On January 12th, 2022, the Professional Master's Thesis Supervision Meeting was held at SAIF by the Thesis Supervision Committee (TSC). The meeting allowed supervisors to exchange ideas and deepen their understanding of quality standards and requirements for thesis writing in each SAIF program. Nearly 40 professors who would be supervising the master's theses in the 2021-2022 academic year attended the lunch, meeting either onsite or online.
Professor Qigui Zhu (Secretary of the CPC SAIF Committee, Chairman of TSC) chaired the meeting and delivered a speech. He thanked thesis supervisors from SAIF and beyond for their contributions to the quality improvement of these in the past year. He pointed out that through the whole process of a master's student's cultivation, all the supervisors must attach importance to moral education, and take care of students both in academic matters and in also in life. He also emphasized the importance of academic integrity.
In the meeting, Professor Tan Wang (Academic Director of the MF Program), Professor Jie Chang (Academic Director of the MBA Program), and Professor Fei Wu (Academic Co-Director of the EED Program) introduced each aspect of thesis work for the MF, MBA, and EMBA programs respectively, and summarized the overall development in 2021. Professor Xianglin Li (Academic Co-Director of the MF program) made an additional explanation. Professor Tzukuan Chiu was also invited to share her experience in teaching thesis writing courses. Professor Nengjiu Ju (Co-Chairman of TSC) introduced the basic process of thesis guiding work for the MF, MBA, and EMBA programs and shared a speech on "how to ensure thesis quality".
In the discussion session, supervisors shared their views on: "the topic of the thesis", "the form of the thesis", "the requirements and responsibilities of supervisors", "the kind of guidance that should be given to different types of students of MF, MBA, and EMBA programs", and "how to effectively improve the standardization of thesis and improve students' enthusiasm for thesis writing".