News and Activities

MC Weekly English News Page Now

Online

by Yuli Cheung

Question Time! Have you found any difference on Ming Chuan Weekly’s web site recently? The answer is yes. There is a new page called English News. For the convenience for foreign students to get the latest school information, Ming Chuan Weekly will post the English news on this new page frequently.

Moreover, one English headline new will be posted on the front page of Ming Chuan’s web site. By clicking that headline new you can be linked to the English News page. Moreover, students can leave their personal views or suggestions by using the message function at the end of each news item. Important: You have to login in as a member before messaging!

Ming Chuan hopes local and foreign students alike can get into school life thoroughly. Therefore, this new English News page can help foreign students know more about the school. Meanwhile, local students can strengthen their English reading ability, too. All of us can catch up with being more international.

MCU Earns Commendation for

Holding Taiwan Education Fair in US

by Florrie Lin & Keven Chen

To attract foreign students who study in the US, “2012 - 1st Taiwan Education Fair in US” was held by Taiwan Education Center in the US, that was established by Ming Chuan University and is authorized by the Ministry of Education and Cultural Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (T.E.C.O.) in Los Angeles. It was not only the first event held by the Taiwan Education Center in US after its registration as a non-profit organization in the US, but also the first time for the R.O.C. to hold an educational recruitment fair in the US.

President Lee said in his welcoming remarks that it was really important and meaningful to hold the “Taiwan Education Fair in US” in Los Angeles, the city with the most overseas Chinese in the States. He notes that Ming Chuan hopes to share the excellent higher education environment, friendly and safe living conditions, advantage tuition fee and Chinese learning environment in Taiwan with overseas Chinese and attract more overseas Chinese students to study in Taiwan.

Aside from the presidents from 15 Taiwanese universities and colleges, the Minister of Education, Wei-ling Chiang, and Chief of the Education Ministry's Bureau of International Cultural and Educational Relations, Wen-Tung Lin, also took part in this fair.

 

AMCU Connects with Local Universities

by Carine Yang

To further promote its International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) and Teaching Chinese as Second Language (TCSL) graduate programs among local universities, American Ming Chuan University (AMCU) in Michigan hosted a dinner party for Chinese students from Saginaw Valley State University and Michigan State University.

This event was highlighted by a basketball friendship game between SVSU and MSU. Organized by Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) of SVSU, the basketball game drew a large crowd at the Cardinal Gym on November 17, including President Eric Gilbertson of SVSU.

As an alumnus of MSU himself, Dr. Robert Yien, the MCU Vice President for Administrative Affairs, is pleased to see the bond formed between the two universities. “It is important to get to know more about the Chinese students from local universities,” said Dr. Robert Yien. “We are broadening our reach to more local students,” adds Yien.

The graduate programs were also promoted outside the game itself, as promotional brochures passed out during the dinner party. "There are over 600 Chinese students in MSU. I believe that many students will be interested in these programs," said Ning Ke, a senior in Supply Chain Management and CSSA-MSU leader.

Xie Bo-Yun, a MSU Education student from Taiwan, said, “We are looking forward to sharing a lot of experiences and build friendships with students from Taiwan.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ming  Chuan  University  2nd    Global Alumni Reunion

 

All the MCU alumni are invited to join us while

remembering Founder Dr. Pao.

 

        To welcome the MCU 55th Anniversary and honor the spirit of Founder Dr. Pao, Ming Chuan University will hold the 2nd Global Alumni Reunion on January 9 (Monday), 2012 in Taipei. The reunion will include a series of activities in commemoration of the 3rd Anniversary of Ming Chuan University Founder Pao’s Passing.

        Time flies, Dr. Pao, the ‘mother’ of the Ming Chuan family has been gone from us for three years. Although Dr. Pao is not physically with us, her spirit and selfless devotion of establishing Ming Chuan University are always in our minds. Please come to share your memories and experiences while remembering Dr. Pao.

