Adjustment on teaching method starting 12th October 2021

Adjustment on teaching method starting 12th October 2021

The plan is in accordance with the revised content of “Guidelines on pandemic preventive management for all Colleges and Universities in the 110 Academic Year” promulgated by the Ministry of Education on 4th October 2021. In the future, our university will follow the Ministry of Education's latest guidelines revision and make rolling adjustments accordingly. Please pay attention to new announcement on the university’s homepage. Description:1. The key points of the MOE’s pandemic prevention guidelines on teaching methods (Revision 110.10.4):     Physical teaching shall fulfil the following principles; otherwise, online teaching should be adopted. (a)   The number of occupants in the classroom should be less than 80, or meeting the social distance of at least 1.5m per person (2.25m2 /person) if more than 80 people. Seats arrangement is not limited to “quincunx” or interval form.*The number of occupants is calculated by dividing the activity’s floor area excluding fixed equipment by 2.25m2, same for below.(b)   Adopt fixed seat and fixed member floor plan and implement the conduct name registration. If it is not possible to adopt a fixed seat, the instructor in class should take pictures and keep them for follow-up investigation.(c)   Instructors and students should wear face masks during classes and implement hand disinfection. Eating and drinking are prohibited during class.(d)   The classroom should be well ventilated and cleaned regularly. 2. Physical education (a)   Regardless of either indoor or outdoor physical education courses, social distance should be maintained (outdoor 1m; indoor 1.5m). Instructors shall adjust the course objectives, teaching content and evaluation methods especially for team sports or courses that are prone to physical contact. (b)   The number of instructors and students entering the indoor and outdoor sports venues should be consistent with the number of occupants computed for the venue. Also, implement conduct name registration.   3. Practical class (or experimental tutorials) (a)   When conducting experiments or practical classes, fixed groups should be adopted. Students should avoid sharing equipment and materials; if there is a need for alternate use of equipment, thorough disinfection have to be done before the rotation.2. The implementation plan for the adjustment on teaching methods: Basis: Two types of teaching methods are categorized in accordance to the Ministry of Education’s guidelines on indoor upper limit of occupants and the university’s classroom capacity.Category:Type A Courses with number of attendees above 80 people The instructor can choose any of the following methods according to the course attributes and teaching plan:A-1 Online teaching A-2 Mixed Method of Physical and Online teaching by group: The instructor will divide the class into groups according to the student number or other grouping methods (principally two groups; if more than 158 people proposed to be 3 groups). It could be an alternate week arrangement, or take turns to attend class physically or remotely.Type B Courses with less than 80 people To adopt physical teaching.3. Supplementary explanation:(a)   For courses involving computer or other special software, experimental courses, design courses and other practical courses etc., please follow the aforementioned classification principles. (b)   Physical classes should be conducted with fixed seats and a fixed list of students, and roll call should be implemented. If it is not possible to adopt a fixed seat, the instructor in class should take pictures and keep them for follow-up investigation.  (c)   For all the PBL classrooms, computer classrooms, classrooms managed by each department, laboratories and practical classrooms etc., the number of people in the room should be controlled according to the size of the room and the standards set by the Ministry of Education.  (d)   The instructor should advise the students on the course’s teaching method after 12th  October 2021. If students have any questions about the teaching method, they can communicate with the instructor.      (e)   All empty classrooms in the university can be used by students during the period.3. Suggestion for mid-term exams (110/11/15~11/20)      If the Ministry of Education revised on the pandemic preventive management guidelines, rolling adjustments will be made at that time. Type A Adopt mixed method of physical and online teachingOnline examination or online report is the priority; if physical examination is required, the Curriculum Section team will arrange the examination venue according to the number of students. Type B Adopts physical teaching     Physical examination 4. The implementation of online teaching      Synchronous remote:The instructor will conduct live lectures on real-time basis. All students can follow the classes and ask questions or engage in interactive discussions by voice or text in the chat room (the teaching process can be recorded and become an asynchronous remote course). The relevant video or audio records must be kept as the course materials, for examples, Microsoft Teams or the online teaching convenience package provided by the Ministry of Education will have the recording function.※ The Microsoft Teams platform teaching video has been placed on the https://www.yzu.edu.tw/nCoV/※ For related inquiries and assistance, please refer to the technical staffs of respective department or personnel from the section of network and media.Asynchronous remote:Recorded audio and video files on PPT, Words or other selected materials will be uploaded for students learning purpose. Teaching service group has free software OBS Studio, which can assist in recording computer screens and sounds.※For the OBS Studio recording software explanation video, please refer to  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l7Kg8 ... aqB5tQA7/view?usp=sharing, or connect to the Office of Academic Affairs website※If instructor have questions about video recording-related issue or needed any software support, please contact Mr. Chen from the Teaching Service Section of the Academic Affairs Office. (Extension: 2940, E-Mail: junchen@saturn.yzu.edu.tw)Sincerely,Curriculum Section, Office of Academic Affairs
 Online teaching will be extended to 11th October 2021 and subsequently adjusted teaching method

