University of Redlands, Redlands, California
Workshop I: February 3-5, 2006
Workshop II: March 10-12, 2006
About the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP)
Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) is a joint project of the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center, established in 1990 in response to general acknowledgment within the higher education community of the need to infuse Asian Studies into the undergraduate curriculum. At the time, there were few resources available for such initiatives, particularly for the majority of two-year and four-year colleges and minority-serving colleges. ASDP provides a range of faculty development programs and activities to meet its program goal of providing resources for undergraduate teaching faculty to include Asia-related material in their curricular offerings. In addition to the Summer Institutes in held each summer Honolulu, it offers field seminars at various locations in Asia.
ASDP has from the outset also stressed the development of consortia of alumni institutions whose faculty members have attended ASDP programs and have become active part of the ASDP community. Selected institutions have formal relationships with ASDP to serve as its regional centers around the mainland U.S., of which the University of Redlands became on in Spring, 2004. It is in its capacity as the ASDP affiliated regional center that the University of Redlands is one of the three mentoring institutions serving the Southwestern U.S., and the only one in Southern California. For more information, please visit ASDP's official page.