  1. Concert in Commemoration of the 3rd Anniversary of MCU Founder Pao’s Passing

Date: 10:00 ~ 12:00, January 9 (Monday), 2012

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Auditorium, Ming Chuan University Taipei Campus

 

  1. MCU 2nd Global Alumni Reunion

Date: 19:00 ~ 21:30, January 9 (Monday), 2012

Venue: Banquet Hall, 2nd Fl., Ambassador Hotel, Taipei City

 

  1. MCU 55: MCU Alumni Join Heart and Hands - A Cultural Trip to Hualien and Taitung

Date: January 10 ~ 12, 2012 (Tuesday ~ Thursday)

 

You are most welcome to join us!!

 

 

 

President Lee Plans to Establish a Campus in the U.S.

Translated by Florrie Lin

After earning MSCHE accreditation, President Lee is pursuing plans to establish a campus in the U.S. In order to continuously promote the interaction between MCU and the world, and make Ming Chuan University a global university, President Lee and Dr. Shen Pei-Di, Director of the Teacher Education Center, visited the U.S. during the summer break.

President Lee and Director Shen visited both the west and east coasts of the U.S.. Executive Director Liu of International Education and Exchange Division joined them to visit a number of MSCHE-accredited universities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Following that, the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Dr. Robert Yien, and his wife welcomed them in Michigan, where they visited Michigan State University and a primary and secondary school. They also visited Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), where Dr. Yien earlier served for 40 years. They discussed the establishment of a U.S. MCU campus with SVSU President Dr. Eric Gilbertson, and invited him to deliver a keynote speech for the 55th MCU Anniversary.

MCU is planning to exchange students with SVSU or organize some short-term Chinese language courses at SVSU. Not only did the delegation discuss details about the collaboration between the universities, but also participated in an SVSU Faculty Meeting.

During their time with former presidents of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, the discussion centered around collaboration on bilingual courses and the mechanism of cultivating teachers for secondary schools.

Due to caring for the late Founder Pao, President Lee had not been to the east coast for many years. On this rare occasion, the MCU Alumni Association of the East Coast welcomed President Lee enthusiastically. The chair of the association, Chao Shu-Hui, invited more than 100 alumni to meet President and Mrs. Lee. The meeting was touching and warm as they shared memories of Founder Pao. All alumni appreciate the impact of MCU in their lives and the golden MCU brand “ well supported by facts”.

 

Near 97% enrollment yield at MCU this year

Translated by Mike Amitrano

According to the 2011-12 academic year statistics, 3,779 of the 3,903 new student slots allotted to MCU have been filled as of September 14. Taipei campus registration percentage is 96.47%, while Taoyuan campus registration is 96.47%, making an average of 96.82% for the entire university .

According to statistics collected this school year, 14 of the university’s departments have a registration rate exceeding 97%, setting a new record. New students’ entrance exam scores are also increasing across the entire student body, this year up by 6 points. The PR value increased by 3.97%, helping the University to increase its status internationally, combating the effect of the declining birth rate in Taiwan and encouraging more international students to study here.

MCU President Lee expressed his delight with these results, and reaffirmed the institution's intent on remaining Asia’s only institution of higher education to be U.S.-accredited. In recent years, MCU has performed well in multiple assessments conducted by various entities, improving research outcomes for both students and faculty, being commended by students and their families.

 

Founder Pao Memorial Hall-MCU legacy

Translated by Janet Chao

As a part of the Ming Chuan family, it is really necessary to visit the Founder Pao Memorial Hall to learn the legend of the famed Mother of Ming Chuan.We welcome all to visit the Hall located on the the second floor of A Building on Taipei Campus, open daily during the regular office hours.

The opening ceremony of Founder Pao Memorial Hall during MCU’s 54th Anniversary was a tribute to her lifetime dedication and utmost vitality for education. At the entry, a giant picture of Founder Pao includes her birth, growing years, background and moral anecdotes. In addition, there are a plentitude of photos displaying many different aspects of Founder Pao – being adored by students, her diplomatic expansion, her peerless chipaos, being  a Mother of Soccer, and being reverent and patriotic, as well as a display of her office desk and stationery.

