Governance

Board of Governors of The Community College at Lingnan University (CCLU) and Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE)

 
2017 - 2018 2016 - 2017 2015 - 2016 2014 - 2015 2013 - 2014 2012 - 2013
 
  • Summary of Discussions and the Decisions of the BoG Meeting

2016 - 2017 23 Sep 2016, 5 Jan 2017, 9 Mar 2017, 19 May 2017
2015 - 2016 25 Sep 20155 Jan 2016, 30 Mar 2016, 18 May 2016
2014 - 2015 13 May 20151 Apr 20155 Jan 2015 , 15 Sep 2014
2013 - 2014 22 May 2014 , 2 Apr 2014 , 23 Jan 2014 , 10 Oct 2013
2012 - 2013 31 May 2013

 

Quality Assurance

 

LIFE is committed to providing high quality education to post-secondary students. All sub-degree programmes are developed and assessed under the rigorous quality assurance system of Lingnan University on the appropriate QF level before the qualifications are uploaded onto the Qualfications Register (QR) of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).

LIFE has devised a set of systematic policies and procedures on quality assurance for sub-degree, Diploma Yi Jin, part-time lifelong learning, top-up degree, and postgraduate programmes. Primarily premised on the model of the University Proper, the quality assurance policies of the LIFE draws on the strengths of the programmes of the University.  Besides, LIFE has a stringent quality assurance process with wide participation from both of her teaching staff as well as representatives of the University Proper in various quality assurance related committees. 

Code of Good Practices on Governance and Quality Assurance issued by Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education
 

Governance and Programme Management Structure

 

The governance is divided into administrative and academic realms.  Administrative matters are monitored by the Board of Governors of The Community College at Lingnan University and Lingnan Institution of Further Education, which is accountable to the University Council.  Academic matters are considered and / or approved by the Academic Committee, which reports to the Sub-Committee on Academic Quality Assurance of Sub-degree Programme, Academic Quality Assurance Committee and/or the University Senate.

LIFE adopts the same programme-level, college-level and university-level governance structure for Associate Degree, Higher Diploma and Diploma programmes.  All quality assurance matters are well taken into account before and during programme planning and development and all academic and quality assurance policies, regulations and guidelines are well thought and followed through.


Programme Implementation, Evaluation and Review

 

All programmes are managed by the Sub-degree and Diploma Programme Management Committee (SD/D PMC) which make recommendations to higher level committees on all matters relating to the effective planning, development and implementation of programmes/courses.

Annual Programme Reports (APRs) are prepared every year to review the overall implementation and management of programmes.

The Course Teaching and Learning Evaluation (CTLE) are collected from students for reviewing their feedback on programme delivery.

Staff-Student Consultation Committees (SSCCs) are set up to provide a chance for members of each academic division to meet student representatives face-to-face for improvements in various aspects of teaching and learning.

Graduate survey on further studies and employment are conducted to collect feedback on the effectiveness of courses and programmes.

Clear guidelines are set for modifications of programmes, concentrations or courses to continuously improve the curriculum and to respond to changing learning needs.


Enhancement of Teaching Quality

 

Qualified teaching staff is recruited and given support for further development. Teaching staff is invited to join various task forces or advisory committees.

The Human Resources and Faculty Development Division is dedicated to providing continuous learning opportunities for teaching staff.

The Outstanding Teacher Award is launched to encourage the sharing of good teaching practices and to recognize those who have demonstrated high quality teaching and active participation in the community and pastoral care for students. 

 

Other Quality Assurance Measures

 

The Quality Assurance Division is established to initiate, support and coordinate quality assurance activities.

Senior academics, with considerable standing and in possession of substantial professional status in the relevant sectors from outside of Lingnan University, are invited to serve as External Examiners of LIFE to provide views and to evaluate the overall standards of the courses and programmes.

Classroom Observation System is set up.  Senior college staff at times visits classes of selected teachers to gain an overall understanding of classroom teaching and learning for developmental purpose.

College-wide random examination paper checking exercise is implemented to safeguard the quality.

LIFE will continuously strive for excellence through a constantly improving system of quality assurance for the programmes, management, structure, processes and procedures.