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Chulalongkorn University Announcement Guidelines for Preparations of Instructional Management, Assessment and Evaluation for the Opening of Classes for the First Semester of the 2020 Academic Year

Chulalongkorn University Announcement Guidelines for Preparations of Instructional Management, Assessment and Evaluation for the Opening of Classes for the First Semester of the 2020 Academic Year

In reference to the three announcements issued by Chulalongkorn University regarding Guidelines for Instructional Management under an Extraordinary Circumstance as a Result of COVID-19 Infection Outbreaks applicable to instructional management, evaluation and assessment for the second semester of the 2019 academic year and the Chulalongkorn University Announcement on Guidelines for Instructional Management and Assessment for the third semester (trimester system) and the summer semester (semester system) of the 2019 academic year,  

To ensure its preparedness for instructional management, assessment and evaluation for the first semester of the 2020 academic year under these unusual circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University hereby announces the guidelines as follows:

1. Instructional Management

(1)  For theoretical or seminar courses — instructors should place emphasis and concentrate on online instruction.

(2) For practical courses – instructors should implement the Blended Learning instruction by considering the ratio of necessity and flexibility along with online instruction, for example, courses dealing with research, or those that require the use of laboratory or educational tools and equipment in large scale teaching settings or those that take place only within the university.

Practical courses refer to courses that include learning activities with practical skills for individuals or groups such as Studio, Skill, Perform or Ensemble courses, Clinical courses or other courses relying on similar forms of instruction.

(3) If it is necessary to carry out instructions on the premises of the University the related work section must be responsible for complying with implementing measures for COVID-19 infection protection as stipulated by the Government, the University or a Professional Council.

2. Practical training, field trips or study trips for each program of study

(1) A work section may consider cancelling practical training, field trips and study trips for each program of study that has not been included in the Thailand Qualifications Framework (TQF) 1. As such, the practical training, field trips or study trips might be replaced or modified in such a way whereby the learning results and learning capacity in accordance with the objectives of the program of study are fully retained.     

(2) A work section may consider adjusting the period of time allocated for practical training, field trips and study trips for each course by adopting one of the following measures

           (a) Reduce the period of time allocated for practical training, field trips and study trips to shorten the duration as necessary so as to correspond with the situation concerning the COVID-19 infection outbreaks. 

           (b) Separate or spread out the practical training, field trips and study trips in various phases as appropriate in different time periods in ways that do not affect or endanger the health of the students undergoing practical training. 

           (c) Alternate the practical training, field trips and study trips with the regular courses that appear in the original course syllabus as designed and specified in the TQF 2. 

(3) A work section may consider adjusting the format of the practical training, field trips and study trips for each program of study by coordinating with an establishment or professional organization to accept students for practical training, field trips and study trips through such formats as Assignment Based, Work From Home (WFH) or Project Based assignments. Assessments and observations will be given to students periodically via online platforms.  

In so doing, cancellations, time adjustments and format adjustments of the practical training, field trips and study trips for each program of study must be carried out in a manner that does not affect the standard criteria or specification of professional councils and must also strictly adhere with the University announcements. 2. Practical training, field trips or study trips for each program of study

3. Assessment and evaluation

The work sections may consider holding course examinations or admission exams to select candidates to study in a particular program. As such consideration must be given to the number of persons taking the exam in each classroom as well as the preparedness and capability in making arrangements that allow for flexibility. 

4. The work sections may determine the individuals responsible for each of the matters stipulated in numbers 1-3 as well as the academic activities related to instructional management for example student orientations or performance preparedness tests. As such, arrangements of physical structures and other related matters must strictly comply with the announcements and ordinances of the government and the University.    

5. Work sections that hold classes, assessments and evaluations continuing from the third semester (trimester system) and the summer semester (semester system) of the 2019 academic year should follow the Chulalongkorn University Announcement on Guidelines for Instructional Management and Assessment for the third semester (trimester system) and the summer semester (semester system) of the 2019 academic year dated March 20, 2020. 

6. Where difficulty arises from implementing the guidelines under this announcement, the section head shall have the discretion to resolve the situation as appropriate.

Announced on June 19, 2020

(Prof.  Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn)
President

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