- Hong Kong Baptist University
- Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning
- United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
In 1956, Hong Kong Baptist College was founded by the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong as a post-secondary college committed to the provision of whole person education. In 1983, Hong Kong Baptist College became a fully-funded public tertiary institution. It gained university status in 1994 and was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).
Today HKBU encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programmes, associate degree and higher diploma programmes as well as taught postgraduate programmes and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. It prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students. Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence and the development of the whole person, and has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning.
The Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning works in partnership with academic colleagues to foster continuous quality learning and teaching at HKBU. It aims to reinforce the student-centred, whole-person and outcome-oriented ethos of learning and teaching in the University. The CHTL will leverage latest e-Learning technology with innovative pedagogies to advance good practice in teaching as well as co-curricular activities, thereby enhancing the existing holistic environment to be even more conducive to student learning.
The functions of CHTL are:
- enhancement of various elements of teaching and learning, including, but not limited to, the Outcomes-based Approach;
- development and implementation of the University’s eLearning strategy to enhance teaching and learning;
- promotion of Whole Person Education mainly through arts and cultural education; and
- assistance in evidence collection for the assessment of students’ attainment of learning outcomes and the University’s Graduate Attributes.
The United Board is committed to education that develops the whole person – intellectually, spiritually, and ethically.
We draw strength from our Christian identity and values and our collaboration with Asian colleges and universities. Together we prepare individuals for lives of professional and personal fulfillment and meaningful service in community with others.
The United Board is a nongovernmental organization. We are registered as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization in the United States and as a public charity in Hong Kong.