Dr. Megan Bulloch has been appointed Chief Institutional Culture, Innovation, and Assessment Officer of Fulbright University Vietnam.
Since its earliest days, Fulbright has been guided by a belief that we must cultivate a coherent, and robust institutional culture that continually improves. Sustaining a commitment to continuous improvement requires Fulbright to develop a culture of assessment with the necessary capabilities, mechanisms, and procedures that turns culture into effective practice. As part of this process, Fulbright must constantly learn – not only for students in the classroom and community, but also for faculty and staff.
“There are few things more powerful than watching young people learn about who they are, become thirsty for challenges, and develop a strength of character and integrity that facilitates collaboration and curiosity,” said Dr. Bulloch. “I am grateful to Fulbright for recognizing the importance of culture and innovation as a critical part of a university setting, and for giving me the opportunity to serve the Vietnamese community in this role.”
An examination of the development of start-up colleges and universities shows that institutions begin with a strong commitment to innovation, but that, over time, this commitment may wane, which can negatively affect the student experience, academics, and institution as a whole.
“Fulbright understands that innovation will play an important role in our early years. We equally realize that the need for continual improvement matters beyond our initial phase,” said Fulbright President Dam Bich Thuy.
“Megan’s role signifies our commitment to continually improving our approaches. She has shown excitement to contribute her experience and knowledge as well as learn about Vietnam and from the Vietnamese people in order to craft a unique institution.”
“At Fulbright, I want to be intentional in how we develop culture, so that we can bring out the best in our students, faculty, and staff. My role will facilitate improvement measures, and help provide a space for new ideas to be developed. As a psychologist, I am passionate about assessment and using data to enhance evidence-based decision making,” said Dr. Bulloch.
Prior to Fulbright, Dr. Bulloch was a member of the faculty at Quest University Canada, a liberal arts and sciences university specializing in transformational learning in Canada. During her time at Quest, Dr. Bulloch was the Coordinator of the Social Sciences, part of the inaugural Faculty Performance and Review Committee, and the shepherd of the Research Ethics Board and the Institutional Assessment Plan. As a Quest faculty member, she was dedicated to innovative educational experiences, and she facilitated holistic, transformational classes for students.
Before joining Quest, Dr. Bulloch taught in the Psychology department at Pacific University Oregon. She holds a PhD in Psychology from The Ohio State University, specializing in comparative cognitive psychology, an M.A. in Women’s Studies and honors B.A. in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, and a B.A. in Classics from the University of British Columbia.