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Global reform in Landscape of Higher Education says Prof. Susheel Sharma Associate Dean and a Professor of Information Systems (IS) in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University (BSU), United States (USA)
Suryadatta Group of Institutes recently organized a Faculty Development Program (FDP) for its Teachers at its Bavdhan Campus. A cross section of faculties and teacher drawn from Suryadatta National School, Junior College, Department of Business Management, Travel & Tourism Management and other Departments attended the programme.
Prof. Susheel Sharma Associate Dean and a Professor of information systems (IS) in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University, United States conducted the FDP. Prof Sharma is an alumnus of BITS-Pilani and Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML). Prof. Sharma has a unique distinction of having earned two doctoral degrees. He has over 10 years of administrative leadership experience and more than 25 years of experience in higher education. A Leadership Fellow in Higher Education at Harvard University’s Management Development Program, he has co-authored/edited/co- edited twelve (12) books and published over 240 manuscripts including over eighty (80) refereed journal articles in some of the best journals in his field. His primary research interests are in information systems security, e-Learning, e-Government, computer-mediated communications, human computer interaction (HCI) and community and social informatics. Prior to joining the faculty at Ball State, he was a visiting research associate professor at the Department of Management Science at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He has taught several graduate and undergraduate courses on a variety of subjects including database management, ERP systems (SAP), electronic commerce, computer and network security, management information systems, systems analysis and design, distributed data processing systems, computer networking, and other information systems related subjects. He has earned recognition for his teaching and research and has been a recipient of the Miller College of Business 'Extra Ordinary Year Award' for three consecutive years (2003, 2004, & 2005), Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award at the university level (2006-2007), Outstanding Researcher of the Year at Miller College of Business (2008) and Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award at the university level (2008-2009). Prof Sharma has served as a consultant and advisor to numerous companies and organizations including World Bank funded projects. He, currently serves as editor-in- chief of The International Journal of E-Adoption. He has been a reviewer and member of the editorial boards for several national and international journals. He has travelled worldwide and lectured in several business schools around the globe in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North America. While focusing his talk on theme “Changing Landscape of Higher Education”, he interacted with faculties and shared his vast experience on how learning process takes place in western countries.
Deliberating on what are the expectations from a Professor/Teacher, he mentioned that a Professor/Teacher is expected to contribute in three areas namely Teaching, Research and Service to Students. He emphasized on 3 Cs as indicator for changing landscape of higher education: Connectism, Constructism, and Collaboration. Through connectism, he emphasized on strong bonding of instructors and students as one cohesive unit which learns together to acquire knowledge. Through Constructism, he highlighted how an instructor now has to take the role of facilitator. Through collaboration, he shared his opinion how students and faculties can create learning committees to mutually gain from each other through lot of research. He encouraged the faculties to take up lots of research activities, and share the same with their students. He asked the faculties to be a catalyst for students in terms of igniting the creativity and challenge their limits. Keeping in mind the globally competitive scenario, Suryadatta Group of Institutes is exploring the possible foreign collaborator and in this context, would pursue such collaboration further with Ball State University (BSU, USA).
Art of Blissful Living - FDP conducted by Oshodhara at Suryadatta
Suryadatta espouses the firm belief that a genius is not born but created, so long as the right conducive environment is nurtured. In keeping with this belief, Faculty Development Programs are conducted for the faculty to unleash their latent talents and to inspire them in recognizing, tapping as well as utilizing their full potential.
Suryadatta Group of Institutes recently organized a Faculty Development Program “Art of Blissful Living” conducted by Oshodhara. The program was conducted by Swami KundKundji on behalf of “OSHO”. It was assisted by Mrs. Bora and her son Mr.Vishal Bora from Kolhapur.
Prof Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya inaugurated the programme and welcomed the esteemed speakers. This week long program highlighted several methods of blissful living and essentially covered various aspects of “Anand Pragya” and “Samadhi Pragya”
Anand Pragya encompassed the basics of blissful living through the eightfold path of Lord Buddha. The main topics covered included positive thinking, Anger management, Right Action, Right living and right commitment. The practical sessions of Dhyan and meditation and experience sharing session were very beneficial.
Samadhi Pragya covered various forms of yoga and its practical application. Some of the participants gave a commitment to adopt yoga Panch Vrata including non-violence, vegetarianism, non-proliferation in the future.
The overall contents of the programme were highly absorbing and definitely beneficial to all the faculty members. The contents will definitely help in achieving the individual goals of the participants as well as the organizational goals. The event enabled spiritual development of all the participants.
Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya participation in 7th Sakal Educon - Annual Conference on Higher Education at Dubai, From 16th to 19th September, 2011
Sakal Media Group organized EDUCON in Dubai from 16th to 19th September, 2011. Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya – Founder President and Chairman- Suryadatta Group of Institutes participated in the same.
The audience for the Educon was a propitious mix of policy makers and implementing authorities such as Vice Chancellors of Universities, Directors of leading institutions, Heads of deemed Universities, leading Industry professionals.
The highlights of this annual conference was - Interaction with Dubai Education Cluster, Interaction between High Profile Educationists and Industry Delegates, and Interaction with key Policy makers from India.
It was based on a theme of Innovative Practices in Universities: The road map for inclusive growth of the nation. During the conference the following topics were essentially included-
The event was placed in the context of today’s prevalent realities. We live today in knowledge age. The world is split into a bipolar existence according to the digital divide. Success in any field presupposes a very good grasp of the various aspects & applications of technology. EDUCON 2011 was all about exploring new horizons of academic brilliance in the knowledge age.
The conference was held in nine sessions with Union human resources development minister Kapil Sibbal and Bharat Forge chairman and managing director Baba Kalyani holding an interaction with participating vice chancellors (VCs) during the first session.
Prof. Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya also chaired a session which had prominent speakers.
It was a readymade platform for direct communication with tremendous impact with a focused niche and very powerful audience. The platform provided enormous opportunities to enforce views in the collective conscious of all the people who matter in one shot!