Faculty Development Programs

Self-assessment tools have previously been used to assess the impact of faculty development program on the teaching skills of educators. In this study, we aim to assess the impact of faculty development program on the teaching performances of faculty in relation to their disciplines and academic positions.

FDP on Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Delivery: A Research Perspective

Parul Institute of Pharmacy has organized one week Faculty Development Program on Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Delivery: A Research Perspective from 3rd – 7th December 2018. Dr. N R Sheth, Vice chancellor of Gujarat Technological University, Gandhinagar has grace the occasion of inauguration ceremony and welcome all the participants with his inspiring talk on lifelong learning attitude and role of teachers in the overall grooming of the student fraternity. Dr. M R Yadav Former Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, The M S University and renowned researcher enlighten the participants with his words on importance of pharmacy professionals in critical diseases like cancer and Arthritis. He also spoke on importance of continuous education process in present dynamically changing education system. Dr. Devanshu Patel, President Parul University has focused on concept of boundary less teaching techniques in which faculty can utilize out of the box teaching methodologies for making teaching a joyful journey.
Dr. Abhay Dharamsi, Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, has welcome all the delegates and given outline of the schedule of the FDP, which was an amalgam of series of scientific sessions by renowned invited personalities across the nation and hands on training of sophisticated instruments and innovative methodologies for designing novel drug delivery system.

FDP on teaching skills of medical educators

Self-assessment tools have previously been used to assess the impact of faculty development program on the teaching skills of medical educators. A faculty-training program consisted of “training skills” and “student assessment instruments” courses. Clinicians benefited more from some topics in the student assessment course and could apply the structured learning and assessment guides, structured oral examination, and objective structured clinical examination more efficiently than their peers from preclinical departments. The results demonstrated that the participants of the faculty development program modified their teaching activities according to the demands of their clinical practice. Dr. V. M. Kulkarni, Dr. Pravin Vankawala and Dr. Rajesh Bahekar delivered lectures.