Ms Chan Man Chi obtained her Bachelor degree from University of Hong Kong in 1977 major in Psychology and MSc in Psychology in Education from Institute of Education, University of London in 1990.
Before joining The Open University of Hong Kong in 2015, Ms Chan served in the Student Affairs Office of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for 33 years. She began her long career in student affairs as a Student Counsellor. She then was promoted to be the Senior Counsellor leading different aspects of the Counselling Services, including the Service for Part-time Evening Students, Career Services as well as Research and Development. In 1998, she was promoted to be the Associate Director and then in 2002, the Director of Student Affairs overseeing counselling, career services, residential services, physical education, scholarship and financial assistance, as well as student amenities and liaison with student union.
She started to establish offshore internship in the mid-nineties. Capitalizing on the successful experience, she was the Chairman of a Joint University Project which received a funding of $12M from the Jockey Club Charities Trust to launch a Joint-University Offshore Summer Internships Scheme enabling 1,000 students to take up internships all over the world from 2002 to 2006. She was instrumental to the implementation of Mandatory Work-Integrated-Education for all degree programmes in PolyU since 2007. From 2007 to 2012, she was the Co-Programme Leader of 5 cohorts of Training for Careers Practitioners from Mainland Universities (内地高校毕业生就业指导教师赴港培训班) sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties Kuok Foundation Fund.
She is committed to enable students to achieve all-round development and she is serious with the outcome measures. From 2005 to 2011, she was the Principal Investigator of two Projects with PolyU internal funding support of 12M on Assessing the Development of Generic Competencies and Development of SPECIAL e-Portfolio to gauge students’ development.
She is passionate in promoting students’ development through service learning. Building on the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from both staff and students, Service Learning has been one of the mandatory subject form all degree students in the new curriculum.
She has witnessed the opening of the two Student Halls of Residence of PolyU which house a total of 4,600 residents.
- Fung, D & Wong, P. (2012). Using Career Education and Career Services to Enhance Employability: A Case of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Asian Journal of Counselling, 19 (1 & 2), 75 – 96.
- Integrating Programmes and Services for Enhancing Students’ Employability (2013) for Career Education in Higher Education Symposium, 2 March, 2013, Hong Kong
- Building personal and professional capabilities – partnerships, assessment and e-portfolios (2010) at the 12th International Asia-Pacific Student Services Association Conference, July 7-9, Brisbane, Australia.
- Carlson, K. and Fung, D. (2011) “Identifying groups of students in WIL: Do they get different things from WIL?” in WACE World Conference, 14-17 June, 2011, Philadelphia, U.S.
- Fung, D. (2011) “Connecting students to the real world: the PolyU Experience”. Paper presented at Knowledge Exchange Conference cum 3+3+4” Symposium on Knowledge Transfer, 5-6 Dec, 2011 Hong Kong.
- Yuen, W. and Fung, D. (2010) Presentation on “Integrative Approach to Help Students Succeed through Advising.”At The 11th 334 Symposium Advancing Teaching and Learning: Evidence, Outcomes and E-learning, Hong Kong.
- Fung, D., Lee, W. and Wong, P.S.L (2007) “A New Measure of Generic Competencies.” Paper presented at Key competencies – Skills for Life Conference, 12-13 July, 2007 by European Institute for e-Learning in London, U.K.
- Fung, D., Lee, W. and Chow, C. (2007) Paper on “A Feasibility Study on the “SPECIAL” ePortfolio” at ePortfolio 2007 – Employability and Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Society.” Paper presented at Annual Conference 16-17 Oct, 2007 of European Institute for e-Learning in Masstricht, Netherlands.
- Fung, D., (2007) “Community Service Learning Programme as an Institutionalized Project for Student Learning.” Paper presented at Conference on Ethical Issues and Cross-cultural Dimensions in Service-Learning, Hong Kong.
Selected Professional & Community Services
- 2010-11 Member, Planning Committee of WACE World Conference on Co-operative & Work-Integrated Education, 14-17 June, 2011, Philadelphia, U.S.
- 2009-10 Member, Planning Committee of International Conference on Work Integrated Learning, 2-5 February, 2010, Hong Kong.
- 2002-08 Institutional Representative to Joint Student Finance Committee, Student Financial Assistance Agency.
- 1980-89 Co-ordinator and Presenter of “Breakthrough Hour” in Commercial Radio II.
Modified Date: Jan 21, 2019