Dr.BISTU Held Conference to Greet Undergraduate Education Assessment and Evaluation

By Wed, 15 May 2024 GMT


Beijing, 15th May 2024 (BISTU)--- BISTU held a conference at Shahe Campus and via video links on 15th May 2024 to greet undergraduate education assessment and evaluation.  

The Conference was joined online by Li Qiang, former Chairman of University Council of Hebei University of Technology, Yang Huamin, former President of Changchun University of Science and Technology, President Zhao Yong of Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao, President Zheng Feng of Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Vice President Liu Zhifeng of Hefei University of Technology, Vice Chairman Cai Rong of Hebei Sport University, Zhu Jiacun, former Vice President of Anhui Normal University, Qian Zheng, Director of the Department of Academic Affairs of Beihang University, Yu Yongguang, Dean of School of Mathematics and Statistics of Beijing Jiaotong University, Chairman Zhang Yutu of Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Ltd., Chairman Zhang Hong of Association for Science and Technology of CSSC Fenxi Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., Deputy Director Wei Zhonghua of Academic Affairs Office of Beijing University of Technology, Deputy Director Yin Tianguang of Academic Affairs Office of North China University of Technology, Zhang Chunyan from Education Quality Supervision and Assessment Office of Beijing Union University, Hu Xiaoqing from Academic Affairs Office of Beijing Wuzi University, and Chen Enni from Academic Affairs Office of Beijing University of Technology.  

The Conference venue at Shahe Campus greeted Zhang Yaotian, Deputy Director of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Director Quan Zhi of Assessment and Supervision Department of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Deputy Director Zhao Guangqing of the First Organizational Department of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Deputy Director Wang Jiaqi of Higher Education Department of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Deputy Director Liu Yue of Learning Supervision Department of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Deputy Director Jiang Jing of Assessment and Supervision Department of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, fourth-tier investigator Yang Yang of Assessment and Supervision Department of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, and Wang Chao from Assessment and Supervision Department of Beijing Municipal Education Commission.  

The conference contained two sessions and Session One was chaired by President Guo Fu.  

On Session One of the meeting, Xie Jiangling, Chairman of the University Council, delivered a speech. On behalf of the university, he firstly expressed his warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to the experts and leaders attending the meeting! He said that the assessment and evaluation is a comprehensive review and judgment of the school's comprehensive strength, school running level and talent cultivation quality, and it creates an opportunity for the school to deepen education and teaching reform, improve the quality of undergraduate talent cultivation, and accelerate the construction of a high-level university of applied learning with distinctive feature in information technology. Xie Jiangling briefly introduced the overall situation of the university in recent years, focusing on the mission and tasks of higher education in the new era, the positioning of school running, implementing the fundamental mission of fostering virtue through education, and leading the high-quality development with high-quality party building. Xie Jiangling said that in the first place we would enhance political awareness to review the problems and summarize the experience. Second, quality-oriented development would be strengthened together with working style building. And third, full support and cooperation would be provided with the assessment and evaluation. We will fully support and cooperate with the expert group and will truly achieve the goal of "promoting educational development, reform, management, and academic strengths through undergraduate assessment and evaluation”.  

On behalf of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Zhang Yaotian extended thanks to experts for their support with development of higher education in Beijing. Following his positive comments on achievements that BISTU has made since the last round of assessment and evaluation, he stressed that all universities should in the first place attach enough importance to the assessment and evaluation. The results would become one of the important standards of educational resource allocation in Beijing. Second, we were to seize the opportunity of categorized development. It was expected that universities should implement the latest guidelines of President Xi Jinping on political and ideological education published on 11th May 2024 to comprehensively enhance the quality of talent cultivation. And third, we should work together to achieve a better effect in assessment and evaluation. He stressed that all rules and regulations must be strictly followed and communication must be enhanced to make sure the assessment and evaluation would be carried out in a high-quality manner.  

Session Two was chaired online by Li Qiang, former Chairman of University Council of Hebei University of Technology. Following an introduction to members of the expert working group, he stressed that firstly we should be aware of the important implications of the assessment and evaluation. He pointed out that fostering virtue through education is a fundamental request for higher educational institutions. The assessment and evaluation served both as an important move of the State in strengthening higher education and an necessary step for universities to promote quality-oriented development. Secondly, we should clarify the key points in assessment and evaluation which is to be conducted in two phases, i.e., the online phase and the offline phase. And thirdly, members of the expert working group would complete the mission of appraising the preparations made by BISTU for undergraduate education assessment and evaluation in an earnest, objective manner.  

  

Guo Fu made a supplementary report on self-assessment under the title of "Fostering virtue through education, focusing on Strategy, facing the Future, serving Beijing, and building a high-level university with Distinctive feature in information technology". He introduced the history and status quo of the university, rectification of problems identified in the last round of assessment and evaluation, the achievements of talent cultivation and education in the past five years, as well as the characteristics and highlights of the university. Guo Fu said that the school has always been holding onto the school-running orientation of "building a high-level university of applied learning"   and goes all out to comprehensively rectify the three aspects with problems identified during the last round of assessment and evaluation. Guo Fu pointed out that recent years have witnessed the university following the guideline of “establishing a better image, strengthening the cohesion, providing better service, and boosting development” and strengthening the core position of undergraduate education. We have been aiming at cultivating politically committed and morally upright professional with comprehensive qualities, strong hands-on skills, innovative awareness, and global horizon. Guo Fu stressed that the University on a new development phase will closely follow the school-running orientation and endeavor to make progresses in implementing the fundamental mission of fostering virtue through education, strengthening our educational features, deepening the supply-side reform on academic disciplines and programs, and improving talent cultivation. He added that the assessment and evaluation would help generate great momentum for high-quality development of the University so that outstanding talent cultivation at BISTU would support development of the new quality productive forces.  

The Conference was joined by all senior administrators, undergraduate teaching supervisors, directors of BISTU divisions and offices, and chairman and deans of BISTU schools.  

The Conference announced a new progress in undergraduate education assessment and evaluation at BISTU. More efforts would be invested in development strategy, school-running model, talent cultivation, and internal governance to turn achievements of the assessment and evaluation into strong momentum of development and to contribute to higher educational development in Beijing with BISTU-marked wisdom and strengths.