Message from the Chairperson

Welcome to the website of the Senate Committee on Sub-degree, Professional and Continuing Education Programmes (SPCEP).

Established in 2017 to replace the then University Extension Board (UExB), the Senate Committee on SPCEP (hereinafter “the Committee”) has an expanded scope and function to formulate and keep under review the University’s policy for promoting the SPCEP in alignment with the University’s Strategic Development and the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) Levels 1-6.  Overseeing the governance of SPCEP and identifying the priorities for quality assurance (QA) policy change, the Committee supports the long-term development of SPCEP as well as the strategic goals for lifelong learning re-defined in the CUHK Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

The quality audit of sub-degree operations by Quality Assurance Council (QAC) commenced in 2016 and CUHK was the first institution subject to review in the QAC audit cycle.  With the publication of the Audit Report by the QAC on 21 June 2018, the quality audit of sub-degree operations has drawn to a conclusion with a good number of commendations, which were also announced in the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Letter on the same day.

The Senate Committee on SPCEP is tasked to follow up with the QAC recommendations in the audit report.  As the Chairperson of the Committee, I can assure you that we would never be complacent with the commendations.  The Committee and its secretariat would work hand in hand together with our internal and external stakeholders for continuous improvement in the days to come.

This website provides you with information in relation to the Committee, a Quality Manual on SPCEP and also the range of services the Committee renders.  You are welcome to contact me or email to for any suggestions.  Your feedback and support is most valuable to us.

Isabella Wai-yin Poon
Chairperson, Senate Committee on SPCEP
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

27 July 2018