Faculty Skill Development

Certificate Course for College / University Faculty
Theme: Strategic Education Practices

Duration: 12 to 15 working days on site or with one or two break of 2 days

Commencement: 19 August 2018 ( Sun), Tentative depending on enrollment

Maximum participants: 32 only on 1st come , 1st enroll basis

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are to,

  • Describe & give hands on experience on strategic education practices such as PBL / TBL/ SDL as activity based interactive workshops
  • Explain modern teaching-learning and assessment tools
  • Provide hands-on training to develop Program & course Learning outcomes
  • Orient to quality Assurance & international standards in Pharmacy education
  • Train in Academic Leadership with Soft Skills especially interpersonal, critical thinking & problem solving

Course Summary

The certificate course of 4 credits & 60 contact hours will help participants to imbibe the basic tenets of higher education, teaching & scholarly activities. The course will be delivered using direct workshop based teaching, Self-Directed learning (SDL), PBL, group activities, assignments etc. It is designed for new faculty with 2 to 3 years of experience. The course deals with orientation & Faculty development, Communication, Soft skills, Learner needs, Assessment, Programs & Outcomes, Courses, Study plan, International standards, Leadership in education, Academic Advising & Academic Research to mention few areas. Assessment tools include continuous, formative, end course and summative including Quiz, Assignment / Project work, mid-modules, Examination, Seminar etc. Focus will be on UG (B Pharm) level courses, students & faculty.

Course Content

Course Modules included (tentative, will be modified based on learner needs)

The objectives of the course are to,

  • Faculty development – Values, Purpose and Process
  • Soft / Interpersonal Skills in Higher Education
  • Good Scientific Speaking Practices
  • How to Write Good Program Learning Outcomes
  • Assessment, related frauds & how to manage
  • How to write effective Course Learning Outcomes
  • Leadership, Attitude, Motivation & Performance (LAMP)
  • Problem Based Learning 1- Introduction, Objectives, Learning Outcomes(LAMP)
  • Problem Based Learning 2 – Process, Assessment, Feedback
  • Classroom Management, Student Engagement & Dealing with difficult students
  • Quality Assurance of Pharmacy education and International Standards
  • Academic Advising – What matters to students?
  • Academic Advising – Process, Issues, Assessment & Feedback
  • Combatting Academic Corruption
  • Study Plan & Course Description – How, Why, When & Where?
  • Academic Research – What & How?

End Modules Examination & Certification Fees: to be paid one month before the final / end modules examination

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of the certificate course the participant (you) will be able to,


  • Define and describe PBL, SDL, Academic advising, Learning outcomes
  • Explain international standards in higher education
  • Enumerate academic advising, class room management & education research
  • Differentiate Program , Course & Module / Chapter learning outcomes
  • Distinguish soft skills in higher education, Assessments – formative & summative


  • Actively participate in PBL – Process & Assessments
  • Design & assess learning outcomes for the courses & programs you deal
  • Demonstrate communication & other soft skills
  • Skillfully develop assessment tools for learning outcomes developed
  • Do self & peer assessments during the training


  • Appreciate & accept the need for high quality training to excel in teaching & best education practices
  • Cooperate, coordinate, communicate; Share & care with other participants
  • Actively listen to others opinion & praise good in others
  • Support team work and accept positive criticisms
  • Become lifelong teacher, learner, manager, leader & researcher

Skill Development Training: Types: Pre-service & In-service

Number of Modules:15

Course Delivery: Normally onsite. For off-site 4/5 onsite visits over 4 to 6 months with web based, online learning & Assessment. Each visit will be of 03 days duration.

Contact hours & credits: 60 hrs. & 4 credits

Continuous Assessment: 60 % ( Quiz, Assignment & Mid-modules Assessment)

End/Modules Assessment: 40%

Assessment includes: MCQ’s & Short Answers (70:30)

95% and aboveA+Outstanding10
90.00 to 94.99 %AExcellent9
85.00 to 89.99 %B+Very Good8
80.00 to 84.99 %BGood7
75.00 to 79.99 %C+Satisfactory6
70.00 to 74.99 %CPass5
Below 70.00% %FFail4

Unsuccessful candidates / trainee/s have to repeat the course in part or full & retake the exam

Certificate will be issued by HESDAR Center for participants who score C (70%) & above

Broad Format for each Module:
Reading material will be emailed to participants 01 or 02 days before, Pretest, Post-test, Individual & Group activities, Workshop format, discussions & presentations, formative assessment, SDL, feedback, end-modules assessment, participants feed-back, stress on individual growth, reports etc.

Accommodation & Transport:
Participants have to make their own arrangement at or near the venue in Mysuru or Bengaluru if 32 participants are enrolled.

Tea & biscuits will be provided at the venue Bring Your Own (BYO) or working lunch will be provided on cost basis.

Payment through bank only

  • Selected candidates shall pay a fee normally Rs. 15000/- or equivalent to HESDAR center on or before 1st August 2018 (wednesday) by electronic transfer.
  • A/C name : HESDAR Center,
  • Other details for electronic transfer – Canara bank, Shakthi Nagar,Mysuru-570019, Karnataka
  • A/C 2981201000194, IFSC CNRB0002981
  • One time registration fee INR – 1000/-.
  • Course Fee Will be informed by email after registration
  • Email – hesdarcenter@gmail.com

Skill Development Training Types

Pre-service training:for new faculty before commencement of service

In-service training:for Junior faculty with 2 to 9 years of Teaching Experience (TE)

In-service training:for Middle order faculty with 10 to 19 years of Teaching Experience (TE)

In-service training:for Senior faculty with 20 years & above of Teaching Experience (TE)