ORIENTATION PROGRAM

Of Planning and Management of Higher Education Institutions

PROF FAROOQ FAYAZ AND DR GEER M ISHAQ

Department of Higher and Professional Education, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) New Delhi organized a week-long orientation program for principals of various degree colleges of the Jammu and Kashmir state on “Planning and Management of Higher Education Institutions” in collaboration with UGC-Academic Staff College of the University of Kashmir between June 23rd to June 27th, 2013.
Main objective of the program was to sensitize the participants towards newer challenges relating to expansion, equity and quality in undergraduate education, particularly in the context of twelfth five year plan. The program was aimed at helping the college principals in formulating College Development Plans for their respective institutions. A total of 26 college principals of J&K state participated in the program that included 18 principals from Kashmir and eight principals from Jammu division.
Terming such programs as the need of the hour, Director Academic Staff College Prof Farooq Fayaz added that unless we have people with tremendous leadership qualities at the helm of our higher educational institutions, quality assurance goals cannot be achieved. Dr Geer Mohammad Ishaq, faculty, University of Kashmir conducted proceedings of the inaugural session.
During the orientation program, several participant presentation sessions were also held in which various participants of the program made presentations on diverse topics concerning higher education at undergraduate level including, “Effective functioning of  Internal Quality Assurance Cells”, “Innovative practices in teaching and learning’, “Innovative practices on inclusion, admission, scholarship, coaching, extension”, “Uses of ICT in College administration”, “Financial Management in Colleges”, “Gender sensitization among teaching, non teaching staff & students” and “Internationalization of Higher Education”.
Prof. Farooq Fayaz thanked all the college principals, University administration and NUEPA faculty for making the program a great success and for further strengthening the effective management of higher educational institutes in J&K state. He emphasized that the program was not only intended at developing friendly relations between the university and the colleges but also to foster organizational development and capacity building in terms of institutional management among the learned participants. He emphasized on conducting more such programs in future for the benefit of all stake-holders in higher education.


 


 



