1 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) Academic Policies Volume 1 General Principles Article 1 These Academic Policies are established in accordance with the Taiwan University Act and its Enforcement Rules as well as the Taiwan Degree Conferral Law and its Enforcement Rules. Article 2 Chung Yuan Christian University deals with admissions, enrollment, suspension, reinstatement, dismissal, transfers, department changes, double regulations, and graduation of students. Students shall follow these Academic Policies as well as any applicable the Taiwan Ministry of Education regulations and policies. Article 3 At the beginning of each new semester, CYCU publicly recruits new students. In addition to all the information and provisions in CYCU recruitment brochures, the policies, regulations, requirements, and other relevant matters that are adopted from time to time shall govern the admittance and conduct of new students. Volume 2 Baccalaureate Degree Program Article 4 Candidates who have graduated from public or accredited private high schools or from institutions of the same level or who possess equivalent academic abilities and have been accepted by this university s open recruitment process may be admitted into a Bachelor s degree program of this university. Article 5 Candidates who possess one of the following qualifications and have been accepted by this university s transfer exam may be transfer into an appropriate level of study. 1. Undergraduates who have completed one year of full time study at CYCU. 2. Students who have graduated from a university and have completed their military service. 3. Graduates from junior colleges or vocational program studies. 4. Students who have already completed the number of required credits for graduation, or who possess a qualified certificate or diploma from qualified institutions of the same level, or have taken a credit certificate from a continuing education of a two-year institution may attend a similar department (degree program) at an equivalent academic level. 5. Students currently studying in the National Open University who have completed thirty six (36) credit hours (including six (6) credits for general subjects of Chinese literature and English) may attend the exams for similar majors (degree programs) for sophomores; those who have completed seventy two (72) credit hours (including twenty (20) credits for the general subjects) may attend exams for similar majors (degree programs) of juniors. The above-mentioned regulations for transferring credit hours are applicable to students transferring more than 32 (sophomores) or 64 (juniors). There may be limitations and restrictions adopted from time to time concerning the number of transfer students that might be admitted in
2 Article 6 Article 7 Article 8 Article 9 any particular semester. After transfer admission, the total number of new students shall not surpass the limited and total number of new students for each department. The number of the students in classes of individual departments (degree programs) shall not exceed sixty (60). Newly admitted students who for reasons of pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding (under three years old), severe disease, VISA issues, or military service, are unable to enter on schedule shall hand in required documentation of the limitations affecting admission and continuance in course work and follow the applicable process for deferment of enrollment. Subsequently, they shall enroll from the beginning of a subsequent semester commencing after such condition no longer exists or after completion of their period of military service. All other relevant requirements for admission and enrollment shall apply to students who have deferred admission under these policies. Students deferring admission, due to serious medical conditions or VISA issues, shall not defer admission for a period in excess of two (2) academic years. Students, who apply to defer admission due to pregnancy and childbirth, shall apply for an extension and deferral of only one academic year with medical proof. Students deferring admission due to breast feeding, with medical documentation, may not be allowed to defer for more than three (3) academic years. Newly admitted students and transfer students shall register on or before the registration date, complete selection of credits and the registration process, and hand in supporting documents of academic status. Newly admitted students and transfer students may apply for a transfer of credits if they comply with the Application Form for Credit Transfers at CYCU. Students who have graduated from other universities shall not study less than one year at CYCU; those who have graduated from vocational schools shall not study less than two years at CYCU. Entrance examination results will be recorded at CYCU and be reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Students who have not completed the registration process during the allotted period shall be disqualified from enrollment status. If the documents presented by a newly admitted student or transfer student are found to be untrue, impersonated or counterfeited, the student shall be disqualified for admission and no academic record shall be issued; the parents or the legal guardian shall be notified of the situation. If the situation is discovered after the student has graduated, the diploma must be returned upon request and the qualification for graduation shall be revoked in a public announcement. Volume 3 Tuition Payment, Course Registration, and enrollment. Article 10 All items and corresponding fees required for each student for each semester shall be announced before the start of each semester.
