Office of Academic Affairs operates based on the principle of “high quality academic services” to establish an interactive environment as well as a caring “Friendly Campus”, to promote the development of “teaching and learning” in order to reach the goal of teaching excellence. Its subsidiaries include “Center for Outreach and Recruiting,” “Curriculum and Registration Division,” “Center for Learning Enhancement,” “Center for Teaching Excellence,” “Center for Science and Humanity Education,” and “Teaching Center for Professional Ethics,” and their responsibilities are illustrated as follows:
Center for Outreach and Recruiting
In order to establish a diversified admission channel and independent recruitment, we admit students who are dedicated to learning and advocate the principles of Chung Yuan Christian University. In line with the concepts of fairness, openness and justice, the CYCU Admission Centre aims at “standardizing admission process”, “digitizing admission affairs”, and “humanizing admission Service” to deal with admission affairs.
Curriculum and Registration Division
We have held education concepts of “realizing one’s potential is success,” and “love is the dominating power of education,” for improving education quality and student learning efficiency, in order to realize students’ potential while transferring to other departments; to promote double major, minor and interdisciplinary programs; to encourage students applying for duel bachelor-master degrees, as well as transferring from Master’s to Doctoral Program without Completing Master’s Requirements in order to be more efficient in studies; to extend summer course programs to improve extended graduation; to develop a concise process of academic affairs in order to create high-quality digital teaching and learning environment; to integrate student learning resources in order to improve the quality and quantity of e-teaching in order to materialize the goal of electronize information in all perspectives.
Center for Learning Enhancement
We lay the emphasis on two dimensions concerning students’ “learning improvement and assessment,” and “curriculum development and evaluation.” These two themes include outcome-oriented learning, learning strategies implementation, and students’ learning efficiency assessment and provide “adequacy” and “multichannel” in learning programs for students at various learning stages. Also, they are targeted at establishing multi-functional “student learning base” to create a specific environment for students’ independent learning so as to motivate them dedicated in learning and to develop their future development potential. In addition, they are meant to institutionalize curriculum standards, to realize reviews on indexes of students core abilities, to reinforce the connection between curriculum and core abilities, to master curriculum maps, and to integrate curriculum reconstructing so as to connect to practical needs in order to secure the mechanism of students’ learning efficiency.
Center for Teaching Excellence
The center is established with the mission of teacher professional development and funding and projects applying. Regarding teacher professional development, we manage various teaching workshops, providing subsidies for teaching development, holding teacher training courses, etc., to facilitate the application of innovative teaching methods. Regarding applying the funding and the projects, we plan our University’s academic development plans and actively apply for the funding and the projects to consciously facilitate the integration, linkage, innovation, and sharing of resources.
Science and Humanities Education Development Center
CYCU cooperates with senior high schools to gain beneficial relations of “Quality High School, Quality University.” Currently we are working on four dimensions, “teacher development, student learning, campus service, and key features in colleges.” We mainly deal with activities related to working with high schools, MOE regional teaching and resource integration plan, regional student excellence plan, university marketing program and implementation, and University Expos.
Teaching Center for Professional Ethics
The educational goals of Chung Yuan Christian University are to cultivate students to be Intellectuals with noble characters and professional knowledge. Teaching Center for Professional Ethics was established with the missions to develop professional ethics courses, cultivate professional ethics course instructors, facilitate multimedia learning material development, and carry out course-teaching evaluations in the University. From 2015, the professional ethics courses were set to be the required core courses of general education courses in all colleges.
In the future we will integrate our education principles as well as MOE policies and start with developing and carrying out students’ potential in the hope of molding talents in new generations with “characteristics, profession, creativity, international vision.” At the same time, our school can go on a sustainable way leading to the direction of “excellent sustainable mechanism, talent advantage, high employability, important higher-education university” and create sustainable values.