 

 

 

Time

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Conference Day 2

Venue

 

 

 

 

 

0830-1100

Registration & Conference Information Table

Studio Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

0900 - 1015

Keynote Speech

“Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education: Challenges & Opportunities for Future University-Industry Collaboration”

Speaker: Dr. Maurits van Rooijen

President of WACE

Rector Magnificus & CEO, Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Moderator: Ms. Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education, University of Victoria

Respondents: Prof. Ian Goulter, Vice-Chancellor & President, Charles Sturt University

Dr. Paul Lam, Vice-President of Student Affairs, City University of Hong Kong

Studio Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1015 - 1045

Coffee Break

Studio Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

1100-1700

Registration & Conference Information Table

Core N

 

 

 

 

 

1100 - 1235

Parallel Sessions 3

N112-N116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Core N)

 

1235 - 1400

Self-arranged Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

1400 - 1530

Parallel Sessions 4

N112-N116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Core N)

 

 

1530 - 1600

Coffee Break

Core N

 

 

 

 

 

1600 - 1730

Parallel Sessions 5

N112-N116

(Core N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1900

Coaches depart from HKPU

Outside Core S
Commercial Building
(beside tennis court)

 

 

 

 

 

1930 - 2200

Bauhinia Harbour Dinner Cruise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time

Friday, 5 February 2010

Conference Day 3

Venue

 

 

 

 

 

0900-0930

Registration & Conference Information Table

Hong Kong Community College

(HKCC) Lecture Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

0930 - 1030

Student Panel Sponsored by Bahcesehir University
(Click Here to Dowload Panel Description)

HKCC Lecture

Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

1030 - 1100

Coffee Break

HKCC Lecture Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

1100 - 1200

Industry Panel Sponsored by Ascent Partners

(Click Here to Dowload Panel Description)

HKCC

Lecture Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

1200 - 1400

Lunch

HKCC

Student Hall of Residence

 

 

 

 

 

1400 - 1800

Company & University Site Visits