From 28 September to 30 September 2020, AIUB-IQAC organized a Three-day Faculty Development Program on Outcome-Based Education with Mr. Ajay Bhagwat, Director, Inpods India as the resource person for this event. This Faculty Development Program (FDP) covered key issues and aspects in the area of Outcome-Based Education (OBE). This is a timely intervention in the light of AIUB’s preparation for the program accreditation to be conducted by the Bangladesh Accreditation Council (BAC). While this program has already been introduced in the university, a couple of times, the program comes as a refresher to enhance the faculty’s functional understanding of the approach.
The topics that were covered in the FDP were as follows:
1. Day 1: Fundamentals and advanced concepts of OBE
a. Importance of OBE
b. Program outcomes – classification
c. Top-down program design
d. Course outcomes design
2. Day 2 and 3: CO-PO attainment computation
a. What is Threshold, Target and CO Attainment computation
b. COs attainment analysis
c. PO outcomes batchwise analysis
d. Identifying weaker students and remedial actions
e. Improving employability outcomes
The open interactive discussion sessions that follow every session provided an opportunity to raise clarificatory questions on how OBE can be effective through online instruction. After the 3-day sessions, Mr. Ajay was presented a Certificate of Appreciation signed by Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, Vice President, Academics and Director, IQAC while the more than 180 participants were issued a Certificate of Participation. The Vote of Thanks to the Resource Person and the participants for the successful completion of the program was delivered by Ms. Farheen Hassan, Additional Director, IQAC. Ms. Anisa Sultana, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management, was the emcee of the program. The overall conduct of the FDP was coordinated by IQAC as part of its QA activities.