Quality Standards 3.2 Student Support and development

Quality Standards 3.2 Student Support and development

Quality Standards 3.2                   Student Support and development

Quality Standards Type                Process

Description

          In the first year of studies, a mechanism is required to develop basic knowledge or prepare students so that they will be ready to cheerfully learn at the higher education level with a low dropout rate. While they study, various activities to develop students’ knowledge and abilities should be provided – both in- and outside-of classes – along with activities to promote good citizenship and a sense of public awareness. A system to care for and provide academic advising (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral) should be established, along with a system to prevent and manage student risks, so that they will be able to successfully complete their studies within the timeframes specified in the curriculum. This includes supporting the dissemination of students’ academic work, providing learning opportunities to promote development of student potential, and supplying 21st century learning skills that meet international standards.

          Curriculum management performance that showed the quality of student will be based on ;      

          3.2.1 Academic Advising and Counseling

          3.2.2 Student Development Activities

Assessment criteria

In evaluating a suitable scoring level, consider the big picture and overall operational results of supporting students to gain essential skills for their future professions. 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

3.2.1 Academic Advising and Counseling

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.

         General 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. Faculty Orientation Programs

         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.

         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 3.96 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  Faculty of Education conducted a  Welcoming Activity for First year students. This activity aimed to bond the lecturers and the students. 

Result

         The students became more confident to ask assistance from the adviser and lecturers of the Faculty of Education

3.2.2 Student Development Activities

3.2.2 Student Development Activities

         System mechanism of Student Promotion and Development System (2)

                 Student development

  1. The curriculumor program develop a systematic student development plan to organize activities both in the classroom and outside of the classroom by considering from the results of the evaluation from the previous academic year and all instructors in the program/curriculum opinions.
  2. The curriculumor program proposes a student development plan the faculty and college respectively for approval.
  3. The curriculumor program request approval from the faculty and college to proceed designed activities / projects.
  4. The curriculumor program conductsall activities / projects according to schedule and approved budgets.
  5. The curriculumor program evaluates and reports activities / projects to the faculty and colleges respectively

Each activity follows the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) management method to facilitate the development of student learning skills as follows:

         PLAN:Involves the establishment of objectives and processes required to deliver the desired results.

         DO: Enables the implementation of the plan identified from the previous step.

         CHECK: Involves evaluation of the activity and identifying problems or obstacles during the implementation.

         ACT: Solving the problems and improving the process for the next implementation.

         Also, the development of students should be based on the 21st century learning skills, such as: 1) core subjects; 2) life and career skills; 3) learning and innovation skills; and 4) information media and technology skills

For AY2020 , the students have completed four (4) main groups of skills that are essential for learning in the 21st century:

  1. CORE SUBJECTS

        Volunteer to Development  is a collaborative project with the Rajbamrung School in  Ayuthaya  Province held on   October  16,2020,   It enabled the students to: develop academic and professional competencies; transfer knowledge gained in school to applicable services to the school children which was done by 4th year , 2nd year and first year BEd Science students ; The  3rd year  BEd. Science students had spearheaded the  repainting of a room to be developed as a technology room and the repainting of the different areas of the school in collaboration with the school. T

  1. INFORMATION MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS                         Education Expo 2020  – The event is also intended to promote teamwork and collaboration among Education   in STIC.  The 4th year BEd Science  students showcased their Digital  teaching and learning materials that they developed   together with the other majors in the Faculty of Education.
  2. LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS

         Moral and Ethics Camp was held at the NAKHON NAYOK  which includes series of lectures on ethics and morality and ethical standards for professional teachers as well as various team building activities .

         Sports Day. In this event, students develop their leadership skills as they work in teams and compete in various local sports as tug-or-war, ta-tung-tuang game, etc. It was held on November 16-18,2020

         Anti-drug Campaign is conducted for drug abuse prevention purposes and to develop a sense of social responsibility among the students as they joined the Anti-drug Campaign held on       Novemeber 7. 2020            

         Knowledge from this event enables students to make informed decisions and shape their values and attitudes regarding drug use and abuse.