3 Article 11 Article 12 Article 13 Article 14 Article 15 Enrollment registration shall be completed by required dates; those who do not complete such shall be dealt with based upon school regulations and requirements. Students who do not defer their school semester course work shall pay full credit fees based upon the number of chosen credits (except when taking less than two credits in one semester. In this case, the student shall pay the fee for at least two credits). If a student takes more than 10 credits, such student shall pay full time fees. Students who are unable to enroll on time due to severe illness, marriage, bereavement or VISA issues must provide proof with the signature and personal stamp of parents/guardians to the Office of Student Affairs. If the person does not complete registration processes before applicable deadlines, the school will follow the provisions of Article To select courses (add and drop courses), students shall choose courses of their enrolled departments, graduate institutes or degree programs in accordance with registration deadlines. If students are unable to study parts of courses for any reason, they may apply to drop the course up to three(3) weeks prior the midterm exam. Students should consult Procedures to Suspend Courses at CYCU. If a student attends courses without registering, such credits will not be counted for such courses at the end of any semester. If a student chooses wrong courses and does not opt out of them, the course grades for such courses will be zero. For required courses, students shall select courses based upon their enrolled department and class requirements. The procedure for selecting courses shall follow article 18, course selection guidelines, as well as other requirements of the individual s department. Students may not elect courses with conflicting time schedules. All subject courses with conflicted time schedule shall be considered invalid. Students may select courses of other universities (including long distance teaching) in accordance with Guidelines of Interuniversity Course Selection of CYCU; the requirement of which have been established separately, and reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Students (degree program) studying in bachelor s degree programs may select courses from different departments and classes. Students also may select courses from other universities with approval of both schools. The stipulations for Guidelines of Interuniversity Course Selection of CYCU have been established separately and reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Volume 4 Subjects, Credit Hours Article 16 Students shall complete all required subjects and credit hours required by their department. Students who do not complete all required courses will be unable to graduate. Regulations and modifications of required courses and credit hours established by each department must be reported to the Office of Academic Affairs and publicly
4 Article 17 Article 18 Article 19 Article 20 Article 21 Article 22 Article 23 announced after they have been adopted and approved by the different departments and approved by the dean of the appropriate college, and reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education. When computing credit hours, every eighteen(18)hours of completed course shall be considered as one (1) credit hour; two (2) or three (3) hours of practicum or laboratory time per week shall be considered as one (1) credit hour. The regulations for taking credits for students in all departments (degree program) are as follows: 1. During the first, second, third academic years as well as the fourth year of five years programs students shall take at least twelve (12) credits and no more than twenty two (22). 2. During the final year of four years programs and five year programs, students shall take at least nine (9) credits and no more than twenty two (22) (Students who extend their studies are not counted in the restriction of the minimum of nine (9) credits). 3. Pregnant students shall be restricted by minimum credit regulations for selecting courses, but are required to take at least one course each semester. 4. Students who are selected candidates for international skills training are not restricted by the minimum credit restrictions during such training periods. 5. Outstanding students may add up to no more than three (3) credits of courses with the approval of the dean of their department (degree program). 6. Students applying for a minor, double major, teacher s education program, or intramural program may add up to three (3) more credits above the maximum of courses for subsequent semesters. These three (3) credits shall be counted toward the student s department or degree program. 7. Excess credits taken without opting out before required deadlines will be deleted by the Office of Academic Affairs. Physical Education (PE) is treated as a required subject without credit. Students who do not complete required Physical Education courses will not be allowed to graduate. Students may not repeat or make up more than one (1) Physical Education course for each semester. Grades and credits for optional courses and courses for candidates in international skills, competition shall be included with and calculated with semester grades and credits. The minimum for each department for a degree program is one hundred and twenty-eight (128) credits; and the maximum is one hundred and forty-eight (148) credits; Students in departments or a degree program requiring studies for 5 years may take a maximum of one hundred and eighty-two (182) credits. Overlapping courses or courses of the same title are not counted in graduation credits. Credits of an approved intramural department (degree program) or school system shall be included with the required courses and shall be counted in the credits for graduation. The conditions for taking credits for each semester shall be considered and adopted by individual departments. If a department
5 Article 24 regulates the sequence of courses, students are not allowed to alter the order. Laboratory courses and practicums shall be taken on a priority basis and are not allowed to be taken at the beginning of a course sequence. Subjects taking two semesters, or re-taking, shall be in accordance with the afore-stated regulations and policies. Students who do not complete the required general subjects will be unable to graduate. Volume 5 Leave of absence, absenteeism, grade point deduction Article 25 Article 26 Article 27 Article 28 If a student is unable to attend a class due to any reason, he or she must request a leave of absence in accordance with the Regulations for Taking Leave of Absence at CYCU. Lack of attendance without approval or absenteeism after a leave of absence period shall be considered absence without leave. Each two hours of unattended class shall be result in a deduction of one (1) point off of semester grades. If the number of hours of leave of absence in any semester course equals one-third or more of the total class hours, the grade for that particular subject course shall be zero. The above conditions do not apply to the students taking leaves of absence due to pregnancy, childbirth or breast feeding, who still have rights to take make-up exam or other alternatives. If any students in a semester course, without leave of absence, miss one-ninth or more of the total number of class hours for the semester course, he or she will not allowed to take the mid-term or final exams for the course, and the grade for such course shall be zero. Volume 6 Examinations, grades, and make-up examinations Article 29 In baccalaureate degree programs, grades are to be assigned for both academic performance and conduct. The highest possible score is one hundred (100). The minimum passing grade is sixty (60). Article 30 Assessment of students semester grades shall be evaluated by instructors in accordance with the Grading Regulations of CYCU. Article 31 A student s conduct grades shall be evaluated by class teachers, and the student s department in accordance with the regulations in Students Conduct Grades of CYCU. The dean of the department and faculty shall consider events based upon student behavior and offer any relevant documentation for evaluating conduct grades to the Office of Students Affairs. Article 32 Once submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by course instructors, changes in grades are not allowed, except for defective or erroneous grading which must be reported in written form by the instructor; such grades may be resubmitted to the Office of Academic Affairs or changed with approval of the dean of course-offering departments (degree programs). A course instructor may assign Incomplete for preliminary grading (not applicable to students who have passed the degree qualifying examination), with the final grades expected to be submitted before appropriate deadlines in the subsequent semester. Article 33 No make-up exams may be granted to students for a course who have received a failing or non-passing grade. Such students shall repeat the failed or not-passed course if it is required for a degree.
