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CEA Shanghai Center - University of New Haven

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Accreditation

Courses at the CEA Shanghai Center are transcripted by the University of New Haven, which is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the New England Association for Schools and Colleges, or the University of Arizona, which is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Since opening its doors in 2010, the CEA Shanghai Center has offered an interdisciplinary liberal arts and business education in dynamic Shanghai, China. Enjoy the opportunity to actively improve your global competency and further your academic pursuits while immersed in a city where traditional Chinese culture meets the modern high-tech era in a dynamic fusion.  

The CEA Shanghai Center’s unique partnership with East China Normal University (ECNU) offers unparalleled immersion experiences and opportunity to learn alongside Chinese peers, in courses taught in English. Designed to take full advantage of the city’s history, culture, and business environment, the curriculum takes you into the community, where you’re encouraged to apply what you’re learning in class to the real world. This ongoing, active, and reflective approach helps you gain a deeper historical and social understanding of Shanghai and China while developing the cultural fluency you need to communicate and function effectively in an increasingly globalized world. 

Faculty at the CEA Shanghai Center are committed to fostering your intellectual and cultural growth by engaging you in lively simulated debates, multi-media research presentations, and round-table discussions. Offerings at the CEA Shanghai Center don’t simply provide you with the tools and direction you need to learn about China, but also invite you to critically reflect and articulate on your own national, cultural, and social identities. Though participation, interaction, and collaboration, you’ll work toward academic and future professional success. 

Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty selected by CEA and approved by the University of New Haven.
  • Faculty represent a variety of different academic and professional backgrounds.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Class size ranges between 15 and 25 students for electives. Small class sizes allow for personalized attention from your instructors.

Grading

Professors at the CEA Shanghai Center carefully evaluate student's work and progress throughout the session. When calculating grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance using the following grading system:

CEA Grading Scale (Effective Spring 2017)

Letter Grade

Numerical Grade Low Range

Numerical Grade High Range

Percentage Range

Quality Points

A+

9.70

10.00

97.0 - 100%

4.00

A

9.40

9.69

94.0 - 96.9%

4.00

A-

9.00

9.39

90.0 – 93.9%

3.70

B+

8.70

8.99

87.0 – 89.9%

3.30

B

8.40

8.69

84.0 – 86.9%

3.00

B-

8.00

8.39

80.0 – 83.9%

2.70

C+

7.70

7.99

77.0 – 79.9%

2.30

C

7.40

7.69

74.0 – 76.9%

2.00

C-

7.00

7.39

70.0- 73.9%

1.70

D

6.00

6.99

60.0 – 69.9%

1.00

F

0.00

5.99

0 - 59.9%

0.00

W

Withdrawal

 

 

0.00

INC

Incomplete

 

 

0.00

Completion of a course is defined as a receipt of a letter grade (A+ to F) as opposed to Withdrawal or Incomplete.

In order to determine a quality point ratio, each letter grade from a completed course is assigned a quality point value. The quality point value for each grade earned during a semester is multiplied by the number of semester hours assigned to that course. The sum of these points is the total number of quality points earned during the semester. It is divided by the number of semester hours completed to obtain the quality point ratio (QPR).

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Shanghai Normal University

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Accreditation

Shanghai Normal University is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and under the guidelines of the Municipal Government of the city of Shanghai.

Founded in 1954 with a focus on teacher training, Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) has since grown into a comprehensive university that incorporates 20 different colleges, research institutes, and training centers, in fields ranging from liberal arts and science to industry and business. Since its establishment, SHNU has trained some of Shanghai and China's finest professionals. Approximately 10,000 students enroll at SHNU every year, many of whom participate in exchange programs from universities around the world.  

Located in a quiet residential area within easy reach of downtown Shanghai, SHNU is a beautiful island of green in the middle of the busy city. Great emphasis has been placed on renovating and retaining older buildings, rather than building new ones. You’ll walk along tree-lined walkways, and pass beautiful sitting areas and water features on your way to class.  

