The formal orientation session was conducted for both full time and part time staff of the
English Language Unit on 14th February 2018 for the spring semester (2017-18).
Dr. Mohammed Haziazi, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs welcomed the gathering for the new semester and thanked all tutors for their contributions and hard work. This keynote address emphasized on creating awareness in all students about all policies and in particular the policy relating to plagiarism. Academic Integrity also should be given due importance in all teaching and learning processes and procedures.
Certificates of appreciation were also presented to tutors who participated in professional development seminars held in the previous semester. Ms. Shalini Narayanan, program coordinator of the English Language Unit, also reiterated important pointers relating to time-keeping, meeting deadlines, attending all meetings of the department and optimal use of tutorial time.
Course coordinators Ms. Kremena Krumova, Mr.Is’haq AlNaibi and Ms.Ansa Sathyadas also delivered an orientation to tutors teaching the respective three foundation levels that included following the course calendar, administration of quizzes and assessments and related procedures.
Refreshments were served to conclude the event.