6 Article 34 Article 35 Students who are unable to take a midterm or final exam due to public duties, severe illness, bereavement, or other force majeure reason, may request leave of absence. Once the request process is completed, the student may take the make-up exams. Make-up exams shall be handled in accordance with the following rules: 1. Students without formal leave or approved absence of exam will not be allowed to attend make-up exams. 2. Midterm make-up exams shall be held by instructors, whereas final make-up exams shall be held by the school and be based upon documentation submitted by instructors. Once permitted by a course-offering department and the Office of Academic Affairs, instructors may administer make-up exams within one week prior to the scheduled exam make-up date deadline of CYCU. Make-up exams are restricted to only one chance per semester. Once past the deadline, no make-up exams may be taken. 3. The grades for make-up exams relative to midterm or final exams shall be computed along with other grades for their semester grades. If a student is found to have cheated on an exam, the grade for the exam shall be zero. The grades of any students who cheat on final exams shall not be above 60 points. The regulations for exams are stated separately in the Examination Regulations of CYCU. Volume 7 Change of majors (degree program, division of the department), minors and double majors, intramural program. Article 36 An undergraduate student may request a change of his or her major (degree program) by filing a request with the Office of Academic Affairs, provided the request is based upon sound academic reasons; it is made per appropriate regulations; and it is timely prior to applicable deadlines. Establishment of reasons for changing majors is stated in the Regulations for Changing a Major at CYCU. Students who are in a suspension status may not change his or her major (degree program). All undergraduate students are allowed to change their majors or transfer to other schools by means of examinations. Article 37 Undergraduates of all departments (degree program), starting in their second year (not including extended terms of study), may apply to change majors. A request made by the start of the junior year allows a student to transfer to the junior class of a similar major, or to the sophomore class in a different major. A request made by the start of the fourth or senior year under extraordinary circumstances shall allow a student to be transferred into the junior class of a similar major or minor. Students transferring to an upper grade may apply to the related department (degree program) or the suitable grade year of minors based on completed subjects and credits. For students transferring to a lower grade, they shall follow the regulations for the limitation of time of study and tuition enrollment of the department. Students who have suspended cannot transfer for a period of two academic years after the suspension. The total number of the students transferring may not surpass twenty percent (20%) of the limited number of students for a department and
7 Article 38 Article 39 Article 40 Article 41 Article 42 Article 43 Article 44 Article 45 Article 46 Article 47 Article 48 or the total number of new students allotted for the department. Student may only apply once to change his or her major. Once approved, the students shall not go back to his/her original major (degree diploma) or other majors (degree diploma). Students who would like to change their department to a different division of academic focus shall follow the regulations for changing majors (degree diploma). Students changing their major (degree diploma) may graduate after completing the credits for the applying department. Without approval a request for change of major (degree programs), students shall not abandon the required subjects of the original department (degree program) and take the courses of the new department in advance of such approval. Students applying for a minor study (degree diploma) shall be authorized and approved by the dean of the minor department with appropriate restrictions and regulations. All details regarding the study of a minor shall be conducted in accordance with the university s Minor Study Guidelines for Undergraduate Students and reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Outstanding students may enroll in other programs or courses as double majors. Related regulations relative thereto are stated in the Regulations for Students in Pursuit of a Double Major of CYCU which has been reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Students pursuing double majors who have completed all required courses and credits for his or her primary major who have reached the end of an extended two (2) years of study may apply for another year of extended study. Students applying for such programs are governed by school regulations. After selection and approval, qualified students may take courses of programs in advance. Students taking integrated courses or opening courses for particular participants shall pay the appropriate credit fees per regulations. The procedure for taking intramural programs is stated separately in the Guidelines for Intramural Program Establishment of CYCU. Credits excluded from teacher education programs shall be calculated for graduation credits. Except for students who take teacher education programs, students who do not complete a graduation program shall not prolong their graduation periods. Regulations for taking education programs are stated separately in the Guidelines for Establishment of Education Programs of CYCU. Students shall be able to select either a minor or double major before graduation, which will be listed on their certification of graduation. Students taking diverse programs based upon the regulations of individual colleges and departments, upon completion of the required credits may apply for a certification of study, except for the granting of a diploma. Students studying at Chung Yuan Christian University may apply for minor and double majors or any type of programs from other cooperating schools based upon the procedures for taking courses at other educational institutions. This procedure is also the same for
8 students of other institutions who are taking courses at CYCU. The procedures for taking courses at other educational institutions are regulated separately in the Guidelines of Interuniversity Course Selection of CYCU and reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Volume 8 Suspensions, Reinstatement, Transfer, Withdrawal, Dismissal Article 49 The regulations for suspension are as follows: 1. Student Applications for suspension from schooling must be approved by parents or legal guardians (Students studying in Continuing Education Programs and students in special cases are excluded.) Students must obtain written approval of the dean of their department and file applications for suspension with the Office of Academic Affairs. 2. Suspension from schooling may be allowed for periods of one semester, one academic year, or two academic years. Students may be suspended for up to two (2) years if it is due to severe illness or special circumstances. 3. An enrolled undergraduate student wishing to apply for suspension shall file the application before the final exam; grades of affected courses will not be counted. 4. After filing suspension applications and completing suspension procedures, students who have reached the level of one-ninth of the total days of class in the entire semester, those that delay to serve in military, or those that have registered their suspension status shall not request to revoke the suspension status. Article 50 Students under one of the following conditions may apply for suspension from schooling: 1. The record of unattended classes under leave of absence has reached one-third of the semester s total class hours. 