CEA students take language classes at SHNU’s International College of Chinese Studies (ICCS). ICCS has a reputation for excellence in language teaching, and many of its professors are engaged in research on the latest Chinese language teaching methodologies. The college’s Chinese language study program attracts about 2,000 students from other countries in Asia, the U.S., and Europe every year. ICCS offers instruction at all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced and, as an official testing center for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), offers students the opportunity to take the test on campus. 

Classroom and Information

  • Chinese faculty from Shanghai Normal University’s International College of Chinese Studies teach your language courses and electives.
  • Language instructors are professionals trained in teaching Chinese as a Second Language.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in China may be different from those found in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 15 and 17 students for language courses and between 10 and 15 students for electives.
  • You’ll attend class with students from the U.S., Canada, Asia, and other parts of the world.

Grading

All final course grades will be reported in the form of a numerical grade, as follows:

Chinese Letter Grade

Percentage

US Letter Equivalent

Excellent

90-100

A

Fine

80-89

B

Medium

70-79

C

Pass

60-69

D

Failing Grade

0-59

F

Please note that this grading scale is recommended, but final credit and grade evaluation is ultimately determined by a student's home university.

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East China Normal University

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Accreditation

East China Normal University is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and under the guidelines of the Municipal Government of the city of Shanghai.

Founded in 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China, under the direct auspices of the Ministry of Education. The first university founded after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, ECNU has developed into a comprehensive university that incorporates 21 schools and colleges, five advanced research institutes, and 58 departments offering 130 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. Approximately 30,000 students study at ECNU’s Downtown and Minhang campuses. 

ECNU emphasizes internationalization and enjoys both a wide influence and an excellent reputation. Every year, over 3,500 international students from 45 countries study at ECNU, creating a diverse and friendly community. CEA students will join the Global Curriculum Program at ECNU's Global Education Center, an ideal setting in which to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion with other international students. Taught in English by international faculty team, the courses cover subject areas such as Business/Economy, Sociology, Politics, Culture, and Philosophy. The credit structure is identical to North American Universities and colleges. 

ECNU’s Downtown campus, home to the CEA Study Center, is nicknamed the "Garden University" for its beautiful scenery. On campus, you’ll find old trees, gardens, rivers, bridges, and lawns, while just outside are two huge malls, four metro systems, and a mature international community. 

Classroom and Information

  • Faculty members are from North America, Europe, and China with teaching experience in multiple countries.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in China may be different from those found in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 20 students.
  • You’ll attend class with students from the U.S., Canada, Asia, and other parts of the world.

Grading

All final course grades will be reported in the form of a numerical grade, as follows:

ECNU Global Curriculum Program Grading Scale

Letter Grade

Numerical Grade Low Range

 

Numerical Grade High Range

 

Percentage Range

 

Quality Points

 

A+

9.70

10.00

97.0 – 100%

4.00

A

9.40

9.69

94.0 – 96.9%

4.00

A-

9.00

9.39

90.0 – 93.9%

3.70

B+

8.70

8.99

87.0 – 89.9%

3.30

B

8.40

8.69

84.0 – 86.9%

3.00

B-

8.00

8.39

80.0 – 83.9%

2.70

C+

7.70

7.99

77.0 – 79.9%

2.30

C

7.00

7.69

70.0 – 76.9%

2.00

D

6.00

6.99

60.0 – 69.9%

1.00

F

0.00

5.99

0 – 59.9%

0.00

W

Withdrawal

 

 

0.00

INC

Incomplete

 

 

0.00

                                                                         

Completion of a course is defined as a receipt of a letter grade (A+ to F) as opposed to Withdrawal or Incomplete.

In order to determine a quality point ratio, each letter grade from a completed course is assigned a quality point value. The quality point value for each grade earned during a semester is multiplied by the number of semester hours assigned to that course. The sum of these points is the total number of quality points earned during the semester. It is divided by the number of semester hours completed to obtain the quality point ratio.

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CEA Staff

Our dedicated on-site staff works to ensure your well-being. CEA staff will assist you with any questions that may arise during your program, help you transition into local culture, monitor your academic progress, and organize cultural and social activities.

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