Fu Jen Catholic University will solely responsible for supervising the course setting, teaching affair, grading, giving transcript and etc process to insure the credits would recognized by the universities in North American. Every year, Fu Jen Catholic University international Summer Session establish Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee, which consist of teachers in correlate department of the host university and the course professors in our program, to ensure scientific and rigorous in the teaching process. The course subjects are not only the regular planned curriculum in the host university, but also corresponding the courses in the overseas campus; so its meet the transfer credit requirement of North American universities, each course is equal to 3 credits in North American semester system. The whole summer session lasts for 5 weeks, all the other courses are taught in English apart from foreign language courses. The total contact hour for each course is 54 hours.
The summer school could also setup special courses based on the students’ requirement, these credit courses when eventually transfer to the optional course credit after admitting by the American university.
Before school starts, you can switch courses online all by yourself. If you need to add or drop a course, please contact our customer service (tel: 400-685-0162).On the first two school opening days, (that’s Monday and Tuesday), students are allowed to change, quit or add courses as you want by downloading the adjustment application form and handing it to school office before 12:00 on Wednesday in the first week. And the correlated procedures will be followed after verifying by the teacher in charge. Students are responsible for the textbook cost due to courses adjustment. And if students want to choose more courses, students need to pay the extra tuition according to the actual courses they choose.
Withdraw from a course:
According to the host universities’ academic requirements, the deadline of withdrawing a course is 5:00 pm on April in the fourth week. For the more detail and exact date, please see the ‘Important Dates’ part of our official website. Students can withdraw a course by filling a Withdraw Application form and handing the form to the teacher in charge before the deadline. The course withdrawn will present a “W” in the transcript and students will not be able to get the refund of this course then.
The mid-term exam is given during the third week of school. As the form of mid-term exam is flexible the teacher can decide whether to give an exam or take other means instead. The Secretary-general will keep a record of the time and form of the mid-term exam for each course on the second Monday and then report to the Teaching Quality Assessment Committee. Examination supervisors shall be assigned to every paper test. The test paper signed by the teacher shall be handed over on the fourth-week. Exam papers shall be printed according to the actual class size and kept sealed, which shall not be opened until the exam. then submit it on the regular meeting in the fourth week. In addition to the teacher and teaching assistant, a school teacher is assigned to supervise the final exam.
Grading and Reconsideration
Every teacher shall submit the grading policy(i.e. grading scale, e.g. the proportion of classroom participation, assignments and exams respectively to the final result) to the Secretary-general on the first regular meeting. Students’ final scores shall be given strictly according to the grading policy and spot checks will be made at a ratio of 10% by the Academic Affairs Office. If there is any inconsistencies on grading, teachers shall be reminded to recheck and make corrections.
Students who have doubts about their grades can fill out and submit a Reconsideration Application Form within one week after the transcript release. The Academic Affairs Office will make inquiries and then make the decision on one’s reconsideration request together with the Teaching Quality Assessment Committee. After that, one’s final grades will be re-released and one cannot apply for Reconsideration again.
Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee
In order to improve our teaching quality, to ensure the punctually and accurately accomplishment of professors’ teaching tasks and guarantee a impartial assessment of final results, from 2011 on, a special Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee consist of teachers in correlate department of Fu Jen Catholic university and the course professors in our program, which is set up by each host universities themselves, will be there to supervise the teaching quality and also result assessment.
The Teaching Quality Assessment Committee is usually set up by host universities and operates independently functioning as academic supervision and assessment. ONPS has no right to intervene or participate in the committee’s assessment decisions. In recent years, even more well-known professors will be invited to join the Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee attached to the host university in order to make ONPS a more rigorous in scholarship, more transparent in teaching, more impartial in assessment program.
For each campus, the structure of the Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee of International Summer School is set up as the following:
Director (professor from North American university)
Deputy Director (faculty member appointed by the Fu Jen Catholic university)
Secretary-general (director of educational affairs of the campus)
Committee members (foreign professors from Deputy Director office)
The Teaching Quality Assessment Committee meets every week during the summer session and all teaching assistants’ presence is required. The Secretary-general will submit the students’ feedback while the Director and Deputy Director of the committee will sum up the whole week and develop specific improvement measures. After the meeting, the Director will speak with teachers who have lower approval ratings on future improvement and the Secretary-general will gather all data on student satisfaction and sort out meeting minutes.