2. The total number of days of excused absence and/or unexcused absences has reached one-third of the semester s total class hours. 3. Students violating school regulations of CYCU may be suspended in accordance with disciplinary regulations. 4. A student who fails to enroll by the scheduled deadlines or fails to process reinstatement within the proper time limits may be suspended in accordance with appropriate regulations and rules. 5. Students who fail to pass the minimum credit hours required within any regulated time period. 6. Students suffering from contagious or other diseases that have been established by competent medical evidence shall be suspended immediately. Article 51 Requirements for reinstatement are listed as follows: 1. After a suspension period, students may apply for reinstatement to the Office of Academic Affairs. Relative to Article 50-6, students are allowed to apply for reinstatement based upon reliable medical proof. 2. Reinstated students must continue their studies in the original enrolled department as they were in when their suspended status started. Students who applied for suspension from schooling in the middle of a semester must continue at the same level they
9 Article 52 Article 53 were at when their suspended status began. 3. Reinstated students shall complete the required credit hours for their major; they may not re-take courses which they previously passed. 4. To resume studies after serving military duty, students shall apply for readmission, with a supporting Military Discharge Certification. Students who do not apply for postponing the suspension period shall be treated in accordance with Articles 49 and 52. Any period of serving in military service shall be excluded in the accumulation of a suspension period. Students who are in one of the following categories shall be ordered to withdraw from schooling. 1. Students who do not meet the requirements of admission or requirements for transfer. 2. Students who have not been reinstated within required time periods. 3. Students who have unsatisfactory conduct records. 4. Students whose grades of failed courses do not meet necessary standards for continuation of studies. 5. Students who do not take leave of absence, do not take leave of absence with approval, or do not attend all examinations. 6. Students who do not complete required courses and credits within the required terms of study. 7. Students who enroll in other universities without approval of CYCU, or students who do not follow the Guidelines of Applying for Double Academic Status of CYCU. 8. Voluntary withdrawal. 9. Failed credits amount to at least half the total credits in a semester for two consecutive semesters. 10. Students who have withdrawn or been suspended from school pursuant to disciplinary actions and guidelines. 11. Students who have withdrawn from school in accordance with CYCU rules and requirements. If students have two failed two courses or two thirds of the total of their enrolled credits for two semesters, such students shall withdraw from school. 1. Overseas Chinese students, international students, children of government staff stationed overseas, students from the indigenous tribes in Taiwan, or Tibetan students repatriated for higher education. 2. Students are admitted as talented athletes or school representative athletes by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, who attend trainings and such is confirmed by Physical Education Department. 3. Students who have a psychological disease established by reliable evidence submitted by licensed psychologists or psychiatrist and are currently being counseled in the CYCU Counseling Center. 4. Students suffering from special and severe diseases affecting usual learning supported by reliable medical evidence which shall
10 Article 54 Article 55 Article 56 Article 57 Article 58 include a statement from a local doctor in a local hospital, as well as approval of the dean of the student s department. 5. Currently consulted students with learning disabilities, whose learning condition severely influences the normal learning having been approved by the dean of the student s department (degree program) and professionally demonstrated by the CYCU Counseling Center or Special Education Center. Prior to being approved as having one or more of the afore-stated special disabilities, students who have had failed credits which make up one-half (1/2) of their total credits, and/or, who, after being approved for one of the afore-stated disabilities, have two thirds (2/3rds) failed credits of their total credits, shall withdraw from schooling. Disabled students and students taking at least nine (9) credits for each semester are exempt from withdrawing from school due to failed credits. Students who meet the following conditions are described as disabled students. 1. Students holding a disability pass; 2. Students who are recognized as physically/mentally challenged students in need of education placement by the Committee Responsible for Identification and Placement of Gifted and Disabled Students of a special municipality or local government. Students who apply voluntarily for withdrawal or students who have been ordered to withdraw from schooling must complete the withdrawal procedures at the Office of Academic Affairs. Approval for voluntary withdrawal must be given by student s parents or legal guardians. Students who consider their ordered withdrawal or dismissal as unlawful or inappropriate and in violation of their rights may provide pertinent documentation and present a grievance appeal. A student in question may continue his or her studies prior to final determination of their appeal. Students who pursue a grievance appeal in school and who do not receive a favorable decision may take further legal actions. If the CYCU s disciplinary decision is determined by legal authorities (Legislative Yuan or courts) over CYCU to be inappropriate or illegal then CYCU will proceed accordingly. If the student is reinstated after the appeals process but not able to resume schooling immediately, he or she must complete the process for determining a suspension period from the schooling process for an appropriate period away from school; CYCU shall facilitate the student s reinstatement in school and allow such suspended students in pursuing the process of establishment of a suspension period. Dismissed students, who complete one semester and have grades, may apply for certification of their studies after the dismissal procedures have been completed. Students who have withdrawn from school due to violation(s) of school rules and failure of conduct grades are not allowed to attend transfer exams. After an active study status is approved, but prior to completion of the enrollment process and attending classes, students may start
