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Project Management

There are two aspects of the project management.

I. Overall Operational and Management Plan

1. Advisory Board

    The advisory board is the organization with the highest authority in the Center. Under the advisory board are two advisory teams responsible for monitoring and supervising the operational management plans of the branch centers. Both advisory teams will hold two meetings each year to assess the operational performance of the branch center. Midterm, final and annual reports will be provided as reference to the advisory board in an annual meeting.

    The annual meeting will be held by the advisory board to conduct both comprehensive and itemized assessments on the operational performance, status of research project execution, and effectiveness of research promotion in both research centers. Midterm, final, and annual assessment reports will be reviewed jointly. Specific suggestions for the operational plans in the following year will then be provided for evaluation prior to the beginning of the year. The director of each center will be responsible for formulating execution plans in response to the specific suggestions from the advisory board.

2. Center Office

    In daily operations, each director will handle the affairs of his/her respective research center. A deputy director will be appointed to each center to assist the director with managing and coordinating all affairs in the center. Two divisions will be established under the Center Office: the administrative management division and the academic development division.

    The administrative management division will be responsible for non-research affairs in the center, such as arranging reciprocal visits of researchers and doctoral students, hosting international meetings, publishing learning journals, establishing the research literature database, and dealing with other administrative issues.

    The academic development division will be mainly responsible for expanding the research network, establishing the journal, and developing and maintaining the research database. The goal of the Center is to add one academic institute to the international research network of the Center every year, and to complete the establishment of the journal of learning sciences and the learning sciences research literature database.

3. Research Departments

    Three research departments will be established under the academic development division: learning technology, science learning, and language sciences. A leader will be appointed to each department. The department leaders will be responsible for handling the affairs related to project execution. Each department will be required to provide an annual plan prior to the beginning of each year. Progress reports would be required every six months, as well as an annual report at the end of each year. The progress and annual reports of each research department will first be submitted at the monthly joint discussion meeting between the director of the center and each research department. Subsequent recommendations will then be provided to the advisory team for review. Specific and actionable plans must be formulated in response to opinions from the review, and resubmitted to the advisory teams for reference.

II. Research Exchange and Promotion

1. Exchange of Researchers

    Two reciprocal visits of researchers will be held each year. The visiting teams will consist of researchers and postdoctoral researchers. The researchers will conduct a short visit for two weeks, whereas postdoctoral researchers will conduct joint studies for half a year. Every year, four openings will be provided by the research centers in Taiwan and the United States. The applications will be considered for every school term. Each postdoctoral researcher in the exchange program must submit an application within six months prior to departure.

    After passing a review at the international center meeting, chosen postdoctoral researchers will be able to start the program at the beginning of the next semester. Participants will be required to submit a paper to an academic conference or a renowned journal within one year after the conclusion of the research exchange program.

2. Expanding the Research Network

    Researchers in the learning science field will be invited to attend forums and conferences held by the center. It is hoped that collaboration plans will be developed that could result in international research projects and international research alliances. The goal is to expand the research network by recruiting at least one academic institute or research team to join the research alliance each year.

    At annual meetings, each research team will be asked to identify potential collaborative institutes or research teams based on relevant research topics. The research development division will help with the invitation and networking with these institutions. Research teams

3. The Establishment of the Learning Science Research Database and Resource-sharing Platform

    Learning science is an emerging field, which still lacks resource-sharing platforms and databases containing a comprehensive collection of research resources. To promote research, this center will gradually establish a database that integrates the research results of learning sciences worldwide. It will encompass the collection of journal articles, the results of all learning technology developments, and a platform for actual teachers and research workers to exchange opinions.

    The first and second years will be dedicated to the collection of relevant literature on learning sciences and the research results from research institutes around the world, and the initial setup of the platform. The platform will be open for use in the third year. A user feedback mechanism will be adopted to collect relevant data to continually improve the functionality of the platform.