HBU Held the Eighth Working Conference on Undergraduate Education

On June 28, HBU held the Eighth Working Conference on Undergraduate Education. Guo Jian, Yang Lihai, Shen Shigang, Li Jinshan, Chen Hongjun, Ni Zhiyu, Meng Qingyu and Guo Changbao attended the conference. The conference was chaired by Wang Peiguang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice President.

At the meeting, Guo Jian, secretary of the Party Committee of the school, on behalf of the Party Committee of the university, extended gratitude and greetings to the teachers who have been working hard on the front line of undergraduate education for a long time. He pointed out that talent cultivation is the primary function of a university, and undergraduate education is the “root” and “foundation” of a university. Higher education should focus on undergraduate education, which has strategic significance. Focusing on building first-class undergraduate education and further promoting its high-quality development, he emphasized that first, we should not forget the original, and lay a solid foundation in building first-class undergraduate education, inherit and carry forward the traditional advantages of HBU, such as “high starting point”, “be rich in cultural deposits”, “strong teaching staff”, “complete disciplines and specialties” and “good moral education”, and put undergraduate education in the core position of talent cultivation and the basic position of education and teaching; second, we must absorb outsiders, strengthen the foundation for building first-class undergraduate education, do a good job in three aspects: “education opening to the outsiders”, “integration of production and education” and “talent introduction”, improve the quality of undergraduate education and teaching, and promote the construction of first-class universities and first-class disciplines; third, we must face the future, build a first-class undergraduate education, carry out the fundamental task of “strengthening moral education and cultivating people”, unswervingly insist the construction goal of “first-class university”, persistently practice the school-running idea of “building a school by quality”, actively and steadily strengthen the fundamental driving force of “reform and innovation”, unswervingly consolidate the fundamental guarantee of “the leadership of the Party”, and strive to realize the dream of a strong school with a history of a hundred years as soon as possible.

Meng Qingyu, member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice President, delivered a work report on behalf of HBU, “Persisting in strengthening moral education and cultivating people, speeding up reform and innovation, and striving to write a new chapter in the high-quality development of undergraduate education”. The report comprehensively summarizes the main achievements of undergraduate education and teaching in HBU since the 13th Five-Year Plan, deeply analyzes the new situation, new opportunities and new challenges lied in the development of higher education in the new era, and deploys the main tasks and key measures of undergraduate education and teaching in HBU during the 14th Five-Year Plan period. The report pointed out that during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, HBU will promote the implementation of the “12345” action plan for undergraduate education, “1” is adhering to the fundamental task of strengthening moral education and cultivating people; “2” is practicing the two educational concepts of “drip irrigation” and “integration”; “3” is taking the “Double Ten Thousand” Plan, “Four New” Construction and “Six Excellence and One Top-notch” Plan as the starting point, comprehensively deepen the reform of undergraduate education and teaching; “4” is implementing the teacher development project, student growth project, classroom revolution project and mechanism innovation project; “5” is implementing the “five educations” simultaneously, realizing moral education, intellectual education, physical education, aesthetic education and labor education, to steadily promote the high-quality development of undergraduate education in HBU and contribute to the construction of first-class universities with high-quality undergraduate education.

The conference released the Action Plan for Undergraduate Education in the New Era of HBU 2021-2025 (Draft for Soliciting Opinions), the Implementation Plan for Comprehensively Strengthening and Improving Aesthetic Education in the New Era of HBU and the Implementation Plan for Comprehensively Strengthening and Improving Sports in the New Era of HBU. The conference commended the Excellent Organization Award of the Ninth Young Teachers Classroom Teaching Competition, the award-winning teachers and the first “Students' Favorite Teachers”; Wang Qi, an award-winning teacher representative and a teacher from the College of Literature, said that the competition has changed the teaching concept and improved the teaching level. Hua Qiang, a teacher from the School of Mathematics and Information Science, said that in the future teaching and educating career, he will cherish the trust of students and strive to be a model for students to learn, do things and be a person.

Chen Shuangxin, dean of College of Literature, Wang Shufang, dean of College of Physics Science & Technology, Liu Xiuling, dean of College of Electronic Information Engineering, and Wang Hongjie, dean of Basic Medical College, combined with the characteristics of undergraduate education and teaching in their respective colleges, delivering typical speeches from mutual promotion between disciplines and teaching, innovation of education and teaching management mechanism, training of new engineering talents, and promoting professional certification with new ideas. Pan Yuming, a student from the College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Zhang Yansheng, a student from the School of Quality and Technical Supervision, spoke as student representatives in innovation and entrepreneurship and science and technology competitions, and gave live demonstrations.

In the group discussion stage, the deans and teaching deans of various teaching units and heads of relevant functional departments made enthusiastic speeches and in-depth exchanges on the establishment of normalized teaching incentive mechanism, interdisciplinary and compound talents training system and mechanism, the construction and development of grass-roots teaching organizations, the dynamic adjustment of majors, the cultivation of famous teachers, the cultivation of innovative talents, and the guarantee of practical teaching conditions, which have put forward many constructive suggestions for the construction of first-class undergraduate education.

The principal responsible persons of functional departments, middle-level cadres and teaching secretaries of various teaching units, members of various teaching committees at all levels, school inspectors, teacher representatives and student representatives attended the conference.