Online teaching will be extended to 11th October 2021 and subsequently adjusted teaching method

Subject:In order for all instructors and students to be more fully prepared within the pandemic prevention period of second-level alert, the online teaching implemented by the university since the beginning of this semester on 22nd September will be extended to 11th October. In principle, the teaching method from 12th October onwards would resume to physical teaching. Also, to follow the latest “Guidelines on pandemic preventive management for all Colleges and Universities in the 110 Academic Year” promulgated by the Ministry of Education, rolling updates on teaching methods will be announced. Description:According to the announcement of the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center, the second-level alert for pandemic prevention purposes will be maintained until 4th October. Our university’s online teaching exercises since the beginning of this semester on 22nd September will be extended to 11th October considering: (1) to cooperate with the Ministry of Education's upcoming update of the “Guidelines on pandemic preventive management for all Colleges and Universities in the 110 Academic Year”, where the original version was announced on 7th September but the latest version still pending approval from the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center, (2) to provide instructors with more adequate preparation and response duration, (3) to adopt Student Union’s recommendation. Thereafter, from 12th October, physical teaching can be resumed according to the implementation plan for the adjustment on teaching methods. Depending on the pandemic situation and official announcement of the latest “Guidelines on pandemic preventive management for all Colleges and Universities in the 110 Academic Year” from the Ministry of Education, all instructors and students please pay attention to related updates on the university’s homepage.Further description:Starting from 12th October (next Tuesday), the guidelines on resuming physical teaching are as follow:« To be based on the latest “Guidelines on pandemic preventive management for all Colleges and Universities in the 110 Academic Year” announced by the Ministry of Education «1. If the restriction for indoor environment’s social distance (2.25m2 /person) and an upper limit of 80 people are relaxed or lifted, physical teaching will be resumed.2. If the restriction for indoor environment’s social distance (2.25m2 /person) and an upper limit of 80 people is still to be maintained, our university will implement the teaching methods (Type A, Type B, and Type C) announced on 30th September 2021.Sincerely,Curriculum Section, Office of Academic Affairs

