Faculty Convocation and Orientation Fall Semester 2018
The University organized the start of the semester faculty convocation and orientation sessions on August 27-29, 2018. This semester’s program was attended by continuing and new full-time and part-time faculty members.
The event was opened by the Vice President for Academic Affairs who shared information about the University’s main activities during the 2017-2018 academic year and the major projects for the Fall semester. He also presented the expectations from faculty in terms of teaching, research and service. He then gave a presentation on quality assurance through institutional accreditation. The Chair of the Academic Council presented the objectives of the Council, its activities and its program for the semester. He also introduced the members of different committees to the audience.
Different workshops were presented by faculty and staff members. Topics included the self-organized learning: a study of computer-orientated interaction, digital tools to increase student autonomy, teaching and learning techniques in higher education, faculty advising and credit transfer, the value of capstone & internship, student learning assessment through BICS and CALP, strategies in student work assessment, understanding and investing in the stock market, teaching & learning creative writing and Moodle workshops.
Dr. L. Hollander, from the US Embassy in Abidjan, contributed as a guest speaker to the event with a two-part presentation on the eight skills to target in oral communication classes.
In addition to the workshops, the new faculty members received information and assistance from Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Medical Center, Transportation and Security, IT, Library, and Student Affairs.