Fall Forum January 8, 2008

Minutes

Sixth Forum of Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP)

January 26, 2008, Saturday, Washington, DC

Members Present:    

Yuekai Chen, Wei Chen, George Hong, Yueh-Ting Lee, Wei Li, Chao Lu, Jin Wang, Honggang Yang, and Wei Zhao

Topics

Forum Started…

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

1. Jin Wang called the meeting.

2.The attendants discussed, revised, and finalized the
CCADP Bylaws.  Wei Chen made the motion to pass the Bylaws,
seconded by Wei Zhao.  The Bylaws was approved unanimously by a
voice vote.  The Bylaws will be sent to all the members shortly.

3. George Hong briefed the group on the “Action Plan”
for the potential summer (June) lecture trip to China.  The group
decided to continue the discussion after the meeting with Minister
Counselor, Dr. Shaozhong You, of the Office of Education, Chinese
Embassy at DC.

4.Based on the newly approved Bylaws, Yueh-Ting Lee
nominated Jin Wang as the President, Jin Kang Gong as the Vice
President, and Wei Chen as the Secretary/ Treasurer of the
Council.  The motion was seconded by George Hong.  The motion
was approved unanimously by a voice vote.

Forum continued…

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 4 PM to 6:30 PM, the Office of Education, Chinese Embassy at DC

5. President Wang reported the current status of the CCADP and our mission.

6. Counselor You briefed the group on the recent
developments of Chinese education, both secondary and higher
educations, as well as the past, present, and future of Sino-American
collaboration in research and higher education.

7. Our group discussed the “Action Plan” with Counselor You
and his staff.  Potential topics of lectures and potential
Partner(s) in China were discussed.

The discussions continued over the dinner.

Forum continued…

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 9 to 10 PM, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, (all except Chao Lu attended)

8. The group continued the discussion on the “Action Plan”
for the summer.  The decision was made by the group to postpone
the activity until after the summer of 2008, in order to further
consider the objectives, mission, logistics, Chinese Partner(s),
mechanisms, and venues of our lectures in China on behalf of the CCADP
as an organization.

9.The group charged President Wang to take the following actions:

a. Registering the CCADP as a non-profit organization in the State of Florida

b.Establishing a website for the CCADP

c. Developing a CCADP brochure

d.Collecting member bios for the website.

Items b to d will be carried out with the help of Wei Chen and Wei Li.

10. Meeting adjourned.