The First Workshop on Analysis of Students’ Academic Performance
During the First Semester
The First Workshop on Analysis of Students’ Academic Performance during the first semester of 2017-2018 was held at Jinan University-University of Birmingham Joint Institute (J-BJI) on March 16th.
The statistics on students’ performance, final grades and overall grades for each course had been analyzed in order to evaluate the academic performance of the first student cohort. To be specific, every student has passed all of the examinations. And all students have a good performance on general courses and basic courses. Their grades on professional courses present a normal distribution and the excellent rate is above 40%. These figures were presented to the workshop. Then students interacted with the program administration team during the meeting.
Results of the research show that most students have adapted well to university life and study in JNU and have become accustomed to the English-Medium-Instruction (EMI) environment. Most students considered the first semester to have been rich in academic content, and had laid a good foundation for their future study. However, a small number of students had difficulties adapting to this new way of learning. For this reason, JBJI has seminars, personal tutorial hours, an English Language Clinic, and EAP courses for all students.
After the meeting, student representatives and other student had intense discussion with admin staff about learning environment, learning methods and study difficulties.