         Tree Planting Activity-The B. Ed. Science students learn social responsibility and accountability as responsible citizen of Thailand as they join other faculties in planting trees in the campus vicinity on January 9, 2019.

                  Freshmen Night: Prince and Princess  , Christmas Day Celebration and New Years Day Celebration  2020

Celebrated on November 27,2020 , freshmen students learn to work and build good relationship with fellow students, showcase their talents and skills, and achieve STIC student’s desirable characteristics 

         International Day 2020. Held at Joseph Marie Building on January 24, 2020 the event aims to increase student awareness of multiculturalism and development of identity in diversity. Moreover, it allows students to improve their English language communication skills in a more practical and informal conversation during the international shows and exhibits 

         Thai Etiquette Activity was held on January 6, 2021      to remind students of this cultural practice.

    STIC Student Association Election 2021 (February 8, 2021)    was an event to remind students of their right to choose their leaders in the campus.  

  Arts, Culture and Local Knowledge Activity in Nakornnayok was held on  February 8, 2021  to expose students  of the Thai Arts, Culture and local knowledge. This exposes students with local community to be aware of the local activities .

Earth Day and Father’s Day  was held  on December 4, 2020   to remind students of their role in the protection of the environment.

The students also actively participated in several special events that speak of the history and culture of Thailand and its relevance to modern day society. These events include:

Wai Kru Ceremony ( July 16,2020) Loy Kratong Festival (October 20.2020) ; Her Majesty: The Queen’s Birthday (June 2,2020 ) His Majesty: The King’s Birthday ( July 23.2020) ;   Memorial Day of King Rama IX (October 12, 2020 )

  1. LEARNING AND INNOVATION SKILLS

         STIC TOEIC Test aims to develop the English proficiency of students through a series of online and off-line practice tests. In AY 2020,  three forms of TOEIC tests were offered to the students:

  • TOEIC MINI Test consists of 35 marks tests

             which is conducted thrice each semester.

  • TOEIC Practice Test consists of 200 marks and

             conducted once every semester.

  • REAL TOIEC Test which was conducted twice for AY 2020 by the TOEIC Testing Center at STIC once every semester.

         STIC Clubs

         The SAO in collaboration with the different faculty organized various clubs on September 4-5 2019 to cater to the different learning styles and different needs of the students in the college. About nine different clubs were organized including: STIC Alumni for 4th and 5th year students; Born to be Army Club; English Club; Music Club; Performance Club; Sport Club; STIC Channel Club; Volunteer Club; and Thai Tradition and Culture Club.

         Assessment Process

         The activities were assessed in in terms of student satisfaction and its contribution to the development of the 21st century skills.

For the satisfaction survey, the project organizers are responsible for evaluating every activity   required from the students. For this purpose, the SAO evaluation form is used. Right after each activity, students are randomly selected to accomplish the form. Analysis of the responses is made and a report is submitted to the SAO Office or the program committee. Suggestions for improvement were noted and integrated into the activity the following year. The result of the evaluation are as follows:

Wai Kru Ceremony 4.34

STIC Sports Day 3.86

Anti-drug Campaign  3.99

His Majesty: The King’s Birthday 4.62

 Prince and princess  cum Christmas Celebration 3.99

Loy Kratong Festival 3.61

Her Majesty: The Queen’s Birthday 4.37

International Day 3.87

Moral and Ethics on National Father’s Day  4.50

For developing the student’s 21st century skills, the activities were evaluated by the students in the program before the end of the AY2020 using a questionnaire checklist. The result is as follows

