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universities, corporations, and government agencies “to gain a better understanding of both China’s needs and opportunities for Fuqua to engage in the country.” After numerous conversations and visits to China, Bynum continues, it became clear to Fuqua and Duke leaders that Kunshan provided the strongest opportunity for location of a campus, and the resources to support “substantial engagement” that would benefit both Duke and China across a wide range of academic disciplines. Subsequently, leaders in Kunshan asked Duke to help create a new university there—Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a partnership between Duke, the city of Kunshan, and Wuhan University. Wuhan, established in 1893, is Duke’s principal academic partner and sponsored Duke’s application to the Chinese Ministry of Education to establish the new campus. Duke authorities say it will not be a traditional branch campus but a “new educational institution,” which will operate under accreditation from the Ministry of Education. Even as Chinese authorities still were reviewing the application in mid-summer, the university facilities were under construction, and Duke anticipates welcoming the first students there next fall, Bynum says. The city of Kunshan is funding construction, while financing for operations will come from a variety of sources, including tuition and philanthropy, she says. While Duke’s board of trustees approved Duke’s role in the partnership last February, Bynum points out that Duke faculty and the faculties of individual Duke schools offering degrees must approve any Duke degree programs to be offered at DKU. That’s where the China campus plan has run into problems. In a meeting last June, Fuqua faculty initially rejected a master’s of management science program and left another program for an executive MBA up in the air pending redesign of the first one. The decisions delayed review of the programs by the full university faculty, which was scheduled to take place in June. “At this point, the initiative strikes me as seriously in trouble,” Thomas Pfau, a Duke English professor and an outspoken critic of the plan, said in mid-summer. “Absent faculty support for it,” especially from the business school faculty and the university’s Academic Council, the China campus “will provide but a costly and entirely avoidable blunder, the result of administrative hubris, in turn abetted by indifference and carelessness on the part of the Board of Trustees,” Pfau asserted. He maintained that Duke President Richard Brodhead, Provost Peter Lange, and Fuqua

“The goal is to provide the collegiate experience in residential colleges as we know them at Yale, but adapt it and improve upon it for the asian context. We think this is an incredible opportunity to share the liberal arts model with the fastest growing region in the world. Singapore is the classroom for much of asia.”
Business School Dean Blair Sheppard “arguably conceived and pursued the Duke in Kunshan initiative pretty much on their own and certainly without any genuine attempt to solicit faculty input or expertise on the feasibility of the project.” In late July, Duke announced that Sheppard, who had been dean of the Fuqua School since 2007, had declined reappointment to a second term and would assume a new role in fundraising and business development for Duke Kunshan University. “There have been some vocal critics” of the DKU plan, Bynum acknowledged, adding that “robust discussion and debate are hallmarks of academic life.” Many Duke faculty members are engaged in “productive discussions” about Duke’s work and future in China, and “what is emerging is a healthy and constructive process to develop high-quality programs that make sense for both the Chinese market and the Duke faculty members who may teach in those programs,” Bynum said.

Asia Is Popular for Branch Campus sites
Other universities also have plans for campuses in Asia. Yale and the national University of Singapore announced last March that they will establish Yale-nUS College in Singapore, an autonomous college of nUS, which will award the institution’s degrees. Although not strictly a Yale branch campus, it will be the first campus Yale has developed beyond its home campus in new Haven. “nUS has had a brilliant strategy in the last seven years of partnering with leading U.S. universities to create new enterprises on their campus. They were interested in introducing a true liberal arts residential college model for Asia and they approached us,” says Yale Vice President and Secretary Linda Lorimer. At first, she says, “this was an intriguing idea” to Yale’s leaders but “extraordinarily audacious and ambitious since Yale has had no campuses abroad.” Also, “we were unclear what kind of role we would take. We could

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A Quest to Enhance Quality Spurs Global Learning
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