These Regulations are enacted
in accordance with
6 of the
Junior College Law and Clause 6, Article 57 of the Private School
Article 2. The
Regulations are established to complete a fair evaluation system for
junior colleges, and
the Ministry of Education (hereinafter referred to as
the MOE) shall work out the following
a. Studying the
present evaluation system of Taiwan.
Collecting and analyzing relevant information
foreign evaluation systems.
an evaluator pool and
a data base of junior colleges.
d. Providing training
related personnel and evaluators.
e. Other related evaluation
If necessary, the planning of
the above items of evaluation can be carried out by the Higher Education Evaluation
& Accreditation Council of Taiwan (hereinafter referred to as theHEEACT)
which is founded by the MOE and the
universities and colleges in Taiwan. A
has to be planned by the HEEACT and approved
by the MOE.
Article 3. The evaluation categories and contents
are described as follows:
a. General Evaluation:
in the areas of:
affairs, student affairs, general affairs, library, information, personnel, and accounting.
Porfessional Departments: with regard to
the educational philosophy and
faculty, curriculum, teaching,
equipment, administration ,and
of each department
focused on specific items from the general evaluation or
those assigned by the MOE.
c. Follow-up Evaluation:
the schools and departments ranked below the 3rd
regulated in Article 7, have to be re-evaluated
under the same category and content within
two years after the announcement.
The General Evaluation
has to be conducted once every four to seven years;
Project Evaluation and
have to be conducted when they are deemed to be necessary.
Article 4. The MOE
shall form an evaluation team or
authorize an academic
body or a professional
evaluation institution to conduct the evaluation
The authorized organization must meet the following requirements:
An approved / registered
/ licensed naitonal academic body or approved
/ registered /
licensed national organization or professional institution with
established targets related to
b. Having a professional and objective evaluation
planning which incorporates sufficient experts/scholars in the evaluation
field, a complete system for selecting and training members of
commission, adequate administrative staff (full time or part time), organizational structure, and accounting system.
The MOE or the
authorized body shall
carry out the evaluation based on the following principles and procedures:
Form an evaluation
team in order to coordinate the related matters.
The school shall be notified one year
conducting each evaluation, with the exception of
implementation shall be made and
announced six months
prior to conducting each evaluation, with the exception of
content should include:
the evaluated items,
criteria (guidelines), procedures, results,
revision petition, appeal processes and commissioner’s
qualification, seminar, ethical codes, conflict of interest policy, and other relevant matters.
It shall be submitted to the
evaluation team as well as the MOE for approval.
Once approved by the evaluation team
or authorized by
an academic body or a professional institution, an announcement shall be made.
e. Hold a meeting to explain to the
evaluated school how the evaluation
implementation will be conducted.
Form an execution team
which shall operate
under the supervision of the evaluation team
for conducting the evaluations.
g. An initial draft report shall be submitted
to the evaluated school within four months after the evaluation is done.
h. Schools that disagree with the
initial draft report may petition for revision within two weeks after receiving the report. The MOE or the
does reserve the right to determine the validity of the petition.
the petition is revoked, a final report
has to be completed based on the
i. The final report
has to be made public and sent to the evaluated school.
j. Schools that disagree with the final report may file an appeal to the MOE
or the authorized body within one month after the result is published. A revision or re-evaluation may take place if the appeal is deemed valid. The
final evaluation result
shall be made public
k. A fair and objective procedure
has to be designed in order to handle petitions
for revision or appeal.
l. Depending on the
evaluation categories and the purposes they served,
the measuring mechanisms
shall be made for handling the evaluation result;
a routine follow-up shall also be conducted.
m. Commissioners and the personnel involved in
the evaluation process shall keep all
received information confidential.
Article 6. The MOE
reserves the right to assess all aspects of the evaluations (including
planning, design, implementation, and report) proposed by colleges/universities,
academic bodies or professional institutions;
the evaluation results will be referred to as a basis
Junior colleges will fall under one of the four
criteria according to their scores:
First criterion: 80 and up
Second criterion: 70 - 79
Third criterion: 60 - 69
Fourth criterion: below 60
will be given by the
evaluation team after discussion; for the new faculties /
departments / divisions (establishment
less than two years) only improvements
will be suggested.
The evaluated schools
make up for the shortcomings indicated in the report as part of their development plans
according to the timeline set forth in the
Failures have to be explained and progress
shall be assessed in the
The report serves as a reference for the MOE to base its decision on the allocation of resources pertaining
to school reform, adjustment for development, tuition and sundry, bonuses, and subsidies.
adjustment for development means the
establishment or reform of faculties /
departments / divisions / classes / admission and enrollment / admission requirements and quota.
Junior colleges with 'outstanding'
performance are those that have
first criterion in the categories of Administration and Professionalism
in the most recent General Evaluation.
Article 10. In addition to receiving
the prescribed incentives and rewards, private junior colleges with 'outstanding'
performance are allowed to implement the following measures and policies without the restriction of regulations set by the MOE, once their
submitted documentations have been approved by the
Scope of Regulation
Establishing additional faculties/departments/divisions
The establishment of the additional faculties/departments/divisions does not require approval
of the MOE; however, new faculties involving medical studies or changes to personnel training quota control,
need to be approved by the MOE.
Admission quota (per faculty/department/
division/class) and enrollment method
Total admission quota can be increased
by no more than 50 students per academic year.
Admission quota for two-year daytime /
nighttime programs can be adjusted within the total quota allowed.
3. Recommendation quota may exceed admission quota by 40% for two-year programs, or 70% for five-year programs.
Age requirement for presidents and instructors
The school may set its own age requirement for
presidents and instructors. Instructors may also serve administrative positions.
Presidents and instructors must not be over 75 years old.
New / renewal contract of over five years cannot be offered to instructors over 65 years of age.
A contract is considered fulfilled when an instructor or
president reaches age 75.
fees for items, purposes, and amounts
Schools may implement independent fee schemes. The fee scheme adjustment range is allowed to be double the basic standard, and the adjustment is to be completed in four years. Schools must meet the conditions
set forth in related regulations.
Article 11. In making assessments with respect to
Article 10, the MOE shall specify the duration and scope of regulation immunity for the items submitted by the schools.
If necessary, an evaluation shall be conducted to assess the effectiveness of regulation immunity. The result of the evaluation serves as a reference to decide whether to alter or abolish
Article 12. With respect to
Article 10, regulation immunity shall be altered or abolished if one of the following conditions were found true:
a. Violation of regulations, with the exception of schools that have been granted regulation immunity.
b. Failure to comply with rules prescribed in
c. Abuse of the immunity that affects student rights.
The MOE must take steps to investigate the issue(s) above. The investigation must be completed within two month after the MOE is notified the issue(s). An
extension of no more than two months can be granted.
Article 13. When investigating the issues introduced in
Article 12, the following status can be employeed:
a. Correspond with the school to request written explanations and related documentations.
b. Visit the school without notice. The school must not refuse or obstruct the visit.
c. Conduct interviews with students, parents, faculties or any other associated personnel. Interviews shall be documented and signed.
d. Request assistance from associated organizations.
e. Other appropriate matters.
Article 14. Under Clause 1,
Article 12, students enrolled may continue to enjoy the benefits associated with the policies that are protected by regulation immunity until they graduate from school,
even if the immunity has been altered or abolished by the MOE.
Article 15. When regulation immunity is altered or abolished under Clause 1,
Article 12, the employment contract of
presidents and instructors hired under
Article 10 will be terminated the day after the end of the academic year;
those who meet the requirements for retirement or severance may apply accordingly.
Article 16. These
regulations become effective