Centre of Excellence In Teaching & Learning

Khulna University

About us

CETL is a service oriented and research led centre that supports the university to achieve its strategic teaching and learning aims. CETL achieves this objective through offering 1) required programmes for the development of new academic staff at KU; 2) professional learning including workshops and seminars; 3) consultation services for faculty; and 4) special events such as hosting of leading researchers and practitioners in the field of higher education. CETL works in the areas of approaches to teaching and learning, curriculum design, assessment, eLearning and evaluation.

CETL is committed to delivering high quality professional learning programmes, to engaging in scholarship and conducting research in support of university-wide teaching and learning developments. The mission of CETL is to work across Khulna University to enhance the quality of the student learning experience and the quality of the teacher’s experience.

CETL aims to supporting a student-centered teaching agenda and towards the enhancement of teaching and learning at Khulna University and other regional higher educational institutions. CETL supports teachers in their practice, with the aim of enhancing the quality of the student learning experience and this support is provided within a holistic framework of professional learning to meet the needs of a diverse range of academics at different stages in their careers.

CETL aims to supporting a student-centered teaching agenda and towards the enhancement of teaching and learning at Khulna University and other regional higher educational institutions. CETL supports teachers in their practice, with the aim of enhancing the quality of the student learning experience and this support is provided within a holistic framework of professional learning to meet the needs of a diverse range of academics at different stages in their careers. Specific objectives of CETL, KU are:

  • To organize need oriented training for the teachers, students and support staff of KU and other regional universities.
  • To conduct research on teaching and learning in higher education.
  • To publish journals, E-resource and develop curriculum and modules for different faculty development programmes.
  • To offer certificate/diploma courses.
  • To develop pool of competent trainers.
  • To arrange need based workshops and seminars to support diverse range of academics at different stages in their career.
  • To offer consultation services.
  • To co-ordinate and lead activities of KU and other universities and develop exchange and collaboration among different relevant institutions home and abroad.
  • To perform such other necessary activities to facilitate attainment of the objectives of the centre with the approval of proper authority.

Faculty Development Activities at a glance:
Induction for Lecturers:
Since formal establishment, CETL, KU has successfully completed the very first one-day event “Induction for the Lecturers” with 32 lecturers.
Training on Pedagogy:
CETL has successfully conducted training programme on “Teaching Pedagogy, Module I: Teaching & Learning” in association with Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Khulna University. The programme was intended for the lecturers of Khulna University to be introduced with state-of-the-art pedagogy in teaching and learning. A carefully designed series of technical sessions was conducted by a number of distinguished resource persons from Khulna University and other universities of Bangladesh. Training on pedagogy is mandatory for all lecturers of KU and open for young faculties from other regional universities.

Process of Continuous Faculty Development for KU and other Regional Universities:

CETL arranges Dialogue on Faculty Development with the young faculty to monitor individual faculty development and share their experiences to maintain team-spirit in gradual development on a regular basis. It also arranges Faculty Development Exhibition to showcase evidence of faculty development to the key strategic and administrative personnel i.e. Head, Dean and Vice-chancellor of KU. In order to monitor faculty development and maintain quality of teaching, learning and assessment, CETL has been applying five Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the participating faculties in terms of five pedagogic components: reflections on acquired knowledge, preparation of lesson plan, preparation of course syllabus, peer-observation report, and student’s evaluation report.

CETL has started to work as a regional hub of excellence through offering its services to the neighboring regional universities through including participants from those universities in its training and development programmes.

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Dr. Afroza Parvin

Director

Dr. Afroza Parvin

Director CETL, Khulna University
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Dr. Jagadish Chandra Joardar

Deputy Director

Dr. Jagadish Chandra Joardar

Deputy Director CETL, Khulna University