         Implementation

  1. Songkran Day Celebration 2020. This celebration promotes the Thai Culture  to enable students be aware of the significance of the festivity.
  2. Wai Kru  2020 is a  very important to promote among students the respect high regard to lecturers and academicians am  as they are a big part of the development of  Thailand as a nation. 
  3. Loy Kratong 2020 celebration is a very significant activity  in the college because it reminds the students the festivity to preserve the water environments which has an ecological  significance. This festival is  a reminder to the BEd.Science students that  as future teachers they should see the  connection between culture and science studies.
  4. King Rama X’s Birthday Celebration activity at the Office of Student Affairs to promote awareness of loyalty to the King Maha Vajiralongkorn.  And to continue the tradition and good culture of Thai people and allow students to participate in the activities of the College.
  5. Sports  Day 2020  is a day to promote healthy lifestyle  among college students and promote the anti-drug and anti -alcohol  campaign of  the college . This activity promotes also sportsmanship , and camaraderie among students, staff and lecturers. Furthermore, leadership and responsibility is enhanced among students. All students including the BEd- Science students took part in the event.
  6. Moral and Ethics Seminar. This activity is participated by all  Education students. This activity promotes  morality and ethics to students to have desirable characteristics such as honesty , discipline and responsibility.  It is also aims to  enable students to change moral behavior with moral projects.
  7. Thai Etiquette Seminar . This activity was attended by all second year students and BEd- Science 2   students attended the activity. This project was under the top management of St Theresa International college. 
  8.  Science Seminar  Day 2020  provided opportunity to expose  learners to explore further the power of science  beyond the classroom setting. Their hands-on experience with various activities during the event will enable them to experiment on their innovative and creative skills. The event is also intended to promote teamwork and collaboration among science and other  Education  students in STIC who were the participants of the event .  The event was attended by    other education students and the faculty members of the Science. The facilitators and speakers of the seminar were the 3rd year BEd Science students.
  9.  Volunteer to Development Activity  was in collaboration with Rajbamrung School in Ayuthaya where in the 1st year, 2nd year and 4th year students had done some teaching activities among chosen elementary and high school students. The 3rd year students had done repainting of an unused room to be remodeled as a technology center for the school. This activity had exposed them as future teachers   that cooperating with the community will be part of a school activity to help develop the school.

 10 . World -PEC= the 12th  World Peace Ethics contest 2021 University Level was participated by  two (2) 3rd  BEd Science students and two(2) BEd English students. All of them had been in the  Top 20  specifically, one (1) BEdScience student placed 10th and the other placed 19th.   The BEd English placed 12th and 17th in the competition.  This contest was in English.  This is an evidence that STIC students can compete with the other universities students in Thailand.

11.  Freshmen Trip to Ayuthaya  to Welcome Freshmen Students but was not done before the opening of classes so it was postponed in August when restrictions loosen up. This encourage camaraderie among the first year and the lecturers of the Faculty of Education 

12. Post Orientation of Graduating Students 

Evidence

3.2.1.1Intensive English Program
3.2.1.2General Assembly cum Seminar Workshophttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1YpDZExUHbljRk7ajfLtQd2SAjjZKNYGR/view?usp=sharing
3.2.2.2 General school activities attended by all students https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NAQNW2LZluKbNmzFEHldI6CgYFnjFnDX/view?usp=sharing
3.2.2.3 Science Seminar Day
3.2.2.41st Faculty of Education Day (2 nd Education Expo and 1st Research Forum https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UpNqIzCi0Fm-Nj6p9T71XEfCcDfAPX4C/view?usp=sharing
3.2.2.5 Webinar in English and Science Teaching https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/14cTM-0jubnbRl2LY_MHf0ocTlIW6D-40W1Fhn28fqgE/edit?usp=sharing
3.2.2.6 Volunteer Development Activityhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDvRafyzw1fuIrF8Is-v0WrrA7KM4Rhs/view?usp=sharing
3.2.2.6 World -PEC= the 12th  World PeaceEthics contest 2021 University
Level
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v7JRbHlus1slgScviHRfje7jqBtvGPQF/view?usp=sharing
3.2.2.7 Field Trip to Ayuthayahttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1XkmL6g1P4QcQYjRlf8-nggC8D_igjyVW/view?usp=sharing
Self-Assessment Score
3.25

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