Discussion Meeting on Developing the Foreign Language and Literature Disciplines


On the afternoon of May 27, 2020, Feng Zhengyu, Vice Chairman of Jilin University Council chaired a discussion meeting on developing the foreign language and literature disciplines. Zhang Guangcui, Director of Global Engagement Office, Ge Xiaoye, Deputy Director of Human Resources and Social Security Office, Wang Haoyou, Deputy Director of Social Sciences Office, Lv Peiqing, Deputy Division Level Coordinator of the Organization Department of the Party Committee, Jiang Lei, Deputy Director of Talents Recruitment Office, Ma Xinlei, Chief of the Intangible Assets Management Section of the Department of Assets & Logistic Management, and other administrative office members of the university attended the discussion.

At the meeting, Dean Zhou Yifu first reported the recent development of School of Foreign Languages. Dean Pan Haiying then introduced the advances and works of the School of Foreign Language Education. She focused on the outcomes of the Fourth-Round discipline evaluation and measures for the Fifth-Round evaluation, detailing how the School will prepare for the upcoming evaluation and strengthen the related disciplines.

Zhang Guangcui, Ge Xiaoye, Wang Haoyou, Lu Peiqing, and Jiang Lei exchanged views of how the two schools could develop the foreign language and literature disciplines with regard to their disciplinary features, followed by discussions of needs of the two schools and possible supportive measures.

Feng Zhengyu, Vice Chairman of the University Council, pointed at the conclusion of the discussion that the university attaches great importance to discipline construction, evaluation and development, and strives to solve the critical problems in developing disciplines. He advised that the two schools should adequately prepare for the fifth-round of discipline evaluation, analyze the evaluative system and indicators, and clarify the objectives of discipline construction. The Vice Chairman also underlined the importance of peer review and ideological construction in disciplinary evaluation, and recommended that the schools should cultivate new disciplinary growth points, strengthen highlights of the foreign language and literature discipline, and increase exchanges and visits with the disciplinary community.