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Contents

Overview

I.Direction/Methodology Research
A.Undergraduate Focus Groups/Survey
B.Evaluation mechanism
II.Academic Agenda + Course Design
A.Syllabus of readings and lectures
B.Cache of exercises/asssignments
C.Capstone project setup/resources
III.Administrative Processes
A.Credit breakdown and coordinating
B.Course scheduling/logistics
IV.Awareness + Promotion
A.Pop-up events
B.Media channels/newsletters
C.Incentives and corporate partners
V.Summer Session Beta Testing
A.Pre-frosh outreach
B.Execution and feedback
VI.Content Procurement
A.Guest Lecturers
B.Site Visits
VII.Student Selection Process
A.Application design and evaluators
B.Timeline of selection

Strategies

#Strategy 1 Promote Innovative Educational Methodologies at PKU

#1.1 ¨Academic Lunch project¨ 

A regularly organised lunch project aming at building a relaxing and warm way to promote communication between professors and students. During this lunch, professors can present the innovative methods to their students and receive the authentic feedback from them, which can be a valuable reference to design the course.

#1.2 ¨Course Reform Weekly Newsletter¨

As the ¨ Course Reform¨  (课程改革) in PKU is becoming one of the central projects to adapt this historial university to the rapid development of the society, it´s necessary to open a channel which can let the reform known by the stakeholders. This Weekly Newsletter includes several columns, the latest course policy, special interview with the experts of course reform, new course evaluation from students etc. It can assume a inscription system, those who want to keep up with the changes can get what they want to know.

#1.3 ¨ Course lab ¨

This project wants to enlarge the impact of the most advanced methodologies in campus by engaging the students in the design of the courses. In this ¨ Course Lab ¨ project, students learn about the theory of the newest methodologies and design their own course on the shoes of a professor, which can let them be more conscious of the education that they received, and take more initiative in the study. 

#Strategy 2 Consolidate and Integrate Existing PKU I&E Channels

1.    'Expand the Work of the I&E Landscape Canvas'

  • Reformat and reconfigure the canvas to suit the particularities of the PKU Ecosystem
  • Seek out and add more information to the updated canvas on a regular basis
  • Find an effective way to relay these insights and/or make them publicly available at PKU
  • Outline and communicate key a “PKU I&E Status Quo” report to the relevant parties 

2.   'Form an I&E Faculty Advisory Board'

  • Identify and link up PKU I&E faculty champions as student ambassadors
  • Build stronger faculty affiliations to the School of I&E
  • Invite the board to all brainstorming and feedback sessions
  • Create an ecosystem matrix with the guidance of these mentors

3.   'Advocate for a Shared I&E Resource Library via the President’s office'

Propose to President Lin Jianhua the need for transparent/expanded access to I&E resources
  • Send a memo/email outlining goals to share knowledge and coordinate across departments
  • Perhaps build up a physical library of books and other resources inside the Global I&E Center
  • Organize sharing sessions or assemble a taskforce of professors can contribute content

4.   'Host Sponsored Social Event to Celebrate Current I&E Achievements'

  • Can be organized in its first edition as a launch of the School of I&E
  • Provides a great overview and debrief of successful programs, initiatives, and courses
  • A way to get decision makers, stakeholders, and other parties in the same room
  • Can become a regular bi-annual event if there is sufficient budget available

#Strategy 3 Enable and Expand Student Driven Ideas and Initiatives

  1.  Dynamically collect student feedback of our student-designed classes
  • collect in-time feedback from students
  • Review feedback everytime after class and synthize it to iterate
  • let student get engaged in the design of the course after they taking the class
  1.  Let students engage in practical trainings with 'hans-on practice'
  • combine theory with practice together in our designed courses
  • always get students task/mission-driven
  1.  Select more and more stduents to our leadership circle to help with the construction of the ecosystem
  • chose Peking University's UIF canditate from class then refer some of them to Standford's
  • Let them lead new programms by the guidance of PKU UIF organization
  • Gradually impact other students in PKU by sharing events and teaching programm

#Strategy 4 Connect and Develop the Greater PKU I&E Community

1.Campus based activities 

Organize a large number of campus based activities such as students’ and entrepreneurs’ TED like speeches in PKU to get more PKU students find the beauty and art of the spirit of entrepreneurship and learning by doing.

2. Wider Communications

Organize I&E communications between different schools and departments in PKU to enhance the collaboration and communication of various majors.

3. Inclusive teams

Allow enrolled students to organize their team across the camp or even invite some students from other Universities to join their team instead of organizing their team only among the enrolled students to let more students in PKU know our course and have a feeling and practice of entrepreneurship.

4. Set Models

Invite successful entrepreneurs to deliver a speech in our course to enable the students’ strategic mind of entrepreneurship. Core: You can’t be what you can’t see.

5. Personalized guidiance

Arrange a mentor for each team in our course for the second semester. The mentors ought to be successful entrepreneurs or angel investors.

#Strategy 5 Deliver and Empower Impact in a Growing I&E Ecosystem

1.Cross-country Communication 

Organize some I&E communication activities among various Universities across China to lead a culture of I&E and promote the Chinese students’ spirit of learning by doing.

2. Summer School and Training Camp

Organize summer students’ I&E education and training camp that every University student all over China have access to apply for with the support of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of PKU every summer to promote the influence of I&E education. And let the PKU students leading I&E education model become the standard of Chinese I&E education system.

3. Practice Basement

Set up a large number of PKU alumni government officials and entrepreneurs based practice campus all over China to be the source and support of students’ projects in our courses.

4. Broden Influence

Organize propaganda and advertisement activities (maybe TED like speeches, etc) on specific topics across China. And make this a useful tool to advertise our summer camp.

5. Seek for Government Suport

Talk to high ranking Chinese Government officials with the help of University faculties about our new methodology and practice of I&E education system and seek for their support to make our model and test a sustainable and influential model in the Chinese University education system.

6.Funding Support 

Set up a fund and seek for investment from entrepreneurs and governmental funds all over china to support the students’ project of our course.