One thing worth mention is the chipao exhibition. From the chipao color and design over the periods, we catch a glimpse of Founder Pao’s 103 years of life over the change of times, her changes of identity, position, and the continual university development. Show her frame of mind. From the terse and sober design of chipao during the early years of Ming Chuan establishment, to a reticent and classic elegance in the middle years, to a splendid and confident design as the school’s systems matured in her prime of life, one can appreciate the flourishing and innovative success in her later years.

 

Founder Pao Memorial Hall-MCU legacy

Translated by Florrie Lin

As a part of the Ming Chuan family, it is really necessary to visit the Founder Pao Memorial Hall to learn the legend of the famed Mother of Ming Chuan.We welcome all to visit the Hall located on the the second floor of A Building on Taipei Campus, open daily during the regular office hours.

The opening ceremony of Founder Pao Memorial Hall during MCU’s 54th Anniversary was a tribute to her lifetime dedication and utmost vitality for education. At the entry, a giant picture of Founder Pao includes her birth, growing years, background and moral anecdotes. In addition, there are a plentitude of photos displaying many different aspects of Founder Pao – being adored by students, her diplomatic expansion, her peerless chipaos, being a Mother of Soccer, and being reverent and patriotic, as well as a display of her office desk and stationery.

One thing worth mention is the chipao exhibition. From the chipao color and design over the periods, we catch a glimpse of Founder Pao’s 103 years of life over the change of times, her changes of identity, position, and the continual university development. Show her frame of mind. From the terse and sober design of chipao during the early years of Ming Chuan establishment, to a reticent and classic elegance in the middle years, to a splendid and confident design as the school’s systems matured in her prime of life, one can appreciate the flourishing and innovative success in her later years.

 

 MCU Promotes Global Citizenship

Translated by Brian Henson

Ming Chun has been promoting international education for over 12 years and grown from a humble 10 international students to a current enrollment of over 600 students from around the world, placing it second highest among private universities for international student enrollment in Taiwan.

Because the world has many complex cultural customs and taboos, the International College has teamed up with teachers and over 100 students to complete "Customs and Taboos around the World - The Basics for Global Citizens," a book to address potential misunderstandings between the different ethnic groups, help students and faculty  notice various cultural differences in life, and make the adaptation to international life on campus a happier experience .

MCU President Lee expressed in the preface to the book "...The process of advancing international education might be arduous but have striking results, which has not only earned international friendship but also MSCHE accreditation for MCU and has become the greatest asset for MCU faculty members and students in terms of international exchange further pushing MCU forward to the international  stage."      

 

 

 

 

3/19 MCU 54th Anniversary on Taipei

Campus

 

MCU is celebrating its 54th Anniversary and its new status as the first American-accredited University in Asia on 3/19 on Taipei campus. A series of anniversary activities is to take place beginning with the morning cocktail party opening in Sun Yat Sen Auditorium, sport competitions on the athletic field, and club carnival on the basketball field in front of H Building.

President Lee and honored guests are to walk into the Sun Yat Sen Auditorium to join the Cocktail Party at 9 am that day to the elegant sound of Chinese music. To show appreciation of all hard-working faculty and staff members, and outstanding faculty members in teaching and research, President Lee will personally reward those full-time faculty and staff members who have served the university for 10, 20, 30, and 40 years; as well as 2009-10 outstanding teachers, and 2010-11 full-time outstanding faculty members for academic research award. Harmonica Club, Modern Dance Club, and Chinese Kung Fu Club also share exquisite performances, as well. Moreover, there will be the drama and suspense of the lucky draw, and the activity of ‘Taiwan enters a new century and Ming Chuan leaps for international status - Retrospect of Ming Chuan 2010 International News,’ who will take away the top prize, an i-phone4. May everyone enjoy a warm and joyful anniversary celebration!

MCU Alumni Association Chair, Ms. Angela Lu, will give a banquet for MCU administrators, honored guests and alumni at the Ambassador Hotel in celebration of the university earning MSCHE accreditation.

 

 

 

Concert in Commemoration of the 2nd Anniversary

of Ming Chuan University Founder Pao’s Passing

held on January 21

 

Time flies, Dr. Pao, the ‘mother’ of the Ming Chuan family has been gone from us for two years. Although Dr. Pao is not physically with us, her spirit and selfless devotion of establishing Ming Chuan University are always in our minds.

