YPPC Council for Institutes of Higher Education inspects the construction of ideological and political theory courses in YAU
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    In the afternoon of October 24, 2016, experts of the 6th inspecting commission for the construction of the ideological and political theory courses (IPTC) under YPPC Council for Institutes of Higher Education inspected the IPTC construction in YAU. The inspecting commission consists of Prof. Gui Zhenghua, Party secretary of Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE), Prof. Ruan Jinchun, dean of YUFE Department of Marxism Studies, and Prof. Jiang Hong, director of the Research Center for Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, Yunnan University.

    This inspection involves three links, including the report of YAU leaders, classroom observation and document review. Vice President Peng Zhiyuan and Li Guochun, member of YAU Party Committee and director of the Party Committee Office and the President’s Office, were present. Heads of the College of Marxism Studies, Publicity Department, Teaching Affairs Department, Personnel Department, Financial Department, Students’ Affairs Department, Scientific Research Department, and League Committee attended the sessions where the report and feedback were made.

    Authorized by Secretary Wu Bozhi, directly responsible for the IPTC construction in YAU, Vice President Peng Zhiyuan reported to the commission on the organizational management, teaching management, teaching staff construction, discipline construction, specialty projects, problems and self-assessment results. In his report, emphasis was laid on YAU’s efforts, achievements and shortcomings in organizational construction, fund guarantee, institutional construction, teaching regulation, teaching staff, and teaching reforms. Vice President Peng stressed that IPTCs are the foremost courses at YAU, which will continue to promote the IPTC construction and reform so that IPTCs serve as a major channel of ideological and political education for college students.

    After the report, experts of the commission attended IPTC classes and visited College of Marxism Studies for on-site investigation and document review.

    In the feedback stage, the inspecting experts highly appreciated YAU’s achievements in IPTC construction and concluded that YAU leadership has attached great importance to IPTC construction, established sound regulations and standard teaching management, and attached great importance to the construction of teaching staff. What’s more, great accomplishments have been achieved in discipline construction and scientific research and substantial progress has also been made in specialty education. .In addition, in view of the existing problems, inspecting experts put forward four suggestions: 1. to optimize the teaching staff by improving both quantity and quality and investing more in teachers’ training so as to form a reasonable teaching echelon; 2. To adjust class setting according to teaching standards; 3. To further strengthen specialty education, highlighting the effectiveness and generalizability and influence; 4. To better define the direction of discipline construction, summarize discipline characteristics, consolidate research forces, and establish a team with distinctive features.