Professor Paul HANSTEDT

Professor of English
Director of Pedagogical Innovation
Roanoke College, Salem Virginia

Paul Hanstedt is a Professor of English at Roanoke College, where he directed the revision of a campus-wide general education program, coordinates the college’s e-portfolio system, and is currently designing a Teaching Collaborative.  He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including a 2013 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award and the 2014 CASE-Carnegie Virginia Professor of the Year Award.  He received a Fulbright to aid curricular revision in Hong Kong, and authored General Education Essentials, a faculty introduction to current trends in liberal education.  He is currently working on a course-design book focusing student authority.

Dr Linda S. BOWMAN

President Emeritus of the Community College of Aurora
Vice President for the Colorado Community College System

Dr Linda S. Bowman is President Emeritus of the Community College of Auroraand Vice President for the Colorado Community College System.  Dr Bowman has 19 years experience as a college president, having served four institutions.
Dr Bowman previously served as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the Community College System, where she oversaw the statewide general education in the two-year sector and vocational education in secondary and tertiary education.  She has also served as full-time and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education, and as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Hong Kong.

Dr Shen-Li FU

Honorary President
I-Shou University

Dr Shen-Li Fu’s current positions include Honorary President and Distinguished Chair Professor of I-Shou University, Chairman of Taiwan Assessment and Evaluation Association, Executive Director of Nan Tien Institute (Australia), and Director of Fooyin University.
Dr Fu worked positively to participate in the activities held by “University / College General Education Alliance” and promoted the Holistic Education during his term as the President of I-Shou University (1990-2011).  He still spares no efforts to contribute to the quality of Taiwan’s higher education in these days.

Professor Edward CHEN CBE, GBS, JP

Chairman, Board of Directors
School of Professional and Continuing Education
The University of Hong Kong

Professor Chen is Chairman of HKU SPACE (School of Professional and Continuing Education), and Distinguished Institute Fellow and Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong.  Under his presidency during 1995 to 2007, he established Lingnan University in Hong Kong as a unique liberal arts institution outside the United States.  He emphasized the distinctive teaching and learning processes in liberal arts education.  Professor Chen is former Member of the Executive Council and the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, and former Chairman of the Hong Kong Consumer Council.  He was educated at the University of Hong Kong (B.A and M.Soc.Sc) and Oxford University (D.Phil).  He is a Justice of the Peace and was awarded CBE by the British Hong Kong Government and GBS by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Mr Albert CHOW Hing Pong

Director of General Administration
Hong Kong Baptist University

Mr Albert Chow is Director of General Administration of Hong Kong Baptist University.  Prior to joining Hong Kong Baptist University, he was the Director of Qualifications of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Registrar of the Engineers Registration Board established under the Engineers Registration Ordinance.  He has extensive experience in accreditation, training, continuing professional development and international recognition.  He was responsible for developing accreditation systems for engineering degrees, computer science degrees and higher diplomas in Hong Kong leading to international recognition under the Washington Accord, the Sydney Accord and the Seoul Accord.  In this connection, he had substantial experience in prescribing and embedding general education requirements in the graduate attributes and professional component in the accreditation criteria.

Professor LAU Chak-sing

Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning)
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong

Professor CS Lau graduated with MBChB from the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK, in 1985 and completed training in rheumatology from the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Scotland, UK, in 1992.  Subsequently, he served for 15 years in HKU, latterly as Professor and Assistant Dean in Medicine.  In 2007, he took up position as Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.  He returned to HKU in early 2010 and has since taken up his various current positions as Daniel CK Yu and Chair Professor in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Director of the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education and Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) of the LKS Faculty of Medicine.  As Associate Dean responsible for teaching and learning, Professor Lau has led the development of various novel paedacogies and programmes including the flipped classroom, e-learning platform, team-based learning, inter-professional teaching and the Enrichment Year of the recently reformed 130 MBBS Curriculum.
Professor CS Lau is also President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the only statutory body in Hong Kong that organises and accredits all medical specialist training and to oversee the provision of continuing medical education.


Rémi holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Les Ateliers/ENSCI, Paris.   Having lived in Asia, Africa, America, and Europe, his exposure to and understanding of the representations of these diverse cultures invigorate his designs and nurture his research.   His work is anchored in the exploration of play and conventions of interactivity to develop product service-systems for play and everyday.   Rémi collaboratively explored the union of design with social accountability with organisations in HK, Paris and New York.   He has developed design education programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level, and chairs SD’s Undergraduate Programme Committee, leads its BA (Hons) Scheme in Design, and PolyPlay Lab.   He and his students have received over 30 local and international awards and commendations, and his designs are part of the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris. He is a member of the International Toy Research Association, and is Education Design Strategy Advisor for educational toy company 4M Industrial Development Ltd.   He now is completing a PhD synthesizing his research on Design Play with Paris 13 Université Paris Sorbonne-Cité and ENSAD Research Lab.

General Education Conference 2017:
Evolution and Transformation
on 15 & 16 June 2017