New vice president is ready to serve
|Chen Shu-heng (陳樹衡), a professor of department of economics, take oath of office as the third vice president. Photo：Vickie Lo(羅皓恩)。|
By Christine Chou (周家慈)
Chen Shu-heng (陳樹衡), a professor of department of economics, took oath of office as the third vice president of NCCU on July 1.
“I think academic research is not contradictory to administration,” Chen said.
As a former dean of Office of International Cooperation (OIA), Chen said that an excellent scholar should be up for challenges, from both academic research and administration responsibilities. The professor said that administration work is a challenge to what he had learned during his research. Chen considered his administrative experiences a review and reminder because he discovered that he still has room for progress.
Chen said that his priority is to deal with the “English Taught Program,” the development of higher education and Curriculum Restructuring Plan. In the meantime, Chen said that he would communicate with sections and departments and work out more resolutions to improve work efficiency. When being asked how to deal with stresses and difficulties, Chen said that patience and politeness help him overcome everything.
Chen also encouraged more teachers to accept the challenges whenever they are commissioned for administrative responsibilities.
“With the capabilities of academic research as a teacher, I believe that it will help you do your administrative work right when there is any,” Chen said.