The plan is in accordance with the “Guidelines on pandemic preventive management for all Colleges and Universities in the 110 Academic Year” promulgated by the Ministry of Education on 7th September 2021. It is confirmed that all universities are still following the standard of this version. In the future, our university will follow the updated notices of the Ministry of Education and make rolling adjustments. Please pay attention to new announcement on the university’s homepage.Description:1. The key points of the MOE’s pandemic prevention guidelines:     A. Physical teaching shall fulfil the following principles; otherwise, online teaching should be adopted. (a)   To maintain social distance (2.25m2 /person) within indoor environment, with an upper limit of 80 people (in accordance with the maximum number of indoor gatherings set by the command centre)(b)   Adopt fixed seat and fixed member floor plan and implement the conduct name registration. (c)   Instructors and students should wear face masks during classes and implement hand disinfection. Eating and drinking are prohibited during class.(d)   The classroom should be well ventilated and cleaned regularly.B. Physical education (a)   Regardless of either indoor or outdoor physical education courses, social distance should be maintained (1 meter outdoors, 1.5 meters indoor). Instructors shall adjust the course objectives, teaching content and evaluation methods especially for team sports or courses that are prone to physical contact. (b)   The number of indoor and outdoor sports venues is limited to 50% of the optimal carrying capacity. Also, implement the conduct name registration.   C. Practical class (or experimental tutorials) (a)   When conducting experiments or practical classes, fixed groups should be adopted. Students should avoid sharing equipment and materials; if there is a need for alternate use of equipment, thorough disinfection has to be done before the rotation. 2. The implementation plan for the adjustment on teaching methods: Basis: Three types of teaching methods are categorized in accordance to the MOE’s guidelines on indoor social distance and upper limit of the number of people, as well as considering the university’s classroom space with number of seats available and the number of students for each course.Category:   Type A Courses with number of attendees above 80 people Principally to adopt online teaching. However, under the circumstances of meeting the indoor social distance requirement, it is also possible to use the mixed method B-2 to teach in groups.Type B Courses with less than 80 people, but does not meet the social distancing requirement of  2.25m2 per personThe instructor can choose any of the following methods according to the course attributes and teaching plan:B-1 Online teaching B-2 Mixed Method of Physical and Online teaching by group: The instructor will divide the class into two groups according to the student number or other grouping methods. It could be an alternate week arrangement, or take turns to attend class physically or remotely. Type C Courses with less than 80 people, and in line with the social distancing requirement of 2.25m2 per person  To adopt physical teaching.Supplementary explanation:(a)   For courses involving computer or other special software, experimental courses, design courses, other practical courses, etc., please follow the aforementioned classification principles. If the number of students in a class are 80 or more, but it is inconvenient to implement online teaching, adjustment on course content or a mixed method of physical and online teaching is recommended to abide by the pandemic preventive regulations and take account on teaching effectiveness.  (b)   Physical classes should be conducted with fixed seats and a fixed list of students, and roll call should be implemented.  (c)   In order to facilitate physical classes, the common classrooms of the whole university will arrange seats in “quincunx” form and affix a "do not seat" label. For the remaining PBL classrooms, computer classrooms, classrooms managed by each department, laboratories, practical classrooms, etc., please control the number of people in the room according to the size of the room and the standards set by the Ministry of Education.  (d)   The instructor should advise the students on the course’s teaching method after 6th October 2021. If students have any questions about the teaching method, they can communicate with the instructor.       3. Suggestion for mid-term exams (110/11/15~11/20)      If the Ministry of Education has updated pandemic preventive management guidelines, rolling adjustments will be made at that time. Type A Adopt online teaching →Online exam or online report ......etcType B Adopt mixed method of physical and online teachingB-1 Distance teaching: online examination or online report ......etc B-2 Mixed method of physical and online teaching: online examination is the priority; if physical examination is required, the Curriculum Section team will arrange the examination venue according to the number of students. Type C Adopts physical teaching              →Physical examination  4. The implementation of online teaching      Synchronous remote:The instructor will conduct live lectures on real-time basis. All students can follow the classes and ask questions or engage in interactive discussions by voice or text in the chat room (the teaching process can be recorded and become an asynchronous remote course). The relevant video or audio records must be kept as the course materials, for examples, Microsoft Teams or the online teaching convenience package provided by the Ministry of Education will have the recording function.※ The Microsoft Teams platform teaching video has been placed on the https://www.yzu.edu.tw/nCoV/※ For related inquiries and assistance, please refer to the technical staffs of respective department or personnel from the section of network and media.Asynchronous remote:Recorded audio and video files on PPT, Words or other selected materials will be uploaded for students learning purpose. Teaching service group has free software OBS Studio, which can assist in recording computer screens and sounds.※For the OBS Studio recording software explanation video, please refer to  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l7Kg8 ... aqB5tQA7/view?usp=sharing, or connect to the Office of Academic Affairs website※If instructor have questions about video recording-related issue or needed any software support, please contact Mr. Chen from the Teaching Service Section of the Academic Affairs Office. (Extension: 2940, E-Mail: junchen@saturn.yzu.edu.tw)Sincerely,Curriculum Section, Office of Academic Affairs
 Special Entry Procedure for Covid-19 (updated 2021.09.06)

