3/30/18

Taiwan Ministry of Education and University of St. Thomas Work Together to Provide Mandarin Training to Houston Police Officers

PHOTO: Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo delivers remarks
As one of the Taiwan Ministry of Education’s (MOE) overseas offices, the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston is commissioned to promote the education of Taiwan in the United States. Recognizing the fast-growing Chinese speaking population in Houston, the Education Division teams up with the University of St. Thomas (UST) to provide Mandarin Chinese language training to Houston police officers.

The program inauguration reception was held at UST on March 22, 2018 to welcome Houston police officers for their engagement in this initiative. Director General Peter Chen of TECO in Houston, Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of UST, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, Captain Kristine Anthony of the Houston Police Academy, Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen, and fifty more officers across the Greater Houston Area joined in celebrating the beginning of the program.

This initiative is the first collaboration in education on the government level between the City of Houston and Taiwan MOE in conjunction with the educational institution, UST. The objective of the program is to build officers’ basic skills in Mandarin listening comprehension and speaking, in the meantime to help them obtain a better understanding of the Chinese speaking communities and cultures. UST’s adjunct professor, Dr. Maria Mar, will be the instructor of this program. The course will put emphasis on basic words and simple sentences in Mandarin about policing activities and routines. Nonetheless, Dr. Mar noted that her class agenda is open to officers’ suggestions for a more pragmatic approach.

Police officers from the South Gessner, Southwest, Westside, and Midwest stations, in which areas many Chinese speakers engaging in various activities commonly, are given the priority for the class registration. The class was set to accommodate twenty-five students at first. However, thirty students were accepted for the first session due to the high numbers of applications. The program will run two sessions in one year span. Each session consists ten weeks of ninety-minute lessons each week.

Captain Anthony noted that just by saying simple phrases like “hello, how are you, my name is…., thank you” in a person’s native language will only mean so much to that individual. As fluency is not the key to this training but a practical way to engage officers in the Chinese speaking communities in Houston. To encourage utmost learning outcomes, Chief Acevedo announced in his remarks that he will have a dinner with the participant who accomplishes the best out of the program as a reward.


PHOTO (Left to Right): Chief H.E. Jenkins of the University of St. Thomas Police Department, Director Sophie Chou of Education Division of TECO in Houston, Captain Ronald Borza of Houston Police Department (HPD), Captain Kristine Anthony of HPD, Assistant Chief Henry Gaw, President Richard Ludwick of University of St. Thomas, Chief Art Acevedo of HPD, Director General Peter Chen of TECO in Houston, Assistant Chief Pete Lopez Jr., Assistant Chief Lofton Harrison of Constable’s Office Harris County Precinct 1

3/29/18

國立中正大學公開徵求理學院院長候選人啟事


一、本校公開徵求新任理學院院長,任期3年,得連任1次,歡迎推薦人選或自行參加遴選。
二、為達成本校追求學術卓越之目標,新任院長應具備下列條件:
()重視理學相關領域之教學與研究及社會互動與關懷。
()有效領導與協調整合本校理學院各系所之資源。
()引導成立對內與對外的大型研究團隊。
()積極啟迪後進,培養各團隊的領導人才。
三、本校理學院現況與未來發展:
(一) 理學院現有數學系(含碩士班、應用數學碩士班、統計科學碩士班、數學科學博士班)、地球與環境科學系(含碩士班、地震學碩士班、地震學博士班)、物理學系(含碩士班、博士班)、化學暨生物化學系(含碩士班、博士班)生物醫學科學系(含分子生物碩士班、分子生物博士班、生物醫學碩士班)。
(二) 理學院現有專任教師94(含教授46人、副教授35人、助理教授13),兼任教師14(含教授7人、助理教授7);學生1,278(包括研究所碩士班學生312人、博士班學生51人、大學部學生915)。行政人員計有21(含編制人員6人、專案工作人員12人、工友3)
(三) 理學院教師的學術研究表現已在學術界受到相當程度的肯定,未來將規劃成立科學教育中心,協助辦理校內外各類型的科學教育活動,並強調理論與實務整合,鼓勵學生組織跨領域之研究團隊,培養學生跨領域溝通與合作的能力與經驗。
(四) 理學院之詳細介紹,請參閱網址:http://science.ccu.edu.tw/
四、候選人資格:
()符合或相當於教授資格者。
()就任時年齡未滿62歲。
五、候選人參與遴選過程:
    ()繳交相關表件請於本校網站院長遴選專區下載。
    ()候選人對院內師生公開說明治院理念。
    ()候選人至遴選委員會進行簡報及面談。
六、本校理學院院長係遴選非普選產生,院長遴選委員會由與該學院相關領域之學者57人組成,其中二分之一以上必須為該學院推定之不同系所之專任教師,每系所至多1人,校長為當然委員兼召集人,其餘委員由校長聘任。
七、凡有意推薦人選或自行參加遴選者,請來函或電話索取推薦表及相關表件或於本校網站「長遴選」專區網站下載。請將推薦表(另請附電子檔)及相關資料於107423(星期一)17:00前送達本校人事室(以郵寄寄達或本校簽收日期為憑),逾期或資料不全者恕不受理。
八、本校聯絡資料如下:
聯絡人:人事室葉凱源組長
  址:621嘉義縣民雄鄉大學路168號「國立中正大學理學院院長遴選委員會」
電 話:(05)272041118110、+886-5-2721083
傳 真:(05)2720560
E-Mailadmyky@ccu.edu.tw
Websitewww.ccu.edu.tw
國立中正大學理學院院長遴選委員會 
中華民國107327

