One of the education goals in the CUHK Strategic Plan 2016-2020 is to serve the needs and demands of the community for lifelong education and continuing development. Along this strategic direction, the University recognizes the importance of strengthening its governance structure over Sub-degree, Professional and Continuing Education Programmes (SPCEPs) and identifying the priorities for Quality Assurance (QA) policy change in lifelong learning and accountability for QA enhancement, as well as the need to consolidate a framework that supports the long term development of SPCEPs.
With effect from the academic year 2017-18, the Senate Committee on Sub-degree, Professional and Continuing Education Programmes (Senate SPCEP) has replaced and extended the role of the University Extension Board (UExB) to actively assist in the planning, implementation, and QA of sub-degree, diploma and certificate programmes offered in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Our members, who are senior academics and administrative staff of the University, are committed to ensuring that our programmes are of excellent quality with continuous enhancement.
This manual is one of the major vehicles to crystalize the QA policies and guidelines through a set of continuously improving, robust and transparent QA mechanisms developed for the SPCEPs. It presents a long-established and consistent approach in the execution of QA mechanisms at all levels of the University.
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