Undergraduate Core Education Team, Office of the Provost
The Undergraduate Core Education (UCE) Team* of the Provost Office is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of the common core program, managing the transition of the general education requirements of the 3-year degree programs into the common core structure, recommending to the Committee on Undergraduate Core Education (CUCE) policies and regulations in regard to the common core program and overseeing their implementation. It will also assist the CUCE in works for assuring the quality and performance of the common core curriculum, and for recognizing excellence in the teaching of common core courses.
In encouraging collaboration among faculty and supporting innovations in the design of pedagogies and assessment, forum, workshops or support groups will be organized to facilitate exchange of teaching experience and new ideas among the faculty members.
Through publicizing the common core program among students and providing guidance to them in selecting common core courses, the Team hopes to trigger students’ thought about what university education means to them, and arouse their interests in pursuing studies beyond their major field of study. Besides, a small team of staff dedicated to the development and presentation of practicum arts courses and co-curricular activities, which aim to bring to students hands-on experience with a variety of art forms and the opportunity to learn to express themselves through different forms of artistic expressions.
Committee on Undergraduate Core Education (CUCE)
The CUCE is the principal body for managing the common core program. It is responsible for reviewing and recommending courses to Senate for approval in accordance with the guiding principles, criteria and learning outcomes appropriate to the delivery of the common core program objectives. It coordinates the offering of courses and activities for the common core program, recommend implementation and other support for the common core program, and monitor the quality of their delivery.
* The Undergraduate Core Education Team was first established under the Office of the Dean of Students in October 2009. It was repositioned to Office of the Provost with effect from 1 July 2012 to facilitate the coordination among the Office of the Provost and the Schools/IPO on the common core program as the four-year degree moves into a new phase of development.