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Importance of FDP for Management Faculties Manojna Akula Business Development Manager Aircrews Aviation Pvt Ltd

Importance of FDP for Management Faculties
The Faculty Development Program strengthens the professional development of the faculty members and administrators who deal directly with students. Our goal is to help these educators increase the effectiveness of their teaching, especially in undergraduate programs, so that they are better able to guide students on journeys of inquiry and discovery.
Research shows that effective teachers are the most important factor contributing to student achievement. Although curricula, reduced class size, district funding, family and community involvement all contribute to school improvement and student achievement, the most influential factor is the teacher. Choosing effective teachers is critically important for schools trying to improve their performance.
How to establish faculty development program
Different approaches to improve teaching have emerged, generally in association with changing theories of learning.
FDP could successfully start with modest resources, if combined with strong institutional eagerness for its success. For example, one of the simplest ways to begin a program is to simply call for interested faculty and staff to discuss issues related to teaching, career development, or leadership.
FDP varies in structure and function and in fact, there is no one ideal model and all programs have advantages and disadvantages. Any preference will depend on key situational factors: Financial support, human resources (e.g., staff support, faculty time), campus resources (e.g., other FDPs within the institution, internal grants), and local expertise such as faculty or staff members with interest or relevant background.
Faculty development could be established through:
Faculty development centers concerned with designing and implementing programs of faculty development activities that supported the academic goals of the institution. Often the center is managed by dedicated, full-time administrative staff members, as well as other faculty selected on the basis of their expertise, leadership abilities, or personal interests.
Faculty development committees that might exist separate or in conjunction with a center to serve an advisory role to maintain contact with the faculty at large. These committees included several faculty members and operated at departmental/division level, college or school level, or encompassed larger bodies (e.g., multiple colleges or schools within a health science campus)
Programs to advance teaching and learning that ranged from a one-time activity to regularly scheduled workshops or seminars, to highly competitive, application-driven, multi-month fellowship, or scholar programs. A variety of topics that FDP could address were selected.
A 1 year training program in teaching: Which demonstrated successful outcomes in the form of increased interest for teaching; increased research and publication in education.
Structure of faculty development programs
The prototype of FDP was a short, focused series of training workshops providing exposure to sound teaching principles, educational techniques, or chosen topics, ideally with some opportunity to practice newly acquired skills. Several research studies demonstrated that such programs had a variety of purposes, including improving attitudes, self-efficacy, and teaching activities; providing feedback in clinical teaching; augmenting self-assessed and actual use of specified teaching concepts; facilitating faculty's ability to recognize teaching deficiencies; and increasing knowledge of teaching principles and teaching ability. These short-term programs typically addressed very limited content and teaching objectives, such as clinical educational skills, curriculum design, and providing feedback.
The Faculty Development Program provides opportunities for faculty to reflect on current knowledge about and practice of effective teaching and learning through dialogue, assessment and research. The Faculty Development Program hosts group workshops and individual consultations for the faculty to develop and share their experiences and explore creative pedagogic methods and resources for different settings and outcomes of student learning. The aim of the faculty development program is to promote campus-wide excellence in teaching which supports the professional development of new faculty members in their early careers and enhances student learning.
Benefits of the Faculty Development Program

1.     To make faculty skilled in latest technologies
2.     To make them integrate more technology into their teaching
3.     To orient faculty to institution’s objective & vision
4.     To expand faculty roles
5.     To help faculty find work balance
6.     To help for making quality and concern in the education
7.     To improve research skills with quality work

Manojna Akula
Business Development Manager
Aircrews Aviation Pvt Ltd

Importance of FDP for Management Faculties  
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