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Introduction:
Faculty development forms an integral part of the employment of all staff and offers a systematic programme of opportunities for individuals, teams and departments to review and enhance their expertise in tune with the objectives of the organization. Accordingly, programmes are designed based on the following specific objectives.

  • To focus on the quality of the professional performance of the members of faculty and
  • their implementation of curriculum in their roles as facilitators.
  • To update content knowledge in the respective domains.
  • To enrich the repertoire of instructional strategies.
  • To develop collaborative structures and supportive team relationships banking on the

diverse strengths of the team.
PROGRAMMES

  • To promote the desire to learn the correct usage of English language in different real-life situations among the staff and students, from 4th July 2011 onwards, an exclusive activity under the title English Corner was initiated by way of a weekly display of language items on all the notice-boards of all the Paavai Institutions.
  • The strength of the programme is that each English faculty of every engineering college, in rotation, plays a significant role in the preparation of the language data for the display.
  • A Fifteen-day Faculty Development Programme was organized from 1st May 2012 to 15 May 2012 on the topics such as Nova culture, professional ethics, innovative Pedagogic skills, research initiatives and continuous self-assessment for the newly recruited staff on the following aspects.

1. Teachers’ determination to converse only in English on the campus, in the Department and in all those places, where a working knowledge of English is required for social interaction.
2. Insisting upon students possessing a Pocket Oxford Dictionary and referring to it
during language learning and presentation.
3. English Corner practice could also be thought of to know about the correctness of
English Language.
4. Involving whole-heartedly in the process of disseminating knowledge and literary
taste to the students.
5. Creating student-friendly materials for slow-learners.
6. Emphasizing on the habit of reading supplementary readers for the learners.
7. The teachers were instructed to follow the three Ps: Prepare the subject well,
Practice mentally at home and Perform in the class.