11 Article 59 procedures to be changed to a suspended status. A suspension that is approved before enrollment can exempt a student from all fees. Suspension applications that are approved after enrollment will result in fees and refunds being determined in accordance with standards for determining fees and refunds pursuant to CYCU policies and regulations of the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Students who are dismissed from CYCU due to serious violations of CYCU rules or regulations, or Taiwan laws, or the Ministry of Education rules or policies shall be dismissed from CYCU without any certification of studies. Volume 9 Graduation and diploma Article 60 Diplomas are based upon credit-hours upon a credit system. The terms of study of the different departments shall be for four years, except that the Department of Architecture, and Financial & Economic Law shall be five years. Article 61 Students with outstanding academic performance who have already completed the required courses and credits of the department (degree program) one(1) semester or academic year ahead of their normal time for graduation may be allowed to graduate in advance of their normal date for graduation. Article 62 Within the regulated terms of study, students who are unable to complete the required credits may apply to extend their studies semester by semester up to two academic years. Students pursuing double majors who have completed all required courses and credits for his or her primary major and who have reached the end of the extended two (2) year period of extended study may apply for another year of extended study. However, those who fail to complete all required courses and credits for his or her second major by the end of the extended period may extend their studies for one additional academic. Disabled students, who pursue a bachelor s degree, shall be able to extend their studies for a time period up to four (4) academic years past their normal time for graduation. Students with pregnancy and childbirth issues may submit relevant and reliable documentation of such with their applications for extension of studies for up to one additional academic year. Students who need to spend time caring for and feeding their own infants may apply for extensions of time periods for study up to a maximum of three (3) academic years. Infants shall be deemed to be children under the age of four (years). Students who do not take credits for the first semester of an extended time of study may apply for suspension before enrollment; those who enroll shall take at least one course. Article 63 Students who complete all required courses and credits within the stipulated time of study under review of qualification of graduation will be awarded a degree diploma and be conferred a baccalaureate degree based upon the requirements of the department they ar3e enrolled in (degree diploma). Related regulations are stated separately in the Establishments of Graduation Qualifications of CYCU.
12 Article 64 A baccalaureate student who is graduating with honors and possesses research potential, with the recommendation of two associate professors in the enrolled department, academic unit, or degree program and the approval of the Meeting of University Affairs and the President of CYCU may request direct admittance into a doctoral degree program without a master s degree. Regulations relative to outstanding students and research potential are stated separately in Procedures for Direct Admittance into a Doctoral Degree Program of CYCU. Graduating students who have been admitted to study in a program for a doctorate degree may be awarded a baccalaureate degree while enrolled in such doctoral program. Volume 11 Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development Article 77 Candidates who have graduated from domestic or foreign public high schools, or accredited private high schools or who meet the requirements of an equivalent university entrance exam s academic abilities standards in accordance with its Article 2 may study in a CYCU continuing education bachelor s degree program. Candidates who are on-the-job and have graduated from a day school of a domestic junior college or above or for one year (or recognized to possess equivalent academic competence by the Taiwan Ministry of Education) or from night school of a domestic junior college and above, through an open admission process, may be admitted into a two-year vocational school program for on-the-job training or education with the Department of Continuing Education. Article 78 Students of the Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development and the two-year vocational school program for on-the-job continuing education shall select no less than nine (9) credit hours of courses each semester except that they may elect to take only six (6) credit hours in the last year of their study term. Article 79 Physical education is a required course for the first and second year, with lessons being two (2) hours per week without credit. A student who fails to obtain the required credits for physical education will not be allowed to graduate; military education and nursing education are optional courses for this requirement. A student enrolled in a two-year vocational school programs for on-the-job continuing education shall not be required to take physical education and/or military education and/or nursing education. Article 80 The minimum graduation requirements for students of all departments of the Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development shall be no less than one hundred and twenty eight (128) credit-hours and no more than one hundred and forty eight (148) credit-hours in total. Students enrolled in two-year vocational school programs for on-the-job continuing education shall be no less than seventy two (72) credit-hours and no more than eighty two (82) credit-hours. Article 81 Students of Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development and two-year vocational school programs for on-the-job continuing education may apply for intramural programs, minors, double majors. Applying for transfer to other departments shall be in
13 accordance with restrictions and rules of the enrolled department. Article 82 The term of study in the Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development for each major shall be for a period of time up to five years; the limit of time for study in a two-year vocational school program for on-the-job continuing education for each major shall be up to three (3) years. The limit of study term for students admitted to the university after the academic year of 2004 is two (2) years. Those who are unable to complete all required courses as regulated may extend the time of study from one(1) semester to two(2) academic years. Students of Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development and the two-year vocational school program for on-the-job continuing education must have completed all required credits ahead of the second(2) semester of academic year and satisfied all qualifications may graduate ahead of the regular time of study. Article 83 In addition to the afore-stated regulations of the Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development and two-year vocational school programs for on-the-job continuing education, the regulations of the university for matters relative to enrollment, deferred enrollment, payment of tuition, credit transfers, selecting courses, courses, credits, leaves of absence, unexcused absences, grades, make-up examinations, suspension, reinstatement, transfer to another university, dismissal, withdrawal from school, graduation, diplomas, correction of names, graduation years, and violation(s) of school regulations shall follow the rules and regulations of CYCU Academic Policies. Volume 12 Credit Courses of Individual Department (College of Academic Unit, Degree Program) for Extended Education Article 84 Candidates enrolling in a baccalaureate or master s program shall apply for extended education as paid auditors. The number of paid auditors shall be in accordance with the Regulations of Continuing Education Projects at CYCU. Once qualified, candidates may elect the credits. Article 85 If students studying in individual departments (institute graduate or degree program) of extended education with credit hours pass courses, he or she will be awarded a certificate of extended education. Article 86 If a student studying in an individual department (institute graduate or degree program) of extended education with credit hours has been admitted as a formal student through entrance examinations, he or she may transfer their passed credits in accordance with the Regulations for Credit Transfers at CYCU thereby shortening their time of study in a department program for a period of time up to one year. Article 87 After electing courses, students studying in an individual department (institute graduate or degree program) of extended education with credit hours shall follow the relevant regulations of the university. Volume 13 Supplementary Provisions Article 88 The directory records pertaining to a student s academic status, including the school ID, name, gender, date of birth, resident address,
