“4-in-1” whole-person education model with Residential College system as integrated platform
With Residential College system (abbreviated as “college system”) as an integrated platform, colleges, faculties & institutes, as well as offices of student and sports affairs collaborate on implementing the unique “4-in-1” whole-person education model. Through five major educational measures, namely activity learning, communal meal participation education, academic support, credit-bearing courses, and pastoral care, the college system aims to develop seven competencies in students as educational goals.
In colleges, students come from diverse academic backgrounds, creating an inspiring environment that fosters mutual learning, broadens horizons, and teaches how to coexist and collaborate with individuals from different disciplines, preparing students for their future careers in society. In the process of promoting college education, the colleges work together with academic staff members, both resident and non-resident, student leaders and fellow student members to cultivate a conducive atmosphere for college education.
College facilities typically include dining halls, study rooms, lounges, classrooms, meeting rooms, music rooms, gyms, laundry rooms, courtyards, and more. The colleges offer a wide range of activities, including academic activities, interest groups, exchange visits, community services, language gatherings, and training sessions. Additionally, activities such as Chinese and English debates, sports competitions, cheerleading competitions, and song and dance performances are often highlights of college life.
Undergraduate students are required to complete the residency requirement under the college system before they graduate. Unless under exceptional circumstances, first-year undergraduate students are generally required to stay in the college for one year and meet the requirements of high table dinner as part of their learning experience. Freshmen are also required to take the compulsory course CPED1000 “Residential College Experiential Learning.” Second-year students are required to complete CPED2001 “Residential College Community Team Project” In addition, the university offers compulsory physical education courses, CPED1001 and CPED1002.