Quality Standards 3.1 Student Admissions

Quality Standards 3.1 Student Admissions

Quality Standards 3.1                   Student Admissions

Quality Standards Type                Input

Description

          A basic factor in the successful operation of a program of studies is the qualifications of students who are admitted into the program. Each curriculum has a philosophical concept in designing, and it is essential that student qualifications be set forth that are consistent with the nature of the curriculum. Student selection criteria must be transparent, clear, and in harmony with student qualifications specified in the curriculum. Tools, data, or methods are used to select students who are intellectually, physically, and emotionally ready and determined to learn, and who have adequate time to successfully complete the program of studies within the timeframe specified in the curriculum.

          When reporting operations for this indicator, describe processes or show operational results covering at least the following issues:

          3.1.1 Student admissions

          3.1.2 Readiness Preparation before Study Commences

Assessment criteria

          Assessment to determine the quality level consider the overall picture of the operations in 2 areas;  student admissions and readiness preparation before study commences which will increase their readiness for studying in curriculum. Assessment level is a score between 0-5 as follows

0 – No system
– No mechanism
– No concept of overseeing, tracking, and improving
– No information or evidence
1 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– System and mechanisms are not put into practice, implemented
2 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are no improvement/developments integrated into the process
3 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/ developments integrated into the process from assessment results
4 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/ developments integrated into the process from assessment results
– There are concrete results from the improvements that can be clearly seen
5 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/developments integrated into the process from assessment results
– There are concrete results from the improvements that can be clearly seen
– There are good practice with support evidence, assessment committee can clearly explain why these are good practice

Operational Result

3.1.1 Student admissions

               3.1.1 Student Admissions

         3.1 System mechanism of Student admissions and readiness preparation before study commence

  1. The curriculum or program determines the student admission plan according to the TQF. 2.
  2. The curriculum or program determines the qualifications of students and notifies the faculty / college.
  3. The curriculum or program specifies the criteria used for student selection which consists of academic criteria ,English language requirements (if any) and other areas and notifies the faculty / college
  4. The curriculum or program in cooperations with the faculty and the college proceed the announcement of student applications.
  5. The curriculum or programexamines students’ qualifications.
  6. The curriculum or programselects students.
  7. The curriculum or program announcesselected students.
  8. The curriculum or program evaluates student admissions procedures and analyze the problems and set up improvements to ensure the number of students  in accordance with the TQF 2.
  9. Students report and register to be college student.
  10. The curriculum or programset up meeting to determine students readiness preparation programs before study commence in academic or major of study areasand Intensive English courses.
  11. The curriculum or program informs students to attend readiness preparation programs.
  12. Students attend those courses.
  13. The curriculum or program assess readiness preparation programsand students achievement.
  14. The curriculum or programassess readiness preparation programsand students achievement and analyze the problems and set up improvementsfor the next academic year to achieve the goals.

         Improvement Process 

         The  BEd- Science program had a decrease in enrolment.  Only three students were admitted.  This is an evidence that the system of recruitment is not effective,

The  program lecturers met to assess the situation and had suggested the dean the following  as addition to the regular process:

  1. inclusion of students  the recruitment
  2. inviting  alumni i to talk about their experience in the college ,and
  3. enjoining lecturer to do career guidance  among senior high school students .

         Results and   Assessment

   The process was not yet enough to  encourage enrollees into the program.  The inclusion of lecturers , students and alumni  was limited due to the workload and lack of time .

         Suggestion for  AY 2020

        The lecturer chosen to join the recruitment team should be given more time to be able to join the recruitment team and invite more 

3.1.2 Readiness Preparation before Study Commences

3.1.2 Preparation prior to commencement of studies

         The program sets and implements a holistic system to effectively prepare BED Science students to the challenges of college life.

  1. Orientation Programs

         The college conducts two orientation programs for the incoming freshmen students: one before the Intensive English Program (IEP) and another before the start of academic year in June. However due to the COVID situation the regular  orientation was done online.

 1.1General Orientation Programs

         The General Student’s Orientation Program aims to    familiarize the students with the college system and rules and regulations. The event is organized by Student Affairs Office with the cooperation of all faculties within the college.

1.2 Faculty Orientation Programs

        Normally,  the Faculty of Education (English, Math, and Science) also conducts its faculty orientation for education students. The activity aims to welcome students as members of the education faculty; inform students of ethical and moral conducts as befits a STIC education student, the role of teachers in the society, and college regulations and discipline. The event also aims to motivate the students to succeed in their studies. In this event, each student receives the BED Student Handbook.  

 However, due to the  COVID pandemic situation, the students were online so  the faculty scheduled this  activity when the students returned for the face to face  classes. Instead of the normal welcoming activity in the college, the first year students of the Faculty of Education together with lecturers went to Ayuthaya for one day exposure trip. This  allowed the lecturers to welcome the freshment students.

 1.3  Intensive English Program (IEP)

         Before the start of the regular semester, the college offers an Intensive English Program (IEP) that aims to address the English language skills of the incoming first year students. The course is usually conducted from the months of March until May. The course includes several activities which aim to develop the students’ English proficiency. These include:

  1. 4 hours a day of intensive English lectures (2 hours for Reading and Writing Class; and 2 hours for Listening and Speaking Class)
  2. 4 hours each week for Guided Reading
  • 1 hour/week for General Knowledge
  1. 1 hour/week for Advisory Class
  2. Pre-Test and Post-Test to assess English development of students

         Assessment Process

         Preparation of students were assessed as follows:

  • The IEP Orientation was evaluated with a score of 3.92 in a scale of 5  while the Freshmen Orientation was rated 4. 45. 
  • The pre-test exam was given to incoming freshmen students during the first week of IEP and post-test was administered last week of the IEP period

         Improvement

              The was not much improvement in terms of the orientation activities during this year due to the pandemic, however, the processes were done.

Evidence

3.1.1.1 memo on joining of faculty members to recruit students http://memo on joining of faculty members to recruit students
31.2.1 Orientation Program https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YpDZExUHbljRk7ajfLtQd2SAjjZKNYGR/view?usp=sharing
3.1.2 .2 Freshmen activity ( Orientation Program cum Culture Exposure )
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XkmL6g1P4QcQYjRlf8-nggC8D_igjyVW/view?usp=sharing

Self-Assessment Score
3.1 4

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