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Dr Tracy Zou

Dr Tracy Zou

BSc (Hons), PhD

Assistant Professor

CPD 1.82
(852) 3917 8182
tracyzou@hku.hk

Area of ExpertiseAwardsProjectsPublicationsProfessional Community ServicesOthers

Dr Tracy Zou has been working on higher education teaching and learning with a focus on academic and pedagogy development. She joined the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) as an assistant professor in 2014. She has been actively engaged in identifying, collecting, and promoting exemplary teaching and learning practices in HKU and beyond through a community of practice approach. Tracy is currently leading a government-funded cross-institutional project on internationalisation of teaching and learning and building professional capacity (https://www.cetl.hku.hk/cop-itl/). Along with her teaching work, Tracy is also actively engaged in higher education research and uses it to inform her practices. Her research interests include academic development, intercultural group work, and knowledge management.

Research interest

Professional development, communities of practice, internationalisation of teaching and learning, higher education teaching and learning

Awards

2008 Highly Commended Paper Award – International Journal of Market Research

Serving as Principal Investigator

2019 – 2020 GRF: Professional development at a meso-level: Conceptual development and impact analysis
(HK$529,240)
2017 – 2020 University Grants Committee teaching and learning grant (2016-19): Internationalising teaching and learning in Hong Kong higher education through building professional capacity
(HK$3.6 million)
2017 – 2019 HKU Teaching Development Grant: Enhancing meaningful intercultural interactions among local and non-local students
(HK$233,312)
2017 – 2018 HKU Teaching Exchange Fellowship: A comparative study on the integrated approach of academic development between Hong Kong and Singapore
(HK$16,000)
2015 – 2016 HKU Seed funding for basic research: University teachers’ motivation and experiences of knowledge sharing in higher education communities of practice
(HK$112,220)

Serving as Co-investigator (or project member)

2016 – 2017 HKU Teaching Development Grant: Enhancing the effectiveness of experiential learning: Professional development and support for teachers
(HK$250,000)
2016 – 2017 HKU Teaching Development Grant: A summative and formative assessment approach for science students’ internships
(HK$198,662)
2014 – 2015 Service leadership practices in the service industry of Hong Kong
(Lingnan Service Leadership Initiative Project Grant)
2013 – 2015 Project Member, Authentic design experiences in a capstone design course for engineering identity development
(HKUST Teaching Development Grant)
2012 – 2013 Researcher, Students as Learning Experience Designers (Student-LED) Project
(in collaboration with Education Bureau of the Government of HKSAR and the Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools)
2011 – 2013 Project Member, Team-based supplemental instruction in an engineering course on grand challenges
(HKUST Teaching Development Grant)

Articles

  • Zou, XT, & Snell, R.S., & Chan, M.Y.L., & Wong, A.L.Y. (2018). A 7 Cs model of effective service leadership. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 2018, v. 39 n. 6, p. 745-761.DOI:10.1108/LODJ-01-2018-0048
  • Zou, XT (2018). Community-based professional development for academics: a phenomenographic study. Studies in Higher Education, 2018, p. 1-15.DOI:10.1080/03075079.2018.1477129
  • Zou, XT, & Lee, WB (2016). Eliciting and mapping tacit knowledge on teamwork success of Six Sigma teams. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 2016, v. 14, p. 246-255.DOI:10.1057/kmrp.2014.27
  • Zou, XT, & Mickleborough, NC, & Ho, SSM, & Yip, SYW (2016). Students as learning experience designers: the effect of student-driven approaches in a Hong Kong study. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2016.DOI:10.1080/22040552.2015.1135497
  • Zou, XT (2015). Nurturing Future Engineers: The New Four-Year Tertiary Education in Hong Kong. International Journal of Chinese Education, 2015, v. 4, p. 180-206.DOI:10.1163/22125868-12340051
  • Zou, Tracy X. P., & Mickleborough, Neil C. (2015). Promoting collaborative problem-solving skills in a course on engineering grand challenges. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015, v. 52 n. 2, p. 148-159.DOI:10.1080/14703297.2013.866591
  • Zou, Tracy X. P., & Ko, Edmond (2012). Teamwork development across the curriculum for chemical engineering students in Hong Kong: Processes, outcomes and lessons learned. Education for Chemical Engineers, 2012, v. 7, n. 3, p. e105-e117.DOI:10.1016/j.ece.2012.04.003
  • Zou, Tracy X. P., & Lee, W.B (2010). A study of knowledge flow in Six Sigma teams in a Chinese manufacturing enterprise. VINE, 2010, v. 40, n. 3, p. 390-403.DOI:10.1108/03055721011071485
  • Zou, Tracy X. P., & Lee, W.B (2007). Development of a research tool for the elicitation of consumer response. International Journal of Market Research, 2007, v. 49, n. 5, p. 613-631.

