Learning Chinese with the CCP: fudaoyuan

辅导员 (fǔdǎoyuán)


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From Baike Baidu:

Assistant counsellors [fudaoyuan] is a short term for people who assist different kinds of work, such as psychological counsellors, class tutors, technical instructors, or specifically university tutors. The tutor system is currently a universal measure taken by universities as a student management system [apparently an aspect of “social management”]. From senior students or from instructors, someone is chosen to do additional work as a fudaoyuan, taking care of students’ ideological and political instruction, student management and unity between students and the party. A fudaoyuan usually manages one or several grades.
辅导员是从事辅导工作的人员的简称。如心理辅导员、班级辅导员、技术辅导员等或专指高校辅导员。辅导员制度是目前大学普遍采取的一种学生管理制度。新生入学时,从高年级学生或教师中挑选专职或兼职人员担任学生的辅导员,从事学生的思想政治教育、学生管理以及学生党团建设等方面的工作。每个辅导员一般管理一个或数个班级。

Job Requirements

Tutors are usually chosen in accordance with the following standards:

(1) politically strengthened, professional, with strict discipline, correct style, innovative and flexible thought, and a conscientious approach to work;

(2) a studying record beyond undergraduate, in possession of ability and political integrity, dedication, devotion to teaching, and love for the cause of ideological and political education;

(3) having a corresponding academic and specialized background, strong organizational and management skills, and communication skills (speaking and in writing), having received systematic training for the job, and a certificate;

(4) usually required to be a CCP member, and psychology or education are preferred majors when choosing a tutor.

职业要求

一般选择辅导员的标准有:
(一)政治强、业务精、纪律严、作风正、创新思维灵活、工作认真;
(二)具备本科以上学历,德才兼备,乐于奉献,潜心教书育人,热爱大学生思想政治教育事业;
(三)具有相关的学科专业背景,具备较强的组织管理能力和语言、文字表达能力,接受过系统的上岗培训并取得合格证书。
(四)一般要求是中共党员,心理学、教育学尤其是思想政治教育专业。

Responsibilities

(1) To help students in establishing a correct view of the world and of life, values, firmly on the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, achieving the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as a common ideal and conviction. Active guidance of students to continuously strive for higher goals, make the advanced elements among them establish the lofty ideals of communism, and establish a firm belief in Marxism.

(一)帮助高校学生树立正确的世界观、人生观、价值观,确立在中国共产党领导下走中国特色社会主义道路、实现中华民族伟大复兴的共同理想和坚定信念。积极引导学生不断追求更高的目标,使他们中的先进分子树立共产主义的远大理想,确立马克思主义的坚定信念;

To cut it short from here…

…, paras (2) and (3) are still about morals and ideology; (4) and (5) about more practical matters, including help for students in financial difficulties; (6) is about collectivism among students, and their political education and organizational strengths; (7) is about organizing and coordinating ideological and political theoretical education between teachers and other staff; and (8) is about stimulating enthusiasm and initiative about students.

According to the Baike article (as of today), there is a shift from appointing students or instructors as tutors or fudaoyuans, to choosing professionals from outside the universities.

Eric Fish of Sinostand explained on December 6 why a fudaoyuan he once met was a bitch, and in the commenting thread, I tried to explain why that bitch is or was a reasonably good fudaoyuan.

After all, she efficiently prepared the kids for a life on the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.

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Previous Posts in this Series

» Learning Chinese with the CCP: Inevitable Humiliations, Sept 17, 2011
» Learning Chinese with the CCP: Dangwai, Jan 31, 2011

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6 Responses to “Learning Chinese with the CCP: fudaoyuan”

  1. Nice backup here JR.

    I have one of my less-ascerbic reponses to your comment directed at me on SinoStand.

    I look forward to your advice re the distinctions I made, and I will get very Pugnacious if you fudge the issue.

    Cheers

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  2. Looks like an interesting discussion indeed. I should comment there later today. Until then, please be advised that Pugnacious is one of my middle names. If I fudge it or not may depend on how far I can think beyond literal meanings today.

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  3. I’m going to have to totally change my writing style, since we have a failure to communicate on Sinostand.

    “Most chinese unis are nest beds of staff plagiarisation when building their cv- publications (won’t even bother with links on this one), bureacratic nepotism, straight down the line financial corruption and general academic standards which would put Albania to shame.”

    I was condemming/excoriating the above reality of ethics, customs and practices at an institutional level, in contrast to your characterisation of the dot points making up Hu’s legacy . The latter is an objective – some sort of idealised sino man or woman – who will always fail to measure up to the generally putrid behaviour observable in chinese tertiary institutions.

    You should know best of all JR that Im not exactly taken with Hu’s idealised future Sino man or women either, given my libertarian views about human nature.

    I suppose I should not have muddied the water with my digs about US expats and other extraneous nonsense.

    It could also boil down to our differing attitudes to discussion forums. Your intention is to always foreground the authoritarian nature of CCP govt, something which I totally agree with, while I look upon forums as opportunities for a bit of gunslinger scribbling, self promotion and the occasional book reference.

    Anyway, the subjects and visuals (music, movies, surf art) on my site represent my interests, and the Sino topics I touch on come a poor second in terms of priority.

    I look forward to your thoughts re: the purpose of blogs.

    I basically regard blogs and discussion forums as funhouses, and* if* I had anything profound to say about china, I would opt for an old fashioned book with references and a bibliography and taking up a few years of my life.

    BTW I note that you mentioned volunteering as one of Hu’s dot points. I’m big on volunteering and our conservation volunteer organisation has its Xmas party tomorrow. I’ll save some cake for you. Signing off with one of those smiley things.

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  4. Yeah, I think there was too much to choose from – but compared to many PD threads, one can still pick some topics. I might come back to yours.

    And yes – my theme is pretty unidimensional these days – but I like to think that it still comes with many variations.
    Anyway, my Deutsche Welle tag may become more frequently used again, soon. If so, it will probably lead to a greater topical diversity.

    Enjoy the party! I’m afraid I’ll only get into a “festive mood” on December 23. Fortunately, there will be no need for a big last-minute hunt for presents. I kept my eyes open throughout the year, and whenever something nice showed up which seemed to be a perfect present for people on my mind, I grabbed it.

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