A concert in Commemoration of the 2nd Anniversary of Ming Chuan University Founder Pao’s Passing was held at Sun Yat Sen Auditorium on Taipei campus, organized by the General Secretary's Division on January 21, 2011. Taipei Symphony Orchestra gave a performance and everyone in attendance reflected on all that Dr. Pao has meant to MCU. Choral Performances of “Devotion” and “A Thankful Heart“ were performed by Ming Chuan University National Alumni Association to express their respect to Founder Pao. Juan Montero, a student from Panama described his learning and growing at MCU in fluent Chinese. Ming Chuan faculty and staff members sang “Mother, You Are Great” and “Path of Grace” dedicated to Dr. Pao’s memory. Finally, President Lee and his family sang “The Moon Represents My Heart” for our dearly beloved Founder Pao.

 

 

 

0.7 Million MOE Subsidy for Teaching Excellence

 

he Ministry of Education announced 31 schools (20 national universities and 11 private universities) have received the 2011-12 Teaching Excellence University award as of January 24. MCU has received 0.7 million subsidy for the project, and topped 6th out of all universities and colleges in Taiwan. This is the fourth time that Ming Chuan has been thus affirmed: 0.7 million in 2006-7; 0.545 million in 2008-9; 0.72 million in 2009-2010 (1 year and 5 months); and 0.7 million in 2011-12.

According to President Lee, the University actively establishes its distinctive features and strives for professional excellence to increase teaching quality with the continuous promotion of this project. After going through the mechanisms and systems build-up phase in 2008-9 and curriculum development and learning outcome enhancement development phase in 2009-10, the University is stepping into an examination phase of ‘outcome-based, integrated practical learning’ in 2011-12. This new cycle of Strive for Excellence Project has shifted from system and mechanism establishment. After everyone's efforts in the last cycle, rich outcomes were generated. “I believe we will move forward to a brighter result, to accomplish the University goals of excellence, professionalism, and internationalization,” said the President

 

 

 

Top 3 in Taiwan - 67 Mainland China Students

 

The Ministry of Education has approved the quota of Mainland China students studying in Taiwan for each university that applied. Having 67 Mainland China students studying on campus this year ranks Ming Chuan third in the nation among 132 universities, behind Feng Chia University with 74 and National Taiwan University with 73. This result is also one of our internationalization achievements. Mainland China student recruitment is really competitive with 67 universities and 65 institutions of technology education vying for students' attention. Ming Chuan University implemented the recruitment of Mainland China Students actively as soon as the announcement was made, in order to promote international education across the strait.

The MOE approved a maximum recruitment quota of 2,000 Mainland Chinese students for 2011-12. In order to earn public praise of Higher Education in Taiwan, the MOE reviewed teaching resources, recruitment numbers, advantages, student counseling mechanism, international and cross-strait exchange experiences of applicant universities and institutions in accordance with the Guidelines for the Higher Education Institutions Recruiting Mainland China Students to Study in Taiwan. The specific evaluation standards are the number of short-term exchange Mainland China students in the past three years, the ratio of faculty members to students and campus building space in Day Division, research and teaching achievements (such as government grants, subsidy for striving for excellence and results of academia-industry cooperation), student counseling mechanism, preparation (such as establishing a responsible unit and dormitory space), departmental accreditation results, quality and quantity of faculty members, features and advantages, and any affairs regarding national safety and security.

 

 

 

MCU Ranked 755 in the

“Webometrics Ranking of World University”


The Center for Scientific Information and Documentation in Spain conducted a “Webometrics Ranking of World University” research and announced the results this January. According to the results, Ming Chuan University has been ranked 755 in the world and 27 in Taiwan. Currently, MCU’s website features four different versions with four different languages: Mandarin, English, Japanese and Korean. The Information and Network Division is now working on the fifth version, simplified Chinese.
 

