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1 Campus Life Campus Life

2 Movie: Legally Blonde

3 Try to understand from the movie: There are different types of universities(e.g. some more leisurely, others more academically demanding; some casual, others formal) There are different types of universities(e.g. some more leisurely, others more academically demanding; some casual, others formal) How to apply to a college/university How to apply to a college/university What qualities do colleges look for in candidates What qualities do colleges look for in candidates Ways of orientation Ways of orientation How to excel in college How to excel in college Other aspects of campus life Other aspects of campus life

4 Discussion Questions –Compare the college application processes in China and the US. What does each stress? –What did you do at your college orientation, and what do US students do? Comment on the virtues of each. –Who are the popular students on Chinese or US campuses? Compare the differences. –Do you know anything about the dark side of US colleges and maybe Chinese colleges too? –What do college students do besides study?

5 How to select a college or university? Four categories of higher education institutions Four categories of higher education institutions The curriculum The curriculum Public or private? Public or private? Big or small? Big or small?

6 Four categories of higher education institutions University (may contain several colleges, offer bachelor ’ s, master ’ s, and doctoral degrees) University (may contain several colleges, offer bachelor ’ s, master ’ s, and doctoral degrees) College (four-year undergraduate programs) College (four-year undergraduate programs) Community college (usu. state owned, 2-year programs, credit or non-credit, vocational training, credits transferable to a public in-state college or university) Community college (usu. state owned, 2-year programs, credit or non-credit, vocational training, credits transferable to a public in-state college or university) Technical training institutions (half a year to four years) Technical training institutions (half a year to four years)

7 Enrollment The Chinese Way

8 College Entrance Examination Enter this gate to meet your destiny Books like this are among best-sellers

9 Anxious Parents

10 Evaluation Tests 高考 高考 将脂肪置于胃液中 37 ℃恒温二小时,分 解成什么 ? 将脂肪置于胃液中 37 ℃恒温二小时,分 解成什么 ? SAT SAT Suppose you’re enjoying a delicious pizza which is rich in fat. What can you assimilate most into your body? Suppose you’re enjoying a delicious pizza which is rich in fat. What can you assimilate most into your body?

11 Enrollment The US Way Most of the process is done outside the classroom

12 meet with admissions personnel meet with admissions personnel take guided tours of the campus take guided tours of the campus visit classes and various extracurricular activities visit classes and various extracurricular activities get an idea of the style of life and learning get an idea of the style of life and learning

13 The success of US college application depends on: Student ’ s high school records Student ’ s high school records Recommendation from their high school teachers Recommendation from their high school teachers The impression they make during interviews The impression they make during interviews Their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs) Their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs) Personal statement/essay questions Personal statement/essay questions

14 Harvard College Admissions Committee “…the Admissions Committee also considers many other criteria (other than academic accomplishment), such as community involvement, leadership and distinction in extracurricular activities, and work experience.” “Like all colleges, we seek to admit the most interesting, able, and diverse class possible.”

15 Applying for Yale A freshman class of 1300 from nearly 20,000 applicants each year A freshman class of 1300 from nearly 20,000 applicants each year Two questions: "Who is likely to make the most of Yale's resources?" and "Who will contribute most to the Yale community?" Two questions: "Who is likely to make the most of Yale's resources?" and "Who will contribute most to the Yale community?"

16 massachusetts institute of technology The Match Between You And MIT “MIT wants to admit people who are not only planning to succeed, but who are not afraid to fail. ”

17 300 名上海学生 2006 年将经面试直升 复旦 (Independent Admissions) 面试前先参加三个小时的资格测试(涵盖 语、数、英、计算机等十个科目) 面试前先参加三个小时的资格测试(涵盖 语、数、英、计算机等十个科目) 成绩前 1200 名学生提出入学申请:个人信 息表、申请信、高中三年各科成绩单、两 封任课教师推荐信、各项能力证明材料、 获奖证书、特长证明等) 成绩前 1200 名学生提出入学申请:个人信 息表、申请信、高中三年各科成绩单、两 封任课教师推荐信、各项能力证明材料、 获奖证书、特长证明等) 面试:随机抽取学校五位专家(不同领 域),每位专家与面试学生交流 15 分钟 面试:随机抽取学校五位专家(不同领 域),每位专家与面试学生交流 15 分钟 即使已通过面试的 300 名学生还需参加高考 即使已通过面试的 300 名学生还需参加高考

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19 US Freshman’s Most Common Fears About College I'll Get Lost I'll Get Lost I Won’t Like It I Won’t Like It I’ll Be Lonely I’ll Be Lonely I Won't Fit In or Make Any Friends I Won't Fit In or Make Any Friends I Won't Be Able to Afford It I Won't Be Able to Afford It College Will Be Too Hard College Will Be Too Hard

