NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
Department of Physics Guidelines for Course Committee Establishment
Amended and approved by the 1st Department General Meeting on August 25, 2008, School Year 97.
Amended and approved by the 4th Department General Meeting on December 23, 2009, School Year 98.
Amended and approved by the 3rd College of Sciences Course Committee Meeting on January 27, 2010, School Year 98.
Approved by the 983rd University Course Committee on March 8, 2010.
Approved by the 123rd Academic Affairs Meeting on March 22, 2010.
I. This set of guidelines is issued in accordance with "Guidelines for Course Committee Establishment" of the university in order to improve course quality as well as to enhance course framework and contents of the Department of Physics.
II. The chairman of the department shall be the convener of the department’s course committee. Three members are selected from full-time faculty members of assistant professors or above of the department at the end of each school year (with term of service being one year), wherein the member who receives the most votes shall be the chairman of the committee.
III. Student representatives shall be invited to participate in discussions of relevant issues in course-planning meetings convened by the committee. The representatives are generated as follows:
A. One undergraduate student is elected as the representative by the Department Student Association.
B. One master’s program student is elected as the representative by second-year master’s students and above.
C. One doctoral program student is elected as a representative by second-year doctoral students and above.
IV. The committee may convene meeting irregularly according to needs for course planning, and meeting minutes shall be documented for references.
V. Duties of the course committee are as follows:
A. Review courses, course framework, and development direction of the department/institute regularly (including opinions of industry, graduated alumni/alumnae, and students/parents).
B. Preliminarily examine affairs relevant to tables of compulsory subjects for new students of the department every school year.
C. Consider specialties of faculty members and balance research-teaching workload as well as plan and arrange faculty members for teaching courses every school year.
D. Preliminarily examine course titles (Chinese/English), course contents, and outlines of newly established courses. Other relevant factors include matching newly established courses and specialties of faculty members, and appropriateness of development direction of the department/institute, relationship to existing courses, etc.
E. Examine all department faculty members’ course outlines and contents in the beginning of every semester.
F. Examine undergraduate program and institute credit waiver and transfer.
G. Investigate and discuss improvement mechanisms for excellent courses taught in the department and produce reports of issues to submit to the department general meetings for further discussions.
H. Examine issues relevant to courses.
VI. Related issues shall be approved in the department general meetings before submitting to the College Course Committee for further examination.
VII. For unaccomplished matters with respect to the present guidelines, please refer to relevant laws and regulations.
VIII. The present regulations shall be implemented following approvals of department general meetings and meetings of the College Course Committee, as well as reports to the University Course Committee and academic affairs meetings. The same procedure shall be carried out when amendments are to be made.