What We Really Want 1

The real improvement of universities start from the inside....... Ka-Yeon Kiml승인2011.05.03l306호 0면

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Recently, we can easily see the effort from our university to be the 'Global Dankook.' However, it doesn't seem to have any direct advantages to us. The important thing is that university should have basic educational facilities and a good atmosphere. Has our university built well basic infrastructure? DKH researched our university's facilities.

In the case of Cheonan campus, the Library, the College of Humanities and College of Economics and Commerce buildings, their facilities are older than the College of Advanced Science and Engineering buildings. Toilets have become much better compared to the past but, many students have much dissatisfaction towards old facilities around the school.

Da-Hyun Im(26, Dept. of Mongolian) said "I think our school library is in a poorer condition than another school library. For example, in Jukjeon campus has several different books and many same books, but Cheonan campus has only one or two of the same books in the library. So, students can't borrow books when they really need them. And the reading room is stuffy because of bad ventilation. In a literal sense, I hope the library is built again."

Ji-Hyun Lee(21, Dept. of Public Administration) and Gi-Ppeum Lee(21, Dept. of Landscape Architecture) said "Computers on the first floor of each college are freely available for all students. However, we've never seen all computers work normally. Only one computer works and the rest of the computers are inoperative."

Jung-Yeon Choi(20, Dept. of Animal Resources Science) is a freshman. She said “When you turn on a heater at the College of Humanities building, the classroom is full of noise and it interferes with our lecture. It's better to turn off the heater and shiver with cold. I think that the heating and air conditioning systems should be changed as soon as possible."

Feeling uncomfortable with the facilities isn't just the students' problem. In common with students, professors acknowledge that the school facilities are very poor. So, DKH interviewed two professors each in the College of Humanities and College of Economics and Commerce. We kept them anonymous.

A professor in the College of Humanities said "I feel uncomfortable about using the internet in my class. Sometimes the beam projector can't produce a sound so the students have a problem with watching the video. As the generation goes by, the school has to renew with the latest computers but the school doesn't take that into account. Apart from the speed of the internet being slow, computer breakdowns occur frequently. The school said that experts fixed broken computers but I think that the computers need to be replaced."

Next, a professor at the College of Economics and Commerce said "Most of the evening class time students are workers. But as school limits their cars from entering each college at night, students have to park their cars in the parking lot which is far from their college. The university should be more flexible regarding letting vehicles at night for office worker students. I think blocking cars for 24 hours doesn't recognize the diversity of students. It's just an anachronism. Our university's minor services and facilities are poor because our school budget is not enough to maintain them."


Ka-Yeon Kim  dkherald@gmail.com
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