Faculty Development programme
- Faculty Development Programme 2017
Quality Improvement programme (QIP) for the faculty was conducted on May 17, 19 and 22 of May 2017. The theme of the programme was Teaching, Learning and Evaluation. The faculty, along with eminent resource persons, such as Prof. Partha Ghosh and Dr. Naresh Rao deliberated on how to diversify the course plan to impart as many skills as possible to the students to prepare them for their future careers.
They also discussed and planned for different activities using diverse teaching methodologies and digital tools available for both students and faculty. The QIP also included a segment on research and publication in which the Fulbright scholar, Dr. Paul Hong from shared tips on collaborative research and publication and on including the research component in teaching, learning. New evaluation rubrics were debated upon and included in to departmental evaluation policy.
- Quality Improvement Pgrogramme 2016
The Department of International Studies and History organized Quality Improvement Program (QIP) from 6th to 8th of October 2016.The program consisted of 10 sessions spread over three days with focus on Curriculum.
The program was inaugurated on 6th October by Dr John Joseph Kennedy, Professor of English and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) by delineating the difference between Curriculum and Syllabus, in the context of globalization and the challenge of internationalization of curriculum to cater to the needs and requirements of present generation.
The first day sessions focused on Recent Trends and Focus in Domain: Identify areas for introducing the papers by Dr SiddharthMallavarapu from South Asian University, New Delhi followed by Prof. Lawrence Prabhakar of Madras Christian College, Chennai on Strategic Culture and the need to explore the missing link in History, Politics and Social Issues. The Post lunch session commenced with Dr. Siddharath highlighting the new areas that have emerged in the domain especially in the writings John and Hobson Barry Buzan and others. This lecture was further carried forward by the next speaker Prof.Lawrwnce Prabhakar by introducing new questions that have emerged in the domain Superflousnes of the nation, growing transnational effect and its terminology etc.
On the second day Session began with the presentation of Dr. BhupinderYadav of AzimPremji University, Bengaluru, addressing on Ideas and Issues in Social Sciences and Humanities focusing on four issues a)tracing the growth of knowledge,b)Mapping the transformation of identities c) I. Wallerstein’s views on Opening up of the social sciences and the deviational limits that is possible in a curriculum. Thesession two on the same day was addressed by DrVanamalaVishwanathon Translation as a negotiation between Culture dispelling the wrong notion that translation dilutes or distorts the text, at the sametime explaining the detailed academic process involved in it. The last session of the day was by Dr Amman Madan, from AzimPremji University on the theme ‘Evaluation: Process and Practices’ stating pertinently that subject expertise plays a key role in the effectiveness of teaching and evaluation with intimately connected to personality and differs from person-to-person.
The final two session on day three- 8/10/2016 was addressed by Dr M. J. Vinodof Bangalore University on the theme Recent Trends and Focus in Domains emphasizing the need to integrate university syllabi with contemporary world politics also wanted academia to look into new areas -Like Symbolism, Inter regionalism and Role of science and technology.
The last session of the last day was the session of participants with preparation of reports on the sessions and incorporating the suggestions base on the 5 parameters of Learning outcome/objectives, Pedagogy, assessment, modules and bibliography. to rework on any one of the subjects that they are teaching.
The QIP concluded in the evening with a Vote of thanks by the Professor of history Dr. Vagishwari the Coordinator of the Program.
- Orientation on Course Curriculum and Learning Management 2016
The first session of the Workshop of Department of International Studies and History was conducted by prof. T.S. Ramachandran, Institute of Management, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The Programme focused on three things – Knowledge, Skill and Attitude that are to be attained by the student at the end of the course and the level of performance that the student should be able to demonstrate at the work place. The presentation also focused on the characteristics of a good learning which included being Active, Clear, Appropriate, Achievable, Assessable by means of Internal Assessments and CIAs and Student focused which was discussed with the help of suitable examples. The other aspects that were focused in the presentation included Global/Cross Cultural Awareness and on Emotional Intelligence and Self – Awareness, Collaboration in different teams and possessing the Quantitative skills and Technology Literacy, Usage of creative methods to solve problems and other vital skills like Creative and Analytical Thinking and Strategic Thinking and Oral and Written Communication Skills. The various domains of Emotional Intelligence were also discussed in detail. Both the sessions were very informative. In the first session Sir T.S Ramachandran Has discussed as how we can change our curriculum design based on the three factors Knowledge, Skill and Attitude. He said that there is no fixed parameter to evaluate the learning outcome of the students. So, we can change it according to the requirement of the domain.
In the second session Mr. Vinay from the Department of Computer Science has talked about the Moodle.Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments. This can be usedeverywhere even outside the class through electronic medium. The main purpose is to generate knowledge and transfer it to the students through various medium. The teachers can use it for Multiple Choice Questions, Assignmentsand to upload study materials which is easily accessible for the students.
On 11 November 2016, Mr. Vinay took another Workshop on Moodle to enhance our knowledge. The session was very much productive as he clarified all the doubts raised in the Workshop.