Inauguration of the New Academic Year
'3+3+4' Preparation

September 2012 marks a new page for the Hong Kong Education System. In anticipation of the transition to the four-year undergraduate curriculum, our University as a whole has directed efforts on all fronts to ensure that we will continue to provide the best learning environment to the University community and the new cohort of students.

News and updates:

Onwards to the new Undergraduate curriculum portal covers all-round aspects of '334' related information for students, alumni and staff.

The updated campus information such as canteen services, campus shuttle bus, University MTR Exit, University bookstore, etc, is posted at the University Web to enable ease of communication. The University Administration has been working closely with all academic units to handle unforeseeable situations, especially during the critical period of the first few weeks of September. Its Task Force will continue to elicit information and actions to facilitate a smooth transition.

02-2012

On '3+3+4' preparation, we conduct a risk-based audit plan to be sure we develop the measures ahead of time having regularly assessed progress reports and action plans by the '3+3+4' taskforce sub groups.

3-05-2012

The core group of taskforce reviewed progress on Faculty's inputs into running of timetable, course registration & contingency plans. Also reviewed was the inter-departmental workflow that coordinates administrative and student support services.

8-06-2012

Student Consultative Forum on 3+3+4 Preparation, organized by Office of Student Affairs.

22-06-2012

334 Taskforce received reports by its sub-groups and updates about the Risk Management Plan and latest assessments.

8-08-2012

Orientation for New Students. Welcome to The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

6-09-2012

Task Force reviewed the preparations for the inauguration of the New Academic Year and listed the useful information on a broadcast email sent to students, colleagues, and alumni.

2-09-2013 Inauguration of the New Academic Year on September 2, 2013

Inauguration ceremony for undergraduates.
The Ad hoc Group on the Preparation for the Start of Academic Year 2013-14 meets weekly to see to items of follow up.


Academic Curriculum

In the face of changing to a normative four-year undergraduate curriculum in 2012, the University has completed the design of the new curriculum for all undergraduate programmes . The main features of the new curriculum comprise a common Faculty Package for first-year students of each Faculty, together core components of the curriculum that include General Education, languages, information technology and physical education. As advocated by the University Grants Committee, the Outcomes-based Approach (OBA) has been integrated into the design of the new ‘3+3+4’ curriculum.

Meetings

We have organized this sequence of forums to update all our stakeholders, including staff, students, and alumni, on our preparation for the 334 transition.  The topics covered include administration, infrastructure, facilities & services, admissions & student support, as well as curriculum.  We sought in the sequence of forums opinion and comments from the CUHK community, as well as briefing them on our preparation and our aspirations.

Strategic Briefing for ‘3+3+4’ Implementation

(for Deans, Associate Deans, College Heads/ Masters, Department Chairmen, Programme Directors and Heads of Administrative units, 28 June 2012, Cho Yiu Hall)

PowerPoint Presentations:Welcome and Overview by Professor Benjamin W. Wah, Provost, Undergraduate Admissions, Scholarships/ Financial Aid by Mrs. Grace Chow, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Registration by Mr. Eric S.P. Ng, Registrar and Secretary, Student Support and Development by Professor Dennis K.P. Ng, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and University Dean of Students, Infrastructure, Transport and Canteen Preparation for 334 by Professor Fung Tung, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Forums on '3+3+4' Preparation, 2012

1. First open forum (for non-teaching staff on Terms A, B & C on Monday, 26 March 2012 in LT 5, Lee Shau Kee Building)

PowerPoint Presentations: Overview by Professor Benjamin W. Wah, Provost, Physical Infrastructure for 334 by Professor P.C. Ching, PVC and Professor Fung Tung, APVC, Canteens, Clinic and Learning Commons by Professor Michael K.M. Hui, PVC, Undergraduate Admissions by Professor Jack Cheng, PVC, Student Support and Development by Professor Dennis Ng, APVC and University Dean of Students, Timetabling, Classroom and Examination Arrangements by Mr. Eric Ng, Registrar and Secretary, Four-year Undergraduate Curriculum by Professor K.T. Hau, PVC

Video (available in Intranet around March 2012 to July 2014)

2. Second open forum (for teaching staff on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 in T.Y.Wong Hall, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building)

PowerPoint Presentations: same as 1 above

Video (available in Intranet around March 2012 to July 2014)

3. Third open forum (for students on Thursday, 29 March 2012 in Room 128, Science Centre)

PowerPoint Presentations: Same as 1 above

Video (available in Intranet around March 2012 to July 2014)

4. Fourth open forum (for alumni on Saturday, 31 March 2012 in LT 1, Lee Shau Kee Building)

PowerPoint Presentations

Video (available in Intranet around March 2012 to July 2014)


Forums on '3+3+4' Preparation, 2011

1. Open forum for teaching staff (lunch session, 28 February 2011)

PowerPoint Presentations: Roadmap by Provost, Funding situation by PVC HuiCurriculum by PVC Young, Admissions & Student support by PVC Cheng, Capital works & Campus transport by PVC Ching and AVPC Fung 

Q/A

2. Open forum for Terms B & C non-teaching staff (lunch session, 4 March 2011)

PowerPoint Presentations: Roadmap by Provost, Funding situation by PVC HuiCapital works & Campus transport by PVC Ching and AVPC Fung, Admissions & Student support by PVC Cheng, Curriculum by PVC Young

Q/A

3. Management briefing and fellowship dinner for Terms A non-teaching staff (evening session, 2 March 2011)

PowerPoint Presentations: same as 1 & 2 above

4. Open forum for Students (5.30-7.00pm, 29 March 2011)

PowerPoint Presentations (to follow): Roadmap by Provost, New Curriculum by PVC Young, Resources and Campus Life by PVC Hui, Undergraduate Admissions for 334 by PVC Cheng, Enhanced Student Support for 334 by the University Dean of Students Professor Dennis Ng, Capital Projects by PVC Ching, and Campus Transport by APVC Fung


Task Force to Prepare for a Four-year Normative Curriculum

Terms of Reference

Having regard to the plan proposed by the Hong Kong SAR Government to reform the secondary and tertiary education structure to a 3+3+4 model, the Task Force will

  • coordinate the preparation and planning within CUHK in order to receive the first cohort of intakes under the new structure in 2012;
  • work with relevant standing committees and task forces under AAPC and the Senate in developing these plans and ensuring their timely approval and adoption;
  • periodically inform the campus community of developments and seek the views of relevant academic units on related matters;
  • periodically report to AAPC on the preparations and the plans; and
  • deal with any related tasks assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.

Membership

Convener: Professor Benjamin W. Wah, Provost
Members: Professor Jack C.Y. Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  Professor P.C. Ching, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  Professor Michael K.M. Hui, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  Professor Hau Kit Tai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  Professor Fung Tung, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  Professor Dennis K.P. Ng, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and University Dean of Students
  Mr. Eric S.P. Ng, Registrar
  Mrs. Grace Chow, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
  Mr. David S.W. Lim, Director of Campus Development
  (Other members to be co-opted as necessary)
Secretary: Ms. Kitty Yu, Academic and Quality Section


Subgroups

The Task Force has established a number of subgroups to coordinate the major areas of responsibilities regarding the preparations for the ‘3+3+4’ transition.

Curriculum
Administration and Support
College Matters and Hostel Arrangements
Admission
Double Cohort
Resources
CUSIS
Student Support and Development


This page was last updated on November 18, 2014.

 
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