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

System and Mechanism

The expected outcome of the indicator leads to strengthening the student intake process to the program.
Initially, the program followed the minimum eligibility criteria for admission:
1. A bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline from accredited institution.
2. Original transcript of records and diploma
3. Must be of good moral standing
The process of admitting the student in the program is:
1. Potential students have submitted their Transcript of Records to check their completion of bachelor’s degree. Qualifications shall
be in accordance with the criteria set forth in TQF 2 and the criteria of the Teachers Council. All of them are regular teachers.
Classes are based on the basic level of education.
2. Students have undergone interview and screening process.
3. The students were notified through email or phone call about the schedule of the interview.
4. The program director, together with the instructors, interviewed the potential students.
5. The program director and instructors handed over the interview results and the full-time program lecturers consider the students
for admission.

Process and Evaluation
The curriculum committee evaluates the process according to the system and mechanisms for accepting students. Common
problems arose such as students’ level of commitment to finish the program that led them to complain about many required projects
and assignments for a specific course that made them feel very hard as full-time working professionals. Some of the candidates lack
English competencies which made them difficult to catch up with the lessons, thus they withdrew or dropped from the course. The total
number of students registered is lower than the maximum allowed number (quota) given by the government per cohort/batch.

Implementation/Development

Preliminary Screening and Evaluation of Candidates

With the initiative of the program director, he required all the registered candidates to submit their self-introduction statement and
self-introduction video. This served as preliminary requirements before the candidates will be given invitations for personal interview.
Rubrics were used to carefully select the most qualified candidates.
Involvement of Faculty Member to Career Guidance/Marketing
For Academic Year 2020, one of the faculty members was sent to join the Marketing Team during Career Guidance to different basic
education institutions in Thailand. The program director also sent communications/letters promoting the diploma program to schools
where the college alumni were employed.

Strengthening Social Media Presence through Promotional Ads and Students’ Testimonials
For Academic Year 2020, with the initiative of the program director and technical support from the I.T. Department, recorded
promotional videos and students’ testimonials were posted on the college official Facebook Page.

Improvement

There were communications / letters sent to schools where our Graduate Diploma completers were employed. The program administrators also promoted the program to our alumni in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching Profession program. Strengthened communication and linkages to universities in the Philippines were also done to promote the program.

Results

There was only one (1) new international graduate student admitted into the program who is from Nigeria due to travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Plan for process improvement

To strengthen the partnership between and among the college and international schools in Thailand, there will be a plan to
organize an International Schools Association or Organization which will be spearheaded by the current students of the college as
leaders.

3.1.2 Readiness Preparation before Study Commences

System and Mechanism:
The program sets a preparation system and process for new students. The program director arranged for the orientation session
before the formal opening of classes. The process involves the following:
1. Presentation of the instructors who will be teaching the program
2. Articulation of the purpose or rationale of the activity.
3. Presentation of the college rules and regulations.
4. Dissemination of the curriculum content and duration.
5. Grading systems
6. Teaching profession courses
The students will attend two orientations:
The orientation before the start of the classes
The post-orientation seminar and send-off ceremony after the practicum/internship courses
Process Assessment
Based from the evaluation results of the previous orientation session, it was found out that there was a problem about their
readiness to study the teaching profession courses. They suggested to have a short seminar before the formal lessons start.
Process Improvement
For this academic year, the orientation process includes a one-day Induction Seminar for students’ readiness in studying the
core courses and to be more acquainted with the program.

Results
Based on the students’ feedback, there are highly satisfied with the seminar/training session. They became more ready, prepared,
and committed to study. There was a high satisfaction rating of 4.52 from the students based on the evaluation conducted for the said activity.

Evidence

3.1.1.1Enhanced Marketing Strategy
Promotional Advertisements in
Facebook
3.1.1.2Orientation and seminar memo
and program of activities
Self-Assessment Score
3.1 4.00

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