1. To re-evaluate the achievements of the last 50 years and prepare to be a preeminent department with a future-oriented vision and plans 2. To perform the primary duties faithfully as a core department of KNU 3. To clarify the identity of the department and lead each member of the department into unity


1. Vision of the Department of Korean Language & Literature
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1.1.1. Educational Indicators (Vision)
* We are exploring new values and ideas for national cultures.
* We are exploring new values and ideas for national cultures.
* We are proceeding toward the globalization of Korean Language and Literature Studies.
1.1.2. 10-year development objectives
1) to become the best department in KCUE evaluation
2) to establish development plans for graduate school-centered department
3) to establish development plans to enhance department competitiveness in Korea
4) to establish development plans to take a central position in the field of Korean Studies among East Asian countries

2. Implementation
1) To enhance educational competitiveness
Educational competitiveness of the Department of Korean Language & Literature will be achieved through
revising the curriculum
improving the quality of education
providing a better consultation for students' lives and future careers.

 revising the curriculum
  - focusing on the in-depth contents of major course subjects
  - developing linking courses with related graduate courses
  - developing new subjects and courses in response to students' demands
  - developing a 'Track System' and setting up a research committee

 improving the quality of education
  - improving the quality of lectures   - through a strict selection of lecture
    * opening seminars and workshops for pedagogic enhancement
    * managing web sites and internet cafes
    * developing more high-tech & multi-media lectures
  - reinforcing practical on-field education
    * opening conferences
    * seminars and workshops
    * encouraging involvement and active participation in 'sandwich' programs
  - supporting students' activities 
    * supporting to publish the students' journal "Mun-Cho" 
    * connecting with senior graduates for career advice 
  - supporting intensive advice for theses and/or dissertations
    * opening paper presentation sessions 
    * requiring the attendance of academic conferences
    * providing various scholarships
    * activating international exchange activities and attracting foreign students
    * supporting graduate students' activities
    * strengthening the connection between graduates and professors

 life and career counseling
  - regulating student counseling sessions for life and careers
  - activating academic adviser programs
  - counseling future career development
    * inviting successful senior graduates for special lectures
    * supporting club activities related to jobs
    * publishing brochures of employment information

2) To enhance research competitiveness Research competitiveness will be enhanced by
reinforcing academic publication
reinforcing academic paper presentations
working actively on collaborative research projects
building a foundation of language and literature studies in the Yeong-nam area.

 academic publication
  - All the faculty must publish more than one paper a year in KSCI journals.
  - All the faculty must write and publish authoritative works in their respective fields.
  - Promotion conditions are more strictly applied.
  
 academic paper presentations
  - Professors must actively attend conferences as reader, debater or senior. 
  - Domestic/International celebrated scholars are invited to special lectures. 
  - Collaborative symposiums are held for academic exchanges.
  - Collaborative research projects are in process with local governments and central offices.
  - Material databases will be built up by the department as a central academic research institute for 
    Korean Language and Literature  in the Yeongnam area.

3) To reinforce academic-industrial collaboration
  strengthening the relationship between industrial and academic fields
  broadening the opportunities for collaborative research projects with central offices and 
    local governments
  widening professional contributions to the community

4) To reinforce global competitiveness
  focusing on the specialized programs of the department
  activating and enriching the contents of graduate programs 
  supporting students' activities
  facilitating department web sites
  activating academic exchange programs with domestic/international sister universities
  inviting foreign professors
  developing mutual understanding programs of cultures and languages in Asia

 To globalize the Korean Language and Literature based on Regional Studies

1. Goals
1) to foster Korean Studies experts on the basis of local language and literature studies
- boosting educational effects, by offering programs closely related to linguistic and 
  literary properties in the region
- applying the regional characteristic properties actively for programs
- specializing the major fields of Regional Studies for domestic/international students 
  in both the undergraduate and graduate courses
2) To increase job opportunity and careers
- increasing job opportunity by enhancing knowledge of major studies and 
  foreign language competency 
- widening the fields of career activities through overseas experiences
3) To foster Korean language and literature experts available in the world
- training Korean language and literature experts with foreign language competency
- training foreign students as experts in Korean language and literature

2. Major Project Plans: Track System for Specialization
1) Overall plans
 (1) course organization plans
 - implementing 3 specialized Track Systems to encourage students' enthusiastic involvement
 - responding actively to the students' need 
 - encouraging students to double major in foreign languages 
 (2) objectives
 - Track of Local Language and Literature Studies: to reinforce education and research of local language 
   and literature
 - Track of Comparative Literature: to have a macroscopic view through comparative studies 
   of literature
 - Track of Foreigner Education: to foster foreign specialists in Korean language and literature 

3. Implementing Strategies
1) Supplementing Education System 
(1) practical curriculum
- Primary subjects: supplementing curriculum contents and utilizing related subjects
- Optional subjects: transferring related subjects to the Track
- In-depth subjects: creating new subjects for the specialized Track
(2) multiple/double major in English or other languages
(3) teaching staff in each specialized Track

2) Providing Scholarships and Overseas Activity Supports
- developing programs with department funds
- inviting specialists on a regular basis
- supporting overseas activities
- raising funds from inside and outside of the university

3) Linking with Related Fields
(1) in curriculums
- linking curriculums of related subjects in the College of Humanities
- linking curriculums of related subjects in other colleges 
(2) in resources
- setting a network with experienced teachers in the university
- setting a network with experts in the related fields outside the university

4) Foreign Students Attraction
- linking with sister universities
- opening basic Korean language and literature courses for foreign students
5) Tasks of the Department and the College
Department
* Fund Raising
- reinforcing the scholarship system
- developing specialized programs
- giving subsidies for overseas activities
- inviting specialists for regular lectures
* Enhancing specialized knowledge for Tracks
- producing successful results from the related researches
- attending training workshops
College
* Supporting Curriculum Reorganization
- to open a new curriculum/to renew course subjects
- to recruit teaching staff in related majors
* Providing Scholarship and Welfare Systems for student attraction
- giving the priority for dormitories 
- giving scholarship or spending on books etc.
- developing student study and training course overseas 
* Cooperative Network System for Human/Material Resources
- implementing in-school exchange incentive system
- building cooperative relations with institutions/organizations outside of 
  the university

4. Expected Effects
1) Students will work in broader and more various fields.
2) Students will get better chances for more various careers.
3) The department will attract more talented foreign students.
4) The department will take the central role in Korean Language Education
5) KNU will advance to a higher status in Korea.