Conference Papers

  • Zou, XT, & Yu, YY (2018). Intercultural Interactions in Chinese Classroom. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Special Interest Groups 4 (EARLI SIG 4) Hgher Education Conference: Topography of research on higher education: Promoting deep conversations, Giessen, Germany, 29-31 August 2018.
  • Zou, XT (2018). Towards Building a Community of Teaching and Learning in a Research-intensive University. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Special Interest Groups 4 (EARLI SIG 4) Hgher Education Conference, Giessen, Germany, 29-31 August 2018.
  • Zou, XT (2017). A study of academics’ perceptions of knowledge sharing on teaching and research. The 17th Biennial European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference, Tampere, Finland, 29 August – 2 September 2017. In Book of Abstract, p. 340.
  • Zou, XT (2017). Using the double-edged sword: Instructors’ approach to diversity at a University in Hong Kong. 17th Biennial Conference of European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI 2017), Tampere, Finland, 29 August – 2 September 2017. In Book of Abstract, p. 566.
  • Zou, XT, & Chan, BYB (2016). Developing professional identity through authentic learning experiences. The 39th International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Fremantle, Australia, 4-7 July 2016. In Research and Development in Higher Education: The Shape of Higher Education, 2016, v. 39, p. 383-391.
  • Snell, RS, & Chan, MYL, & Zou, TXP (2016). Key Practices of Leadership for Service in Hong Kong. International Conference on Service Leadership Education in Service Economies, Hong Kong, 6-7 January 2016.
  • Zou, XT, & Bilbow, GT (2016). Unearthing Treasures and Building a Community:A Case Study from the University of Hong Kong. 2016 Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) Annual Learning and Teaching Colloquium, Suzhou, China, 7-8 April 2016.
  • Zou, XT (2016). What motivates academics to contribute knowledge in teaching-focused communities of practice?. The 39th International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2016), Fremantle, Australia, 4-7 July 2016.
  • Zou, T, & Woo, TKT, & Yuen, WSM, & Ho, ELT (2015). Do students really possess the competencies? Assessing generic skills through scenarios. The 2015 CELT International Conference on Assessment for Learning in Higher Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 14-15 May 2015.
  • Zou, XT, & Hounsell, DJ, & Bilbow, GT, & Cheung, WLS (2015). Enhancement and Innovation in ‘Wise Assessment’: A Community of Practice Project. International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, Glasgrow, UK, 9-11 June 2015.
  • Zou, XT, & Woo, KT, & Yuen, SM, & Ho, LT (2014). Service learning in engineering: Integrating experiences in competitions and community services. The 2nd University Social Responsibility Summit cum Inaugural International Service-Learning Conference (USR-SL 2014), Hong Kong, China, 19-21 November 2014.
  • Chan, BYB, & Mickleborough, NC, & Zou, XT (2013). Effective multidimensional learning and advising community: Design and development. Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES 2013), Putrajaya; Malaysia, 4-6 July 2013, p. 475-481.
  • Leung, F, & Ko, E, & Zou, XT (2012). Helping First-Year Engineering Students in Transition: Promoting Transformative Learning in Student and Faculty Development. The 1st I E E E International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2012), Hong Kong, China, 20-23 August 2012. In the Proceedings of I E E E International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, 2012, p. H1B-6 – H1B-10.DOI:10.1109/TALE.2012.6360321
  • Zou, XT, & Ko, E, & Li, C, & Zhou, C (2012). The Systematic Development of Rubrics in Assessing Engineering Learning Outcomes. The 1st I E E E International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2012), Hong Kong, China, 20-23 August 2012. In the Proceedings of I E E E International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, 2012, p. T1A-1 – T1A-5.DOI:10.1109/TALE.2012.6360364
  • Zou, XT, & Lee, WB (2010). A study of the similarity in mental models and team performance. Tthe 7th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning, Hong Kong, China, 11-12 November 2010. In the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning, 2010, p. 536-546.

Book Chapters

  • Bilbow, GT, & Hounsell, D, & Zou, XT (2017). Fostering dialogue about practices. In Stensaker, B … (et al) (Eds.), Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Research Universities: Strategies and Initiatives for Institutional Change, p. 161-185. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-56499-9_7
  • Hounsell, D, & Zou, TXP (2017). Surfacing and sharing advances in assessment: A communities-of-practice approach. In Carless, D … (et al) (Eds.), Scaling up Assessment for Learning in Higher Education, p. 33-48. Singapore: Springer, 2017.DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-3045-1_3
  • Smith, KA, & Matusovich, H, & Zou, TXP (2015). Constructive Controversy in Engineering Undergraduate, Masters, Doctorate, and Professional Settings. In Albert Vollmer, Michael Dick, Theo Wehner (Eds.), Konstruktive Kontroverse in Organisationen: Konflikte bearbeiten, Entscheidungen treffen, Innovationen fördern, p. 109-130. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, 2015.DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-00263-3_6

Professional Community Services

  • Invited plenary speaker to the Global Citizenship Symposium, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 5 October 2018
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems (August 2014 – present)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer of Knowledge Management Research and Practice Journal of Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Research and Practice, The Asia-Pacific Journal of Education Researcher, Education Research for Policy and Practice, and Human Resource Development Review (August 2014 – present)
  • Invited speaker and judge to the Student-LED network events and students’ poster presentations, Hong Kong, 23 January 2014
  • Invited speaker to the seminar “Team-based Supplemental Instruction” by Centre for Enhanced Learning and Teaching, HKUST, Hong Kong, 14 March 2014

Alternatively cited as Chow, T.