U.G.C. Academic Staff College
The functions of Academic Staff College-BHU are to plan, organise, implement, monitor and evaluate orientation courses for newly appointed college/university lecturers. ASC also organise refresher courses for serving teachers, and orientation programs/workshops for Senior administrators/ Assistant Registrars/Section officers and plans to the same for heads of departments, principals, officers, etc.
a.) formulate a program of orientation along the broad guidelines given above;
b.) identify resource persons in various fields of specialization for running OPs and RCs, and familiarize such resource persons with the philosophy and guidelines for the courses;
c.) has set up a library for reference and source materials necessary for the courses;
d.) produce specially designed material required for effective implementation of the courses;
e.) organize, monitor and evaluate the courses for teachers;
f.) create a culture of learning and self-improvement among teachers so that it becomes an integral part of the educational system at the tertiary level;
g.) organize OPs for senior administrators and other decision-makers to familiarize them with the philosophy of orientation intended to facilitate reform in higher education through appropriate modification of the management systems at various levels;
h.) provide opportunities for teachers in service to exchange experience with their peers and to mutually learn from each other;
i.) provide a forum for serving teachers to keep themselves abreast of the latest advances in various subjects;
j.) provide opportunities to further widen their knowledge and to pursue research studies;
k.) provide an introduction to new methods and innovations in higher education so that participants can in turn develop their own innovative methods of instruction;
l.) plans to bring out publications relevant for enhancing the teaching and research capabilities of teachers; and
m.) conduct capability enhancement programs for non academic staff so as to strengthen the teaching-learning environment.
Thrust areas and resource persons for each refresher course are decided by the ASC faculty in consultation with the course coordinator.
In addition, we organize meetings of university officers (Academic Administrators) to:
a.) familiarize them with the philosophy and importance of OPs and RCs, and persuade them to depute teachers; and
b.) enable them to understand their new roles as supervisors; and facilitate reform in higher education through appropriate modification of management systems at various levels.