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  • 1. DEVELOPING AN IMPACTFUL ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Abd Karim Alias (akarim@usm.my) Centre for Development of Academic Excellence (CDAE) 1
  • 2. What is world class education? Not only about imparting knowledge, but also… Not only about imparting knowledge, but also… to inculcate skills and… to inculcate skills and… instill values. instill values. Image source: PTPM, USM 2 Abd Karim Alias@2013
  • 3. Academic Ecosystem Program Lecturers Leadership Quality Assessment Students Pedagogy Curriculum APEX 2nd PHASE Modes & medium TRANSFORMING BEYOND 2013 delivery of Academic By: Profesor Ahmad Shukri Mustapha Learning Environment Recognition Accountability 3
  • 4. Academic Ecosystem Lecturers Students Program ACADEMICIAN ATTRIBUTES Pedagogy passion & highly committed Curriculum • Driven by APEX 2 PHASE TRANSFORMING BEYOND 2013 Project positive image & inspiring nd Mastered the subject domain Leadership Practiced sound Modes & pedagogy Commit to continuous professional medium of learning delivery Quality • Creative & innovative Assessment • Digitally literate • Good networking & work collaboratively with industry Learning • Aware of Mustapha and future trends By: Recognition Profesor Ahmad Shukri the current Environmen Accountabilit in higher education • Lifelong learner t y • Global mindset 4 • • • • Academic
  • 5. Point B: A Scholar The distance can be huge & the path may not be obvious Point A: Just an ordinary academician Image source: http://office.microsoft.com/en- Abd Karim Alias@2010 5
  • 6. SCHOLARSHIP "Scholarship is teaching, discovery, integration, application and engagement” Abd Karim Alias@2014 6
  • 7. BOYER’S 4 DOMAINS OF SCHOLARSHIP Abd Karim Alias@2014 7
  • 8. BOYER’S MODEL OF SCHOLARSHIP • The scholarship of discovery that includes original research that advances knowledge; • The scholarship of teaching and learning that the systematic study of teaching and learning processes; • The scholarship of integration that involves synthesis of information across disciplines, across topics within a discipline, or across time; • The scholarship of application (engagement) — engaging peers/community 8
  • 9. What is an excellent educator in the 21st century? Doing the right thing What is the faculty able to do Core competencies
  • 10. What is an excellent educator in the 21st century? Doing the thing right Doing the right thing What is the faculty able to do Core competencies How the faculty approaches their teaching Scientific principles of Scientific principles of education education Ethics & attitude Ethics & attitude Decision making Decision making Teamwork Teamwork
  • 11. What is an excellent educator in the 21st century? Doing the thing right Doing the right thing What is the faculty able to do The right person do it The faculty as a professional Core competencies How the faculty approaches their teaching Scientific principles of Scientific principles of education education Ethics & attitude Ethics & attitude Decision making Decision making Teamwork Teamwork Professional development Professional development Self-assessment Self-assessment
  • 12. SoTL Level Contributing to educational mission QUALITY SCHOLARLY TEACHING Advancing knowledge in the field SoTL Goal Setting SCHOLARSH IP OF TEACHING Engagement in educational community SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING (SoTL) QUANTITY
  • 13. “Formal and informal means of helping teachers not only learn new skills but also develop new insights into pedagogy and their own practice, and explore new or advanced understandings of content and resources” Grant, C. M. Professional development in a technological age: New definitions, old challenges, new resources [Available online] Abd Karim Alias@2011 13
  • 14. • To update individuals’ knowledge and skills of a subject in light of recent advances in the area • To update individuals’ skills & approaches in light of the development of new teaching techniques & new educational research • To help teachers become more effective Abd Karim Alias@2011 14
  • 15. ROLES OF ACADEMIC PD PROGRAM • To elevate the status and quality of teaching & learning at the institution; • To shift the focus of teaching from teacher performance to student learning; • To bridge the gap between teaching and research, generating a more meaningful role for teaching at research universities; • To build an institutional culture of intellectual dynamism (hungry for knowledge) 15
  • 16. PD program IS NOT a remediation! Abd Karim Alias@2013 16
  • 17. PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS FOUR MAJOR AREAS (70%) (10%) 17
  • 18. CERTIFICATE PROGRAM THREE LEVELS • • • Basic Intermediate Advanced 18
