【891】Academic Affairs and ELC Take Honors in Webpage Competition MCU English Webpages Must Consider English Readers’ Perspective

by LeAnn Results for the 57th MCU Anniversary Webpage Competition were just announced last week. The Division of Academic Affairs and English Language Center (ELC) earned first place in the administrative and academic unit categories, respectively. President Lee presented awards to each of the honored units at the May 26th meeting of the Expanded Administrative Council. Complete results for the administrative unit category include: Academic Affairs Division in first place; Library in second place; Student Affairs Division in third place; and honorable mentions for Human Resources Division and International Education and Exchange Division. Meanwhile, for academic units, the results are: first place to English Language Center, second to Commercial Design department, third place to Teacher Education Center, fourth place to Graduate School of Education, fifth place to Urban Planning and Disaster Management department, sixth place to Product Design, and honorable mentions to the departments of Finance, Computer Science and Information Engineering, Digital Media Design, Info & Telecommunications Engineering, Economics, Biotechnology, Computer and Communication Engineering, Radio & Television. The judges for this year’s competition comprised: Associate Professor David Lin in Department of Animation at Taipei National University of the Arts, Professor Ching-Tsorng Tsai in Computer Science Department at Tung Hai University and Special Assistant to the VP for Administrative Affairs at MCU, Ms. LeAnn Eyerman. Eyerman made a short presentation on this year’s English webpages as created by each unit. She notes that Info & Telecommunications Engineering, Electronic Engineering Healthcare Info and Management, as well as all the departments in the School of Communication have done a fine job in presenting clear achievements for Student Learning Outcomes and Faculty Research Outcomes. Each academic unit should do the same. Moreover Digital Media Design, Applied Japanese and Risk Management & Insurance departments have good, up-to-date presentations of News/Notices. Student Affairs Division was commended for displaying the MSCHE accreditation mark, and Eyerman recommended that other broad-ranging administrative units do the same on their webpages. Career Planning and Counseling Center was praised for their clear display of unit organization and responsibilities, as well as abundant news items that are well organized. In addition, International Education & Exchange and Office of International Student Service were lauded for providing plenty of information to help students. It is vital that units make sure that all relevant information is easily accessible to those who can only learn about MCU by browsing our English webpages.

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