Board of Governors of Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE)

2022 - 2023 27 Sep 2022
2021 - 2022 30 Sep 20216 Jan 2022, 17 Mar 2022
2020 - 2021 24 Sep 202012 Jan 202111 Mar 2021
2019 - 2020 25 Sep 2019, 8 Jan 202024 Apr 202020 May 2020
2018 - 2019 20 Sep 201817 Jan 2019, 28 Mar 2019
2017 - 2018 25 Sep 20179 Jan 20189 Mar 2018


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 Lingnan Institution of Further Education, which is accountable to the University Council.  Academic matters are considered and / or approved by the Academic Board, which reports to the Committee on Academic Quality Assurance of Sub-degree Programme, 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 Administration​ Team 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 Team 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 Academic Advisers 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.


Quality Assurance Council (QAC) Audit


The Quality Assurance Council (QAC) established under the University Grants Committee (UGC) conducts institutional audits to promote quality assurance and enhancement and the spread of good practice. A quality audit on the sub-degree operations of Lingnan University was conducted by the QAC in January 2019 and a final report was issued for public access in November 2019. The University provided an Institutional Response to the Audit Findings subsequently while a 7-month Progress Report was also submitted to the QAC in September 2020.
The Lingnan University welcomes the QAC’s recognition of the positive attitude and the proactive course of actions that have been taken, and is confident that the University have taken a crucial step in the right direction for future development.