Special Entry Procedure for Covid-19 (updated 2021.09.06)

Entry process to TaiwanOverall Guide for StudentsStep 1: Wait for the official announcement from MOE (updated on 8/24).↓Step 2: Wait for the official document from YZU.↓Step 3: Apply for a Taiwan visa after receiving the official document from YZU.↓Step 4: Receive Taiwan Visa →Contact YZU personnel in charge↓Step 5: Book a flight ticket and quarantine accommodation after reconfirming all dates with the YZU personnel in charge.↓Step 6: Receive the Entry Permit Certificate and School Consent Letter from YZU.↓Step 7: Receive negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within 3 days (working days) prior to the flight.↓Step 8: Entry into Taiwan.↓Step 9: Undergo quarantine for 14 days and self-health management for 7 days.↓Step 10: Register into YZU and apply for Alien Residence Certificate (ARC).What does YZU do when we receive the official document from MOE?YZU declares the official List of International Freshmen to MOE.YZU receives the official approval documents from MOE.YZU provides the official document (mentioned in Step 2-3 above) to students for the Taiwan Visa application. !!!Contact YZU when you received your Taiwan Visa !!! (mentioned in Step 4-5 above) YZU declares an entry list to the Taiwan government.YZU process the Entry Permit Certificate and School Consent Letter for students. (mentioned in Step 6 above)What you Should do.Before Entering TaiwanReceived Taiwan Visa→Contact YZU personnel in charge.Book a flight ticket and quarantine accommodation.Receive Entry Permit Certificate and School Consent Letter.Receive Proof of Negative Covid-19 Test no more than 3 days before your travel.Entry Permit Certificate and School Consent Letter
Upon Arrival in TaiwanReceived by the Representative of the MOE holding a school name signage at the gate. Present the "Overseas Student Entry Permit Certificate" for verification.Follow the MOE Representative instructions closely.Escorted to the Telecom Booth for Mobile Phone Services.Complete the online "Quarantine System for Entry". Once finish the entire process, screenshot the "Health Declaration" page.Please present the following at the CDC Inspection Station: Passport, Health Declaration Screenshot, Information of Quarantine Accommodation and,  Proof of Negative Covid-19. Please present the following at the Immigration: Passport, Entry Disembarkation Card, Overseas Student Entry Permit Certificate, and Information of Quarantine Accommodation.Claim your baggage.Arrival PCR Test & Transportation AarangementPick up PCR test kit (Test slip, saliva case, ziplock bag).Follow the direction to the Test Cube.Once complete, CDC personnel will give you a "Quarantine" sticker. DO NOT REMOVE the sticker until you get into the taxi.MOW Rep will direct you to the taxi queue. Start QuarantineAdd in 'Disease Containment Expert LINE BOT'.Fill in the health assessment every day.Make sure you keep your handphone turned on all the time.Do not mute notifications from the DCE LINE BOT.Disease Containment Expert User ManualDisease Containment Expert LINE BOTDuring QuarantineDay 10-12th: Test yourself using the home test kit you received at the airport. Report the result to YZU personnel in charge.For students who choose to quarantine inside a centralized quarantine station → COVID-19 RT-PCR test is arranged by station staff on the 12-14th day.For students who choose to quarantine inside a quarantine hotel →YZU personnel in charge will contact the Department of Public Health and arrange the transportation to the hospital for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test.Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test→Undergo 7 days of self-health management.YZU personnel in charge will assist with your transportation from Group Quarantine Facility/ Quarantine Hotel to your self-health management accommodation.Self-health management (7 days)DO NOT enter YZU.May stay in a regular hotel or rented house. (Staying in YZU dormitory during these 7 days is NOT allowed even for dormitory residence)You may share a room with friends/relatives. Avoid going to crowded and uncirculated public areas.YZU personnel in charge will assist with your transportation to YZU after completing the 7 days of self-health management.Important Notice:All immigration-related procedures may be adjusted at any time due to the impact of the pandemic. Please pay attention to the announcement of the freshman group and YZU Email.Contact YZU personnel in charge first thing when you receive your Taiwan Visa. DO NOT book your flight ticket before contacting us.Contact YZU personnel in charge immediately when any unexpected things happened such as change/delay of the flight.Print out all required documents (listed below) before departure to Taiwan and keep an e-copy inside your handphone.Purchase a Taiwan SIM card either in your origin country (not recommended) or at Taoyuan International Airport (recommended). The active period of the Taiwan SIM card package must be at least 21 days with internet access and call-time. Please prepare the following: Passport & Boarding Pass and Cash/Credit Card NT$1,000(valid for 30 days). A parental consent letter is required for students under the age of 18. Please prepare cash of at least NT$ 5,000 and a credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Taiwan prepaid SIM card ≈ NT$ 1,000 or abovePandemic prevention Taxi Fee ≈ NT$ 1,000~3,500Accommodation Fee ≈ NT$ 26,000~55,000Required DocumentsOriginal and authenticated copies of your highest degree diploma and transcript.Passport with at least six-month validation.Admission Notice from YZU.Health exam report (If you already did a health exam to specifically fulfill the requirement for getting a visa in Taiwan, please bring it with you.)Four copies of 2-inch photos.Cash of at least NT$5,000 and credit card.Financial statement of at least US$4,000Entry permissionThe negative test result of COVID-19 3 days prior to the flightFor students who choose to quarantine inside a centralized quarantine station and is under 20 years old→ Notice of Group Quarantine and Right to Petition for Habeas Corpus Relief that is signed by your legal representative (parents)For students who choose to quarantine inside a quarantine hotel → booking confirmation of quarantine hotelImportant dates(8/24) The Ministry of Education announced that international students can officially start the process for applying for entry into Taiwan.
 Cross-cultural communication and communication skills training in the era of self-media

