The Confucius Institute enjoyed a great year in 2016/17. We celebrated our fifth anniversary with two Kaleidoscopic Shanghai performances, along with more than 30 other events reaching over 20,000 participants. We continued our partnership with Columbia Public Schools and added Chinese 1a to our course offerings. Our team of nine great volunteers, two visiting professors and full-time staff grew together and learned from each other. Think of this annual report as our yearbook; we hope you will open it up to learn more about us as we share our memories and milestones from the past year.
Dr. Ze Wang conducted research on the impact of the MU Confucius Institute and its partnership with Columbia Public Schools during spring 2017. This report details the information gathered by interviews with volunteer Chinese teachers, CPS co-teachers and students. Read more to learn about the co-teaching model the MU Confucius Institute and insight from these interviews.