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About the Center
Teaching Profession Development and Teaching Innovation
1. Focal projects of the Center
(1) Assist new teachers to adapt to the teaching environment, fully contribute their specialties, and enhance their teachings.
(2) Assist teachers to develop their profession according to their disciplines personal traits.
(3) Encourage innovation, research, and development in teaching, and thus enhance teaching quality.
(4) Encourage development of teachers’ community for improvement on both personal and peer levels.
(5) Offer teaching consultation service for teaching method guidance or teacher development enhancement.
(6) Organize empowerment training for teaching assistants to improve teaching quality.
(7) Publish teachers’ empowerment articles on a regular basis to improve teaching efficacy.

2. Vision and goals of the Center
(1) Our Center plans and provides teaching and profession development workshops and teaching consultation for teachers, integrates teaching resources, and assists teachers to develop themselves according to their disciplines and personal traits.
(2) Encourages innovative curriculum, teaching material, and teaching methods, generally manages teaching resource integration, and enhances teachers’ ability of innovative teaching.


3. Development strategy and practical implementation steps of the Center
(1) Assists new teachers to adapt to the teaching environment, fully contribute their specialties, and enhances their teaching potentials.
1. Organizes new teachers’ seminar: once per semester.
2. Publishes the Manual for New Teacher: offers various information for new teachers to assist them adopting our University’s environment rapidly.
3. Implements “Power Teacher-Peer Guidance”: organizes “Power Teacher-Peer Guidance” for teachers lacking teaching experience to increase teaching quality.
4. Promotes the “Key Points for Incentives for New Teachers at the Asia University”: allows new teachers to reduce teaching workload and offers incentives and subsidiaries for research.

(2) Promotes teachers’ profession development according to their disciplines and personal traits.
1. Teachers’ research and study and certificates: at least 15 hours of on-the-job education research and study hours per every school year are required, and a certificate system based on disciplinary and category is adopted.
2. Organizes the “Teaching Refinement Workshop”, “Flying Goose Navigator: University Education and Teaching Problems Café and Salon”, and “Teachers’ Lifetime Growth Camp”: encourages teachers to participate in off-campus events to maintain their advancement and growth.

3.Cultivates teachers’ ability of practice adaptation:
(1) Encourages teachers to apply their professions in practice: encourages industry-academic type teachers to participate in industry-school collaboration and assume positions as government or industry advisor or supervisor.
(2) Encourages teachers to research and study at government/civil institutes: encourages teachers lacking practical experience to research and study at government/civil institutes to absorb industry information and obtain practical experience.

(3) Encourages teaching innovation and research and development to improve teaching quality
1. Encourage innovation in teaching material: incentives are offered for three categories of teaching material: paper-base, case study, and digital-base.
2. Organize teachers’ contest in teaching material production: contests held in two groups of physical teaching material and computer-aided teaching software.
3. Offers incentives for innovative teaching method: continue to promote innovative teaching and encourage fruitful innovative teaching; one flipped courses are implemented per each department since this fiscal year.
4. Organize innovative teaching workshop: encourage teachers to innovate their teachings in terms of context, method, and learning assessment.

(4) Encourage development of teachers’ community for improvement on both personal and peer levels.
1. Teachers’ community may receive subsidiary in accordance with the “Asia University’s Key Points for Implementing Teachers’ Teaching Profession Community”.
2. Common course teaching community: The Center regularly organizes teaching method and experience sharing meetings every semester through the inter-department community consisting of teachers teaching the same course to increase students’ learning motive and interest and improves learning efficacy.
3. Departmental teaching profession community

(5) Offer teaching consultation service for teaching method guidance or teacher development enhancement
1. Through an established system, teacher interview, personal consultation, and group consultation services are offered: From assisting teachers with perfecting their dissertations, consultation on writing, to production of multimedia teaching material, the said services are made available through application.
2. Assistance and consultation on remedy for teaching: assistance is offered to teachers whose teaching rating falls below 3.8 points to improve their teaching method and increase teaching efficacy. A multi-element assessment is first conducted by the teaching assessment unit in a multi-element teaching assessment meeting to confirm the directions for teaching improvement and key points for intervention guidance. Next, the director of Teaching Development Center will meet with the teacher for consultation, and the teaching improvement will be tracked.

(6) Organize empowerment training for teaching assistants to improve teaching quality
1. Organizes jointly with the Teaching Affair Office a series of empowerment training: refine teaching assistants’ potential.
2. Organizes jointly with the Teaching Affair Office experience sharing for teaching assistants.

(7) Publish teachers’ empowerment articles in electric form and on paper on a regular basis to improve teaching efficacy. In addition to cover related information about teachers’ activities, the publications also provide information about multi-element teaching method, teaching assessment, gender equality, and intellectual property right.


Introduction about the members
Director: Jenny Ko (a concurrent post held by the vice president)
Section chief: Chia-Han Lin
Administration assistant: Fan-Ting Li; Meng-Hua Yang; Katherine Yang; Kevin Chu
Tel:(04)2332-3456 ext. 5444 or 5442 or 6142 or 3609
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