Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Information Sharing Session on the Implementation of the 4-Year Degree

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Time: 12:00noon to 2:00pm (Light lunch provided at 12:30pm - 1:00pm)

Venue: Multi-media Conference Room

Facilitators

Prof C H CHAN, Acting Provost
Prof Gary FENG, Associate Provost
Dr J T YU, Chief Information Officer

 

Target Audience

Programme leaders and departmental EOs
Academic Heads, Admin Directors
All interested staff

 

Abstract

We are at the early introduction phase of the 4-year degree implementation. The university will begin to admit students into the mini-version of the 4-year undergraduate degree starting from 2010/11 by early introducing the 4-year curriculum in designated undergraduate programmes. By Summer 2012, all the current undergraduate degree programmes under the 3-year structure will be converted into the 4-year curriculum.

The transition to the 4-year degree implementation will have a great impact on the operations of academic and administrative units throughout the university. It is necessary for the whole university community to keep abreast of the monumental change in the undergraduate curriculum. The Office of the Provost presented the latest development in the undergraduate degree curriculum in an Information Sharing Session with details below:

Issues such as curriculum requirements, arrangements for foundation-year students and senior-year entry, validation and approval procedure during programme conversion etc. were discussed at the session. The Acting Provost, Associate Provost and the Chief Information Officer clarified concerns raised by participants at the session.

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