14 Article 89 Article 90 Article 91 Article 92 number of personal ID card, residency of overseas Chinese students, admission status, academic background for admission, admission date, department, division of academic unit and department, degree program, suspension, reinstatement, major transfer (institute graduate, degree program, and division of department), minors or double majors, grades, date of graduation and of receiving a diploma (the record of withdrawing from school), names of parents or legal guardians,and mailing address will be cataloged and maintained permanently. Students may apply for summer courses to make up a required course or courses for required course(s) of a department, for minors, double majors (diploma), intramural program, or a failed course that is required for a subsequent course to be taken. Classes will open as long as there are twenty (20) students. Each eighteen (18) hours of completed course work shall be considered as one credit hour. Each section of courses lasts for seven (7) to nine (9) weeks. Grades will be recorded on student transcripts, regardless of passing or failing. A student who fails shall not be allowed to take make-up examinations. All other relevant matters not covered in these rules and regulations shall be applied in accordance with the Policy for Opening Summer Courses at CYCU. Individual departments, institute graduates and degree programs of CYCU shall cooperate with overseas universities for intramural dual-degree study programs. The Regulations of Intramural Dual-Degree Study Program are established separately, which are reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education for reference. During the period of a student s going abroad, the regulations of a student s academic issue and status are established separately in the Policy for the Management of Student s Academic Issues and Status during Absence for Studies Abroad, and reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education for acknowledgement. Students in the military service who are qualified for delaying to serve in the military or waiting for conscripting shall follow the procedures for suspension of studies based upon CYCU regulations and policies. These regulations and any amendments to them shall become effective after approval of the Meeting of University Affairs lead by the president of CYCU and the Office of Academic Affairs, and reported to the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
15 Chung Yuan Christian University Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Article 4 Article 5 This Regulation is formulated in accordance with the stipulations in Article 5 of the Ministry of Education Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan. International students referred to in this Regulation are those who are not R.O.C nationals as described in Article 2 of the Nationality Act and without Overseas Compatriot status. Chinese-international students without R.O.C nationality shall apply for admission in accordance either with this Regulation or Regulations Regarding Study and Counseling Assistance for overseas compatriots in Taiwan. A student s application for admission via the identities of both overseas compatriot and international student, which has been verified, would result in nullification of the applicant s admission or revocation of the applicant s acquired status as a student. Individuals who formerly had R.O.C. nationality are not qualified to apply for admission in accordance with this Regulation until a period of 8 years has passed after their ROC nationality has been revoked by the Ministry of the Interior. According to the Cultural Exchange Agreement, a foreign national who was selected by a foreign government, organization, school, or educational/ cultural group to study in Taiwan is not subject to the limitation as stipulated in the preceding paragraph. The period of eight years stipulated in Article 2 shall be calculated from the date when the semester begins as set by Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) Upon completion of the course of study at a school in Taiwan, to which an international student has applied, the student's admission application to master (inclusive) or higher program in CYCU shall be handled in accordance with stipulations of CYCU. All departments and institutions shall study out the quota and admission standards for international students to attend in the next school year by June 30 each year and submit to the dean office for regulation preparation. International students to apply for admission in CYCU shall enclose with the following documents and apply for admission of the next school year directly to the dean office of CYCU by April 30 each year: (1) Admission Application Form (2) Copy of highest-degreed diploma and transcripts over the years by international school (languages not in Chinese or English must be translated into either Chinese or English and then notarized). At admission upon approval, applicants must present the original copy of their certificates and transcripts over the years sealed or stamped with steel seal by the original graduation school for verification. (3) Copies of passport and residence permit (4) Health certificate (including examinations concerned with HIV) (5) Financial statement (financial resources sufficient for study in Taiwan)
16 Article 6 Article 7 Article 8 Article 9 Article 10 (6) 1 piece of published work or thesis if any (7) Other documents stipulated by all departments (e.g. TOEFL, scholarship in the original school and language verification, etc) Highest-degreed diploma by foreign schools stipulated in above (2) shall be handled in accordance with the operational procedures about verification of international academic record. Those issued by overseas Taiwan school and overseas school for Chinese are not subject to these limitations. International students who have finished bachelor s degree or above and apply for master's or above program shall attach the graduation certificate and transcripts over the years, not subject to limitations in Sub-paragraph 2 of Article 1. International students who graduate from a school for foreigners located in R.O.C. (Taiwan) or from a bilingual division (program) affiliated with a senior high school in R.O.C. (Taiwan) shall use the graduation certificate, to apply for admission in accordance with the above paragraph is not subjected to limitations in Article 3 and Sub-paragraph 2 of Article 2. CYCU shall formulate public recruitment measures and submit to Ministry of Education for approval to prepare recruitment guideline for international students and specify the recruitment