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Korean Council for University Education-Programs & Personnel

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Programs & Initiatives
The Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) works to fulfill its mission through the following programs and initiatives:
University accreditation: Quality assurance of member universities has been a key function of the KCUE from its foundation. The Center for University Accreditation has conducted a total of four cycles of institutional assessments and accreditations since 1982 and has executed programmatic accreditation since 1992. In 2008 the Council also initiated industry-perspective university evaluations to provide a mechanism for industry feedback into university curricula and reduce gaps between industry needs and graduate skills.
Admissions coordination & support: The KCUE conducts research on and supports the ongoing development of university admissions in Korea. We promulgate general admissions guidelines such as recruitment and decision announcement timeframes to be followed by our member universities and scrutinize violations of these guidelines. Through its management of the Teachers for University Admissions Counseling group and the annual University Admissions Information Fair, the Council works to inform the public of member universities’ admissions standards and processes. We also administer the University Level Program (ULP), which provides talented students with the opportunity to take university credit-bearing courses prior to secondary school graduation.
Inter-university dialogue: In addition to convening regular sessions of our General Assembly annually and meetings of our Board of Trustees bimonthly, the KCUE coordinates with and supports the activities of twelve region, specialty, and ownership-specific university associations and various university profession-specific organizations in Korea.
Policy proposals & publications: The KCUE represents the interests of our member universities and promotes the development of university education through policy research and proposals on various areas of higher education. We seek to analyze and inform on key issues and trends, theoretical and practical developments, and good practices domestic and abroad through publications such as our Korean-language higher education paperback series, bimonthly magazine Daehak Gyoyuk (Higher Education), and Higher Education Statistics Database.
Seminars & Fora: The KCUE frequently convenes gatherings of university leaders and experts in higher education issues. Our annual Summer Seminar for University Presidents provides an opportunity for all four-year university presidents in Korea to gather and discuss issues of mutual interests, hear from domestic and international higher education experts, and convene the Council’s standing and ad hoc commission meetings. Our occasional University Education Policy Forum brings together leaders and experts for focused discussions on specific issues such as measuring learning outcomes, securing stable funding, and improving the admissions system. The Council also organizes events of an international scale to bring together university heads and experts in fields such as admissions and quality assurance to share best practices and provide networking opportunities.
International cooperation & exchange: The KCUE seeks to actively cooperate with higher education-related organizations around the world such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN), and many others. We have concluded collaborative agreements on various initiatives with the American Council on Education (ACE), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the US, the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE) in Japan, and others. The Council also works with the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology of Korea to administer the Global Internship Program (GIP) and the US-Korea Work, English, Study, and Travel (WEST) Program to promote student exchange.
Faculty/staff training: Through our Higher Education Training Service in Daegu, Korea, the KCUE provides training programs for member university faculty and staff of all levels in various specific fields of university management and administration, research, and leadership.
Standing & ad hoc commissions: To coordinate discussions on issues related to university education, the Council presently operates ten commissions whose membership comprises the presidents of all our member universities.