Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2016/17

FASS is pleased to announce that the following faculty members won the Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) 2016/17:

  • Ms Cho Jin Hee (Center for Language Studies)
  • Assoc Prof Ong Chang Woei (Chinese Studies)
  • Dr Ong Ee Cheng (Economics)
  • Dr Graham John Wolfe (English Language and Literature)
  • Dr Leslie Lee (English Language and Literature)
  • Dr Lee Li Neng (Psychology)
  • Assoc Prof Narayanan Ganapathy (Sociology)
  • Assoc Prof Chua Kynn Hong, Vincent (Sociology)
  • Dr Lee Geok Ling (Social Work)
  • Dr Zhou Ziqian Jan (Centre for English Language Communication; teaching the Faculty core module FAS1101)

As this is the third time he is winning the ATEA, A/P Narayanan Ganapathy will also be placed on the ATEA Honour Roll.

Each and every one of the above award winners is a testimony to our faculty’s commitment to excellent teaching, and the effort our staff puts into delivering the best to our students.

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

Subject ranking places FASS top in Asia

NUS is the only Asian university to gain a position in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) list of 10 best universities worldwide, with 11 subjects attaining a top-10 ranking in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. The University is also ranked in the top 50 for 34 subjects out of the 48 disciplines analysed by QS. 11 of those subjects are housed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Environmental Sciences is co-hosted with Faculty of Science). Overall, FASS is ranked in the global top 20 in the broad subject areas in Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences & Management.

Broad Subject Areas:

Broad Subject Areas
Global Asia
Arts & Humanities 18 2
Social Sciences & Management 7 1

 

By Subject:

Subject Global Rank Asia Rank
Anthropology 21 1
Communications & Media Studies 14 2
Economics & Econometrics 20 1
English Language & Literature 15 1
Geography 10 1
History 24 2
Linguistics 21 4
Modern Languages 14 4
Philosophy 51-100 6
Politics & International Studies 12 1
Psychology 51-100 3
Sociology 17 1
Environmental Sciences 10 1

Invitation to 2018 NUS Teaching Roadshow @ FASS

To all FASS faculty members!

The Academy is organizing a Roadshow Visit to FASS during Recess Week on 2 March 2018 (Friday). During which, we will share what the Academy does, and present a panel discussion on how we might become effective teachers.

You are welcome to sign up HERE, and to direct any enquiries to Ms. Ng Cheng Cheng (cdtngcc@nus.edu.sg) or Vickneswari (cdtvs@nus.edu.sg).

We look forward to meeting and dialoguing with many FASS colleagues on 2 March!

 

Grandfather’s tongue (Page 33)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Peak

This was an interview with Associate Professor Lee Cher Leng from the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which she noted that the revival of interest in Chinese dialects among young adults is sparked by a practical need to converse with an ageing population that is neither fluent in English nor Mandarin. Assoc Prof Lee also shared that beyond administering to the elderly, the interest in learning the mother tongue of Singapore’s pioneer generation is a sign of individuals attempting to anchor their identities.