 

 


MCU Ranked Top 100 Design University


The International Forum Design Hannover Awards is equivalent to the Oscars of the design industry. This year, a junior student from the Product Design Department, Pai Yun, is awarded among the top 100 best product design. In addition, Ming Chuan is selected as one of the top 100 design institutions in the world.

 

 

 

Strive for Excellence Subsidy


On January 24th, the Ministry of Education announced the recipients for the “Strive for Excellence” project subsidy for the academic year of 2011-2012. A total of 31 institutions of higher education (11 public and 20 private institutions) were awarded the subsidy. This time, MCU is awarded NT$70 million which ranked the 6th highest subsidy received among other private institutions.

 

 

 

MCU Approved to Matriculate Chinese Students

 

On February 9th, the Ministry of Education announced the number of Chinese students from Mainland China that universities are permitted to matriculate. Among the other 132 universities that have applied for the permission of matriculation, MCU may matriculate 67 students which is the third highest number of students permitted to matriculate (National Taiwan University ranked the first and Feng Chia University ranked the second highest).

 

 

 

 

WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN ASIA


Ming Chuan University has become the first U.S. accredited institution of higher education in Asia.
 

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted a full five-year unconditional accreditation to MCU on November 18, 2010. The announcement reads: To grant accreditation and to commend the institution on the quality of the self-study process and report. The next evaluation is scheduled in 2015-2016.


The good news has elicited an immense joy and excitement throughout the campus and beyond. Congratulatory notes from local and overseas alumni have begun to pour in. More than 2000 days of hard work paid off.


In reflection, it was President Lee's vision and leadership to take the University beyond borders.


The establishment of International College in 2000 followed with concerted efforts of the faculty and staff to push for internationalization in academic programming and on campus activities lay the foundation to pursue international accreditation in the late 1990s. In late 2005, President Lee and the Board of Directors decided to apply for institutional accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the decision was endorsed by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.


Dr. Luis Pedraja, Vice President of MSCHE, conducted an eligibility visit as part of Phase One of the accreditation process on September 27-29, 2006. The visit was to verify the 23 eligibility requirements and to advise the University for the preparation of Phase Two: Applicant Self-Assessment Visit. President Lee immediately established Accreditation Steering Committee and members of the Committee began the institutional assessment process.


In order to conduct a comprehensive institutional self-assessment, representatives of all ten academic schools (colleges) formed Committee of School Coordinators. Members of the Accreditation Steering Committee met bi-weekly with the school coordinators for most of Years 2007 and 2008. These members, in total of 46, gathered, examined, documented cross-sectional data for the self-study report. Voluminous materials and months of discussion prepared for the Applicant Self-Assessment Visit that was scheduled to take place in September 2008. Fall of 2008 proved to be both exciting and productive.

 
The Applicant Self-Assessment Team Visit took place when Typhoon Jangmi was raging through the island of Taiwan. Team Chair Hollowell and other three members were confined to the Ji-He Teaching Hotel and all scheduled interviews were conducted inside the Ji-He Complex. However, President Lee managed to provide a Taoyuan campus tour for the team members. The campus tour registered an unmistakable impression; MCU is always prepared, rain or shine. Team members unanimously recommended the University for the next phase, the Self-Study Process. The University was invited to participate in the Self-study Institute in Philadelphia on November 8-10, 2008 and the Commissioners granted Candidacy Status to the University on November 19, 2008.

Phase Three: Institutional Self-Study proved to be both challenging and educational.

Dr. David Hollowell and Dr. Karen Froslid Jones returned to campus in April 2009 as a consultant to the institutional self-study design process. they met with President Lee and members of Accreditation Steering committee and six working groups. In the end, they concluded that the University was ready to work on the self-study report and to apply for a comprehensive self-study visit in late 2010. The final push for the goal thus started and President Lee began to have weekly updates on the self-study progress at every Administrative Council meeting. Moreover, President Lee called for an off-campus two-day retreat in January 2010 to put the final touch to the process.

 

The campus worked in unison and the goal was to achieve a full institutional accreditation.

