Academic Development Unit concludes first phase of its advancement program

Birzeit University’s Academic Development Unit concluded the first phase of the Academic Advancement Program that targets new faculty members on November 30, 2019.

Ten new faculty members participated in seven training sessions that were moderated and supervised by educators and experts. The sessions introduced new faculty members to university laws and regulations and to the university portal Ritaj and covered topics such as how to incorporate modern pedagogical approaches and activities into teaching methods and ways to utilize technology applications in education.

During the training sessions, the participants developed a learning unit in one of the courses they currently teach, incorporating the skills they developed throughout the first phase of the program.

The participanting faculty members will continue the second phase of the Academic Advancement Program during the current semester in the academic year 2019/2020, when they will implement the units they developed in their classrooms, with the attendance and evaluation of a team from the Academic Development Unit.

The unit is part of the university’s commitment to promoting a vibrant, interactive learning and teaching environment.