Department for Undergraduate Education (DUE):
Tel: +86-29-82665477(Cooperation and Exchange Service Center)
+86-29-82668919(Dean for Undergraduate Education)
The Department for Undergraduate Education (DUE) of Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the administrative departments of Xi’an Jiaotong University which undertakes operation, administration and service of undergraduate education. DUE consists of five sections, namely, Registration and Operation Center (ROC), Center for Teaching Resources Development and Quality Assessment(CTRDQA), Center for Practical Training Management(CPTM), Cooperation and Exchange Service Center(CESC) for Education of Undergraduates, Office for Talented Students Education (OTSE) and Office of DUE Comprehensive Affairs(OCA).
Major responsibilities of DUE are as follows:
Undergraduate cultivation scheme establishment, teaching quality assessment and monitoring of undergraduate education, teaching reform projects application, establishment and management;
Development of curriculum, textbooks, teaching resources and new majors of undergraduate education;
Curriculum and examinations arrangement, and classroom constructions;
Management of registration and certificates, graduate qualification examination, test-free post-graduate students recommendation, student information statistics, report and maintenance of the statistics;
Exchange service and management of undergraduate students, and offering the score sheet for overseas students, as well as certification and authentication of education degree;
Management of “985 Project” and “211 Project” innovative talent cultivation conditions, as well as planning, implementing, checking and accepting special constructions like National Engineering Courses Teaching Base;
Management of special practices like teaching practice and specialty practice and construction of experimental teaching bases;
Implementation of the “pilot program for training outstanding students excelling in basic disciplines” and teaching organization and management of special classes for talented students, including Qian Xuesen Experimental Class, Special Class for the Gifted Young and Hou Zonglian Medical Class;
Approval and management of teachers for further study, and the students who audit classes.
DUE takes reforming the current teaching system as its first priority, focusing on the education of talents of great capabilities; following exploration of undergraduate education and pushing forward the reform and practice of talent cultivation models. In 1994, Xi’an Jiaotong University carried out the policy of admission-and-cultivation by department. In 1995, Xi’an Jiaotong University took the lead in addressing the talent cultivation model. A three-level curriculum system, namely university, school and department curriculum system and fundamental curriculum system was gradually established. Seven national level teaching bases involving Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Life Science, Software, eight national level experimental teaching demonstration centers, and fourteen provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers, etc. were founded. Research projects involving teaching reform have been put forward in the field of talent cultivation, serial course reforms, enhancement of students’ innovation sense and ability. Since 2000, Xi’an Jiaotong University has made great achievements in the research and practice of teaching reforms, among which, 32 are national outstanding teaching achievement awards, and 114 are provincial outstanding teaching achievement awards. In 2002, 10 textbooks were awarded the national level outstanding textbooks.
In 1994 and 1999, DUE was awarded as “National Outstanding Educational Administration Office of Higher Learning” by the Ministry of Education of China.