Management committee meeting
On the morning of March 17, our school held a video conference for the Management Committee of the Communications Engineering Professional Project Management Committee jointly organized with Cornell College in the Conference Room 204 of the School of International Education and Exchange. President Ren Yushan, Cornell College Vice President Dan Rezer, Vice President Irene Crawford, and Cooperative Education Project Director Kara Beauchamp attended the meeting.
At the meeting, members of the management committees of both parties discussed issues related to the cooperation in running schools. Based on the actual adjustment of the leaders and specific staff of both parties, the meeting determined the composition of the new project joint management committee. Qi Jizhong, the vice president of our school, is the director of the joint project management committee and the Chinese director. The head of the Academic Affairs Office, the head of the International Exchange and Cooperation Office, and the head of the School of Electrical and Information Engineering are the members of the Chinese management committee. Cornell College Vice President Dan Rezer, Vice President Irene Crawford, and Cooperative Education Project Director Kara Beauchamp are members of the US Management Committee. The newly formed joint management committee will, in accordance with the cooperation consensus and agreement framework reached by the two universities, is committed to further integrating the resources of both parties, pooling the strength of both parties, and promoting the development of communication engineering cooperation in running schools. On the basis of friendly negotiation, the meeting also reached consensus on improving the English level of Chinese students in the project, online teaching in the spring semester of 2021, revision of the training plan, student graduation certificate and degree certificate awarding, etc., so as to provide a more in-depth and effective future. Cooperation has created convenient conditions.
Irene, the vice president of Cornell College, spoke at the video conference on behalf of the president and the board of directors of Cornell College, expressing gratitude to the colleagues at Beihua University. She briefly reviewed the fruitful results achieved in previous project cooperation, expressed high recognition of Beihua University's support for the cooperation of both parties, and expressed that she is very looking forward to continuing the in-depth friendly cooperation with Beihua University to promote more students from both sides to benefit from the project. growing up.
President Ren Yushan spoke at the video conference, expressing warm greetings to the teachers and students of Cornell College in the United States. He said that the composition of the new project joint management committee and everyone's pragmatic work gave us full confidence in the future development of the project. It is hoped that the two parties will strengthen communication in the future in sharing teaching resources, project curriculum settings, training plan revisions, and teacher deployment, promote the implementation of cooperation matters, and ensure the effective development of cooperative education projects this semester and the long-term development of the future.
With the approval of the Ministry of Education, our school has been cooperating with Cornell College in the United States to organize undergraduate education programs in communications engineering since 2017. The first phase of the approved cooperation period will end at the end of 2025. After the expiration, it can be extended after consultation between the two parties. At present, there are a total of 441 students enrolled in the Sino-foreign cooperative education program of the school's communication engineering major.
Relevant persons in charge of the Academic Affairs Office, the International Exchange and Cooperation Office, and the School of Electrical and Information Engineering attended the video conference.