Faculty interaction program 2018

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In continuation with the culture of sharing and learning at Apex, a four-day Faculty Interaction Program was organized from April 25 to 29 at Six Sigma Hall of the college. With the major objectives of integrating tacit knowledge embedded in the minds of individuals for higher collective achievement and facilitating faster individual and organizational learning, the programwas attended by full-time and contractual faculty members. The program—also graced by senior executive team—was moderated by a team of Apex faculty.Divided into two sessions for each day, the program proved to be very interactive and productive with an active participation of the attendees.

The program formally kicked off on April 25 with an experience sharing session on “Hints for Case Teaching” facilitated by Associate Director of undergraduate programs Nabin Kumar Jha and Head of BCIS Suman Dahal. Moderatedby Program Coordinator of BBA Govinda Khanal, the second session was on “Respect for Intellectual and Individual Differences”—one of the values at Apex. Starting with basic concepts of the topic, the participants got engagedinto active interaction on how they are practising the same at the college.

Following two days were also focused on the interaction on remaining four Apex Values: Integrity, Global Perspective, Inclusiveness and Diversity, and Excellence. Both the days provided a platform for Apexians to delve into Apex values, and explore and embrace them in a better way. Moreover, it happened to be an occasion to talk about their practice of the same values in and out of classroom. Sessions on day two “Integrity” and “Global Perspective” were facilitated by Head of BBA-TT Anup Shrestha and Deepak Adhikari, Head of BBA-BI. Likewise, Nabin Kumar Jha and Yogendra Adhikari, Head of BBA, addressed the sessions on “Excellence” and “Inclusiveness and Diversity” respectively on day three.

Day four featured two sessions: an experience sharing session and philosophical discussion on Education. The first session was facilitated by Nabin Kumar Jha and Associate Director of MBA-Evening Bharat Singh Thapa. They shared their experience and key learnings gained at workshop on RMDA (Research Methods and Data Analysis) at FDDI, Jodhpur, India. Then after, Senior Assistant Professor Phatik Poudel moderated another session on “Education: A Philosophical inquiry”. Starting with general educational philosophy, he dug into four general philosophies of education i.e. Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, and Existentialism.

Finally, the four-day interaction program came to a close with a valedictory session. Principal L P Bhanu Sharma and Director of Academic Affairs Vinay Kumar Sharma appreciated the facilitators and the participants for their praiseworthy involvement in the program. Encouraging faculty members for their continued effort in such programs, they also promised to implement the key learnings of the program and conduct similar programs in the days to come.Meanwhile, the participants also shared that the program proved to be fruitful for them in understanding Apex values in detail and learning best classroom practices exercised by Apexians. The program was concluded with a cake-cutting ceremony to mark its success, as the participants were also handed over certificate of appreciation.