Cross-cultural communication and communication skills training in the era of self-media

As technology advances, opportunities for cross-countries interaction have increased. Cultural exchanges, cultural collisions, cultural conflicts, and cultural fusions between countries now occur frequently. Especially with the rise of "self-media" through virtual network platforms in recent years, various kinds of information dissemination and interpersonal communication activities are no longer regionally restricted. To respond to such development trend of globalization and new media, this course involving both the local and foreign students has the objective to strengthen our students with international vision, develop language communication skills, enhance cultural absorption, build leadership and innovation capabilities. We hope that through the learning of self-media knowledge and related skills, students can develop their own brand stories in different fields in the future.Participants: Yuan Ze University studentsNumber of participants: 30 students (Waiting list will be open when reach maximum)Course date and venue: Please refer course planningCourses Deposit: NT$500Course Language: EnglishApplication Date: Starting from now until September 17th,2021 12:00 noon).Registration Form:https://forms.gle/CVS8roiCxNf3YC9ZARegistration Info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sKHev ... gGDC9UTt/view?usp=sharingShould you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ms.Maureen(ming6022@saturn.yzu.edu.tw) or Mrs. Yen(yenhua@saturn.yzu.edu.tw). 
 In response to the second-level extension of the pandemic prevention, YZU’s latest measure will be practicing two-weeks online teaching from 22nd September (Wednesday) to 5th October (Tuesday).

In response to the second-level extension of the pandemic prevention, YZU’s latest measure will be practicing two-weeks online teaching from 22nd September (Wednesday) to 5th October (Tuesday).

