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C-Edge College conducts FSDP March 2023

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Dimapur, March 10: Faculty & Staff Development Programme (FSDP) was held on March 7 at C-Edge College on the theme “Quality Measures and Engagement Challenges in a Changing World.”
The one day programme was organised by IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) and sponsored by Kiremwati Chair where all the teaching faculty and staffs attended. The FSDP was designed to focus on the way forward for the College after 10 years continuous journey of quality education. The objective for the seminar was the exposition on the three key areas which was presented and discussed during the three sessions that was held.
The first session which was chaired by Seema Debnath, Associate Professor of Management Studies was a combined assembly of both teaching faculty &Staff, based on the sub theme “How do we, C-Edge College, position itself in context of an ever changing world and its challenges?”
In her welcome address, Dr. Chubatola Aier, Principal acknowledged the resource persons for taking out their valuable time for the programme. She also thanked the IQAC team and all the participants for their constant efforts towards this program. In addition, she highlighted on the needs and importance of faculty& staff development programme.
President of the College, Er. Moa Aier delivered the keynote address where he started by giving an example of how we have been “brainwashed” by the developed country.
He did a comparative analysis between some of the leading countries like United States, China,Japan, Italy, etc. In his detailed researched based power point presentation, he stressed on the main motive of understanding how USA has been playing with the minds of the people all over the world so that they can remain super power for as long as possible.
Aier used the example of the strong, stronger and strongest nations in the world to give the participants an idea about the near future and the shift in the world power.
All these examples and data were presented as to how the educators can adapt and understand the world from a broader and progressive perspective.
He concluded the session by revising the mission and vision of the College and how the faculty and staffs can strive to achieve the common goals of making the students competent to attend to their basic needs of a human life and not to be dependent on anyone.
In the second session which was held at Manen Hall, the staffs were trained on the sub theme “Management and preparation for NAAC” where the resource person was N Elone, Assistant Professor and former IQAC Coordinator of Immanuel College, Dimapur. She talked about how the staff can play a role during assessment and accreditation process of NAAC and also shared some detailed pointers about interacting with peer team members.
She concluded with an interactive session of clarifying the documentation system maintained by the staff.
The moderator for the session was Wawe-U, the College Librarian.
Simultaneously, the teaching faculty had their second session at the Conference Room with Professor Dr. Rama Mathew, ELT consultant and retired Professor of Education from the University of Delhi where she was also Dean of the Faculty of Education.
The former lead mentor for ARMS (Action Research mentoring Scheme) and for ELTRMS (ELT Research Mentoring Scheme), both British Council funded schemes, held the technical session on the sub theme “Quality in Higher Education: what and how?”
She presented and discussed on how a teacher can improve quality education and the various issues related with quantity in education. She was of the opinion that quality can be assessed based on evidence and by experts in the field.
She stressed on the importance of self-introspection on the part of the teachers. She also shared that the students can be made to share opinion in order to ascertain whether the learning process is developing them from an academic standpoint. In addition, the issue of quality and quantity deals with description, feelings and agreed standards while quantity deals with numbers, tallies, scores etc.
She encouraged the teaching faculty to be pleasant, collaborative and facilitative at all times. In order to build student’s confidence, she also mentioned about how teacher should spend more time with them outside the classroom, take their suggestions and ideas. The moderator for the session was Meyatemsu Longkumer, HoD of English who actively presided the interactive session too.
(Page News Service)

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