Shanghai Theatre Academy Holds Undergraduate Program Evaluation Initiation Meeting


The Shanghai Theatre Academy held its Undergraduate Program Evaluation Initiation Meeting on March 15th.

This internal evaluation aimed to self-assess the quality of undergraduate education and teaching, and also to prepare foundational materials for the 2025 review process, thereby achieving goals such as "improving through evaluation" and "reforming through evaluation." The internal evaluation is a critical precursor to participation in the next round of reviewing and assessing, allowing for a comprehensive interpretation of evaluation criteria, and making adjustments based on the unique characteristics of arts institutions as well as expert recommendations. It also places significant emphasis on key indicators such as integration of industry and education, and science with art, to drive the transformation of programs.

The meeting provided a detailed overview of the evaluation plan, including the basic information, procedures, content, and a checklist of materials required for the evaluation, and it also elaborated on the requirements for completing the "Program Self-Evaluation Report" and the "Program Evaluation Status Data Summary."

President Huang Changyong of the Shanghai Theatre Academy set forth four key requirements for this task: First, to capture accurately the relationship between this set of specialization evaluation criteria and those of the review process, to foster thorough comprehension and integrate these criteria into the regular teaching and administrative duties; second, to prioritize and assign responsibilities, to effectively break down the evaluation tasks, ensuring that responsibility is delegated and tasks are executed diligently for real results; third, to enhance the construction of program-specific teaching documents, to prioritize the accumulation of teaching management records, and to ensure the collection and organization of materials is handled correctly; and fourth, to establish a quality culture within the university through the evaluation that is self-aware, self-reflective, self-regulating, self-inspecting and self-correcting, thereby forming a mechanism for continuous and cyclical quality improvement. Representatives from the Quality Assurance Office, Academic Affairs Office, and heads of teaching and program directors from various colleges and departments attended the meeting.