Mangaluru: The Department of Civil Engineering of St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, is organizing a 5-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on teaching and learning for its faculty members from January 13 to 18. The FDP was inaugurated on Monday, January 13.
Dr Claire Komives, Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering at San Jose State University, California, USA, was the chief guest. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, in-charge Director of SJEC, presided over the programme.
The event is aimed at empowering teachers with technical skills in order to enhance the content delivery and bring in transformations in the teaching-learning process. The training is intended to focus on design experiments, project-based learning, teaching students professional skills, writing journal papers for engineering education, writing an effective research proposal and engineering ethics.
Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC, while welcoming the gathering, said that the FDP provides the perfect opportunity for teachers in the technical forum to interact with Dr Claire, who has been actively involved in imparting her experience and vast knowledge in the field of teaching and learning.
Dr Claire, in her address to the gathering, said that her experiences in participating in conferences and workshops, related to engineering education, have helped her acquire skills to improvise the teaching-learning process without inflicting any additional burden on the teachers. She expressed happiness on the conduction of the FDP and congratulated the efforts of the college in this direction.
In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa spoke briefly about the usefulness of the FDP. While appreciating the enthusiasm of the faculty members in attending the FDP, he wished them a fruitful learning experience over the course of the next five days.
Bhavya, the convener of the FDP proposed the vote of thanks. Vani D and Vinitha Pasanha compered the programme.
After the inaugural, Dr Claire anchored an intriguing session on teaching students design experiments for all the participants.
Dr Yajnheswaran, HOD of Civil Engineering Department at SJEC was also present.
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