departments, quotas, application qualification, selection measures and other matters concerned. International student's information for admission application shall be submitted to all departments for review after qualifying the dean office's preliminary examination. Examined results by all departments shall be submitted to the student recruitment commission for resolution, announcement and letter of admission dispatching. CYCU will send letter of admission to international students who are admitted upon permission for transaction of passport and exit-entry formalities. To reward international students' study in CYCU, international students who are admitted upon permission may apply for scholarship or grant to Guidance and Counseling Section of Student Affairs Division in CYCU. Or, CYCU will issue a scholarship in accordance with Ministry of Education Guidelines for the Award of Scholarships to Foreign Students. International students shall purchase insurance in their own country prior to admission to prevent against accidents; while registration, international students shall enclose with medical and injury insurance or national health insurance effective while at school. Students fail to purchase insurance shall pay insurance premium and authorize CYCU to purchase insurance. By November 30 each year, a roster listing the name, nationality, grade and departments of students, at the same time, specifying whether they are qualified for Taiwan scholarship or international students' scholarship provided by the Ministry of Education for all colleges and universities shall be filed with the Ministry of Education for future reference. International students cannot apply for advanced bachelor's program, e-learning master's degree or other lectures of recurrent education in CYCU given in night time and holidays, those with valid resident
17 Article 11 Article 12 Article 13 Article 14 Article 15 Article 16 Article 17 permit, permanent resident permit or the class they attending is the international course approved by the program of CYCU are not subject to the limitations above. International students who have been expelled from any university in R.O.C. may not apply for studying any degree program at CYCU. Violation of this rule, which has been verified, would result in nullification of the applicant s admission or revocation of the applicant s acquired status as a student. International students to transfer into CYCU will be handled in the light of international students application for admission. International students who are admitted for registration shall finish registration formalities on specified date. One who is unable to attend school due to serious illness or accidents shall provide relevant proofs and apply for detainment of student status for 1 year prior to the registration deadline; one who is unable to register due to visa or other special conditions shall provide relevant proofs and apply to for deferred registration for a period not longer than 1/3 of a semester, in case of exceeding 1/3 of a semester, he cannot attend CYCU in the current school year. However, students for master or doctor s program can register for attendance in the second semester upon approval by head of department (institution). International students who fail to register or get approvals on detainment of student status or deferred registration will be deemed as giving up the admission qualification. Under the condition not to affect normal school teaching, international students in Taiwan who have obtained Alien Resident Certificate can apply to be as a half-timer. CYCU will issue a credit certificate after these students pass the examinations of the specified selective courses. International students who have deficiencies in Chinese and English upon determination and are unable to attend classes shall transact suspension of schooling. Their reentry application shall be handled in accordance with relevant stipulations of CYCU. International students applications for department (institute) transfer, suspension of schooling, dropping out of school and other matters concerned with school roll, school work and life assessment shall be handled in accordance with relevant stipulations of CYCU. Any unaccomplished matters in this Regulation shall be handled in accordance with stipulations of the Ministry of Education and CYCU. CYCU takes international exchange center as international students affair window to cooperate units concerned to deal with international students admission application, course coaching, accommodation contact, cultural exchange and other matters concerned with coaching and counseling. This Regulation was passed in the administrative meeting and filed with the Ministry of Education for execution; any revision must follow the same procedures
18 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) Regulations on Graduate Student Degree Examinations Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Article 4 Article 5 This Regulations is established in accordance with the University Act and its enforcement rules and the Degree Conferral Law and its enforcement rules. The number of years of study for completing a master s program is set to one to four years at the university. The number of years of study for completing a doctoral program is set to two to seven years. The department and institute may, with specific requirements, increase the minimum year of study and must state in the study regulations. The master s and doctoral graduate students required credit hours, courses, and related evaluation regulations should be established by the department or institute and should conform with the University Act and its enforcement rules, Degree Conferral Law and its enforcement rules, and this Regulations. The establish regulations should be filed to the Office of Academic Affairs. A graduate student in an graduate institute at master s or doctoral level, having met the course of study time semester registration requirement and completed the degree required courses, earned the required credit hours, and passed other degree evaluation regulations of the institute, and submitted a thesis, may apply for a master s or doctoral degree examination. After passing the examination administered by the degree examination committee, a master s or doctoral degree is conferred by the university. In the condition that the degree-required courses and credit hours are completed with non-required course(s) to be completed, or that the required course(s) and credit hour(s) will not be completed until the end of the semester, if a thesis is submitted with the recommendation of the advisor, the degree examination may be administered earlier and a degree conferred after completing required courses and earning required credit hours. The master s degree examination committee for a master s graduate student constitutes of three committee members. The committee members are scholars and experts from inside or outside of the department, institute, or university with expertise in area of the graduate student s submitted thesis and possessing one of the following qualifications and are recommended to and selected by the university president: 1. has (had) an associate or full professorship 2. is an Academician or works (worked) as a research fellow or associate research fellow in the Academia Sinica 3. has earned a doctoral degree with excellent academic achievement 4. is in a field of study of rarity or particularity and with academic or professional accomplishment The criteria of recognition of the aforementioned recommendation qualifications in section 3 and 4 should be established by the Department or Institute Meeting.
