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한국전문대학교육협의회

회원전문대학

Current State of University Colleges in Korea

Number of University Colleges

137(1 national, 7 public, 129 private)

Entrance quota(of 2015)

182,924

Faculties and staffs(of 2014)

full-time professors: 12,783

staffs: 8,551

Current State of KCCE

Goals of establishment

To promote the independence and publicness of university college operation.

To facilitate sound development of university college education based on mutual collaborations among them.

Functions

Research and development on the educational system, evaluation and educational affairs operation of university colleges.

Research and development on the student selection systems of university colleges.

Policies and plans for financial supports for university colleges.

Implementation of projects commissioned by Ministry of Education.

History

April 18, 1979 Association of Deans of Priviate Junior Colleges was established.

Dec 1, 1986 It was changed to National Association of Deans of University Colleges.

April 22, 1987 It was changed to National Educational Association of University Colleges.

May 10, 1988 It was changed to Korean Educational Association of University Colleges.

Sept 5, 1988 Got approval for the corporation of Korean Council for University College Education.

Dec 29, 1995 Act on Korean Council for University College Education was enacted and announced.

Sep 4, 2009 (Attached) Korean Accreditation Board for Vocational Higher Education opened.

Oct 5, 2011 (Attached) Research Institute for Higher Vocational Education opened.

Organization

Budget

Total budget: 17.9 billion won

Accounting of KCCE: 15.4 billion won

Accounting of Korean Accreditation Board for Vocational Higher Education: 1.3 billion won

Accounting of Research Institute for Higher Vocational Education: 1.2 billion won

Projects of KCCE

Projects to support the advancement of university colleges and the activation of vocational education (policy research tasks)

Researches to improve the educational affairs system to efficiently implement promotional plans for university colleges

Researches to establish a credits system for vocational education and training

Basic researches to develop an evaluation system for the completeness of job performance.

Supply and demand plans for the art and physical education sectors.

Supports for university colleges entrance examinations and basic plans for the admission types

Establishing basic aspects for the admission types of university colleges.

Presenting an implementation plan for the admission types of university colleges

Agreements and coordination for entrance examinations among university colleges

Gathering and analyzing application and registration outcomes.

Running an entrance information center at the homepage.

Promoting the admission types of university colleges.

Handling violations with applications.

Projects to support the cultivation of abilities in basic learning and major

Developing a diagnosis tool for the major areas of basic learning abilities.

Identifying cases of developing and running an outstanding curriculum related to the basic major abilities and supplementing and promoting excellent cases.

Projects to appoint "university colleges of superior improvement with the educational affairs system"

Increasing the competitive edge of community colleges by identifying and spreading a superior educational affairs system.

Period of operation at appointed pilot university colleges : 3 years.

Appointment of an outstanding university college after the completion of the pilot operation.
* The appointed university colleges will be entitled "university colleges of superior improvement with the educational affairs system" for 3 years.
* The appointment will be reflected in the evaluation of the concerned items when assessing projects to promote specialization university colleges/lifelong vocational education colleges the next year

Appointment of a superior teaching and learning center and a research competition on teaching and learning

Promoting cases of teaching and learning activities by encouraging the substantial management of a teaching and learning center and holding a nationwide research competition on teaching and learning.

Benefits
* Appointed superior teaching and learning centers will be entitled "university colleges of superior teaching and learning center management" for 3 years.
* Awards from Ministry of Education will be granted at a research competition on teaching and learning.
* The appointment will be reflected in the evaluation of the concerned items when assessing projects to promote specialization university colleges/lifelong vocational education institution the next year.

Global Practical Training Program for University Colleges

A period of 16 weeks(4~8 weeks for education related to majors, 8~12 weeks for practical training at related businesses).

Number of dispatch: twice a year(first and second semester).

Objectives : cultivating a global mind-set and practical abilities in the area of major and reinforcing employment capabilities.

Number of participants(2014) : 550

Performance of 2013:
* A total of 558 participants were dispatched(to 12 countries including the U.S.A., Japan, China, Canada, the U.K., Australia, India, UAE, and Malaysia).
*Preferential selection and support for those who are from low-income bracket.

Globalization Project

It is to facilitate overseas employment and build infrastructure for university college students by establishing a foundation for overseas employment and educational system based on a custom employment program in connection with overseas businesses.

Establishing an internalization model for higher vocational education by running various international education and exchange programs fit for the characteristics of university colleges.

Establishing and spreading a leading model for global development and collaboration among university colleges and promoting the Korean Wave in vocational education.

Projects for institution evaluation and certification for university colleges

Running an institution evaluation and certification system to guarantee the quality of higher vocational education and build a CQI(continuous quality improvement) system.

Increasing the professionalism and capabilities of the staffs in charge of evaluation and certification and evaluators at university colleges.

Establishing an overseas cooperation system to guarantee the global equivalence and availability of higher vocational education.

Approval, appointment and evaluation projects for intensive major courses for a degree

Approving, appointing, and evaluating intensive major courses for a degree to provide opportunities for continuing education.

Quality control after the approval of intensive major courses for a degree.

Projects for helpers for college students with disabilities

Supporting the convenience of educational activities(learning, transportation, and shorthand) for college students with disabilities.

Expanding the opportunities for higher education and activating supports for college students with disabilities.

Categories of helpers: common helpers, professional helpers, and professional helpers for distance education.