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Ministry of Education 2011 Performance Review

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  • Post Date: 12/24/2012

I. Foreword

This review was conducted by the Ministry of Education in accordance with the Executive Yuan's 2011 policy, the medium-term plans, and approved budgets and takes the current social conditions and the Ministry's needs for future development into account. The review was presided over by the Political Deputy Minister and attended by the heads of each unit in the Ministry. Together they determined the following 8 key strategic objectives and 18 performance indicators,

  1. Improve campus infrastructure, raise the quality of teaching and research, and create a quality learning environment: 3 key performance indicators
  2. Establish a good education system, improve teachers' teaching ability, and facilitate aptitude-based student development: 3 key performance indicators
  3. Provide educational resources and attend to disadvantaged students' needs: 1 key performance indicator
  4. Promote academic exchanges between Taiwan and other countries and raise Taiwan's international competitiveness: 2 key performance indicators
  5. Facilitate sustainable campus development and solidify enduring, educational core values: 2 key performance indicators
  6. Improve administrative efficiency for all major operations: 1 key performance indicator
  7. Flexibly utilize assets and improve efficiency in budget implementation: 5 key performance indicators
  8. Strengthen employees' professional skills, culture and arts knowledge, and world view: 1 key performance indicator

together with the following 4 common objectives and 7 common indicators.

  1. Improve the Executive Yuan's plan to reorganize the Ministry: 1 common indicator
  2. Increase research and development capacity: 2 common indicators
  3. Improve asset utility and adequately allocate government resources: 2 common indicators
  4. Improve the quality of personnel and the efficiency of personnel management: 2 common indicators

II. Status of plan implementation

Based on 8 key strategic objectives 18 performance indicators (1. the level of student satisfaction with the teaching provided by schools, 2. the number of high school and vocational school buildings undergoing reinforcement or reconstruction, 3. the number of primary and junior high school buildings undergoing reinforcement or reconstruction, 4. the ratio of newly recruited instructors with practical experience teaching specialized subjects in polytechnical and junior colleges, 5. the percentage of polytechnical and junior college students taking off-campus, practical training courses, 6. the percentage of persons admitted to high schools and vocational schools without passing an entrance examination, 7. a reduced percentage of persons dropping out of high schools, vocational schools, or higher educational institutions due to economic reasons, 8. the performance of fields and departments subsidized by the "Internationally Proclaimed Universities and Research Centers Development Program" that are within the first percentile among comparable fields of study in all schools worldwide, 9. the growth rate of college students studying abroad, 10. the number of high schools and colleges whose per capita growth in electricity consumption per square meter is zero, 11. the number of primary schools and junior high schools compiling and providing information on the quantities of greenhouse gases they produce, 12. a reduced work time in handling major operations, 13. the estimated area and income earned from flexible short-term utilization of the properties managed by the schools and institutions subordinate to the Ministry of Education, in accordance with the state property utilization plan, 14. the percentage of the annual budget of the various units of the Ministry that is set aside, 15. the allocation of rewards and subsidies submitted quarterly to the Legislative Yuan for review and upload on the internet, 16. the efficiency of implementation of the special budget for economy revitalization and public works by the Ministry, 17. the efficiency of implementation of the special budget for the reconstruction following Typhoon Morakot by the Ministry, 18. the number of persons attending lectures on special topics) and the 4 common objectives and 7 common indicators (1. the promotion of organizational operation adjustments, 2. the ratio of funds allocated for administration and those allocated for policy research 3. aid in the relaxation of laws and regulations: the percentage of laws and regulations reviewed and revised, 4. the efficiency of implementation of the annual capital budget of various agencies, 5. the number of expenditure estimates prepared by various agencies that are within the medium-term expenditure estimate quota, 6. the annual percentage of employee increase/decreases planned by various agencies, 7. the promotion of lifelong learning), the 25 indicators have all reached their desired goals.

III. Concrete achievements

The Ministry hopes to provide well-rounded education on the basis of life education, with a goal of lifelong education through a complete learning process on a healthy campus. The following six strategies are adopted to achieve these goals: a diversified, aptitude-based development, a well-rounded education, localization and globalization, equal attention to basic abilities and general education, a complete and lifelong education, a respect for life education and a sense of gratitude. With the help of all professions upholding the importance of education, it is hoped that education in Taiwan will continue to develop.