Dear partners in Ming Chuan education:
Time flies, the new semester just began, and now Teachers’ Day and Moon Festival are approaching. We wish you a happy family reunion, Teachers’ Day and Moon Festival. This letter addresses you as educational partners because Chancellor Lee and I are both teachers as well, and would like to share our special day with you. As teachers, we believe numbers talk, so we would like to share Ming Chuan’s recent growth record with you.
Even though the higher education environment is worsening, through all your efforts and dedication, Ming Chuan has reached a freshmen enrollment rate of 97.2% this year, which is the highest of the past 5 years. The enrollment rates for master’s and doctoral programs remain stable, which means Ming Chuan educational quality is affirmed by the society. MCU is continuing to attain good results in QS Asia University Rankings, MOE Teaching Implementation Plan and MOST Undergraduate Student Research Programs. Faculty and student efforts keep developing Ming Chuan’s reputation.
Departmental Accreditation is taking place this year, from the middle of October to the beginning of November, over a period of almost one month, which certainly has added to your workload. Furthermore, about 500 international students have come back to campus for study after completing the epidemic containment process since July. An additional 130 students will be back on campus by the end of November after their quarantine, and over 10 international students are going to study through the distance education system this semester. Therefore, all faculty members are kindly asked to attend to teaching quality through the distance education system to ensure students’ learning outcomes. As technology develops and teaching tools are improved, faculty members bear increasing responsibility and are under heavy pressure. We sincerely appreciate your efforts and dedication to teaching.
This year, four MCU faculty members are being honored at the National Teachers’ Award Ceremony, two receiving Outstanding Senior Teacher Awards and two receiving Excellent Teacher Awards, the highest honor. We are delighted to share this good news with you all, and hope each of you can win similar awards in the future. Ming Chuan faculty and staff members are all excellent and worthy of students’ trust; let’s keep working together to encourage one another.
Happy Holidays and Prosperity in All Your Endeavors
Chuan Lee and Pei-Di Shen
September 28, 2020