3/26/18

MOE Taiwan Scholarship 2018


2018學年度教育部臺灣獎學金
The Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship 2018-2019

Application Period: February 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

NOTE:
Our office accepts applications from the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. If you are not sure where to submit your application, please check the following website: http://www.tw.org/scholarships/.

DOCUMENTS DOWNLOAD:

Availabilities
There are eight (8) openings available for the MOE Taiwan Scholarship 2018-2019. Eligible individuals from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are welcome to submit applications.

Eligibility
1.        Applicants must be American nationals with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), have excellent academic records and be of good moral character.
2.        Applicants are ineligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:
l overseas Chinese students or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
l students who are currently registered or have obtained student status at any universities/colleges in Taiwan (graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule);
l students who have studied in Taiwan for the same level of a degree program as the one they intend to enroll;
l exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;
l individuals who have been recipients of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five (5) years;
l individuals who have, in the past, had their MOE Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) revoked;
l recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy funded by the Taiwan government or educational institutions in Taiwan. However, this does not include preferential prices offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding this scholarship limit.
3.        Applicants should apply directly for admission within the application periods specified by each university/college.

Duration and Limits
1.        The maximum scholarship duration on each degree level for each recipient is as the following:
               (1)     Four (4) years for bachelor’s degree programs
               (2)     Two (2) years for master’s degree programs
               (3)     Four (4) years for doctoral programs
2.        The total length of the scholarship duration for each recipient is limited to five (5) years in a combination of different degree levels.
3.        The scholarship award period for each academic year is from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.

Award Value
The MOE provides each recipient of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship with the following:
1.   Tuition and fees: Upon validation of tuition and fees, the MOE will pay up to 40,000 New Taiwan Dollar (NTD) each semester for each recipient. Should the total amount of tuition and fees exceed 40,000 NTD, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by the recipient. Tuition and fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or internet access, all of which are must be paid by the recipients.
2.    Subsistence allowance: The MOE will provide each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 15,000 NTD; it will provide each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 20,000 NTD.

Application
1.         Required documents:
              (1)      A completed Taiwan Scholarship Application Form 2018-2019;
              (2)      A copy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant;
              (3)      A copy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained;
              (4)      Original academic transcripts (sealed) from the institution that the applicant obtained his/her highest degree;
              (5)      Proof of application for admission to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g. photocopies of application form(s), etc.) *The name of the school(s) and degree program(s) must be specified in those documents;
              (6)      A copy of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) certificate of Level 3 or above. All-English taught programs applicants may be exempt from this requirement;
              (7)      Two letters of recommendation from school principals, professors, academic counselors, or supervisors;
              (8)      Statement of Purpose; and
              (9)      Terms of Agreement for the Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Program (signed and dated by the applicant).
Note: The required documents will NOT be returned to applicants.
2.         Submission (*Late applications will NOT be considered for the selection):
               (1)     Applications must be submitted between February 1, 2018, and March 31, 2018.
               (2)     Application packages must be addressed to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2018:
Attn: Scholarship Program
   The Education Division of TECO in Houston
   11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
   Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
              (3)      All MOE Taiwan Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 31, 2018 and selected candidates must submit only one copy of an admission letter issued by one university/college to the e-mail: houston@moetw.org, by June 30, 2018.
3.         Program contact:
Address:
The Education Division of TECO in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
Telephone: (713)871-0851
Website: http://www.moetw.org/search/label/Scholarships

Selection Criteria
1.    Recipients’ academic goals should reflect an interest in the development of the industry, economy, and education of Taiwan.
2.    Recipients should possess an outstanding undergraduate or postgraduate Grade Point Average (GPA).
3.    Priority will be given to applicants with a TOCFL certificate of Level 3 or above.
4.    Applications must be completed with all the required documents attached. Incomplete applications or those missing required documents will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice to the applicants.
5.    Interviews with qualified candidates in person or via internet/telephone may be required for the final selection process.