To assist the University to prepare for a late September 2010 comprehensive visit, Dr. Barbara Loftus, MSCHE Vice President, and Team Chair, Dr. David Turk , Provost of Nyack College made an advance visit in June 2010. Their advice and encouragement infused a strong sense of self-confidence onto all those who had directly and indirectly participated in the long quest of international accreditation since 2005. The sense permeated through the campus.

The comprehensive evaluation visit started on September 27 and ended on September 29, 2010. The visit was full of positive comments from all five members on the quality of self-study report and accolades from Team Chair David Turk in his remarks as part of Exit Interview.

Presidential vision and leadership, support from the Board of Directors, hard and determined efforts of the faculty and staff, and institutional pride have collectively made it possible for MCU to become the first U.S. accredited university in Asia. (By Dr. Robert Yien)

 

 

 

MCU’s Goodwill Ambassadors wants you!

 

Talented and patient with an exuberance for life? Then Ming Chuan’s Goodwill Ambassadors (GWA) is searching for you. Now that midterms are over, and the pressure of studies has come and gone the Goodwill Ambassadors team is in search of first and second year students to become a part of it's team.

The GWA was formed by students via the university’s Public Relations Section and is responsible for the University’s promotion and image-building. The GWA boasts that its “service personnel are the best MCU spokesmen, not only do they work to enhance the university’s image but also show their love”. It is the GWA’s belief that every volunteer is multi-talented and full of compassion.

One of the main goals of the GWA is to promote MCU to high school students in an attempt to encourage them to select this university as their future choice for study. Interested high school students are then invited to the university for campus tours. The Taipei leader is Tai Pei-rong, from the Department of Business and Administration; the Taoyuan campus leader is Pan Be-yu from the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

Students who are interested in the GWA are asked to attend an information meeting on December 1 in E202 on Taipei campus or on December 3 in S104 on Taoyuan Campus.

Members who join the GWA will attend a training seminar in January, 2011. This seminar includes particulars for the campus tours and other planned activities. Some of the activities the GWA organizes when going into high schools range from beverage-drinking to ice cream eating competitions.

An ice-cream eating competition, sponsored by Du Royal Ice Cream, is slated for December 15 and 16 on Taipei Campus, Sun Yat Sen Auditorium and in the indoor basketball court on Taoyuan Campus.

Du Royal will sponsor 1000 ice cream cones for this competition, which will allow students and faculty to meet the GWA team, who will be judging the contest. Other performances geared at displaying the core beliefs of the GWA will also take place on those days.

Forty teams can enter the competition, with each team consisting of four students. Two students in each group of four will be bound to each other by the leg and the fastest team to eat their ice cream will be declared the winner.

Those who are interested may download the application form from the MCU website and hand deliver it to the Public Relations Office on the third floor of the A building (Taipei Campus) or to the Office of International Student Services (Taoyuan Campus).

 

 

 

President Lee as Invited Speaker at USC

 

MCU’s president, Dr. Chuan Lee spoke on higher education and globalization as a specially invited speaker at the University of Southern California (USC) earlier this month, in recognition of Ming Chuan’s achievements in internationalization.

President Lee’s visit was part of a special series of activities during October 11-15 USC Presidential Inauguration Week. Dr. Chrysostomos L. Max Nikias was inaugurated as the 11th president of USC.

Concurrently, USC’s Rossier School of Education specially invited Dr. Lee to serve as a visiting professor, delivering several special lectures and serving as a panelist on global higher education.

On Tuesday (10/12), Dr. Lee was invited to make a luncheon presentation to faculty of the Rossier School of Education, during which he told the story of Ming Chuan, from how Founders Pao and Lee began the school to its development into the comprehensive international university of today.

That same afternoon (10/12), Dr. Lee lectured on “How a Nation’s Context and Polices Shape and are Shaped by their Educational Institutions” in a doctoral class on Higher Education Internationalization.

Dr. Lee then served as a panelist for the “Global University Panel” on Wednesday (10/13). Dr. Lee and fellow panelists Ken McGillivray, former head of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and reporter/journalist Ben Wildavsky responded to a series of questions and topics on what it means to be global in higher education. Under the deft guidance of moderator Val Zavala, panelists presented their views on the challenges and opportunities in this global era of education.

