The National Policy on Education (NPE) 1986 emphasises to harness teacher motivation to enhance the quality of education. It ushers in the need for teachers to strive for excellence. To achieve this, platforms for professional and personal development are created. Academic Staff College is one such platform. Vellore Institute of Technology fosters training for their faculty through their Academic Staff College. Teachers in the higher education bucket, enhance their professional skills through training and orientation. The training programs are well structured and are facilitated by eminent experts.
Faculty Orientation Program (FOP) is a month long training program for the newly appointed faculty members. FOP brings the new faculty members to understand the culture of the institution and orient them towards institutional values. It helps them to build a good team and nurtures knowledge sharing and bonding. This year’s FOP was scheduled from 3rd May to 31st May. Our Honorable Chancellor, Vice President and Vice Chancellor graced the inaugural ceremony. The vision of taking VIT to the Top 200 Global Universities List was seeded in the minds of the new faculty. Training programs were structured to envision this dream. Some of the titles deliberated in this academic year’s FOP are: Joining hands in the making of a world class University, Expectations from VIT, Academic Regulations, Proctoring, Digital tools for Classroom teaching/learning, Student learning outcomes and their mapping, Setting HOT questions, writing winning project proposals, Flipped Classrooms, Virtual Classrooms and MOOCs at VIT.
INDUSTRY INSTITUTE INTERFACE – I 3
The programme I 3 was a kick start for VIT in linking academia and the industry in the way forward in education.
- ASC has signed a MoU with ICT Academy to train Professors on specific domains.
Mission statement of ASC:
Our mission is to provide continuing education for developing professional attributes for a globally expansive knowledge transfer that will benefit the student community across boundaries and the society at large through structured training and orientation programs of superior calibre.