STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Staff Professional Development Committee (SPD) is responsible for promoting continuous learning among the ELC staff by conducting workshops, seminars, guest lectures, professional training programmes, and many more at centre level. The main objective of this committee is to offer needed programmes based on the identified professional gaps through various modes and channels at centre level. It ensures that the ELC adheres to the benchmarking policy of UTAS-Ibri.
The Staff Professional Development Committee is also a driving force to encourage the teaching staff to pursue ongoing and continuous training to continue to remain competent and be a source of inspiration to their colleagues and students. It also introduces novel and variety of free online training courses to the staff offered by various educational platforms and the following courses are pursued by many.
An academic advisor in educational settings is both a counsellor and a mentor who charts a career path for students as they fit into twin roles of educational professionals and resources. Academic advising includes planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students. Academic advisors at ELC monitor advancement of students and also extend support to at-risk students and also to those who fail to meet local educational requirements to complete Foundation Programme in cooperation with university management.
DATA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
A separate committee for data management was created for the first time in the ELC in academic year 2019-20. The primary function of the DMC is to acquire, analysing, interprete, and secure the data related to teaching and learning and make it available to the ELC administration for quality assurance purposes. It prepares ELC approved survey plans in accordance with ELC committees and ensures that the survey questions are aligned with ELC operational plan and fulfill the objectives of each survey. It conducts surveys such as Student and Staff Feedback on Teaching and Learning, Progress Tests, GFP Awareness, LEEs and to assist the Research Team in the college level surveys.
The E-learning coordinator plays a vital roleby identifying the latest technology that can be integrated into the system to enhance the efficacy of implementation of the curriculum through CDRF forms and improvement plan of previous year OPAR. The elearning committee orients the new teaching staff and help them to understand the various functions of the learning management system with special focus on utilizing software tools to monitor academic integrity. The e-learning coordinator facilitates the new intakes to become conversant with various facets of learning management system. The records and reports on utilization of technology are well documented for quality assurance reference.
EXAMINATION COMMITTEE (ENGLISH, MATH, AND IT)
The Examination Committee is the core of academic institutions. The chief invigilator plays a pivotal role as he/she is authorised for many functions of the committee. The key responsibilities of the chief invigilator are to assign a control room, and examination hall monitoring duties to the members of the Examination Committee and other staff members. They are available for clarifications and queries of the invigilators and students. In addition these they also they monitor the control room, examination hall and proceedings and to receive and review malpractice reports, hall monitors reports and marking reports, and to submit these along with recommendations to the HoC/ HoS IT and HoS Math.The chief invigilator also supervises the moderation of marking and security of examination papers and presents a report to the concerned authorities like HoS (CTM and ELP, and HoS of IT and HoS of Math).The marked answer scripts are stored as records for future references for two years.
HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
The Health and Safety Committee (HSC) is responsible for implementing health and safety policies and other requirements implemented in the college centres and departments. The committee is headed by the assistant dean for administrative and financial affairs (Chairman) and the Health and Safety officers of centres and departments (members). In this pursuit, the committee is responsible for promoting awareness against hazards, protecting stakeholders in case of emergencies or crisis, familiarising them with emergency procedures, and providing appropriate training to staff.
RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Risk Management Committee (RMC) headed by the dean of the college acts with reference to the policies of the college and the QAD and has got the CRO and representatives from each department. It plays a key role in raising awareness among the stakeholders towards the probable risks and bring them to the notice of the concerned authorities for the necessary action.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
The Social Activities Committee in the ELC is committed to create a friendly ambience for the teaching staff and provide them a relaxed atmosphere to destress themselves. The committee organizes activities such as sports days, food festivals and end of semester gatherings and encourages the staff to participate and unwind themselves.
STAFF INDUCTION COMMITTEE
Joining a new workplace has always been an exercise full of challenges and understanding the unknown especially, when you move to a new country with a different language, customs and culture. The Staff Induction Committee aims to assist and equip the new staff with the required information and help them to be a part of work culture. The new staff members are inducted personally and are introduced to the other staff members and facilitate them to blend with the system. They are assisted to find furnished accommodation, opening a bank account and Educational Technology Centre provides acess to electronic and other services. The staff members both experienced and novice are put through an induction week . They are observed and monitored closely during probation period and are helped in case of culture shock.
MEDIA & NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE
The Media and Newsletter Committee encourages the ELC staff to share their experiences through write-ups for the ELC staff magazine, notice boards and websites. The committee publishes event reports of the ELC and ensures that the suitable ones get media coverage. The committee is also accountable for communication across the centre through various channels. It is responsible for Collecting all important plans, regulations, policies and reports that need to be displayed or to be published from concerned authorities.
STUDENT ACTIVTIES COMMITTEE
Student Activities Committee looks at holistic personality development of students and helps them to progress in their chosen careers. The committee extends intense support to students to hone their skills through speech competitions, debate, refining interpersonal skills which is the crux of professional careers. The students are trained through novel channels like Speaking Café, Writing Center, Peer Tutoring Program, personality development and soft skills programme, short film festivals/competitions, cultural days, etc. The committee creates a page on Instagram in order to be in touch with students and help them develop their intra and inter personal skills.
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