Quality Assurance Measures
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Quality assurance and further development

 

Internal teaching quality evaluation

In each semester, the University, every School and every program carry out mid-term and final teaching inspection, bachelor thesis process inspection, teaching order inspection, and the inspection of lesson plans, test papers and other basic teaching materials, to discover and solve possible problems arising in teaching and management process. Taking test paper inspection for example, in every semester the USST and every School conduct random inspection on test papers of last semester, and make evaluation from such three aspects as test paper scores, test paper analysis, and improvement measures, so as to promote test paper standardization. In every semester, every School will analyze exam score distribution and student scoring for teachers teaching, etc., and propose recommendations and requirements on teachers to improve teaching quality.

 

External teaching quality evaluation

The School adopts student’s employer feedback system, and listens to the advices from employers. In addition, the School has introduced external supervision, for example, the School has participated in the Undergraduate Teaching Evaluation of Higher Education Institutes launched by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the Outstanding Undergraduate Program Assessment organized by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, which helps forming the teaching quality evaluation mechanism that features the joint involvement of higher authorities, employers, the University, teachers and students, and the combination of internal evaluation and external evaluation.

 

Instruments, methods and data

 

The number of students and the graduation rate

Table 1 lists the number of students and graduates of this program from 2012 to 2016. The starting time and ending time of spring semester and fall semester are basically the same every year, therefore, the schedule for every year is certain.

The destinations of graduates of this program are shown in Table 1:

Table 1 Destinations of graduates of the program

Last five years

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Number of students

42

64

66

66

59

Proportion of graduates

90.48%

82.81%

90.90%

87.88%

83.05%

Proportion  of graduates with bachelor degree

90.48%

82.81%

90.90%

83.33%

83.05%

Proportion of graduates employed

85.71%

62.50%

84.85%

81.82%

71.19%

Proportion of graduates further studied in China

11.91%

20.31%

10.60%

6.06%

13.56%

Proportion of graduates further studied abroad

2.38%

9.38%

1.52%

1.52%

10.17%

Proportion of other graduates

0

7.81%

3.03%

10.60%

5.08%

 

Student assessment

Every student must obtain 240 ECTS credits in total for graduation. The courses which a student fails to pass will be recorded. For those who fail to pass the exams, the opportunities are provided to reseat exams or retake the courses, and the School exam committee will check every student's score sheet every semester. Those who have passed national CET-4 exam will be deemed qualified in English courses. Those who fail to obtain all of 240 ECTS credits will be unable to get a degree. For the sample of student score sheet, please refer to Appendixes L1 and L2.

 

Examination score evaluation and continuous statistics

Teachers submit students’ exam scores after finishing exams in each semester. The School will arrange dedicated staff to analyze scores, and provide relevant suggestions for students according to the analysis results, so as to improve student learning outcomes. If a student fails to pass the exams of courses of two competence fields, a dedicated counselor will be arranged to supervise and guide the student’s subsequent course study, and keep contact with the student’s parents, as well as promptly notify the parents about the student’s in-university performance. The School will reward those counselors who have achieved good guidance results.

 

The evaluation of students on teaching quality

The evaluation of students on teaching quality is an important part of teaching evaluation system. Every student must submit evaluation forms on teachers’ teaching quality before selecting courses every semester, otherwise will not be able to select courses for the new semester. Teaching suggestions listed in the form of evaluation will be analyzed and utilised for improving teaching methods. The evaluation of students will also be utilised for assessing the teaching quality of teachers and be linked with teachers’ work performance. For the forms of evaluation on the teaching quality of teachers, please refer to Appendix I.

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