“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death” said Albert Einstein. And kindling intellectual and professional growth is the prime purpose of the Faculty Development Cell (FDC) at Prahladrai Dalmia Lions Colleges College.
One of the important objectives of this Cell is to conduct training programs for newly inducted and in-service faculty in the institution. Other activities of the FDC include preparation of e-learning materials, curriculum development, carrying out research in pedagogy and integrating ICT into teaching-learning process.The main objective of this cell is to sensitise and motivate the faculty to adopt learner-centred approaches, ICT integrated learning and new pedagogic approaches to teaching, learning and assessment tools in higher education. The development of these skill sets among teachers is the need of the hour. The cell organized two workshops for teachers in the A.Y.2019-2020. Workshop on “An insight into Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) and its recent amendments was organized on 27 th August 2019. The resource person invited for this workshop was Smt Yogini Ghare,Deputy Registrar, Academic Authorities Unit; Vice Chancellor’s Office , University of Mumbai. 35 participants from the nearby colleges participated in the said workshop.
2) Workshop on “Learning through Cyberspace” was organized on 23 rd August 2019. The resource person invited for this workshop was Dr. Agnes D’costa, Associate Professor, Pushpanjali College of Education, Vasai. The said workshop was attended by all teachers ofthe aided and self-financing courses.
The aim of the workshop was to provide hands-ontraining on:
- Learning Management System (Using Edmodo)
- Creating Massive Open Online Course using Eliademy
- Google Classroom
- Acquainting participants with SWAYAM
Last year the Faculty Development Cell of our college organized a Five-Day OnlineWorkshop on “Data Analysis Using Excel” for teachers of degree and self-financing courses from 18 th January 2021 till 22 nd January 2021.by Dr. SwatiDesai, Research Guide, JJT University was the resource person for this workshop.
Our job as teachers is to inspire our students to do their best, inspire hope, ignite their imagination, and instil a love of learning and this can be done best through empowering ourselves through learning. Armed with this objective our faculty Development Cell aims to empower the teacher with a treasure trove of knowledge for as Nelson Mandela says “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Thank you