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Academic Policy

Courses
      Soochow University (SCU) is fully responsible for supervising course setting, teaching affairs, grading, issuing transcripts, etc. to ensure the units students take here will be recognized by their home universities. Each year, Soochow University International Programs establishes Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee (TQEC), which consists of professors from correlated departments at SCU and instructors of International Programs, to ensure scientific and rigorous teaching process. 

     The course subjects are not only regular curriculum in SCU, but also corresponding to overseas campus. This ensures that they meet transfer unit requirements of home universities. SCU International Programs lasts for 3 full weeks. Total learning hour is 40 per course. All courses except for foreign language courses are taught in full English.

     We are open to set up customized courses upon sutdents' request. These unit courses will eventually be transferred to major elective course unit after admitted by students' home university.

Course Adjustment
     Before the program start, students can adjust their courses selection online anytime. If they want to add or drop a course, please contact telephone +886-2-2311-1531 or email scuip@ms.scu.edu.tw. On first two school days in first week (Monday to Tuesday), students are free to change, drop or add courses as they wish. Please receive "Application of Course Add/Swap/Drop" form from Staff Office, complete all necessary information and submit to Office of Academic Affairs, Tuesday in first schooling week. After verified by the office and corresponding instructor, course adjustment will be proceeded. 

Course Withdrawal
     According to SCU academic requirements, deadline of course withdrawal is on Thursday of second week. For more details and exact date, please see "School Calendar" on tab Policy. Students can withdraw a course by filling "Application of Course Add/Swap/Drop (withdrawal)" form and handing the form to Office of Academic Affairs in charge before deadline. The course withdrawn will be presented as "W" on transcript and students will not receive refund for this course.

Examination 
     Each courses is intend to have midterm exams and final exams. The format is flexible and decided by instructor in charge.

Grading
     Each instructors should submit grading policy to TQEC, which describes the proportion of class performance, assignments and exams in final score before first regular Professor Meeting. Students will be graded strictly in line with the criteria, with 10% inspected by Office of Academic Affairs in sample survey. Professors will be informed of any inconsistency on grading and given suggestion after discussion. 

Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee (TQEC)
     In order to improve teaching quality, to ensure punctuality and accurate accomplishment of instructors' teaching tasks and to guarantee an impartial assessment of final results, Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee (TQEC) is set up by SCU. It consists of professors in correlate departments at SCU and International Programs. The committee is responsible for supervising teaching quality as well as grading result assessment.

The structure of SCU TQEC is as the following:
- Director (Dean from Soochow University International Programs)
- Deputy Director (International Programs faculty member appointed by SCU)
- Secretary-general (director of educational affairs on campus)
- Committee members (foreign professors from Deputy Director office)