Forty-four XMU “Golden Courses” Selected as First Batch of National First-class Undergraduate Courses
Recently, the Ministry of Education has released the list of the first batch of national first-class undergraduate courses. A total of 44 courses from Xiamen University were selected, including 22 online courses, three virtual and simulative experimental teaching courses, 13 offline courses, five online-offline hybrid courses and one social practice course. The 15 national high-quality online open courses and 2 virtual simulative experimental projects identified in 2017 and 2018 were also included in the first batch of national first-class undergraduate courses at the same time.
Curriculum is the core factor in talent cultivation. The quality of curriculum directly determines the quality of talent cultivation. Xiamen University always attaches great importance to the curriculum construction. Following the educational concept of “student-centered, learning-centered and personalized cultivation”, XMU endeavors to optimize the curriculum system, strengthen curriculum building, promote teaching and learning revolutions, and improve mechanisms of quality assurance and teaching incentives, in order to promote students’ comprehensive development and personalized growth.
In the past two years, the university has issued the “Action Plan for First-class Undergraduate Education of Xiamen University” and the “Implementation Plan for Xiamen University Undergraduate Curriculum Quality Action.” By a series of measures including revising the talent training program, deepening the reform of general education, promoting the co-construction and sharing of courses, strengthening connotation construction, advancing teaching revolution, rebuilding the teaching evaluation mechanism and establishing incentive mechanism, the university has strived to create a first-class curriculum system that focuses on shaping students’ abilities, and drive “quality revolution” with “classroom revolution”, with aims to comprehensively improve the quality of talent cultivation and effectively push ahead the “double first-class” construction of Xiamen University.