The San Jose State University College of Applied Sciences and Arts Social Work Education Enhancement Project (SWEEP) team and co-investigator Dr. Alice Hines received prestigious awards from the government of Viet Nam during a September Summit in Hanoi.
Dr. Hines is the first American citizen to receive an award and medal from the director of Vietnamese the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA), according to the Vietnamese officials who presented her with the honors.
SWEEP is funded through the US Agency for International Development with a grant that ends in Spring 2016. Visitors from Viet Nam have visited SJSU for a Fellows Academy and leaders summits, while SJSU SWEEP team members traveled to Viet Nam for conferences each year.
The purpose of the grant is to:
- Develop systems to strengthen higher education management and administration,
- Devise processes to enhance faculty development opportunities and programs
- Develop and employ relevant curriculum adaptable to Viet Nam’s changing knowledge and needs.
SWEEP is funded through the US Agency for International Development with a three-year grant. Visitors from Viet Nam spent a week at SJSU in September, with a group of fellows expected to stay for a month in the spring. Members of the SJSU SWEEP team will also be traveling to Viet Nam in December for an annual conference.