l         Aims of the Center

   1. Our College was upgraded to a technical college with an affiliated junior college division in 2000. The General Education Center was subsequently created.

   2. By integrating beauty with the educational spirit of compassion, wisdom, gentleness, and diligence, the Center has designed general education courses using innovative and diversified modern educational methods.

   3. The goal of the Center is to cultivate professionals about and caring. The Center aims to teach students to become polite, congenial and studious persons.

   4. By developing diversified courses, we hope to improve students self-discipline and to reach for the ideals of truth, goodness and beauty.

l          Distinguishing Features

   1. Our college was founded as a nursing school. It's mission is to cultivate nursing professionals about humanities and caring.

   2. Our objective is to promote and teach a variety of disciplines and knowledge fields to talented professionals with understanding of the humanities and professional skills and knowledge. We hope that our students could develop professional, holistic and global talents and views.

   3. In addition to the professional training in different departments, the courses in the general education program are meant to cultivate our students the ability to think independently, a board vision and a wholesome character that cares for society.

   4. Using whole-person education as a basis and the three perspectives of humans and the humanities, humans and society, and humans and nature, we hope to teach our students to understand themselves, to understand the relationship between the self and others, and to think about ways for modern technology to coexist harmoniously with life in nature.

   5. Through the core courses, we hope to help students to build a common foundation and to acquire the abilities to express themselves through language, about organize information and to take action in society.

   6. The “liberal arts”, the “social sciences” and “nature and life” sciences are the three areas in which diversified general education courses will develop. Through exchanges and interactions in diversified education, we will implement the ideals of whole-person education.

l         Teaching philosophy

We believe:

     1. In developing the character of the whole person as the core of our teaching philosophy;

     2. In achieving results as the meaning of our teaching;

     3. In exploring truth as the essence in the pursuit of knowledge;

     4. In demonstrating sincerity as the root of harmonious living;

     5. In practicing courtesy as part of one's moral cultivation ;

     6. In aesthetical appreciation as a way to develop the sensibilities;

     7. In language training as the foundation of further learning;

     8. In integrating wide-ranging abilities as the ideal steps forward.

 

Humanities Group

Teaching Goals:

  • Build on previous understanding of culture.
  • Develop ethical views.
  • Deepen sense of patriotism.
  • Stimulate motivation to excel.
  • Instill professional ethics.
  • Raise students" ability to read and write.

 

 

 

Sociology Group

Teaching Goals:

  • Understand the meaning of social science to develop a complete skill.
  • Be acquainted with social phenomena and problems to increase participation in social life and develop the ability to adapt to social change.
  • Develop the ability of thinking critically and independently.
  • Establish a life philosophy of active service.

Math & Science Group

Teaching Goals:

  • Incite students to understand the relationship between themselves and the natural world.
  • Emphasize the ways that humans obtain scientific knowledge to open the way to other fields of study.
  • Understand the limitations of every field of knowledge to facilitate integration of technology.

 

l          Future Goals

 Medium-range Goals

    1. Advance students" understanding in the liberal arts.

    2. Design core courses.

    3. Revise diversified general education courses.

    4. Innovate teaching materials.

    5. Continue discussions at academic conferences.

    6. Improve further the quality of research papers and publications.

    7. Re-energize exchange activities with other schools.

 Long-range Goals

    1. Continue process of establishing general education strategic alliances.

    2. Continue cross-strait interaction in general education.

    3. Innovate audio-visual equipment.

    4. Further advance research.

    5. Promote artistic and cultural activities more widely.

    6. Further develop industry-academia cooperation.

    7. Strengthen collaborative alliances.

l         Committees

1. General Education Committee:
This Committee is composed of chairs of departments appointed by the President, pertinent administrative staff or experts in the field from outside the College. The President is the convener. The Director of the Center is the executive secretary and the Center"s managing unit. The Committee meets once every month. Its responsibilities include:
(1)  Establish a vision for the General Education Center.
(2)  Decide on the developmental direction and policies of the General Education Center.
(3)  Review and approve course structures and disciplines in the General Education Center.
(4)  Appraise issues related to courses and personnel at the General Education Center.
(5)  Appraise major projects undertaken by the General Education Center.
(6)  Appraise short, medium and long-range development plans of the General Education Center.

2. Faculty Evaluation Committee:
This committee is composed of nine members. The Director of the Center is a de facto member. The other eight members are faculty members of the Center. Five members are elected from instructors holding ranks of assistant professor or above. Three members are elected from the group of instructors. The Committee meets once every month. Its responsibilities include:
(1) Appraise policies related to hiring, promotion, dismissal, lay-off, non-renewal of contract of faculty members at the Center, academic research and long-term professional development.
(2)  Evaluate issues including hiring, dismissal, layoff, non-renewal of contract, promotion based on extended service of faculty members at the Center.
(3)  Evaluate teaching outcomes, research and invention, academic publications, service contributions of faculty members at the Center.
(4)  Evaluate matters related to faculty members" participation in professional development and academic research locally and abroad.
(5)  Evaluate project plans for events organized by the Center to raise the quality of faculty members.
(6)  Evaluate matters related to rewarding or implementing serious disciplinary action towards faculty members at the Center according to the College"s Regulations.
(7)  Evaluate other matters related to the rights of faculty members at the Center or matters assigned by higher authorities.

 3. General Education Curriculum Design Team:

This team is composed of 5-7 teachers with pertinent expertise from the Center appointed by the Director of the Center. (At least one representative comes from each disciplinary area. The administrative assistant in charge of courses at the Center is a de facto member.) This team is responsible for the design and planning of courses in the different disciplines according to decisions made at the Center's administrative meeting.

update:2011/02/08