Adopted by the 1683rd Administrative Council on 05 JUN 2013
Amended and adopted by the 1692nd Administrative Council on 05 MAR 2014
Amended and adopted by the 1703nd Administrative Council on 07 JAN 2015
Amended and adopted by the 1747nd Administrative Council on 08 Aug. 2018
- The present Guidelines are prescribed by the University to encourage full-time faculty members (hereinafter as “faculty members”) to enhance their professional knowledge and proficiency and to seek for active participation in industry exchange and for acquisition of teaching-related professional certificates, so as to enhance their proficiency in terms of practice, and to provide guidance to students in acquisition of certificates.
- Faculty members who participate in seminars and professional courses that are related to enhancement of professional knowledge and proficiency are eligible for subsidy on the basis of the following principles:
(1) seminars/workshops: for participation in a domestic academic or industry related seminar/workshop, one-half of the registration fee or of the tuition fees is eligible for subsidy, which shall not exceed a total of 2,000 NTD;
(2) short-term studies: for participation in a short-term study not more than 10 days, one-half of the registration fee or of the tuition fees is eligible for subsidy, which shall not exceed a total of 5,000 NTD;
(3) training courses: for participation in a training course of 11 days or more, one-half of the registration fee and of the tuition fees is eligible for subsidy, which shall not exceed a total of 10,000 NTD;
(4) certification courses: for further studies in a certificate-related course, one-half of the registration fee (or the tuition fees) and of the certificate fees are eligible for subsidy, which shall not exceed a total of 15,000 NTD; nevertheless, faculty members have the obligation of lecturing relevant certification courses in the University to provide students with guidance in acquiring certificates.
- Faculty members who participate in seminar/workshops and professional courses that aim at enhancement of professional knowledge/proficiency are eligible for subsidy on the basis of the following principles: (1) for seminars/workshops and courses, the registration fee, credit fee, and course material fee for a faculty member are eligible for subsidy, but transportation, boarding, and miscellaneous costs are not eligible for subsidy; (2) a faculty member may apply, on an annual basis, twice for subsidies respectively for seminars/workshops and short-term studies, and once respectively for training courses and certification courses; and, (3) if participation in any such seminar/workshop is already subsidized by an alternate source in either the University, a government agency or an external institution, then no duplicate subsidy shall be provided.
- For faculty members who take and pass, during their tenure at the University, either a Professional and Technical Examination or a technician or technical skill examination of an equivalent proficiency level that is held by either a government agency or a foundation or a juridical association commissioned by the government agency, an additional incentive reward of 30,000 NTD shall be awarded for each certificate acquired.
- An application for subsidy shall be submitted along with the following supporting documents and shall be submitted to the Office of Research and Development (hereinafter as the “ORD”) by the unit at where the applicant is tenured: (1) a furnished application form for Subsidies provided to Faculty Members of the University for Professional Development and Incentive Rewards for acquisition of Professional Certificates; (2) receipts for the registration fee, credit fee, course material fee for the training course (seminar/workshop) or the registration fee for the examination; and, (3) a photocopy of the certificate acquired or a photocopy of a credible certifying document.
- An application shall be submitted by the applicant to the pertinent department (or graduate institute) and college for preliminary reviews within 30 days after the conclusion of the seminar/workshop or certificate examination (or, for those held during summer/winter breaks, within 30 days after the start of the immediate semester), then, upon passing the preliminary reviews, be submitted to the ORD for review. Qualified applications shall be submitted to the President for final approval of subsidies. An application may be submitted to the Academic Development Committee for further review when necessary.
- The present Guidelines are applicable to participants of seminars/workshops and awardees of certificates that take place after the promulgation and implementation of the present Guidelines, the outlays shall be drawn from the budget appropriated under the Medium-term Development Plan, and expenditures for subsidies and incentive rewards shall be approved until the appropriated annual budget is exhausted.
- The present Guidelines and any amendment thereto shall be implemented upon being adopted by the Administrative Council.
※ In case of any discrepancies between the Chinese original and this translation, the Chinese original shall prevail.