In order to improve our teaching quality, to ensure the punctually and accurately accomplishment of professors’ teaching tasks, and to guarantee an impartial assessment of final results, a special Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee consists of teachers in correlate department of the host university and the course professors in our program is set up by each host university. They will be there to supervise the teaching quality and the result assessment.
The Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee is set up by host university. As the organizer of the program, NAIS has no right to intervene in the assessments made by the committee. In 2016, several well-known professors were invited to join the Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee attached to the host university in order to make NAIS a more rigorous in scholarship, more transparent in teaching, and more impartial in assessment program.
For each campus, the Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee will have one Director (professor from North American university), one Deputy Director (faculty member appointed by the host university), one Secretary-general (director of educational affairs of the campus), and many Committee members (foreign professors from Deputy Director office).
The Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee meets every week during school hours with teaching assistants. The Director and Deputy Director will lead the meeting and reflect on the teaching matters of the week, and to suggest improvements on NAIS' programs. After the meeting, Director will communicate with professors who are ill evaluated and the Secretary-General will make a summary of the data and memo.
The midterm exam is given during the third week of school. The exam for each course will be created by the professor in charge. The Secretary-General will review the exams on the first day of the third week. Examination supervisors shall be appointed to every paper test. The test paper signed by the professor shall be handed over on the fourth-week. Memos from the regular meeting and exam papers shall be printed according to the actual class size and kept sealed, which shall not be opened until the exam.
Scores and EOR (Enquiry on Result)
Every foreign professor shall submit a score to the Secretary-General describing the class performance, homework, and exams in the final scores during the first regular meeting. Students’ final scores shall be given strictly in line with the criteria, 10% of which shall be inspected by the Academic Affairs Office in a sample survey. Any inconsistencies from the standard will be changed accordingly.
Students who have any objections for their scores can discuss it with the professor. If they fail to reach an agreement, student can propose an EOR (the EOR procedure can be found on Academics section of NAIS official website). Deputy Director of the Committee will carry out a re-check of the scoring and gather information about the student’s performance from the professor and teaching assistant. The EOR results will be issued within a week in written form to the student.