Other Regulations
1.    The application instructions are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.


2.    For other regulations in association with the MOE Taiwan Scholarship, please refer to the Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions for details. 

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Last update: March 09, 2018


MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) 2018


2018學年度教育部華語文獎學金
Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 2018

Application period: February 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

NOTE:

Our office accepts applications from the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. If you are not sure where to submit your application, please check the following website: http://www.tw.org/scholarships/.

DOCUMENTS DOWNLOAD:
Availabilities
There are twelve (12) openings available for MOE HES 2018-2019. Each applicant may select from the following durations: 2 months (limited to 2018 summer courses), 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 12 months. Eligible applicants from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are welcome to submit applications.
Eligibility
1. Applicants must be American nationals, above the age of eighteen (18), with a high school diploma or higher degree, must have excellent academic records, and must be of good moral character.
2.  Applicants are ineligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:
˙ overseas Chinese or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
˙ students who are currently registered at any universities/colleges or enrolled in Mandarin language training programs in Taiwan;
˙ individuals who have received an MOE HES or MOE Taiwan Scholarship in the past;
˙ exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;
˙ individuals who are currently receiving financial benefits from the Taiwanese government or any educational institutions in Taiwan.
Duration
1.  Each applicant must select the duration of the scholarship for which they will apply. Study period may vary based on the duration selected, as described below:
Scholarship Duration
Study Period
2 months
Limited to summer courses from June to July, 2018 or from July to August, 2018
3 months
Courses between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 (2018 academic year)
6 months
9 months
12 months
Courses from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 (2018 academic year)
2. The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston reserves the right to decide the duration of scholarship for successful candidates.
Award Value
1. Each scholarship recipient will receive monthly stipends of 25,000 New Taiwan Dollars (NTD) in conjunction with the duration of scholarship approved.
2.  The foreign exchange rate from USD to NTD is estimated at 1 to 30. The actual exchange rate is subject to currency fluctuations.
Application
1.          Required documents:
˙a completed HES Application Form 2018-2019, signed and dated by the applicant
˙a photocopy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant
˙a photocopy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained and original academic transcripts from that institution. Note: Transcripts must be sealed and signed/stamped by the institutions that issue the documents. Transcripts that are issued by international educational institutions must be presented in English language and authenticated by an overseas Representative Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
˙proof of application to language centers in Taiwan (e.g. photocopies of application form, a notice or e-mail from the language centers acknowledging their receipt of the application, etc.)
˙two letters of recommendation, sealed and signed by the writers
˙original Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program Terms of Agreement, signed and dated by the applicant
2.          Submission:
˙Applications will be accepted between February 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018.
˙Applicants must directly apply for admission to language centers on the List of Language Center. Proof of application for admission to language centers is required for the HES application.
˙Applications must be sent to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2018 at:
Attn: HES
Education Division of TECO in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
˙All HES applicants will be notified by May 31, 2018 of the selection results.
˙Successful candidates must submit a photocopy of the admission letter that is issued by the language center at houston@moetw.org by June 30, 2018.
˙Two-month scholarship applicants MUST submit a photocopy of the admission letter that is issued by the language center upon their application for the HES.
3.          Program contact:
Education Division of Taipei Economy and Cultural Office in Houston
Address:
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
Telephone: 713-871-0851
E-mail: houston@moetw.org
Selection
1. Applications are considered complete when all of the aforementioned Required Documents have been submitted. Incomplete applications or those missing required documents will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice to the applicants.
2. Documents will be reviewed during the preliminary selection process and interviews with qualified candidates via internet or telephone may be required for the final selection process.
3. Late applications will not be considered for the selection.
Other Regulations


1. The application instructions are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.
2. For further details on the regulations for HES, please refer to the Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) International Student Directions (EN).

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Last update: March 09, 2018