Teacher Research Performance Affairs

Teacher Research Performance Affairs

Q1. What are the criteria for the review of teacher research performance?


(1) This is handled according to the third article of the school’s (Regulations of the Office of the Secretary) “Rules for the Implementation of Performance Awards for Teachers in the Academic Year.” Five categories are stipulated for the scoring criteria of each research category and are provided.

(2) The scoring criteria for the five categories of research (engineering, informatics, management, humanities & sociality, and electrical & communication engineering) are amended and confirmed by teachers of each field. These are then finalized, announced, and implemented at the meeting on the teacher performance reward system.


Q2. How are the teacher performance rankings determined?


(1) The Office of R&D handles the calculation of teacher performance based on the scoring criteria for the five categories of research. After calculation is completed, research performance confirmations are made and sent to the teachers for affirmation. Finally, the scores are sent to the vice president’s office.

(2) The office of the vice president convenes a teacher performance committee. Rankings are made according to the award quota and the order of research results for the year in question.


Q3. Can the host (or project director) of the collective programs of the National Science Council (MOST) be included in the performance results?


(1) First it must be confirmed whether this program has entered Yuan Ze University. The simplest method is that in which the MOST program follows the host. If the host of this program is a teacher at Yuan Ze University, then the program funding has also entered Yuan Ze University, and Yuan Ze University is responsible.

(2) For MOST project funding that enters Yuan Ze University (where the host is a teacher of this university), the host is in charge of the distribution of the total performance score. MOST projects that do not enter Yuan Ze University (where the host is not a teacher of this university) are counted in the score (even if co-hosts are listed, scoring will still not be performed).


Q4.    Should graduate students who have already graduated be recorded as graduate students or as external members? Or is there no difference?


(1) They can be record as students as long as they were students when the manuscripts were submitted. This is a little unclear in terms of identification, but I personally feel that for students who had graduated too long ago, if they published as part of ** company or ** school, then they should not be recorded as students.

(2) There are possible differences in scoring between recording them as students or as external members. Thus, teachers must take note of this when logging.


Q5. How are multi-year research projects recognized as belonging to the performance of a particular academic year?


(1) In principle, these projects are counted as performance for the academic year of the starting date of the project. For example, the starting and ending dates of a signed research project are May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011. Because May 1, 2010, is part of the 2009 academic year, then this project is listed as part of the performance for the 2009 academic year.

(2) Exception 1: The starting date of a project has already passed when the project is signed. The project is then included in the performance of the academic year of the date on which it was signed. For example, the contract for a research project is on September 5, 2010, and the signed starting and ending dates for the project are June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. Because September 5, 2010, pertains to the 2010 academic year, this project is listed as part of the performance for the 2010 academic year.

(3) Exception 2: The starting date of a project is within the final two months of an academic year. This project must be applied for, agreed to, and signed by the head of the department, and approved by the head of R&D to be added manually to the performance of the following academic year. For example, the starting and ending dates of a project are from June 20, 2010, to June 19, 2011. Because June 20, 2010, is part of the 2009 academic year, the project should originally have been listed in the performance for the 2009 academic year. However, because the major portion of the implementation period of the project falls within the 2010 academic year, the host must apply for this project to be listed in the 2010 academic year instead. After approval from the department head and the head of R&D, the performance for the 2009 academic year is manually removed, and it is manually entered into the 2010 academic year.

(4) Performance for the same project must not be included in different academic years.


Q6. The contract or proposal for a research project fails to stipulate which teacher is the project host or co-host. Can performance points be obtained?


In the accounting system of this school, project hosts and co-hosts are processed according to the approved list of the MOST or the programs contract. The project host must submit an application for those who are not stipulated in the contract or the approved list but who actually participated in the project and can obtain performance scores. After the agreement of the department director and the head of R&D, they are added to the list of “other participating teachers” that can be awarded points.

Note: If any controversies of the FAQ, it shall always refer to its Chinese version.