The Higher Education scenario has changed enormously over the years due to globalization, development of technology, severe competition & associated stresses, issues of social sensitivity, challenges of adopting (1) information technology in all spheres of academics & administration and, (2) promoting best & innovative practices. Likewise, needs for counseling, mentoring and acquisition of communication skills and competency have become highly essential. In light of these new paradigms a formal training of at least 2 weeks is needed for the newly recruited teachers of the 1st Grade Colleges.
Keeping the above objectives in mind, a Curriculum for ‘Induction’ training was developed by a duly constituted committee of experts from different fields as shown below:
Prof. B. G. Mulimani, former Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and BLDE University, Vijayapur (Chairman)
Prof. Shashikala Desphande, Former Dean, Faculty of Education, Karnatak University, “Gurukrupa”, Road No-3, Malamaddi, Dharwad – 580 007.
Shri G. C. Talur, Former Secretary to Government, PWD, Kalyan Nagar, Dharwad – 580 007.
Prof. Siddalinga Swamy, Coordinator, Quality Cell, Department of Collegiate Education, Palace Road, Bangalore – 560 001.
Prof. Manika Ghosh, Director, Training and Research Centre for Positive Change & Wellbeing, # 202A, Brigade MM Annexe, K. R. Road, Jayanagar, 7th Block, Bangalore – 560 070.
Prof. P. Nagabhushan, Head, Departments of Computer Science, Mysore University, Mysore – 570006
Prof. V. V. Ghorpade, Joint Director, Collegiate Education, Dharwad-1.
Prof. S. S. Patagundi, Dean (Academic & Training) HEA, and Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, K. U. Dharwad (Convenor)
The committee deliberated exhaustively over several meetings to develop the curriculum. It also interacted with the Deans and Director of HEA before finalizing the curriculum . The training is expected to provide a sound foundation about the meaning & significance of higher education, importance of teachers in nation building as well as brining in the corporate culture in them besides exposure to the Govt. rules and regulations etc.
Modules used for Administrative Training for Principals
Challenges and Opportunities of a Principal
KCSR, Conduct, CCA rules &RTI Act
Public procurement, Bills/vouchers, Cash Books, Audits
e-Governance and ICT based education
Assessment & Accreditation (NAAC) process
Mission Mode Initiatives of Govt. of India: skilling & promoting entrepreneurship in youth
Regulatory Cells empowering student community and checking antisocial activities on the campuses: Counselling, Grievance redressal, Placement, Anti ragging, prevention of sexual harassment and Alumni Association
UGC and AICTE regulatory norms for recognition, affiliation and admissions for colleges. R and D Agencies, Research Projects and Funding
Modules used for Induction Training of Assistant Professors
Concept of a Teacher-Indian perspective; Moral, ethical values and attributes of an ideal teacher; Role of a teacher in the development of human resource.
Higher Education: Acts and Policies- Wood's despatch to Knowledge Commissions
Types of communication skills; Positive attitude, Credibility, Accountability, Exposure to International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Time management; Stress management; Mentoring and Counselling abilities; life Skills
Learning ,Teaching and Evaluation
Scope of ICT in Teaching, Learning, Evaluation and Educational Governance
KCSR; CCA rules; KTPP Act; RTI; Co-curricular Obligations: Professional ethics; Mentoring, Research and consultancy
UGC guidelines regarding prevention of ragging, sexual harassment.
IQAC and related matters such as API, PABS. Best practices, Social responsibilities, Placement cell, Alumni Association.
Practicums (Both programs):
Communication skills, stress management, time management
ICT based exercises: e-mail, Browsing, PPT preparation, Use of LCD projector/ Smart boards
Cash book maintenance, Compliance to audit observations
Best /Innovative practices: green campus, placement cell, Alumni Association
Role play, Group discussions, Visit to library, Debate on chosen topics, Book summarising / critical review
Eminent experts serve as the resource persons for every program. At the end of each session feedback from the participants is obtained for analysis and future guidance. Further, as a rule one talk is arranged to inspire the participants on their role as administrators and teachers.