The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched a capacity-building training program for teachers in Punjab universities.
The program was for the faculty of nine divisions of the province in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education, Punjab under the Higher Education Development in Pakistan (HEDP) project, said a press release on Thursday.
The HEC HEDP project team at Lahore University of Education organized a two-day training for faculty from 60 affiliated universities in the Lahore district.
The first batch consisting of 109 participants, including more than 60% women, was trained in the capacity-building workshop.
Detail of Capacity building program for lecturers:-
The training consisted of six modules:
A — Transition to the Semester System
B— Academic Advising and Career Progression
C — Use of technology in education
D — Evaluation and feedback on learning
E — Curriculum and course development
F — Teaching Methodology: Andragogy and Pedagogy.
The activity is led by the HEDP Program Specialist Asad Khan and the team of the Post-Secondary Education Reform Unit (PERÚ), a component of the project responsible for the execution and deployment of the Undergraduate Education Policy (UEP), in Close coordination with Higher Education. Departments (HED).
The HEDP project is focused on supporting the tertiary education system made up of affiliated universities in Pakistan and various initiatives of the project, including IT, support, governance, capacity building, and financial autonomy, aim to support these institutions.
The training follows previous advocacy meetings with HED Punjab in which they have nominated 1,600 professors from 800 affiliated universities, whose capacity will be enhanced in a phased approach.
The training was followed by an online post-test and feedback survey. Pre- and post-tests indicate that substantial value was added to the participant’s knowledge of UEP during the training.
HED Punjab Under Secretary Nadeem Asghar attended the opening and closing ceremonies (distribution of certificates). He stressed effective coordination between federal and provincial agencies and the importance of such training for faculty development, especially in affiliated colleges.