Excellence in Teaching
Teaching Quality Based on International Standards and Learning Outcomes
FCU’s efforts to improve teaching quality and standards are based on student learning outcomes. Since 2005, FCU has been awarded Ministry of Education grants for its excellence in teaching and learning projects. In 2013, FCU became the largest recipient of these grants for the fifth time. Continuous improvements are being made in the areas of curriculum planning and management mechanisms. Each department and graduate institute works to understand the needs of relevant industries and its own development goals through internal and external double loop assessment mechanisms. In addition, international education certification and accreditation are sought to bring the curricula and educational quality in line with international standards and benchmarks.
In 2005, the Blackboard digital learning platform was introduced to build a complete campus e-learning environment. This platform is used by a number of prestigious universities including Harvard and Stanford. Course syllabuses are combined with comprehensive resources and guidance to provide an educational environment that is not limited by time or space. To help students master the core principles of specialized, upper division courses, digital and multimedia teaching materials are developed. In addition to FCU teaching assistants who provide face-to-face academic guidance, digital supplemental materials are available. Students can choose the most suitable learning option based on their own personal needs. For FCU faculty, a comprehensive community is in place to promote professional growth and provide administrative support. Through teacher evaluations the quality of education is ensured.
About 5,000 students (including 800 transfer students) are admitted to undergraduate programs in 32 departments each year. The Undergraduate Admissions Website offers information about academic programs and how to obtain an admissions handbook and related materials. Other practical information on topics such as housing, visa requirements, tuition, communication issues, transportation, and insurance, etc. is also provided.
The University offers graduate degrees from more than 45 departments and programs in its eight colleges. Each year over 60 students are admitted to PhD degree programs and 1,200 students to Master’s degree programs. The Graduate Admissions Website provides general information about graduate study and the admissions process.
Overseas Youth Vocational Training School
During the past forty years, the University has been active in providing education to overseas Chinese youths. From Malaysia alone, there are over 4,000 FCU graduates. Currently, there are 179 students studying in 6 professional training programs.
Chinese Language Center
The major responsibility of the Chinese Language Center is to offer Chinese language programs to non-Chinese speakers from other countries. Studying Chinese at Feng Chia University will provide you with the opportunity to experience education in the classroom as well as to “live” the culture. The full-time study program is based on nine semesters of three months each. Classes proceed continuously during the university's summer and winter vacations, with a one-week break for the Chinese New Year.
In order to encourage international students to apply to FCU, the University awards ten NT$120,000 scholarships to overseas Chinese and international students each year. As long as recipients maintain a certain grade point average, they will continue to receive the same amount for the following three years of study. The four year total is the highest among all scholarship schemes in Taiwan.