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June 26, 2011
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Faculty Development in the New Globalized Era Through Industry-Academia Partnership The Academic Staff College (ASC) at *aca* University in India is emerging as a Centreof Excellence that caters to the training needs of newly recruited as well as in-service faculty ofthe University. It was established as a nodal centre to coordinate all the training programs and itcaters to the training needs of the faculty who are expected to function as leaders and managersin the classrooms and laboratories to meet the challenges of internationalization andglobalization of education. The mission of ASC is to provide continuous training that is effective, efficient,empowering faculty to become truly motivational in the classroom. The ASC fosters critical andinnovative thinking among its engineering and technology faculty and has aligned itself to the21st Century Learning Skills. The Academic Staff College encourages innovation and creativityamong its faculty and supports the introduction of new pedagogical methods and new learningapproaches in delivering instruction. It has positioned itself as a forerunner to bring about theparadigm shift from “teaching to learning.” New initiatives with particular reference to *ind*’s Mission 10X, an academia industrypartnership between *ind*, a global IT and Engineering Enterprise and *aca* University hasproduced a metamorphosis in the teaching learning process at the University. Individual learninghas been replaced with collaborative and group learning; lectures have been complemented withrole play, simulation, word games and group activities, and with many alternative learningapproaches. The Academic Staff College has made a giant leap forward in providing the rightkind of platform to the faculty wherein the faculty experiment, create, innovate, improvise theTeaching-Learning process and share all their success stories of the classroom strategies andthereby help the faculty community to reenergize and revitalize them to face the dauntingchallenges of the 21st century learners. The mission of its faculty development programs is toempower the faculty so as to elevate the teaching learning process to new heights to ensure thatthe faculty no longer remain a mere spectator to the revolution happening in the GlobalEducation Scenario, but become active partners in the process The paper will present some of the new pedagogical methods and learning approachesused in delivering instruction and some specific examples implemented by the faculty. .
Narayanan, S., & Adithan, M., & Creese, R. C. (2011, June), Faculty Development in the New Globalized Era Through Industry-Academia Partnership Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17989
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