Educational institutions are knowledge sharing hubs while faculty enrichment sessions are a significant step towards keeping the teaching faculty updated about the latest technology in teaching and research. Such sessions promote a culture of knowledge-sharing, encourage research publications and enhance teaching skills. They also motivate the teachers to operate various research software. Well educated and skilled faculty are the strong bases of the new India, which is not only fit India, but also atmanirbhar India.
The efficiency of human resource in higher education improves with continuous updating of innovative teaching methods coupled with hands on experience of various software. The Faculty Enrichment Programs organised by the Faculty Development Research Committee (FDRC) at S.S.Dempo College built a strong foundation of an educational system ensuring quality education. Since academic year 2017, regular faculty enrichment sessions have been accorded priority. The sessions promote pedagogical skills and research culture to keep pace with fast changing learning environment. The sessions are a wonderful opportunity to learning new platforms like – OBS, Google Meet and Zoom. In addition, the Faculty Enrichment Sessions were also conducted in fields like Yoga, Health Fitness, Work Life Balance and Use of IAIMS portal for uploading lecture plans, attendance and marks.
Following sessions were conducted in the academic year 2020-2021.
|Sr. No.||Date||Title of the session||Number of attendees|
|1||06/06/2020||Use of Open Broadcast Software (OBS) for creation of E-Content||38|
|3||20/06/2020||Yoga Health and Fitness||33|
|4||26/06/2020||Work Life Balance||32|
|5||30/06/2020||Demonstration on Use of CMIE Prowess IQ Database||26|
| Two day Session to facilitate Online
Session I- Google Meet and OBS.
Session II- PPT Content and Copyright Issues
|7||29/08/2020||Use of Zoom Platform for Online Teaching||23|
|8||20/11/2020||NEP 2020: Recognising and Leveraging Opportunities||26|
|9||24/02/21||IAIMS Portal for daily lecture diary and student attendance.||31|
|10||02/03/21||Session for B.Com. Faculty on the Use of the IAIMS Portal- Uploading of Semester Lecture Plan||16|
Holistic development of students is a
tradition at S.S.Dempo College of Commerce and Economics. The Infrastructure is
conducive to learning, which is the biggest strength of the college. ICT
enabled learning and evaluation methods make learning more effective. Classes are
well equipped with LCD projectors and Wi-Fi connectivity. B.com Computer lab,
BBA Computer Lab, Event Management Computer lab, M.Com. computer lab, are an
advantage. BBA laptop bank facilitates easy access to internet for the students.
Opac system installed in college library provides easy access to the data
regarding availability of books. The computers installed in the library provide
internet facility to the students.
The eruption of Covid-19 in India necessitated the college to utilise its state of the art infrastructure completely, to disseminate knowledge through online mode for fruitful learning.
During the onset of Covid-19, students being in distant physical proximity from the college was a big constraint. To annihilate this barrier, the teachers immediately got themselves acquainted with teaching and evaluation platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Testmoz and OBS Software.
Regularly upgraded courses, pedagogy and infrastructure enabled the college to remain responsive to the changing needs. Lectures conducted through Zoom and Google Meet platforms was the need of the hour. Lecture plans, attendance and results were uploaded on the IAIMS portal. This provided easy access to the students.
Intra Semester Assessments were conducted through the Testmoz platform whereas the final exams were conducted with the help of Google classroom.
Teachers participated in E-Content development platform - Dishtavo (Digital Integrated System for Holistic Teaching and Virtual Orientations): an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Government of Goa. The content developed by teachers is available on YouTube, for the benefit of students.
Following are the details of the documents listed in the AQAR:
|Sr. No.||Name of the Document||Page numbers|
|1||Faculty Enrichment Sessions||1-29|
|2||Index of the document showing ICT Based learning tools||30|
|3||ICT Based learning tools||31-49|
|4||List of DISHTAVO and YouTube videos||50-51|
|5||Game based learning||52-58|
|7||Link to the pictures of projectors.||61-63|
|8||Laptop Bank details||63-65|
|9||Report of Online Public Browsing Catalogue(OPAC)||66|
|10||Report of the browsing stations in library||67|