Lecturers of Zenith University College (ZUC) have participated in a four-day workshop organised by the Institutional Affiliation Office in collaboration (IAO) with the Centre for Teaching Support (CTS).
The workshop which was the seventh in a series for all affiliate institutions of the University of Cape Coast was aimed at building the capacity of the lecturers in areas of assessment and supervision of students’ research work.
Opening the workshop, the Dean of Zenith Business School, Dr. Patrick Ofei, expressed gratitude to UCC for taking interest in the career progression of lecturers in its affiliate institutions. He said ZUC was proud to be associated with the University of Cape Coast adding that “UCC is a citadel of academic excellence in Ghana and beyond and Zenith has benefitted from quality mentorship from the University”.
Dr. Ofei said the topics were very relevant and would help equip the lecturers to make positive impact in their students. He advised the lecturers to take advantage of the workshop to be abreast of current trends in Assessment to enhance their skills as academics.
The Head of IAO, Mr. Justice Agyenim Boateng, said UCC was committed to ensuring that affiliate institutions provide quality training to their students so that they would contribute meaningfully to society. “In doing so, we are determined to share with our affiliate institutions the experiences we have gained over the years as a University of Competitive Choice”, he noted.
Mr. Boateng indicated that UCC valued its certificate, and so, affiliate institutions were expected to give the right training to the students. “Graduates who hold our certificate should be exceptional and comparable to any product of a world class university”, he noted.
On behalf of CTS, Dr. Samuel Essel-Baidoo, said the essence of the workshop was to share knowledge and experiences to promote quality academic work. “This is a learning process and it is a give and take affair so we expect you to also make input into the presentations we make during the four-day workshop,” he urged them.
The lecturers were taken through “Types of Assessment and Assessment Criteria (Feedback Mechanisms)”, “Learning Outcomes/Blooms Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning”, “Table of Specification”. Others included “Types of Multiple Test Items”; “Essay Type Questions”; “Preparation of Course Outline” and “Effective Project Work Supervision.
Some of the lecturers of ZUC who shared their impressions said the workshop was very beneficial and urged UCC to organise such capacity building programmes on regular basis.
The Resource persons for the workshop were Dr. Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Dr. Eric Anane and Dr. Godwin Aboagye