Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang hosted a town hall meeting with the students on 8 September 2021 at the Brac University auditorium. This was the first session of the series of townhall meetings to take place in coming weeks. In line with the university’s student-centric motto, Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang hosted the meeting to hear the students directly and closely. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vice-Chancellor took the initiative to hold a number of townhall meetings, which were participated by large numbers of students. Then a pause had to be taken for the Covid situation, and now that it is looking to improve, the initiative is being revitalized. Considering the Covid-19 situation, only a limited number of students from different departments and schools were invited to this particular session. The event maintained social distancing and all safety measures.
Professor Chang appreciated the students for attending the meeting and share their views and suggestions. He also praised the students for showing perseverance and positive attitude to continue the learning process during this pandemic period. He also acknowledged that this is a challenging time for both students and members of the faculty. Therefore, their collaborative effort is very crucial to ensure quality teaching and learning experience.
Professor Chang advised the students face every difficult moment with courage. “Life is never fair and handling difficult situations makes one a stronger person,” he said. It is better to see the bigger picture and bear a positive attitude to solve problems, he added.
In a lively discussion, the students shared insights on various things from their current learning experience during the Covid time. They shared, how they manage classes and exams with the online learning platform buX and also discussed a few other pressing matters. The Vice-Chancellor responded to all questions and remarks. He told the students that the university administration is always there to listen to the students and assured them that the university is determined to provide a continuously improving student-centric experience.
The students thanked the Vice-Chancellor for inviting them and giving them the opportunity to talk to him directly and express their views.