NCCU Holds Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Senior Teachers Awards Ceremony to Celebrate Teacher’s Day
|NCCU Personnel Office hold the Awards Ceremony of Excellence in Teaching in 104 academic year and Outstanding Senior Teachers in 106 academic year on September 28.Photo by: 劉人鳳|
|Excellence in Teaching in 104 academic year.Photo by: 人事室|
|30 years outstanding Senior Teachers in 106 academic year.Photo by: 人事室|
|20 years outstanding Senior Teachers in 106 academic year.Photo by: 人事室|
|10 years outstanding Senior Teachers in 106 academic year.Photo by: 人事室|
|Excellence in Teaching Teachers. (General subjects)Photo by: 人事室|
|Excellence in Teaching Teachers. (Professional subjects)Photo by: 人事室|
To celebrate Teacher’s Day and express gratitude to teachers, NCCU Personnel Office hold the Awards Ceremony of Excellence in Teaching in 104 academic year and Outstanding Senior Teachers in 106 academic year on September 28. In response to the global trend, President Edward Chow in his opening speech proposed the concepts of “low threshold, high standard,” inviting all the senior teachers to assist students in interdisciplinary learning and strengthening international competitiveness through the change of teaching methods.
In the ceremony, 43 teachers were awarded as Outstanding Senior Teachers in 106 academic year, and 34 teachers received Excellence in Teaching Awards in 104 academic year, (including 9 teachers of Extraordinary Teaching.) President Chow believes that teachers should inspire students. He encourages teachers to change their teaching methods, assigning student online materials for preview, so that teachers can give a more advanced lecture on the basis of the prior knowledge that students has acquired online. He emphasized that the assistance of technology can not only create an efficient course but also add more values to teachers.
President Chow further pointed out that owing to the advancement of technology, the existing working style would gradually vanish, and workers with only single specialties will be knocked out, followed by the newly-emerged occupations. He encourages all colleges to receive more students in the double major and minor program with the principle of “low threshold, high standard.” Furthermore, he also proposed the concept of Mini Credit Program. The Mini Credit Program provides students with the fundamentals, and if a student’s interest maintains, he or she can further enroll in the double major or minor program.
Qin Meng-qun, Associate Professor of Department of Education and the winner of Excellence in Teaching, considers lower threshold a promising idea, yet the supporting measures should be well planned. If students take whatever courses that arouse their slight interests, the classrooms of popular courses will be overcrowded. Moreover, taking a course beyond one’s major without preparation may result in the loss of learning motivation during the latter half of the semester. Professor Qin utilizes the examples of elite colleges overseas to illustrate his ideas. Students in Harvard University and Leland Stanford Junior University are encouraged to take cross major subjects only if they are fully prepared. Therefore, Harvard and Stanford establish satisfying consulting systems to familiarize students with the course objectives in advance.
Yao Shao-ji, Dean of Department of European Languages and Cultures and the winner of Outstanding Senior Teachers said, “Many students in Department of Law take German classes with an eye to understanding the readings. Conversation is not their concern. In this case Mini Credit Program can be designed accordingly.” However, Yao emphasized that it is different to treat a language as a tool from a subject. Comprehending a culture’s historical background will definitely influence the readers’ understanding of an article.