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ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Of Planning and Management of Higher Education Institutions
Prof Farooq Fayaz and Dr Geer M Ishaq 
Higher education is an instrument of upward mobility through promotion of excellence at individual, institutional and national level. Excellence of work force is a pre-requisite for sustained growth of any nation and for humankind, excellence is a must for extending the frontiers of knowledge and cultivation of values. Strengthening of quality and excellence requires simultaneous and multi-dimensional efforts towards capacity building in terms of organizational planning, institutional management and professional development. For improving the overall quality of higher education, there has to be generous support for individuals and institutions working at the undergraduate level besides support for attempts to redefine relevant knowledge in keeping with our local contexts and sensitivities.
In order to address the needs of professional development of our academic administrators at the college level in terms of institutional management, organizational development, financial management, human resource management, curriculum design and development, quality assurance, assessment and accreditation, information and communication technology, planning and administration, Department of Higher and Professional Education, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) New Delhi organized a week-long orientation programme for principals of various degree colleges of the Jammu and Kashmir state on “Planning and Management of Higher Education Institutions” in collaboration with UGC-Academic Staff College of the University of Kashmir between June 23rd to June 27th, 2013.
Main objective of the programme was to sensitize the participants towards newer challenges relating to expansion, equity and quality in undergraduate education, particularly in the context of twelfth five year plan. The programme was aimed at helping the college principals in formulating College Development Plans for their respective institutions. A total of 26 college principals of J&K state participated in the programme that included 18 principals from Kashmir and eight principals from Jammu division. Department of Higher and Professional Education, NUEPA, New Delhi under the leadership of Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan and its senior faculty members delivered lectures apart from a few eminent resource persons of the Kashmir valley on various topics of relevance and thoroughly interacted with the participants on various themes of the Orientation Programme.
Inaugural address of the week-long Orientation Programme was delivered by Prof. Abdul Wahid, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir who was also the Chief Guest on the occasion. He spoke about essentials of strategic management and organizational development of higher educational institutions. Prof Wahid elaborated upon specific issues pertaining to access, equity, quality assurance and relevance in higher education. Key-note address was delivered by the renowned educationist of the valley, Prof. A. G. Madhosh, in which he stated that our main focus should not only be upon subject update and pedagogy but on gender orientation and personality development too. Prof Madhosh asserted that main objectives of higher education should lay stress upon core leadership capacities, setting goals, aligning resources, streaming accountability and strengthening quality.
Welcome address and overview of the programme was presented by Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan, Course Director and Head, Department of Higher and Professional Education, NUEPA, New Delhi. In his welcome address Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan said that newly emerging philosophy of the education system is based on the premise that faculty is the nerve centre whereas students are at the heart of our education system. Terming Principals as academic leaders in many ways Prof. Bhushan stated that our youth need to be transformed into an enriched human resource with enhanced employability and creative skills. He declared that main focus of the week long orientation programme shall be upon issues pertaining to undergraduate courses and organizational management in degree colleges.
Prof. Farooq Fayaz, Director Academic Staff College proposed the vote of thanks in which he was appreciative of Prof Sudhanshu Bhushan and all his senior faculty members for undertaking this important exercise aimed at bolstering the administrative and managerial skills of our academic administrators. Terming such programmes as the need of the hour, Prof Farooq Fayaz added that unless we have people with tremendous leadership qualities at the helm of our higher educational institutions, quality assurance goals cannot be achieved. Dr Geer Mohammad Ishaq, faculty, University of Kashmir conducted proceedings of the inaugural session.
Main activities of the week long orientation programme included powerpoint presentations by senior faculty of NUEPA and eminent resource persons of the valley, panel discussion, group tasks, interactive sessions, group discussion and preparation of project reports by the participants. Themes of various technical sessions included higher education reforms, coordination between colleges and university, leadership challenges at undergraduate level, student empowerment and support systems and institutional development of colleges. A panel discussion on “Teacher’s Professional Development” was chaired and initiated by Dean College Development Council, University of Kashmir, Prof. G. Mustafa Shah with his presentation on “Coordination between colleges and university in curriculum, admissions, evaluation and finance”. Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan, Prof Farooq Fayaz and Dr. Aarti Srivastava also participated as panelists in the discussion. Participants of the orientation programme were divided into four groups and group tasks were assigned to them on various topics including faculty and teaching learning, student empowerment and support services, decentralised governance and post-2004 college development. Participants prepared project reports on these topics and presented the same during various participant sessions of the programme.
Prof.Sudhanshu Bhushan made presentations on “Higher Education Reforms: What does it mean for under-graduate colleges”, “Strategies and Institutional Planning for Managing  Change”, “Choice-based credit system” and “Self Assessment of a college”, whereas NUEPA faculty Prof Avinash Kumar Singh made a presentation on “Leading the colleges in challenging environment”; Dr Aarti Srivasta, Associate Professor, NUEPA, deliberated on “Skills for employability in South Asia”; Dr Neeru Snehi and Dr Kausar Wizarat, Assistant Professors, NUEPA made a presentation on “Best practices in faculty development”. A group discussion was also held on “Challenges of Higher Education in J&K” in which all college principals, NUEPA faculty, DCDC, University of Kashmir and Director Academic Staff College, University of Kashmir held threadbare discussion on the topic and identified solutions to the problems in our higher education sector.
During the orientation programme, several participant presentation sessions were also held in which various participants of the programme made presentations on diverse topics concerning higher education at undergraduate level including, “Effective functioning of  Internal Quality Assurance Cells”, “Innovative practices in teaching and learning’, “Innovative practices on inclusion, admission, scholarship, coaching, extension”, “Uses of ICT in College administration”, “Financial Management in Colleges”, “Gender sensitization among teaching, non teaching staff & students” and “Internationalization of Higher Education”. An invited lecture was also delivered by Prof Mehraj-ud-Din, former Director ASC, presently serving as Dean, Faculty of Law, Central University of Kashmir on “Meeting Student Challenges of the colleges of J&K”.
Valedictory function of the week-long programme was presided over by Prof. Talat Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir. Registrar, University of Kashmir, Prof. Zaffar Ahmad Reshi and Prof. Nisar Ali, Advisor, Department of Higher Education, Government of Jammu and Kashmir were also present at the occasion. Session started with presentation of project reports by participants followed by presentation of programme outcome/recommendations by Dr. Z. A. Chatt, Principal, Govt. Degree College (Boys), Anantnag.
In his presidential address, Prof Talat Ahmad stressed upon the need to formulate a robust mechanism for developing colleges of the state and for achieving intended academic results. He pointed out that newly established colleges across the state are in dire need of both permanent faculty and adequate infrastructure and besides state government, Kashmir University is doing all it can to help the colleges in this direction. He declared that the University has taken several steps over the last two years to bring colleges closer to University and our efforts have started bearing fruits. Prof. Zaffar Ahmad Reshi stated that development of colleges is a big issue in higher education and university administration with the support of state government will try to assist colleges in their development. While speaking at the valedictory function, Prof. Nisar Ali, advisor to government in higher education laid emphasis upon revamping and restructuring the entire higher education system in the state so as to meet the contemporary challenges.
Director Academic Staff College, Prof. Farooq Fayaz thanked all the college principals, University administration and NUEPA faculty for making the programme a great success and for further strengthening the effective management of higher educational institutes in J&K state. He emphasized that the programme was not only intended at developing friendly relations between the university and the colleges but also to foster organizational development and capacity building in terms of institutional management among the learned participants. He urged upon the need to conduct more such programmes for all stake-holders in higher education in future.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 7 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 7 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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