Message from the Chairperson

Welcome to the website of the Senate Committee on Sub-degree, Professional and Continuing Education Programmes (SPCEP). The Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (“CUHK 2025”) cherishes the University’s vision of achieving excellence with purpose and responsibility, and seeking to forge a better future for all. One of the goals for “Education” under the seven key areas identified in CUHK 2025 is to “expand CUHK’s leading role and positive impact on the professions and industry as well as the larger community through high-quality SPCEP”.

The Senate Committee on SPCEP (“the Committee”) overseeing the governance of the SPCEP sector formulates and keeps under review the University’s policy for promoting SPCEP in alignment with the University’s strategic development.  With reference to the focus and development of the University, the Quality Assurance Council (QAC), the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CPSE) as well as the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), the Committee identifies priorities for quality assurance (QA) and supports the long-term and sustainable development of SPCEP.

In addition to undergraduate (Ug) and postgraduate (Pg) studies, the SPCEP is an important sector in discharging the University’s missions of lifelong education and social impact with more than 90,000 graduates to date.  The Committee ensures its QA development can stay in pace with the Ug and Pg sectors of the University as far as applicable.

CUHK was the first institution subject to review by QAC in the last audit cycle of sub-degree operations with a good number of commendations as announced in the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Letter.  As the Chairperson of the Committee, I can assure you that we would never be complacent with our achievements.  The Committee and its secretariat together with our internal and external stakeholders would seek continuous enhancement, with purpose and excellence, to bring positive outcomes that can serve the community as a whole.

Isabella Wai-yin Poon
Chairperson, Senate Committee on SPCEP
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

2 August 2021