LDP Students, “The Future of LDP Lies in Our Hands!”

By Chen, Ting-An, LDP Cycle 5

The LDP Suggestion Meeting, which was held by LDP Association, took place on November21st, 2013. Having invited LDP Director, Vice Director and committee members to participate, the students eagerly discussed the program affairs. As the meeting purpose would state, the students had gathered and filed the students’ opinions on program courses, study fields and content as well as desired assistance, etc, before making improvement suggestions on the meeting in the beginning of each academic year.

As compared with the last meeting, the meeting this year focused on “How to make LDP a better program” and the discussion was extended from course content to “projects” and “student association – Leadership Society”. Under these three major topics, students made a brief on the running and plans of Leadership Society, provided opinions on courses, and talked about current student participation in the projects. The presentation was at last followed by a discussion on questions of targeted possible new participants and enrollment.

One of the questions of “How to raise student participation and strengthen synergy among students?” was raised during the discussion. Prof. Tien thus mentioned that a network of senior students can be set up in addition to increasing course and project interest in order to help solve the problem. In reply to question “How to enroll those who are really in need of the LDP resources and at the same time are ready to devote in LDP projects?” Prof. Wu, Director of LDP, suggested more emphasis on participation requirement before admission. Prof. Lin added that marketing and promotion of LDP vision and spirit via campus media such as NTU Hights is also important.

In addition, the professors acknowledged the presentation prepared by LDP Society, who had designed two questionnaires and spent a month collecting, surveying and analyzing student opinions, participating rates and status. They also promised to provide variety of assistance and resources as well as encouraged students to be more active in getting more learning opportunities through creating more activities and interaction among students and teachers.