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HEC making efforts to promote academic vitality
Islamabad, Aug 08, 2008: Since its inception in 2002 Higher Education Commission (HEC)
is making all efforts to promote academic vitality by providing training and
development opportunities that support learning & teaching as well as assist
individuals in working effectively together within their departments and
throughout the university community.
In the same context, Department of
Learning Innovation of the HEC took up the huge task of Faculty development
across the country through its project called National Academy of Higher
The project was aimed to develop the pedagogical and
research skills of the teachers of university/degree awarding institutes. The
major target of NAHE was to conduct professional competency enhancement programs
for 3200 teachers of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) across the country.
Keeping this in view a program/course of 24 days was designed.
areas/modules covered during these programs were Educational Psychology,
Research Skills, Curriculum and Material Development, Educational Measurement
and Evaluation, Administrative Planning and Communication Skills, Advanced
Teaching Skills and Microteaching. The modules were developed by a team of
expert and renowned educationists.
The name of the said 24 days program was
Staff Development Course (SDC). 38 Human Resource Development Centres were
established across the country in the public sector universities to impart
professional development trainings to 3200 teachers of HEI's.
especially focussed to cater rural and urban areas of the country. NAHE at the
end of it's first phase completed not only its stipulated figure but
successfully cross the target figure and reach the figure of 3564 through 115
SDC's. This achievement of NAHE is no doubt a landmark of the project NAHE. To
assess the impact of SDC's on our teachers, NAHE awarded Research Grants to two
expert researchers after an open competition to conduct research on "Impact
Analysis of Faculty Development Program under the scheme NAHE".
of both the research reports showed that a remarkable positive change has been
observed in the participants of SDC in areas like, confidence in teaching,
knowledge of individual differences, use of teaching aids, lesson planning etc.
The participants also highly recommended to carry on these courses in future as
well for the rest of the untrained teachers as this would definitely improve
their pedagogical and research skills.
The major components of NAHE are
Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers (PCEPT) and
Incorporating Technology in Education (ITE).
Likewise, Seminars, Workshops
and International/National Conferences are also included in NAHE-II.
time it is very much emphasized to maximize the quality of professional
competency enhancement programs and for the purpose, 2500 teachers are targeted
to impart trainings. The program has officially stared in July 2008 and for the
planning of the implementation of the activities of NAHE-II a Two Day Planning
Workshop is scheduled on 8th and 9th of August 2008. About 25-30 experienced and
expert educationists, researchers, Resource Persons, and stake holders of
previous courses/programs have been invited to give their input to make this
program a more beneficial and successful program.
The workshop would be held at Conference Hall C and T building H-8, HEC
Islamabad. The main objectives of the workshop are as how to proceed further
following the lesson learnt from the previous SDC's, and as how to improve the
modules, the content of the modules and their delivery/presentation in the
classroom. The Nation
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Pak-China varsity campus to be built next year: MoU signed
Islamabad: Pakistan and China signed a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) here on Thursday to establish permanent campus of the Pakistan-China
University of Engineering, Science and Technology in the federal
The signing agreement was held at the Higher Education
Commission. Construction of the campus will begin next year and within five to
six years, the university will have a developed physical and technological
Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui and Chairman HEC were
present on the occasion. Dr Sohail Naqvi, executive director HEC, signed on
behalf of the Commission, while Prof Lin Jintong, rector of the university,
represented the consortium of seven Chinese universities led by the Beijing
University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).
According to the MoU,
students at the university will be enrolled in top Chinese universities. In
addition, the BUPT will initially award degrees to the students who complete all
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UET, Southampton varsity to explore academic exchange
Peshawar: Pro Vice Chancellor Southampton University UK, Professor Alistair Fitt
and Joe Nesbitt, deputy director of international office, visited University of
Engineering and Technology (UET) and met Vice Chancellor Imtiaz Hussain Gilani
to look into the opportunities for mutual academic exchange
Professor Alistair said the objective of the visit was to
enhance cooperation and strengthen ties between the UET and the Southampton
The university was one of the UK's top 10 research universities
and internationally recognised for best engineering programmes.
said as part of the university's drive to attract most promising students, they
had already placed five scholars from UET and found them highly disciplined and
regular in studies, as well as excellent in their conduct. "This shows the
standard of education and training given to scholars from parent universities,
we look forward to get more scholars from UET in future and assure them full
cooperation in providing quality education," he said.
UET, while adhering to the policy of the HEC to consolidate academic linkages
with foreign universities, said UET would soon enter into an agreement with
Southampton University during his forthcoming visit to UK to incorporate joint
research initiatives between faculty and student exchange
Gilani would also discuss the opportunity to involve UK
universities in the establishment of World Class University of Engineering
Science and Technology in Peshawar. In this respect he will meet the officials
and academicians to discuss the idea. The News
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