THE IMPACT OF TUTORIALS IN SCHOOL CAREER OF THOSE REGISTERED AS S11 AND S12 IN BOTH SCHOOLS OF ADMINISTRATION AND DENTISTRY OF UNIVERSIDAD VERACRUZANA
Universidad Veracruzana (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:School Career is the academic behavior of a student which describes their performance in school, their good and bad grades and the average attained during their school years. The analysis of the school career implies the observation of the movements of a certain school population across determined and specified school years.
The School career is the main variable that reflects the evolution of the students according to their syllabus, as well as the pace and speed with which the students go over their subjects.
Some information, gathered at Universidad Veracruzana, shows that approximately 25 out of 100 students who make it to university level studies will dropo ut even before the first semester has been completed. Morever, most of them will choose a major in which they will get low grades and also they´ll be likely to fail. This means that by the third semester dropout index will be 36%.
Universidad Veracruzana is a Public Autonomous Upper Level Studies Institution which makes efforts to establish a tutorial system which will contribute to solve the problems that said system will constantly face, seeking to ensure that tutorials will be integrated into the university culture and also represent a new faculty work method. In this investigation we also seek to identify the obstacles that have prevented in some cases achieving said goals, as well as the search of results that will help eliminate those obstacles.
By this means we will make an analysis of the school career of the students of Universidad Veracruzana, focusing on both Schools of Administration and Dentistry, particularly on students registered as S11 and S12. We will also mention the support given by their academic tutors.
School Career is defined as the behaviour and academic development of the students during their yeas in this institution, from the moment they enroll up to that of their graduation, this will also include their high or low grades on the subjects covered in their syllabus.
It is of high relevance to know the school career of the students as it represents a variable that reflects their evolution on the syllabus, as it also sets the pace and speed with which they will take their assigned subjects.
With this investigation we intend to identify the current school career of the students, if they have received orientation from their tutors and if the information provided by those tutors has helped the students improve their school career.