19 Article 6 Article 7 Article 8 An doctoral graduate student possessing the following qualifications may become a doctoral degree candidate: 1. has completed the required time of course of study 2. has completed the courses required for a doctoral degree 3. has passed the doctoral degree candidate qualification evaluation and met other doctoral degree evaluation regulations required by the institute The doctoral degree candidate, after submitting a thesis, may apply for the doctoral degree examination. After passing the examination administered by the doctoral degree examination committee members, a doctoral degree is conferred by the university. The doctoral degree examination committee for a doctoral graduate student constitutes of five to seven committee members. The committee members are scholars and experts from inside or outside of the department, institute, or university with expertise in area of the graduate student s submitted thesis and possessing one of the following qualifications and are recommended to and selected by the university President(one-third or more of the committee members must be from outside of the university): 1. has (had) a full professorship 2. is an Academician or works (worked) as a research fellow in the Academia Sinica 3. works (worked) as an associate professor or works as an associate research fellow in the Academia Sinica with excellent academic achievement 4. has earned a doctoral degree with excellent academic achievement 5. is in a field of study of rarity or particularity and with academic or professional accomplishment The criteria of recognition of the aforementioned recommendation qualifications in section 3 to 5 should be established by the Department or Institute Meeting. The degree examination of master s and doctoral degree candidate is to be administered in the form of oral examination while written examination may be applied when necessary. The degree examination should follow the following rules: 1. The degree candidate s spouse or relative by blood or relative by marriage within 3 rd degree of kinship should not be the advisor or degree examination committee member. In case of intentional concealing, the committee member should be replaced immediately after verified. If the student has passed the degree examination, the examination results is void. If the fact is not found until after granting the degree, Article 14 is applied. 2. The oral examination should be help openly in principle. The time, place, and thesis topic of the oral examination must be announced in advance. 3. The degree examination committee member must attend the committee meetings in person rather than relegating another as representation. To hold a degree examination, a master s degree examination committee must have at least three committee
20 Article 9 Article 10 Article 11 Article 12 Article 13 members attendance and a doctoral degree examination committee must have at least five committee members attendance. 4. The advisor should not act as the convener of the committee meetings. 5. The score of the degree examination is set to 70 points as qualified and 100 points as full credit. The evaluation can be administered only one time and the score is decided by averaging the attending committee members giving scores. However, if a master s degree examination has more than half of the attending committee members or a doctoral degree examination has more than one-third of attending committee members giving a score as unqualified, the evaluation result is considered as unqualified disregarding the average of scores. In the circumstances of plagiarism, fraudulence, or violating intellectual properties as reviewed and confirmed by the degree examination committee, the thesis is considered unqualified. An immediate admitted doctoral degree-seeking student, after completing the time of course of study period and passing the qualification examination of the doctoral degree candidacy, if does not pass the doctoral degree examination, the doctoral degree examination committee may recognize the thesis as meeting a master s degree standard and grant a master s degree. The titles of the degrees of various levels in the departments and institutes are established by the university and filed to the Ministry of Education for reference before applied. In revision, the same procedure applies. A master s or doctoral graduate student is immediately discharged in case of one of the following academic performance conditions: 1. fails to complete the necessary courses within the provided time of course of study. The one is evaluated as unqualified in the degree examination and is not qualified for retaking the degree examination; or is qualified for retaking the degree examination yet still evaluated as unqualified. A student, after submitting the degree examination scores and the degree examination approval documents to the Office of Academic Affairs, is considered as graduation status. A student studying in the Teacher Education Program is not subject to this condition. A graduated student should attend the procedures for leaving the school as regulated. The student will not receive the degree certificate until handing in the graduation thesis. The condition shall not used as justification to defer graduation or enlisting of military service duty. A doctoral or master s degree thesis (including the abstract) should be written in Chinese language in principle. A master s degree, when using a technical report in place of a thesis, the cover page should include technical report or production report. After passing the degree examination, the final version of the thesis (bound copy and full-text digital copy) should be submitted to the library for collection by specified date. Another two bound copies should be sent to the Office of Academic Affairs to forward to the collection unit appointed by the