Honors College paid summer visits to students
- Release Date:2017-08-30 14:09:30; A total of Date: 14 visit
This summer, in order to spread the educational ideas and learn more about students, Honors College actively held a visiting activity focusing on ‘Visit and Research in Depth, Family and School Together to Cultivate Students’.
On August 2nd, Li Li (the director of the students' affairs division), Qian Zaixian (the dean of Honors College), Wang Xinwen (secretary of the party committee), Luo Xiushan (deputy secretary of the party committee) and Wang Liuyan (instructor of the college) visited Xu Di who lives in District Pu Kou of Nanjing.
Although disabled, Xu di was directly admitted to the Liberal Arts Intensive Class of Honors College this year due to her outstanding grades. The director Li Li and the leaders of the college introduced the policies of the university and the college to the family and solved some puzzles posed. They also inquired about some difficulties and wished to offer help. Through communication, teachers were all inspired by her spirit of optimism and self-discipline. Director Li sent a summer package to Xu Di containing five books recommended by professor Li Bo and wished that she could prepare for the coming new phase of her life.
From August 15th to 19th, Wang Xinwen (secretary of the party committee), Luo Xiushan (deputy secretary of the party committee) and Bao Han (instructor of the college) went further to Guizhou to visit some 2016 students. They not only solved puzzles of the parents and students, but also sent the greetings and expectations from the college to the family.
Since the student lives in mountainous areas and traffic there is inconvenient, the college team departed from Tongren and spent nearly 4 hours on the road. After a hard journey, they finally arrived at Autonomous County Qiaojia Town in Tongren Area and visited the 2016 student Chen Ying.
Learning more details about family members, health conditions and economic incomes from Chen’s mother, the leaders also gave feedback on the student’s study and life in school. After they were informed that the family circumstances got worse due to emergency, the Secretary Wang Xinwen comforted them and told them national and scholastic funding policies for poor students. He encouraged Chen Ying to study hard and repay the society.
Then, it took the research team a whole day to cover more than four hundred kilometers, finally arriving at County Xishui of Zunyi. They visited the 2016 student Li Ruilan, communicating with the family about Li’s situations in school while receiving feedback from them. The family conveyed their opinions and advice about the college and the college gave specific guidance based on Li’s major.
Through the communication, Secretary Luo again stressed about Honors College’s goal and method of talent cultivation. He also pointed out that the student should work hard on improving basic knowledge of the discipline and the ability to use English. The family was grateful to the concern from the college and declared that they would promote Li to overcome difficulties and make progress together with school, inspiring him to become a creative talent.
Since Honors College implemented the reform in enrollment admission in 2016, many students out of Jiangsu Province were admitted to the college, especially from the west. After they entered university, the department paid special attention to them. Focusing on specific students, the college held plenty of activities to help them better adapt to the school life: hosting student symposiums, visiting their residences during Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrating National Day together with them etc. Through the home visiting, teachers learnt more about the difficulties students have to face in order to go to university; meanwhile, they were also moved by the spirit of perseverance displayed by students.
Summer visiting is an effective way to promote the college reform and talent cultivation. It provides a platform for school to get close to the family, together propelling student’s growth. The college has a better understanding of needs from students, which in turn provides evidence for specific talent education. Home visiting will gradually become a mechanism led by school and assisted by family. More ideas related to ‘Creative Talent Cultivation’ will be spread with the help of this mechanism and hopefully it’s going to become a new normal to better link the students with the college.