University Partnerships Grants Program Team of FJWU Delivers Faculty Development Training to Universities of Punjab Province

Under the workshop series of US-Pakistan University Partnerships Grants project funded by US Government and administered by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan, Fatima Jinnah Women University completed three days extensive training on Curriculum Development with partner universities of Punjab Province including Government College Women University Faisalabad and University of Sargodha. The closing ceremony of the workshop series was addressed by Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal, Vice Chancellor Rawalpindi Women University. Dr. Kamal highlighted the significance of upgradation of University curriculum according to international standards. Prof. Dr. Sadia Saleem, Dean School of Professional Psychology, University of Management & Technology Lahore, attended the ceremony as Guest of Honour. Dr. Aneela Maqsood, Project Principal Investigator, briefed the project targets and deliverables to workshop participants.

The ‘Faculty Development Training Framework’ is developed under the advisory of Dr. Saima Hamid, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Women University. The training addresses indigenous needs along with integrating the global perspective of quality curriculum and teaching pedagogy. Pakistan consultant trainers from Fatima Jinnah Women University include Dr. Aneela Maqsood, Dr. Adeela Rehman, Dr. Shazia Hashmat, and Dr. Shaheryar Naveed. Pakistan trainers delivered training on methods of developing the course outlines, integrating technology in classrooms, curriculum evaluation in higher education, and various aspects of teaching pedagogical skills. From the United States, Prof Dr. Michael Hirsch (Dean College of Arts & Sciences, Huston-Tillotson University) and Dr. Sadaf Sajjad (Associate Professor, Austin Community College) delivered training on quality curriculum and incorporating the global aspects of curriculum development.