The introduction to College of Continuing Education and Vocational Education
The College of Continuing Education and Vocational Education of Yunnan Agriculture University is themultifunction institution of adults’ education which is in charge of teaching planning, students enroll, educational manages, scientific research and public administration. Yunnan Agriculture University renewed the adults’ education in 1981, and in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1993 established the Yunnan leaders’ refresher course Centre, Yunnan leaders’ training course department, the department of teaching by correspondence in Yunnan Agriculture University, and the agriculture normal school of Yunnan Agriculture University respectively. In 1994, the department of leaders’ training course, normal school and the department of teaching by correspondence combining established the Institution of adults’ education, Yunnan Agriculture University. In 1997, start the undergraduate course by correspondence. Establish the College of Continuing Education in 2003. And in 2006 change the name as College of Continuing Education and Vocational Education. The college owns the independent building with student dormitory, classrooms and offices, amount to more than 5200 square meters. The college is comprised of General office, Teaching office, Admission and Testing Office, Party-Mass Office and Secretariat of Agricultural Education Seminar.
The College has 20 in-service staffs, which include 2 senior titles and 4 deputy advanced titles. Open 47 junior and undergraduate courses which contain plant production, animal production, engineering, product processing, economics, management science and other adult higher education. Currently, in Yunnan Province, the College is equipped with two adult education branches, 3 Correspondence stations, 60 face to face teaching points, more than 9,000 students in membership, annual enrollment of more than 3,000 people. So far, the college has trained more than 50,000 types of agricultural professionals for Yunnan Province.
The spirits of the College are "unity, hard work, innovation, pragmatism and dedication", to create a favorable environment for the development of adult education. Over the years, the college relying on the high-quality school faculty, research strengths and social forces, organized adults’ undergraduate, college correspondence education, national cadre education and self-examination of higher education. Actively carry out job training, agricultural training leading cadres, senior agricultural science and technology personnel training, vocational teacher training, continuing education, and actively cultivate talents for the development of agricultural science and technology. After years of effort, it has become a complete integration of human adult higher education system of higher academic education and continuing education.
The introduction to Yunnan Agricultural Education Research Association
Yunnan Agricultural Education Research Association was founded in December 1994 which is a provincial Association. The Society Secretariat is located in Yunnan Agricultural University, The institute is managed specifically by the Institute of Agricultural Education. Provincial Association is competent authorities of the Council; The institute is affiliated to Yunnan Education Commission, and accepts operational guidance of the Agriculture Department in Yunnan, and Yunnan Agricultural University. Journal of the Society is the magazine of Yunnan Agricultural Education Research, which is an internal issue of the quarterly journal, and agricultural and forestry colleges across the country conducted publications exchange. The Society has 54 member organizations, membership of 240 people, covering the full-time education at the high, middle and primary three-level agriculture, forestry, water, livestock, farm machinery, weather, agriculture, rural science and other industries, correspondence education, adult education of the whole provincial agricultural education, self-examination, short-term training, radio and television education, agriculture and other school which composed of a higher form of agriculture as the leading medium secondary schools as the backbone of agriculture, vocational and technical education as the foundation of the province's agricultural education network system.
The Association organizes a large academic annual meeting, 2 to 3 times seminars, conduct special research organization members, and the establishment of the Academic Committee, the project will carry out this task, the identification and assessment of outstanding paper work. Society and the new Thai Farmers Association (FFT) to form a friendship societies, organized experts and scholars and practitioners study tour to Thailand, while actively recommend membership to the province to participate in Symposium.
The main work of the Institute is that: 1. Strengthening the ideological construction of its members, researching and ensuring the sustained and healthy research work; 2. Researching, brainstorming, and actively promoting the reform and development of agricultural education in our province; 3. Solidifying the foundation to ensure ongoing research work and healthy conduct; 4. Perfecting " Yunnan Agricultural Education Research" website, putting up the exchange, three-dimensional platform for showing; 5. Actively seeking the strong support of relevant departments, creating a favorable environment for development; 6. Holding convene annual Conference and Standing Council meeting.