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2019-05-30 | 公共電視

MOE Amends University President Selection Regulations|突破僵局 國立大學校長遴選辦法修正

The Ministry of Education is set to provide advance notice for amendments to the "Regulations for Administering the Criteria for Selection of the Commission of National University Presidents." There is a new stipulation that if a selection commission fails to carry out its duties or resolve selection disputes within a period of three months, it can be disbanded by university affairs committees.

Both National Taiwan University and National Yang-Ming University went through controversial presidential selections in recent years. On May 23, the Ministry of Education provided a second advance notice of amendments to the "Regulations for Administering the Criteria for Selection of the Commission of National University Presidents" with the aim of facilitating selection processes. There is a new stipulation that a selection commission can be disbanded by a university affairs committee if its workings don't conform to regulations, if it fails to carry out its duties, or if it cannot resolve selection disputes within a three-month period. Schools will be required to form a new commission within two months.

If the workings of a selection commission formed by a school are illegal or if there is something wrong with how it is implementing things, then returning the authority to disband the commission to the school is a comparatively more equal way to handle the issue.

National Taiwan University electrical engineering professor Wu Ruey-beei, who previously sued the Ministry of Education for meddling in the confirmation of Kuan Chung-ming, says that the ministry should directly disband a selection commission incapable of selecting a president because the new provision won't be of help to school affairs committees because of current regulations.

Only one-third of votes are needed to pass a resolution, so if you control one-third of the votes, you can get your desired outcome. Moreover, NTU has always had anonymous voting.

Frankly speaking, the review of our (presidential selection) this time was so specific. A large portion of the content of the Ministry of Education's amendments is definitely a response to the NTU case.

The amendments also set a limit of two terms on a person serving on one school selection commission. If a commission member and candidate are found to both be on the board of directors and supervisors of a for-profit business, they will be removed following conformation. Candidates must also disclose academic experience and concurrent positions. The MOE claims these changes give universities more autonomy. In response, higher education groups criticized the ministry for micromanagement, saying this will give rise to more problems.

台大和陽明大學校長遴選爆發爭議,為了讓國立大學校長遴選更周全,教育部5月23號二度預告組織運作辦法修正草案,新增遴委會運作不符法規,無正當理由怠於執行,也就是三個月內無法處理爭議,經校務會議議決解散,學校應於二個月內重新組成。

教育部人事處處長 陳焜元表示:「學校要組成遴委會,如果它的運作確實是真的違法,或者有一些怠於執行狀況的時候,解散的權限當然回到學校,也是一個比較對等的處理方式。」

但不滿教育部核定管中閔上任,曾向法院聲請假處分的台大電機系特聘教授吳瑞北認為,遴委會選不出校長,該由教育部直接解散,若按目前校務會議的結構,根本無濟於事。

台大電機系特聘教授 吳瑞北表示:「1/3就可以過就可以同意,就基本上你掌握1/3的鐵票,你就是這個投票就過啦!而且投票台大投票,從來沒有具名的。」

台大研究生研究協會會長 許瑞福表示:「講白了我們這次的(校長遴選)檢討內容,都那麼具體,教育部這次的這幾個修的內容,肯定很大部分是針對台大案子而來。」

除了遴委會,同一人擔任同一學校遴委,以連續二任為限,若遴委和侯選人為同一營利事業董監事,經確認解除職務,侯選人必須揭露學經歷與兼職資訊。教育部強調,歷次修法都是讓大學更有自主空間,卻已引起高教圈管太多,將衍生新問題的批評。

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