The council consists of leaders from the Ministry of Education, the China National Working Commission on Ageing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and leaders from the OUC, the Office of China National Working Commission on Ageing, China Association of Social Welfare under the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Occupational Skill Testing Authority (OSTA) under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Department of Vocational and Adult Education under the Ministry of Education, the Veteran Cadre Bureau of the Organisation Department of the CPC Central Committee, and the Retired Cadres Bureau of the Ministry of Education.
The council is mainly responsible for reviewing and revising the Articles of the Open University for Older Adults; reviewing its strategic positioning and development planning; studying and solving major problems in the development of the OUOA; and putting opinions and suggestions to the school board.
The school board
The school board consists of the president and vice presidents. A relevant leader from the Ministry of Education or president of the OUC is appointed as president of the OUOA. The vice presidents and the heads of relevant institutions are appointed by the president of the OUOA.
The school board is mainly responsible for the construction and development of the OUOA; the formulation and implementation of the annual work plan; proposals for internal institutions and staffing; the management of financial funds and assets; and dealing with specific school affairs.
The teaching steering committee
The members of the teaching steering committee are recommended by the OUC and its cooperative units and are appointed by the president of the OUOA. The committee is mainly responsible for the teaching design of relevant majors of the OUOA, and making proposals and suggestions for the establishment of majors, curriculum construction, training programme development, process management, quality control, and certificate design.