  • 19. PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS BASIC BASIC INTERMEDIATE INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED ADVANCED 100% 100% 75 75 % % CD, SoTL, AL modules (15%) CD, SoTL, AL modules (10%) T & L modules level 2 and 3 (15%) 25 25 % % T & L modules level 1 (25%) New lecturers CD, SoTL, AL modules (15%) T & L modules level 2 and 3 (20%) T & L modules level 1 and 2 (25%) T & L modules level 1 and 2 (25%) T & L modules level 1 (25%) T & L modules level 1 (25%) Lecturers 5 to 10 years Lecturers >10 years 19
  • 20. PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS 1. TEACHING & LEARNING • • • • • • • • • • Philosophy of education Adult learning theories Neurocognitive & the science of learning Effective teaching strategies Instructional design Technology-enhanced learning Blended learning (flipped classroom) Assessment Effective course management Teaching portfolio 20
  • 21. COMPETENCY MAPPING PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS 1. TEACHING & LEARNING 21
  • 22. PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS T & L MODULES Ultimately to achieve alignment of learning outcomes with learning activities & assessment. 22
  • 23. PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS 2. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Curriculum development includes a variety of activities around the creation of planned curriculum, pedagogy, instruction, and delivery methods for guiding student learning. 23
  • 24. PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS 3. SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING & LEARNING (SoTL) The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is a way of treating teaching as a scholarly activity by posing questions about student learning and its relationship to the ways in which they are taught. 24
  • 25. PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS 3. SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING & LEARNING (SoTL) Lecturers can bridge the gap between their research and their teaching identities by asking and answering meaningful questions about teaching and learning in ways that align with their disciplinary research practices. 25
  • 26. PD PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICS 4. ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP Preparing the future managers… Setting academic priorities, evaluating faculty, succession planning, making the transition from faculty to administrator, the issues and leadership responsibilities. 26
  • 27. TEACHING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM BASIC CERTIFICATE FOR NEW LECTURERS MODULE 1. Theory & practice of teaching and learning in higher education MODULE 2. Effective approach to student-centered learning MODULE 3. Teaching Large Classes MODULE 4. Creating an effective and engaging classroom MODIULE 5. Technology-enhanced learning 27
  • 28. TEACHING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM BASIC CERTIFICATE FOR NEW LECTURERS MODULE 6. Managing Classroom Dynamics MODULE 7. Assessment of Learning MODULE 8. Microteaching MODULE 9. Assessment of Teaching (Developing a Reflective Teaching Practice) 28
  • 29. EFFECTIVE PD PROGRAM* ASPECTS TO CONSIDER • • Prepare competent trainers. • Build a culture for learning based on collaboration, teamwork, and shared vision. Design and implement a variety of programs to meet diverse needs. *http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/a-checklist-for-effective-faculty-development-programs/ 29
  • 30. EFFECTIVE PD PROGRAM* ASPECTS TO CONSIDER • Conduct a needs assessment to establish relevant program outcomes. • Understand the roles and expectations of your participants. • Develop respect and trust with your participants as learners. • Develop a good mix of theory and practical approach. *http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/a-checklist-for-effective-faculty-development-programs/ 30
  • 31. EFFECTIVE PD PROGRAM* ASPECTS TO CONSIDER • • • Conduct an interactive session Solicit timely and effective feedback. Use the feedback to improve the training program. *http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/a-checklist-for-effective-faculty-development-programs/ 31
  • 32. CDAE publications 03/01/2013 32
  • 33. Bengkel Pembangunan Modul SCL 03/01/2012 33
  • 34. Training & Workshops
  • 35. Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop
  • 36. Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop
  • 37. Training & Workshops Abd Karim Alias@2013 37
  • 38. Training & Workshops
  • 39. ToT Workshop
  • 40. Open Educational Resources (OER) Briefing
  • 41. Abd Karim Alias@2013 41
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  • 44. Peter Drucker, the management guru, said… “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work” 44 Abd Karim Alias@2011