Taif University completes the second phase of the British Higher Education Diploma program to train 40 faculty membersdate of publication : 2019-03-20
Taif University completed the second phase of the British Higher Education Diploma program to train 40 male and female faculty members. The program produced a set of preliminary recommendations for the third phase of the program, after which faculty members can apply for the British Academy of Higher Education Fellowship.
The program was held within the framework of TU’s endeavor to boost the efficiency of its academic staff and to fulfill the 2017 agreement with the British Academy of Higher Education for a period of three years to develop TU’s teaching strategies and develop the skills of faculty members. TU aims to train 150 faculty members over a period of three years, with 50 members each year, to become trainers specialized in the qualification of those wishing to obtain a higher teaching fellowship. Thus TU will itself offer the fellowship.
TU Dean of Academic Development Dr. Awadh Al-Juaid said that the program is one of the steps to activate the terms of the cooperation agreement between TU and the British Academy of Higher Education to support the University teaching strategies and develop the skills of faculty members. Dr. Al-Juaid explained that the two parties are working together to develop curricula, build curriculum design skills, guide faculty committees, and implement a three-year program to develop institutional capacity and teaching experience by awarding the Academy’s degrees in higher education teaching and learning. He pointed out that the program was in line with the professional standards framework, and would allow TU staff who successfully completed it to apply for the Fellowship from the Academy.
Dr. Al-Juaid stressed that the University has very ambitious development plans that require strong teaching strategies and the necessary tools and environment to help faculty members develop their educational practices continuously.