20 Other Worries of a US College Student… Choosing Majors Choosing Majors The pressure to be “cool” The pressure to be “cool” College Safety College Safety Dormitory Nightmares Dormitory Nightmares

21 Relieve student and parent’s anxiety and reassure them that their new school is a warm and friendly place. Relieve student and parent’s anxiety and reassure them that their new school is a warm and friendly place. Help them become familiar with the new environment of the school. Help them become familiar with the new environment of the school. Inform them of the various academic expectations and degree requirements. Inform them of the various academic expectations and degree requirements.

22 Coming to America ---Yilu Zhao ’ s Story A freshman counselor brandishing a fake penis, looking for a volunteer to demonstrate how to use a condom. Some girls giggled. I turned my eyes away, unable to bring myself to look at it. A freshman counselor brandishing a fake penis, looking for a volunteer to demonstrate how to use a condom. Some girls giggled. I turned my eyes away, unable to bring myself to look at it. A red-haired boy raised his hand, strolled to the center of the room and adroitly demonstrated. A red-haired boy raised his hand, strolled to the center of the room and adroitly demonstrated.

23 The American way --Princeton as an example They have a pre-registration wilderness orientation trip: Outdoor Action Frosh Trip. They have a pre-registration wilderness orientation trip: Outdoor Action Frosh Trip. Purpose: examine incoming freshmen's expectations about Princeton University for self- other discrepancies; reinforce their cooperation; help them adapt to Princeton and eventually to society. Purpose: examine incoming freshmen's expectations about Princeton University for self- other discrepancies; reinforce their cooperation; help them adapt to Princeton and eventually to society.

24 Ways of Teaching

25 Teaching material Chinese way – exam based Chinese way – exam based ★ Uniform textbook ★ large amounts of exercises American way- application centered American way- application centered ★ Booklist ★ Limited exercise

26 Ideas on teaching China: China: ★ exam of utmost importance ★ Stress results and theoretical application US: US: ★ Discussion centered ★ Stress real life application

27 Study group: a concept Chinese students are not used to

28 Why the difference? Characteristics of students Characteristics of students Educational principle Educational principle

29 “They (Chinese students) lack spontaneity, I think from the way they were taught in their native countries, and therefore have trouble speaking in class unless they are called on by the teacher. Free writing and some pair and small-group exercises are harder for them than working individually and considering the teacher the only authority. They have difficulty learning from other students, which is the American way in recent years.” “They (Chinese students) lack spontaneity, I think from the way they were taught in their native countries, and therefore have trouble speaking in class unless they are called on by the teacher. Free writing and some pair and small-group exercises are harder for them than working individually and considering the teacher the only authority. They have difficulty learning from other students, which is the American way in recent years.” ----from Diana Bloom, an American professor ----from Diana Bloom, an American professor CHINESE-TYPE

30 AMERICAN-TYPE “As a typical Chinese student, I usually won't let out an idea until it is relatively matured. Hence, it is quite disadvantageous for me to compete with the American students. They always be quicker to tell whatever come into their minds, despite that the ideas might be unsymmetrical (as they usually are). All this is resulted from their supernormal confidence. My project team member would volunteer to take the financial analysis work before I did, even though I had three years' accounting experience while he just graduated from a major in vocal performance.” “As a typical Chinese student, I usually won't let out an idea until it is relatively matured. Hence, it is quite disadvantageous for me to compete with the American students. They always be quicker to tell whatever come into their minds, despite that the ideas might be unsymmetrical (as they usually are). All this is resulted from their supernormal confidence. My project team member would volunteer to take the financial analysis work before I did, even though I had three years' accounting experience while he just graduated from a major in vocal performance.” ----from "Undisciplined" Americans ----from "Undisciplined" Americans

31 “ Schools should strive to produce thinking citizens rather than obedient workers. ” “ Schools should strive to produce thinking citizens rather than obedient workers. ” -----John Dewey UNIFORMITYVARIETIES U.S.China

32 Dark Side of the Story Not all honor and glory

33 Cheating For a brilliant score For a brilliant score For a higher GPA For a higher GPA For a better offer For a better offer For a smile on parents ’ face For a smile on parents ’ face For a pass in the exam For a pass in the exam Or for something beyond words … Or for something beyond words …

34 One student at Rutgers Univ. even published a book cheating 101:the benefits and fundamentals. (maybe this is one of the 101 cheating methods…)

