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

Student Admission

Process

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.
     4. The curriculum or program in co-operations with the faculty and the college proceed the announcement of student applications.

5. 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. Classes are based on the basic level of education.

     Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent mental and physical health.

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. 

6.The curriculum or program examines students’ qualifications.

7. The program announce applicants’ name list for interview. 

 8.. The students were notified through email or phone call about the schedule of the interview.

9.Students have undergone interview and screening process.

10.. The program director, together with the instructors, interview the potential students and select students.

11. The program director and instructors hand over the interview results.

 12. The curriculum or program announces selected students.

  13. Students report and register to be college students.

Applicants  who intent to enroll in the program of Master of Education in Learning Management Science were required:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 (on a four-point scale) or equivalent. If the degree is not under the field of education, students will need to enroll in two foundation courses.
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirement may be admitted to the program with the prospect of being granted full-time status if they can maintain a GPA of 3.0 upon completion of 12 credits. 
  • Applicants must achieve the minimum score on one of the following English proficiency tests:
    • TOEFL : 500
    • IELTS : 5.5 band score

 Students must be fluent in the English language hence it is the medium of instuction in the program.

The Office of the Admissions reviews the applications of aspiring students and conducts an interview before the applicants are accepted into the program. For academic year, 2020-2021, there were six(6) new students.

Improvement/  development plan 

Noting that the enrollment is seemingly low,  the faculty would  innovate ways of increasing the number of enrollees to the program  like:

         1. Word by mouth advertisement of the program through our enrolled students.

         2. Making brochures/leaflets to be  used by the marketing team about the program.

       3. Using popular social media to advertise about the program.

Result

        Many prospects had contacted the program for more details and information but they did not make decisions  yet. So the program will do more marketing through many more visitations  to targeted schools.

3.1.2 Readiness Preparation before Study Commences

Process

        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. Courses 
  7. Road map to success- The students will construct their own road maps to success  at the beginning of the program. Here they write their goals to achieve, how they will achieve,time frame to achieve.

Improvement/  development for 2021

 Follow up road map to success of students and  integrate obstacles or hinder the achievment of the goals and remedies that they can do to solve the problems, or how the faculty can intervene to help solve the problems or hinder the obstacles to their goals.

Result

Students gained more understandings about the program and were looking forward to study courses in the program.

Evidence

3.1.1.1MedLMS 2020 STIC Student
Admission System and Preparation Flow Chart.https://www.stic.ac.th/postgraduate-program/learning-management
3.1.1.2MedLMS General Orientation
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGkXdDbqSlCcfFLKhsCTksVSdGc
Self-Assessment Score
3.13

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