The Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) has announced the Teaching Excellence
Award winners for 2004-05 to pay tribute to distinguished teachers and
emphasize the University's commitment to professional education. This
year, five dedicated teachers from various disciplines receive the honour.
They are: Ms Cheung Ho-ming, Instructor, Department of
English and Communication; Dr Robert Davison, Associate
Professor, Department of Information Systems; Mr Angel Garralda,
Instructor, Department of English and Communication; Mr John Lai,
Instructor, Department of Management; and Dr Lawrence Wu,
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Materials Science. The
winners are conferred the TEA for their outstanding performance in areas
such as reflective pedagogy, student-focused teaching approach and competence
in bringing students real-life experience in the industry. They will receive
the honour at this year's Congregation and their names will be engraved
on the TEA Plaque at the entrance of Academic Building, bringing the total
number of TEA recipients to 64.
The President has appointed
Professor Joseph Cheng, Chair Professor of Political
Science, as Chairman of the QAC, effective from mid April 2005 to 31 August
2007. Professor Cheng succeeds the Chairmanship of Professor Richard Ho,
who together with Professor Lilian Vrijmoed, are now ex-officio members
of the Committee as Dean of Undergraduate Education and Dean of Student
on revised Mission Statement
The Strategic Development Committee of the Council has drafted a revised
Mission Statement to reflect more closely the University's positioning
"along the axes of professional education and applied research",
as in the University's Strategic Plan 2003-08 and the Role Statement received
in January 2004. Staff and students are invited to send comments to the
Committee by 23 May. The revised Mission Statement, along with the results
of staff consultation, will be presented to the Council for approval at
its June meeting.
Full-scale deployment of IT to support student
learning is a top priority for the University over the next five years.
To communicate with members of the University community on the strategic
significance of the e-learning project¡Xa key project identified in the
newly unveiled Information Services Strategic Plan, Dr Jerry Yu, Chief
Information Officer, will speak at an open forum "e-Learning¡Xa New
Strategic Development for CityU", 2:00-3:20pm, 5 May in Lecture Theatre
Professor Liew Kim-meow was appointed
Professor (Chair) of Building and Construction. Professor Liew assumed
duty on 21 April 2005.
Professor Chen Guanrong, Chair Professor
of Electronic Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2005 Guillemin-Cauer
IEEE Transaction Paper Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
for his paper entitled "Pinning a Complex Dynamical Network to its
Equilibrium" (co-authored with his research fellows Dr Li
Xiang and Dr Wang Xiaofan). This is the second
Best IEEE Transaction Paper Award Professor Chen has received within five
"Canned Despair", a short film by
Hung Chi-wing, a graduate of the School of Creative Media,
was a selected title at the Joint University Programme section of the
29th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF). The movie was elected
the favourite student work in a public vote campaign by now.com.hk, the
sponsor of the HKIFF joint university programme screening.
a second-year student of East and Southeast Asian Studies, and Leung
Wai-lee, a first-year student of Chinese, were awarded the Hong
Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Limited¡XElite Athlete Scholarship
a second-year student of Associate of Arts in Digital Visual Design, has
been selected as one of the ten recipients of the Hong Kong Young Artists
Award 2005, co-organized by the Hong Kong Playground Association and Teen
Power, Radio Television Hong Kong.
Dr Leung Mei-fun, Priscilla,
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of the School of Law, was appointed
member of the Government's Public Affairs Forum, for one year starting
1 May 2005. Dr Leung was also appointed member of the Advisory Group on
Survey of Sexual Minority of the Government¡¦s Home Affairs Bureau, effective
from 16 February 2005.
The School of Law will host an "International Conference
on Human Rights and Development: Approaches to the Reform of Governance
in Asia", 9:30am-6:45 pm, 9-10 May, in the Multi-media Conference
Room, Cheng Yick-chi Building.
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