NCCU 2017 Supervisors Handover Ceremony: Consensus on Talents Cultivating and Passing the Spirits on
|Syue Hua-yuan (薛化元) (right), new Dean of College of Liberal Arts. (PC: 柯涵茵)|
|Jyeng Huei-cih (鄭慧慈) (right), new Dean of College of Foreign Languages and Literature. (PC: 柯涵茵)|
|Wang Wun-jie (王文杰) (right), new Dean of College of Law. (PC: 柯涵茵)|
|Cai Wei-ci (蔡維奇) (right), new Dean of College of Commerce. (PC: Personnel Office)|
|Ciou Ren-rang (邱稔壤) (right), new Dean of College of International Affairs. (PC: 柯涵茵)|
|Yan Nai-cin (顏乃辛) (right), new Dean of College of Science. (PC: 柯涵茵)|
|The 2017 Handover Ceremony of Supervisors of NCCU was held on August 1. (PC: 黃蕾)|
The 2017 Handover Ceremony of Supervisors of NCCU was held on August 1. After President Edward Chow (周行一) gave certificates of appointment to top supervisors, deans of all colleges and professors , he encouraged faculty members to search for outstanding students, excellent teachers, and the best educational resources. Li Ming (李明), former Dean of the College of International Affairs, and Wang Wun-jie (王文杰), newly elected Dean of the College of Law, both made inauguration speeches and emphasized the importance of passing on the experiences.
Chow: Lower thresholds and better qualities should be adopted to minor program policies
In the beginning of the speech, President Chow thanked all supervisors for their effort of developing the school. Although handling great responsibilities could be tough, former supervisors are still willing to support NCCU. He also paid tribute to the new college deans for taking challenges in a resource-lacking environment full of competitions.
In the speech, Chow laid much emphasis on the educational innovation at school, bringing up the design of cultivating “self-learning” abilities and multi-discipline education. He suggested all colleges lower the threshold of minor degree application, while at the same time raise the quality of their courses and lectures to create opportunities and provide a better environment.
Comparing NCCU with other institutes of technology, Chow said it is harder for universities focusing on humanities programs to train students systemically and help them adapt to the job market. Therefore, he recommended the students to build a habit of reading and writing, which is helpful in building strong thinking process.
Chow finally encouraged all faculty members to enjoy learning through the experience of leadership and also being led by others, which benefits a person broadly. He said he will be willing to receive any complaints or recommendations from supervisors and help smooth the development of NCCU.
Li Ming: Working with a sense of sacrifice and altruism
Former Dean of the College of International Affairs Li Ming said in his speech that his love for NCCU “never decreases, fades, or steps back” Mentioning that he has been serving in the school for two dacades, Li said he gradually gained the sense of responsibility by learning while working, which is a very inspiring experience for him. In addition, Li said working with a sense of sacrifice and altruism is a spirit that should be passed on.
Li said he highly values the school motto, “harmony, independence, balance and preeminence”, reminding NCCU students should always bear it in mind and promote their own dignity. He further called for the whole school to improve character education, explaining that self-sovereignty is unequal to unrestrainedness and flipping education does not mean overturning.
Wang Wen-jie: “talented people” are the most precious resources of NCCU
Wang Wen-jie, newly elected Dean of the College of Law and former Secretary General, joked that he can finally meet faculty members in person instead of just appearing on television. He also humorously said that he wished all supervisors a good night sleep everyday since there’re lots of challenges and responsibilities ahead.
Wang thanked the effort made by all former supervisors and said it’s important to pass on experiences to new supervisors. In the future, according to Wang, he will enhance the coherence among professors, students, and alumni of the College of Law by collecting special “stories” from them, promoting the college globally.
Wang also pointed out that the most precious resources of NCCU are talented people, including outstanding professors and students. Therefore, the school should strive to create a supportive environment for research and put all the ideas into practice.