An announcement from the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center is still on second-level alert for pandemic prevention purpose. Our university will therefore adopt online teaching exercises for the first two weeks of the new semester (September 22 to October 5). From October 6, courses that principally meet the number of indoor gatherings restrictions will resume physical teaching. Please pay attention to our homepage for rolling updates depending on the pandemic situation.All units and departments are requested to supervise the necessary course arrangements and provide assistance to ensure effective online remote teaching.Implementation details(a) Period   : 22/9/2021 (Wednesday) until 5/10/2021 (Tuesday)(b) Method : Students shall not attend to school and follow classes via distance learning(c) Course  : All university’s curriculum and teaching activitiesConsidering both the pandemic prevention measures and the quality of learning, specific courses that cannot be taught remotely such as courses using special software, experimental courses or design courses etc, are recommended to have appropriate adjustment on course content and delivery methods. Instructors shall conduct lessons punctually according to the scheduled hours, follow the progress of each week’s teaching progress. This will be done via MS Team real-time demonstration or a video recording of the operation of relevant equipment for students to watch and practice repeatedly. Instructors also can communicate with students via live broadcast and request assignments submission for each learning unit.3. Adjustment on teaching methods will be considered by the respective course instructor, with following suggestions:(a)   Synchronous remoteInstructor will conduct real-time remote lectures and students can ask questions or engage in interactive discussions by voice and text. All teaching process can be recorded and become an asynchronous remote material. For example, either using Microsoft Teams or online teaching convenience package provided by the Ministry of Education, are required to keep the relevant records of the used materials, video and audio tracks for the class conducted.※Microsoft Teams platform teaching videos have been placed on the homepage of Yuan Ze University/Epidemic Prevention Zone/Synchronous Learning/Yuan Ze University Microsot Teams remote teaching operation simple instructions (including teachers and students)※For related inquiries and assistance, please refer to the technical staffs of respective department or personnel from the section of network and media.(b)   Asynchronous remote Recorded audio and video files on PPT, Words or other selected materials will be uploaded for students learning purpose. Teaching service group has free software OBS Studio, which can assist in recording computer screens and sounds.※For the OBS Studio recording software explanation video, please refer to  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l7Kg8 ... aqB5tQA7/view?usp=sharing, or connect to the Office of Academic Affairs website※If instructor have questions about video recording-related issue or needed any software support, please contact Mr. Chen from the Teaching Service Section of the Academic Affairs Office. (Extension: 2940, E-Mail: junchen@saturn.yzu.edu.tw)4. For information about course selection and freshman admission, please link to the website: Yuan Ze University Homepage/School Administration/Office of Academic Affairs/New Students Area5. In response to the pandemic, please note the following for this semester’s course selection:(a)  As the course selection period of the third stage fall within the period of online teaching (online course selection 9/13-9/29, course selection problem handling 9/13-10/6), students who meet the conditions of manual addition and withdrawal can fill in the "Course Selection Questions Handling Application Form". After obtaining the instructor’s agreement with signature on either e-form or paper form, kindly send the form to the course unit by e-mail or walk-in. (For email address of the instructor and the administrator, please check the course webpage)(b) Our university applied online course selection system. Only the students who meet the special circumstances described in the form can only manually add or cancel the selection with the "Course Selection Problem Processing Application Form". Please go to the website of Academic Affairs Office to download "Course Selection Questions Handling Application Form". Please refer to the description and contact each course unit for further inquiries.(c)  Due to the consideration of the classroom capacity, the course unit’s secretary will determine whether to approve the application of course addition or cancellation based on the time when the "Course Selection Problem Processing Application Form" is received and whether there are special reasons to be considered.(d) For the general education courses that have reached the maximum number of students, will not be accepting any "Course Selection Questions Handling Application Form".(e) According to the regulations of the academic rules, freshman to junior students must not take less than 16 credits per semester, senior students must not be less than 9 credits per semester, and undergraduate students who do not meet the overstudy requirements must not have more than 25 credits. For those who need to apply for credits reduction due to special reasons, please refer to the Announcement of Reductions in the Office of Academic Affairs.6. Instructor must inform the students of the adjusted method of attending the class. Instructor shall ensure good quality of teaching, properly monitor student participation or online attendance, interact and respond to students’ questions in a timely manner, also remind the students to take online courses in their residences and reduce access to public places.7. Instructor should properly handle student performance evaluation matters. The customized evaluation methods and standards (such as attendance rate, adjustment of evaluation items or performance ratio) shall be explained in detail to students, clearly announced on relevant platforms, and keep relevant records for assessment basis.8. Depending on the future pandemic situation, teachers and students are requested to stay alert for any updated announcement on matters related to academic affairs.
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