35 Waste Time Time –Video games –Internet surfing –Running after certificates Money from parents Money from parents –Dating –Fashion items (iPod, cell phone, etc.) –Extravagant (hiring A YI to clean the dorm)

36 Campus Parties Parties can lead to many problems

37 Material Girls Where is my sugar daddy?

38 “ 陪读 ” 父母 2005 年 3 月, 《人民日报》刊登《陪读,让 大学生失去什么》。据称,在全国最大的 高教园区之一,杭州下沙大学城里,有数 百名 “ 陪读父母 ” 。他们或者因为子女缺乏独 立生活的能力,或者担心子女在学校谈恋 爱、玩游戏而耽误学业。 2005 年 3 月, 《人民日报》刊登《陪读,让 大学生失去什么》。据称,在全国最大的 高教园区之一,杭州下沙大学城里,有数 百名 “ 陪读父母 ” 。他们或者因为子女缺乏独 立生活的能力,或者担心子女在学校谈恋 爱、玩游戏而耽误学业。

39 Material competition

40 办公室来了 “ 骄娇族 ” ( 《新民晚报》, 2005 年 3 月 16 日) 小孙在出版社实习两个月,进出办公室从不招呼人, “ 要 我每天都叫王老师、张老师,我叫不出口,而且也太麻 烦。 ” 小孙在出版社实习两个月,进出办公室从不招呼人, “ 要 我每天都叫王老师、张老师,我叫不出口,而且也太麻 烦。 ” 小张刚实习,边干活边听 MP3 。 “ 她不仅自由散漫,经常迟 到早退。布置的任务能拖就拖,一到下班的钟点,她扔下 手里没完工的活,走得比谁都快。 ” 本来公司挺欣赏她的 专业能力,但不到半个月,只好请她走人。 小张刚实习,边干活边听 MP3 。 “ 她不仅自由散漫,经常迟 到早退。布置的任务能拖就拖,一到下班的钟点,她扔下 手里没完工的活,走得比谁都快。 ” 本来公司挺欣赏她的 专业能力,但不到半个月,只好请她走人。 不少大学生从未挨过批评,结果领导一挑剔,女同学落泪, 男同学拍桌子,动不动就不干走人。 不少大学生从未挨过批评,结果领导一挑剔,女同学落泪, 男同学拍桌子,动不动就不干走人。 小高让父母出面替自己找实习单位,因为自己一家家打电 话去问 “ 挺没面子 ” 的。还要父母送去, “ 人家又不认识我, 把我轰出来怎么办? ” 小高让父母出面替自己找实习单位,因为自己一家家打电 话去问 “ 挺没面子 ” 的。还要父母送去, “ 人家又不认识我, 把我轰出来怎么办? ”

41 Violence – Campus shooting 2008 On 2/15/2008,a former student at Northern Illinois University, indiscriminately fired into a lecture hall crowd with a shotgun and two handguns before killing himself. Total death toll, six. On 2/15/2008,a former student at Northern Illinois University, indiscriminately fired into a lecture hall crowd with a shotgun and two handguns before killing himself. Total death toll, six. It was the fourth shooting on US campus in a week It was the fourth shooting on US campus in a week

42 1.Exposure to an average of 8,000 murders and 100,000 other violent acts on television before finishing high school 2. Drugs and alcohol 3. Bad parenting practices 4. Availability of weapons Factors contributing to school violence in the West

43 Murder on Campus Ma Jiajue

44 Suicide Attempting suicide: Attempting suicide: Male … Female … Total Male … Female … Total Never: 98.6 … 98.7 … 98.6 Never: 98.6 … 98.7 … times: 1.2 … 1.2 … times: 1.2 … 1.2 … times: 0.3 … 0.1 … times: 0.3 … 0.1 … 0.1 -Source: American College Health Association, National College Health Assessment: Reference Group Executive Summary, Spring Source: American College Health Association, National College Health Assessment: Reference Group Executive Summary, Spring 2003.

45 Not uncommon in China “ 16 to 25 percent of college students on the Chinese mainland currently have mental problems such as anxiety, phobia( 恐怖症 ), neurasthenia( 神 经衰弱症 ), paranoia( 偏执狂 ) and hypochondria( 抑郁症 ). ” ---- National Center for Mental Health of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention “ 16 to 25 percent of college students on the Chinese mainland currently have mental problems such as anxiety, phobia( 恐怖症 ), neurasthenia( 神 经衰弱症 ), paranoia( 偏执狂 ) and hypochondria( 抑郁症 ). ” ---- National Center for Mental Health of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention

46 The notorious “ cat abuse ” in Fudan ( 张亮亮的自白书 )


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