SWEEP: Ho Chi Minh City summit a success

San José State University’s Social Work Education Enhancement Program Director Alice Hines opened a two-day summit in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 9. The summit, “Bridging Vision to Practice Through Collaboration,” included meetings on Dec. 9 and 10 at Vietnam National University’s University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The meetings included administrators from the eight partner universities as well as SWEEP IT staff who make the long-distance program work with WebEx technology from Cisco USA.

San José State University’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts is host to the Social Work Education Enhancement Program, an initiative that is working 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.

The program is a partnership with USAID and Cisco Systems.