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The Scanning of Undergraduate Education of Hubei University of Science and Technoloy
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 07-12-14
 

  Hubei University of Science and Technology(HUST), formerly named Xianning University is the only provincial general undergraduate university in Xianning. It has 70-year-history of school running and 30-year-course of undergraduate education running and has made a series of brilliant achievements. Especially in recent 5 years, the accompishent of the second phase of the central campus construction has not only tamped teaching foundation but also been an attractive landscape of Xianning.

  Deepen the teaching reform,Guarantee the teaching quality

  HUST adheres to the principle of thickening the base, widening the caliber, strengthening the ability, upgrading the quality to cultivate talents. The cultivation scheme making must meet the demands that it is beneficial to the development of excellent talents, the integration and development of disciplines and specialties, the combination of general education and specialist education and the development of students’ personality. The reform of teaching method and curriculum system should be strengthened by means of explicitly choosing the required courses, increasingly opening the elective courses, enhancing the practical courses, reducing the total class hours and optimizing the curriculum system. From 2004 to 2006, HUST has obtained 114 projects establishment of provincial education and teaching research. In 2005,it has got five provincial education and teaching achievements which contains the first, second and third prize.

  Through continuous reform and development, HUST has stepped to a new stage and got 68 achievements of education reform. The passing rate of CET4 among students is beyond 57.2% and the passing rate of Computer Examination Rank 2 is 81.3%.The mandarin qualified rate of students majored in teacher-professional is 98.4%.In 2006,among the appraisal and comparison of graduation thesis in provincial universities ,the awarded proportion of bachelor’s degree from HUST has reached 11.48%,which ranks top three in the whole province. In recent 3 years, students got 43 gold medals in province-leveled or above of sports competition. By participating in all kinds of national professional knowledge contest, students have made much great achievements that they have got the first prize of electronic design contest and the highest award of mathematical contest in modeling----Higher Education Press Cup..

  Develop teaching team and promote teaching through scientific research

  HUST takes effective measures,including do everything possible to steady teaching team, spare no efforts to cultivate teachers, introduce talents through preferential policy and employ external teachers by adapting to local conditions to unceasingly strengthen teaching team and provide a powerful guarantee for the university development.

  HUST spends more than 15 million yuan on purchasing instruments and equipments of teaching and scientific research every year. Key discipline, brand specialty, fine course construction and key laboratory construction are vigorously strengthened. Discipline leaders and academic backbones are chiefly supported. Special funds are taken out as young teachers’ start bonus of scientific research and teaching research on campus and counterpart funds for provincial or department items and above ones. Every master or teacher who has the title of associate professor or above is equipped with computers so that they can consult data freely. Doctors and professors gain 20,000 to 30,000 yuan special allowance every year and discipline leaders, academic backbones, masters gain 100 to 160 yuan academic allowance. There are proper nutrition subsidy every month for those who are engaged in experimental teaching that is harmful to their health. Meanwhile, HUST attracts excellent master graduates all over the country through preferential policy of offering settling-in allowance of another 10,000 to 20,000 yuan compared to similar universities and similar professions.

  A free environment and a good condition lead to unprecedented upsurge of teachers working enthusiasm so that many achievements of scientific research come out. In recent 3 years, university teachers have altogether undertaken 443 items on national natural science, social science,etc and all leveled scientific research projects. Those teachers have undertaken 21 items on Hubei Province teaching research projects and 93 projects establishment of university teaching research.18 academic monographs, 82 textbooks, 11 authoring works and work collections come out. 2930 academic papers are published while 64 of which are collected in SCI, EI, ISTP. And 34 awards of various levels and kinds on scientific research are gained. Besides, university teachers consciously apply the scientific research achievements to practice of teaching and teaching reform so that they can promote the devlopment of teaching level. Professor ShenDingwen’s achievement of the research and practice on cultivating regional college undergraduate talents in medicine in various ways is applied to the reform of cultivating system of undergraduate talents in medicine and gets the first prize of provincial teaching achievements. Associate professor FangWeibin hosting university general course’s creative education research on Marxist philosophy principle is applied to the reform of teaching contents and teaching methods on this subject which gets the second prize.

  Implement innovation project and encourage students’ pioneering

  HUST all long defines developing students’ innovation spirits and practical abilities as main contents, important aspects and necessary links of cultivating applied and advanced special talents. HUST puts the working principle of advocating scientific rationality, shaping healthy personality, developing practical ability, cultivating innovative spirit into practice and has founded guiding committee of innovative project and leading groups of university students extracurricular scientific and technological activities, innovation and pioneering and social practice which define departments as main body and employ technology instructors and intramural and external experts as guiding teachers. Every year, 1.5 million yuan is planed to allocate for providing a economic guarantee to develop university students extracurricular science and technology, innovation and pioneering and social practical activities.

  Now, there is a special building covered 7,000 square meters for university students’ extracurricular scientific and technological activities and innovation and pioneering activities. HUST plans to allocate over 33,333 square meters land for students extracurricular scientific and technological activities. More than 30 teachers and 100 students are organized to devote to other projects’ construction and 4 producing,learning and researching bases are developed and constructed.  

  HUST devotes 300,000 yuan to subsidize the innovative activities of students’ scientific research team. According to some ways to collect project topics publicly from all teachers and students in university such as students’ application, teachers’ draft, collections from society. In 2006, students applied 108 scientific research projects among which 80 projects were established and 54 ones were concluded. In 2007,students applied 192 scientific research projects among which 142 ones were established and 2 project topics were collected from the society. Since 2004, students have published 106 papers on all-leveled domestic publications and 2 monographs and 4 projects had been applied for national patent. In recent 3 years, there are 512 academic scientific and technological activities and cultural activities have been organized in which 770,000 person times have participated among students and national awards are gained 62 person times while provincial awards 229 person times.

  HUST has widely developed pioneering activities among university students. Since 2004, students have autonomously run 6 companies and 6 economic entities. The number of students who are independent legal entities or shareholders reach 40. Pioneering projects refer to culture, sports, service, IT etc and 3 university students pioneering working stations depended on intramural market are established while 19 persons are involved. The whole number of participating in pioneering work reaches 59.

  Animate campus culture and devote to social practice

  HUST has established 25 students associations which involve 5512 people. According to the powerful demands of high socialization degree, high technology content, high activity taste and satisfy students internal need, various cultural art activities are well planed and organized which combine organically moral education with intellectual education, physical training and art education. Through implying education to cultural art activities and attempting to build a good cultural education environment, students’ comprehensive qualities and subjective spirits are entirely improved and developed while they also promote the balance development of university students’ ideological and moral qualities, scientific and cultural qualities and health qualities.

  HUST attaches much importance to social practice activities. Main activities such as harmonious society construction, professional practice, scientific and technological activities, community services, environment protection, survival challenge, cultural spreading to the countryside, new socialist countryside construction and research on special subject of urban and rural areas are organized in succession. Green Boat Environment Protection Agency honored to win the top ten teams title awarded by World Wide for Nature and Secretariat of International Convention on Wetlands etc. In 2006 and 2007, the social practice activity suivival challenge organized by HUST league was held in Wuhan and then Changsha, which are follow-up reported by medias such as Hubei Daily, Wuhan Morning Paper, Xianning Daily, Xianning TV, Southern Hubei Evening News, Xiaoxiang Morning Post, Chutian Metropolis Daily, CCTV and Phoenix TV. In 2006, the practical team was awarded the outstanding team on social practice by Hubei Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League. (Correspondent CaoXianghai)


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