Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU) is fully responsible for supervising course setting, teaching affairs, grading, issuing transcripts, etc. to ensure the credits you take here will be recognized by your home American universities. Each year, Fu Jen Catholic University International Summer School establishes Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee (TQEC), which consists of professors from correlated departments at FJCU and professors of summer program, to ensure scientific and rigorous teaching process.
The course subjects are not only regular curriculum in FJCU, but also corresponding to overseas campus. This ensures that they meet transfer credit requirements of North American universities. The summer program lasts for 5 weeks. Each course is equal to 3 credits in North American semester system. Total contact hour is 60 contact hours (54 hours) per course (50 minutes counts as one contact hour, in North American system). All courses except for foreign language courses are taught in full English.
Every summer program professor should submit grading policy to Secretary-general, which describes the proportion of class performance, assignments and exams in final score during first Regular Meeting. You students will be graded strictly in line with the criteria, with 10% inspected by the Academic Affairs Office in a sample survey. Professors will be informed of any inconsistency on grading and given suggestion after discussion.
If you have objection for your score(s), you are always welcome to discuss with professor. If you fail to reach an agreement, you may propose an EOR (Applications/Forms/Application of Score Review) attaching your assignments, quizzes as proof. Deputy Director of the Committee will carry out a re-check of scoring and gather information about your performance from the professor and teaching assistant. After discussion, the EOR result will be issued within a week in written form to you and this will be the final score. You shall not make EOR again.
Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee
In order to improve teaching quality, to ensure punctuality and accurate accomplishment of professors’ teaching tasks and to guarantee an impartial assessment of final results, Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee (TQEC) is set up by host university. It consists of professors in correlate departments at FJCU and professors of summer program. The committee is responsible for supervising teaching quality as well as grading result assessment.
For each campus, the structure of TQEC is as the following:
- Director (professor from North American university)
- Deputy Director (faculty member appointed by FJCU)
- Secretary-general (director of educational affairs oin campus)
- Committee members (foreign professors from Deputy Director office)
TQEC should meet once per week during school hours with their teaching assistants. The Director and Deputy Director lead the meeting and reflect on teaching matters of the week to suggest improvements on summer school program. After the meeting, Director should communicate with professors with lower evaluation and provide suggestions for improvement. Secretary-general will make meeting minutes.