• Thursday, December 31, 2015

  • CUI

  • AbdulRehman Yasir

December 18th, Friday Head of the Dept., Accounting and Corporate Governance of Macquarie University, Sydney Australia, Dr. Rahat Munir, guest lectured at CIIT, Islamabad Campus.

Dr. Munir spoke to a group of 40 faculty members from various departments regarding “Innovative Pedagogical Approaches to Enhance Student learning and Employability”.

Dr. Munir has over 25 years of teaching experience and serves on the various committees of Macquarie University, including the Academic Standards and Quality Committee (ASQC), Faculty Standards and Quality Committee (FSQC), the Faculty Board and the Research Committee of the Faculty. Dr Munir also services on the TAFE NSW Higher Education Academic Board. The Academic Board is responsible for academic policy making, academic administration, oversight of the educational process and maintaining appropriate control over the administration of the TAFE NSW's higher education curriculum.

Dr Munir has earned numerous national and international level research and teaching awards during his career, including the 2014 Business/Higher Education Round table (B/HERT) Award for "Outstanding achievement in excellence in accounting teaching collaboration", the Vice Chancellor's 2013 Award for program that enhance learning and a Dean's Excellence, Award in 2012.

Dr. Munir shared his expert insights into how courses are designed at Macquarie University keeping in view graduate capabilities and career aspirations, whilst making the courses interactive and engaging for students.

Dr. Munir also briefly introduced the National Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and which is “the national policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. It incorporates the quality assured qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework” with which all programs need to comply with.

Dr. Munir shared some interesting podcasts of lectures to give an idea to the faculty members of the teaching methodologies practiced at Macquarie University. CIIT faculty also exchanged their views and discussed ideas regarding innovative teaching practices in vogue and how students and institutions can benefit from them.

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