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Features of the Department

1. Diversified Teaching Devices:
i. Electronic teaching environment: By the on-campus WIFI, the electronic classrooms and eCampus system, the students can easily obtain course information and teaching materials, submit homework and write comments through the internet.
ii. Department library: Every year we allot a fixed amount of fund to enrich our book collection and purchase the national-examination-related materials to facilitate the circulation for our own students.
iii. Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system: CATI system is adopted for the practical exercises in Opinion Poll, Statistics, and Research Method courses.
2. Professional Curriculum Planning:
i. Establish deliberation mechanism for curriculum planning: Taking the curriculums of other peer universities as inference, we also take the deliberation committee members’ comments and our students’ feedbacks into consideration when revising our curriculums. Hence, we can make sure that our curriculum planning meet the professional requirements and the students’ demands.
ii. Split the graduate students into full-time students and part-time students: To teach our students in accordance with their needs, we started the Executive Master Program of Public Administration in 2007 to split the full-time students and the part-time students.
3. Pay Equal Attention to Theories and Practices:
i. Besides the regular lectures, we often invite the outside-the-school experts and practitioners to give talks and lectures.
ii. Offer employment counseling courses: We offer “Market Analysis of Employment” course for our seniors. It is a course to help our students understand the pros and cons of different career paths from objective points of view, and help them plan their employment paths after graduation.
iii. For the students who are preparing for the national examinations, we not only form study groups and host seminars, but also provide individualized tutorship, to increase their examination-taking capability.
4. Strengthen Regional Academic Cooperation:
i. Share teaching and research resources: We are planning to cooperate with other academic institutes in the same area through library resource sharing, faculty exchange, mutual recognition of credit hours, etc.
ii. Strengthen the cooperation with local government: We have interacted with the local government at all levels for a long time. With these heritages, we would have the privilege to make policy suggestions on specific public issues and have been the best channel for the staff of the local government at all levels to pursue further education. With us, we believe that their administrative attainments and the capability of practicing theories will be significantly increased.
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