In the afternoon of September 26th, the First “Talk to the Dean” was held in Room 420 in International Education Complex Building, Secretary General & Dean of the College Liao Dongsheng, Associate Dean Li Zhenyi, Director of Office Wang Yiwei, and student representatives of Grade 2014 participated in the talk.
The first Talk invited students of Grade 2014 attending. It was hoped that students can give their opinions and advice for the harmonious development of the College. What problems and deficiencies they thought existing in the academic management, class teaching, logistics management, Party and League construction, can all be communicated and discussed with the leaders of the College in the talk.
One student representative said “The exercises in the tutorial classes are not given the answer and we students do not know whether our answers are right or wrong”. Dean Liao Dongsheng answered that some assignments like research papers did not have a standard answer but a way of problem solving, some assignments like statements should have a standard answer, the College will communicate with the lecturers to solve this problem.
“Some of us are very concerned about the employment, right now, we level 6 students still have 8 modules, we have to squeeze time for job seeking for we have to take classes, do assignment, write papers, and every day we have only 5 hours to prepare for bank or civil servant entrance exam. Time is so limited for us, and life is so hard. ” “We have communicated with SU and asked if it is possible to add some modules to every semester to let students take less modules in level 6 so that they can have more time to prepare for the employment. They said it is impossible, because according to SU regulation, only students have gone through each level’s study and pass the exams can they enter into next level’s study. This kind of education mode is different from that of the Chinese one. It is ‘stair’ education. We students should balance relationship between academic study and employment, develop quality of hard working, and keep the idea of ‘employment first and then career’ ”. Dean of the College Liao Dongsheng and Associate Dean Li Zhenyi answered. Also, they two analyzed the current employment situation and what advantage students of the College have in employment and shared with the students their own employment and career experience.
It also discussed graduation time and GXUN & SU degrees in the talk.