Learning and Teaching Support Training Programme II



Higher education is facing unprecedented opportunities and challenges such as globalization, knowledge-based economy, and disruptive technologies. The Double First-rate promulgated in 2017 which accelerated national higher education reform proposed that talent cultivation should be the fundamental mission of education. Moreover, students' growth and development should become the starting point of all the work in university education. "Student-centered" learning and teaching reform is undertaking in many universities in China. However, student-centered not only depends on teachers, but also rely on the joint effort of various departments in the whole university management system in which learning and teaching support staff plays an important role in terms of planning, coordinating, and quality assurance.

Therefore, how to respond to the challenges that universities are facing and how for learning and teaching support transform from administration-centered to service and support oriented, and improve professional capabilities are becoming urgent problems for us to solve.

Programme Objectives

Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD) will organize Learning and Teaching Support training program based on Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s exploration of integrating Eastern and Western educational resources and wisdom aiming to:

  • Deepen the understanding of student centered education philosophy
  • Transform from administration centered to service and support oriented through discussion of university management system and techniques, student-involved academic governance
  • Improve professional capabilities in terms of planning, coordinating, quality assurance, and faculty development

Core Module

Module One Module Three

Student-centred Education Philosophy

  • Challenge and trend in higher education
  • University’s value for students
  • ‘Student-centred’ educational philosophy and practical exploration

Module Two

From Administration-centred to Service and Support Oriented

  • University management system
  • Management techniques and behaviour norms
  • Student-involved academic governance
  • Faculty development and support system

Module Three

Strenghen Professional Capabilities

  • Support in program and module design
  • Program management and quality assurance
  • Professionalism in learning and teaching support

Targeting Audience

Managers or senior staff from academic management office, learning and teaching departments, and professional service.




30 November (Thursday)

  • 16:00-21:00 Arrival and Registration, IA South Campus

1 December (Friday)

  • 9:00-9:15 Ice-break and Warm up
  • 9:15-9:30 Opening and Programme Introduction
  • 9:30-11:00 Keynote Speech: Student-Centred Education System
    • Reflection and reshape of higher education:The challenges of globalization, knowledge economy and information technology
    • What is ‘student-centred’? The difference between this and teacher and administration centred education model
    • Student-centred education system and XJTLU’s exploration
    • Speaker:Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU
  • 11:00-11:15 Group Photo and Tea Break
  • 11:15-12:00 Campus Tour
  • 12:00-13:00 Buffet Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Seminar: University Management and Supporting System
    • Speaker: Dr Xiaojun Zhang, Deputy Head of ILEAD
  • 15:00-15:30 Students Sharing: Students Experience Sharing
    • How teaching and teaching support staff facilitate students learning and growth
  • 15:30-15:45 Tea Break and Refreshment
  • 15:45-17:00 Seminar: Faculty Development and Support System
    • Learning and teaching development
    • Faculty development
    • Speaker:Director of AEC (TBC)
  • 17:30-18:30 Welcome Dinner

2 December 2017 (Saturday)

  • 9:00-10:30 Seminar: Programme and Module Design and Management
    • Academic governance structure
    • Programme and module design to meet industry needs
    • Cultivate and develop students’ ability to analyse and solve real problems through module design
    • Speaker: Dr Chin Chee Seong, Head of Learning and Teaching
  • 10:30-10:45 Tea Break and Refreshment
  • 10:45-12:00 Seminar: Professionalism of Academic Service
    • Academic service system and professional norms in terms of timetabling, assessment learning and teaching evaluation
    • Professionalism in event organization and support, meeting organization and facilitation, and support to learning and teaching activities
    • Speaker: Head of Academic Management Office (TBC)
  • 12:00-13:00 Buffet Lunch
  • 14:00-15:30 Seminar: Programme Management and Quality Assurance
    • How to safeguard academic standards and learning and teaching quality
    • How to improve student engagement and learning experience
    • Balancing formative and summative assessment
    • Keynote speaker: Academic Quality Assurance Manager (TBC)
  • 15:30-15:45 Tea Break and Refreshment
  • 15:45-17:00 Discussion: How learning and teaching support staff facilitate students’ growth?
    • The role of learning and teaching support staff in talent cultivation
    • What does it mean by student-centred?
    • Professionalism in providing support in learning and teaching activities
  • 18:00-19:30 Dinner