Core Faculty Support Initiative

Engaging and retaining quality faculty has always been a challenge for Technical Institutions, specially for core subjects, and moreso for outlying campus or smaller institutions. The matters take graver for low-enrolment courses.
More often than not lower cost/capability Ad-hoc or Guest Lecturers are engaged by colleges to tide over the availability and economic constraints. This short-term measure of sub-par talent poses a long-term implication for student competency, outcomes, satisfaction, and Institutional reputation. While some measures are unavoidable, counter-balancing measures can mitigate or even reverse the negative fallouts.

In the face of rising industry expectations; faculty cost, quality and availability; uneven enrolments; and expanding subject-matter complexity; Institutions are continuously assessing:

  • How can Colleges achieve better-learning-outcomes, and higher rankings and grades, even with sub-experienced faculty?
  • How can Colleges increase the number of batches per faculty without increasing their workload?
  • How can Colleges bring in more automation, more streamlined academic processes, and predictive academic outcomes?
  • How Colleges can ensure timely course completion despite ever-expanding syllabus, co-curricular and extra-curricular demands?
  • How Colleges can monitor the course progression, and outcomes of faculty sessions?
  • How Colleges can aim for outcomes espoused in the new National Education Policy, and NBA Graduate Attribute lists, of subject competency, greater student participation in class, sufficient problem-Solving, and Complex-Problem-Solving skills, better communication skills, and inculcating Self-learning, and Life-long-learning attributes in their student cohorts.

To achieve these and other far-reaching outcomes, Institutes will need to shift their operating model for the selected curriculum from the Traditional-Teaching (chalk-and-talk) model to a future-friendly Flipped-Teaching model.

CFSI Proposition

The Core Faculty Support Initiative supports the college management and faculty of core subjects in the following ways:

  • Provides syllabus-customised pre-learn subject content and self-test assessments per topic, in advance to students, to learn before the class sessions, so that faculty can focus on Doubt-clearing and Problem-solving practice. Several benefits of 2learn pedagogy can be examined on the Pedagogy page
  • Reduce the number of sessions required by faculty for course completion by approximately 50%, leading to cost and time savings
  • Reduce the level of teaching complexity for inexperienced faculty
  • Enable experienced faculty to take up more subjects with the same load.
  • Empower students to take more control of their learning and preparedness
  • Inculcate desired Graduate Attributes of self-Learning, active-learning, problem-solving etc. effectively.
  • Monitor progress of effort (course covered and questions attempted) and grades for students in real time.
  • Monitor the course completion by faculty in real time.
  • Plan and Take corrective or remedial measures for deviant outcomes well in time.
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CFSI implementation

The process, and economics for custom implemention of CFSI can be discussed upon receiving an Expression of Interest by the Institute

Expression of Interest for CFSI

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