The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the College of Economics and Business Administration (CEBA) has planned an introduction workshop to Dr. Mari Anand Navaneetha Krishnan to give the newly hired lecturers an awareness of the continuing processes used at UTAS-Salalah.
The induction program was facilitated by Ms. Seemab Rana, Dr. Navaneetha Krishnan, Dr. Peeyush Dwivedi, Mr. Hatem Suwailam, Mr. Arnelito R. Junio and Dr. Srinivas Tirumala on February 6, 2023.
The first session was facilitated by Ms. Seemab Rana, she presented an overview of the Marks Management System (MMS). Further, he discussed Student Probation, Levels of Probation, Role of Advisor in dealing with Probation Students, Advising the Courses and Preparation of Scenarios.
The next session was on Research Activities and Research and Consultancy Policy, which was facilitated by Dr. Navaneetha Krishnan, he presented a detailed understanding on the essentials of involving as a researcher by the staff members for their professional development.
The subsequent session was on usage of College Information Management System (CIMS) and Academic Record Management System (ARMS), Dr. Peeyush was the facilitator for this session, he explained the usage of the quick links such as Attendance Module, Students Marks Module, My Advisees Module, Incidents Module, and Student Datasheet Module for administering academics.
Further, considering the significance of sensitizing the new staff with the Omani culture, for which Mr. Hatem Suwailam, senior lecturer at UTAS-Salalah, took initiative to elucidate ‘Cultural Sensitivity Awareness’. During this session he focused on the significance of Oman civilization. Further he emphasized on the appropriate approach in handling different genders with an attention on ethical practices followed by the Omani society, awareness of students’ attitude and appropriate response to their queries, essence of being down-to-earth nature with the students at the same time being affirmative in ensuring following the rules and regulations of the university.
The succeeding session was on usage of e-learning portal and health and safety procedures to be followed at UTAS-Salalah. Mr. Arnelito R. Junio was the facilitator for this session. He elucidated the use of e-learning for providing comprehensive online academic assistance to the students. Also, he presented the do’s and don’ts required in maintaining safety standards at campus.
The last session was on Quality Assurance, the session started with the brief self-introduction delivered by newly joined staff. Subsequently, the felicitator Dr. Srinivas Prasad Tirumala, elucidated the following aspects related to Quality Assurance: Department Action plan, Departmental Committees/Teams/Roles and their Action Plans, Accomplishment Reports, Staff Role in committees/Teams, Department Working plan, Course, Advisor and Committee files, Staff Appraisal, Staff participation in surveys and overview of policies and guiding documents. The session was very comprehensive and informative.
Dr. Mari Anand Navaneetha Krishnan, expressed his appreciation to the SDC committee for familiarizing them with the different systems being followed at UTAS-Salalah.