“Higher education is currently in a situation similar to that in the Spring/Autumn Warring States Period; internationalization of education is a global trend,” said Dr. Lee. “Ming Chuan relies on the invigorating interaction with sister schools for furthering its internationalization. During our anniversary in March 2010, when Dr. Gallagher, dean of the Rossier School of Education, spoke on the status of American higher education at MCU’s Graduate School of Education, she was warmly received by our faculty and students. This time, I had the opportunity to return to my alma mater and share some of Ming Chuan’s achievements in global higher education, an extraordinarily meaningful exchange.”

 

 

 

 

ROC FLAG FLIES IN KOREA AS PRESIDENT LEE

RECEIVES DEGREE University of Suwon confers

honorary doctorate to Dr. Lee


The Republic of China’s national anthem was sung while its national flag rose in South Korea - moving some to tears - when the University of Suwon (USW) conferred an honorary doctorate to Dr. Chuan Lee, President of Ming Chuan University (MCU).

Many of the 51 MCU staff members and alumni visiting from Taiwan expressed their sense of honor at having attended the conferment ceremony held on September 15.

“Dr. Lee has made great contributions in promoting academic exchanges and mutual cooperation between USW and MCU over the last five years,” said Dr. In-Soo Lee, President of USW, “With his excellent caliber, he has led MCU in its effort to receive US accreditation, as well as in its flourishing development as a university.”

Dr. In-Soo Lee also expressed his confidence in the continued collaboration between the two institutions in fostering talents at the tertiary level in both countries.

“Suwon and Ming Chuan are like twin brothers, both being family-operated private institutions,” said Dr. Chuan Lee in his speech. “Both Suwon and Ming Chuan have been upgraded and become universities, owing to their respective educational principles of dedicating their ‘all for students’ and ‘attending to all students with parental care support and guidance’.”

MCU conferred an honorary doctoral degree in management to Dr. In-Soo Lee in 2006 for his achievements and contributions.

“Dr. Lee has been a Ming Chuan alumnus since,” added Dr. Lee Chuan. “And everyone can bear witness to his faithfulness to his alma mater.” “I am proud of Suwon today; Suwon will be proud of me tomorrow,” said Dr. Chuan Lee, promising that he will carry with him ‘the light and the warmth’ of USW to the whole world.

This is the fourth honorary doctorate that Dr. Chuan Lee has received. Other honorary degrees he holds include those conferred by the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics (Russia); Oklahoma City University (US); and Lincoln Memorial University (US).

Dr. Chuan Lee also met with four MCU exchange students from the Department of Teaching of Chinese as a Second Language. The students received moon cakes as gifts

 

 

Ming Chuan University Fund-raising

ProceduresApproved by Administrative

Meeting on February 16, 2009

Article 1               The following procedures have been approved to raise funds from the general public for improvement of school development, teaching and research quality.

Article 2               Funds will be disbursed to specific units in accordance with the donor’s wishes (ex. teaching and research purpose).

Article 3               Except for funds designated for scholarships, designated funds shall contribute 10% of the donated amount for school administration expenses; non-designated funds will be utilized to further overall school plans.

Article 4         Range of overall school plans for non-designated funds is as follows:

1.       Campus expansion, construction of school dormitory or campus environmental improvement;

2.       Purchase of books or equipment related to teaching or research;

3.       Improvement of instruction or academic research projects;

4.       Organization of academic seminars or activities related to teaching quality improvement;

5.       Promotion of projects related to international inter-school academic exchanges and cooperation;

6.       Financial aid to teaching units for contract lectures or academic book publishing;

7.       Awards to teachers for outstanding performance;

8.       Awards to students for excellent performance;

9.       Financial aid to students for organization of training, competition or other educational activities; and

10.     Affairs related to other arenas of school development.

Article 5               Expenditures of funds shall follow the procedures of Controller’s Division. Annual report shall be submitted to the MCU Fund-raising Committee by the organizer.

Article 6               Upon being passed at the Administrative Meeting and approved by the president of this University, these procedures are enforced. Any revision must follow the same procedure.

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