Another Generation of Talents: Interview with New Members of the Faculty
Published At:2014-11-17 
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 2017-02-12 updated

Several new instructors joined the faculty of the College of Management this semester: Ms. KAO Wei-Chuan and Mr. CHEN Kun-Chih at the Department of Accounting and Mr. CHANG Ching-Hung at the Department of Finance. They are expected to bring fresh air and maintain the excellent quality of teaching and research for the College.

Ms. Kao was Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting at Boston University, USA and an alumnus of National Taiwan University. She currently taught Cost and Managerial Accounting and Accounting for Managerial Decisions in the Department of Accounting. According to her, before coming back to her alma mater, National Taiwan University, she was teaching at New York State University. Not a stranger to lecturing, she had quickly adjusted her teaching style for students in Taiwan. In her courses, Ms. Kao would begin with textbooks, combined with slides and student’s hands-on practices, to help them acquire comprehensive understanding of both theories and practices.

 “Singapore features elite education,” pointed out by Mr. Chen, who had taught in Singapore for years, identifying the difference between education in Taiwan and Singapore. Singaporean students were down-to-earth and were not shy in expressing opinions in the classroom, whereas Taiwan students were polite but rather quiet. Mr. Chen said he would ask questions and challenge the local students so as to engage them in classroom discussions, because such interaction was helpful to both him and the students to learn from each others. He suggested that universities in Taiwan could shorten the span of each semester so that students would have longer vacation to work in companies as interns and could therefore be prepared to join the workforce upon graduation.

Mr. Chang was previously teaching at National Chung Hsing University. He believed that students in Taiwan were generally confident yet reserved, while foreign students tended to express more about their ideas hence facilitate more interaction in the classroom. On the academic front, Mr. Chang considered NTU a better environment, saying that the College of Management had done a great job in all aspects. He could feel the enthusiasm and passion from the Dean to all administrative staff, who strived to show the progressive side of the College. Likewise, he expected himself to excel in the College of Management, too.