Senate integration/教務整合

1.Common courses and shared selection of courses; common use of outstanding inter-institution classes

The four schools offer common classes, mutually-recognized credits and inter-school elective courses for students. In 2011 inter-institution elective courses at the four universities attracted 4,156 students (including 2,903 in elective remote-learning and Internet courses). The four universities jointly offered general education courses and in 2009 began promoting ‘Cultural Studies’ and ‘Technology and Society,’ two courses integrating teaching and research in humanities and social sciences. In 2008 ‘Sociological Imagination’, ‘Network Information Behavior’ and ‘Medicine, Health and Life’ were introduced. The four universities now have liberal roving courses, which began with Yang-ming University’s offering of ‘Medicine, Health and Life. In 2010 five liberal studies were added with ‘Brain and Learning’, ‘Introduction to Advertising’, ‘US Politics’, ‘Marketing Management’ and ‘Culture and Music: Listening to Romeo and Juliet’ as lecture courses and distance learning. In 2011 UST promoted ‘Beyond the Future: Technology and Social Classic Lecture Series’ as a remote learning class, with teachers from each school individually participating in the discussions. ‘Water Resources: Technology and Life Politics’ was also introduced, followed in turn by classes on the themes of ‘Energy and Sustainability,’ ‘Disputes,’ and ‘Health’.

2.Building OCW (Open Courseware)

Open CourseWare (OCW) originated in 2001 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). OCW was developed to share resources in school education, and to give something back to the community that supports the school. In 2005 MIT launched the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), an organization which now encompasses 135 schools in 29 countries. OCW is offered for off-campus students and self-learners at any time and anywhere for free, providing Search Without Borders and free access to view or download course materials, for self-learning and improvement. Taiwan's efforts in OCW began at National Chiao Tung University with the formal establishment of the Taiwan OpenCourseWare Consortium (TOCWC) on December 24, 2008. TOCWC serves to tear down the walls surrounding knowledge and fences around universities so that all who want to learn have an equal opportunity through freedom of access to these valuable stores of knowledge. TOCWC has built 124 OCW courses including , about 100 audio-video courses, attracting more than 2.5 million site visits in 2010 and more than 3 million visits in 2011. This covers at least 240,000 users, including more than 40,000 users from overseas regions. TOCWC also participated in the global OCW Alliance achievements conference held in Cambridge, UK, on April 16, 2012. with one highlight being the awarding of the Landmark site Award to National Chiao Tung University.

Website:

http://ocw.nctu.edu.tw/main.php

3.Promoting student status transfers to allow students to learn at four schools as easily as one

Inter-institution exchange of doctoral students and inter-institution transfers provide students with better quality and a wider variety of choices in classes, offering the opportunity to study on four campuses as easily as at one.

4.Joint enrollment to attract more outstanding students

The Master’s and undergraduate programs offer joint testing and admission so that candidates for the four universities need only to fill out one application and take one written examination for admission to any of the four schools. In 2012 the graduate school for science and engineering received 3,010 applications registration (403 were admitted), up from the 2,439 applications (with 177 admitted) received in 2011.

5.Establishment of an Inter-institution International Degree Program

The Interdisciplinary English International Program was created to attract the best international students and to lend domestic students a greater international perspective. The establishment of the ‘Inter-Asia International Cultural Studies Degree Program’ (led by National Chiao Tung University with participation by the other three schools) and a ‘Cross-cutting Neuroscience’ degree program (led by Yang-ming University with involvement by the other three schools), have been followed by the establishment of a ‘Photoelectric Degree’ program and an ‘International Environmental Technology Degree’ program.

6.Promote integrated Chinese teaching, improve the quality of Chinese teaching for foreign students

Joint Chinese language teachers were made available beginning in the 2011 school year (between Central and Yang-ming, and between National Tsing Hua University and National Chiao Tung University), as well as for the summer Chinese Advanced Placement course (between Central and Yang-ming, and between National Tsing Hua University and National Chiao Tung University) with specially compiled Chinese teaching materials so that the four schools can share and cooperate in the use of their Chinese teaching resources.

7.、Strengthen STS research and teaching throughout the UST Community

Promote the development of STS activities by providing in-depth research and teaching support through STS annual meetings, workshops and lectures. Provide interaction with international STS scholars, strengthen exchanges of teachers and students to promote STS teaching activities and related courses as well as physical and virtual publishing of cumulative STS resources.

The STS Center

Website::http://uststs.nctu.edu.tw/

8.Form integrated UST culture research teams to enhance the group’s influence, and lead towards sustainable management in institutional development

Inter-campus programs to strengthen class groups and research groups in cultural studies. Build a UST Cultural Studies Program database and strengthen academic activities, international exchanges and academic publishing.

The iics

Website::http://iicsust.nctu.edu.tw/



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