Centre for Teaching Excellence and Learning Innovation
The Centre for Teaching Excellence and Learning Innovation (CTELI) has been established at Iqra University with the aim of transforming the University curricula. This is being done to strengthen our the University’s indigenous research and ensure the adoption of current trends in global education. Moreover, the centre is committed to faculty and staff development, with the objective to support them in their professional and career development and keep them abreast of modern developments in higher education. CTELI aims to create a professional learning community by offering regular training workshops and diplomas in various disciplines in education.
Our Vision at CTELI
Our vision is to apply the best practices in professional development and training through the use of cutting-edge strategies, innovative methodologies and advanced technology. CTELI envisions itself as an unwavering advocate of a diverse, open learning environment that fosters active learning and collaboration among all participants.
Our Mission at CTELI
Our mission is to:
Support excellence in teaching and learning through successful research and professional development endeavours through partnerships at national and international levels.
Institutionalize professional development through well-structured faculty and staff development programs.
Enable the faculty to practice innovative teaching skills.
Strengthen the curriculum through alignment with current trends in the field of higher education.
Align all campuses of Iqra University to create a strong network of communication and collaboration to ensure the uniform provision of world-class academic and non–academic services to all students.
Professional Development Goals
Goal 1: Enhance Faculty and Staff Development
Recruit, develop, retain and promote an excellent and diverse staff and faculty.
Ensure that staff and faculty professional development programs are up to international standards, offer diverse intellectual perspectives, and advance global awareness.
Develop new programs that meet global, regional, national and specific needs.
Goal 2: Enhance Student Learning Experience
Enhance student opportunities for active learning and participation within the university, regional, and global communities.
Enhance student learning opportunities through the continuous professional development of faculty.
Connect student learning experiences with real practical life application and skills.
Goal 3: Use of Technology
Create opportunities to develop the faculty and student capacities in technological use.
Integrate technology in teaching and learning.
Provide access to the latest and most innovative technologies possible.
Goal 4: Promoting Self Directed Learning
Motivate faculty, staff and students to be learners of high self- direction who are both willing and able to plan, execute, and evaluate their learning with or without the help of an expert.
Foster transformational learning as central to self-directed learning.
Promote emancipatory learning and social action as an integral part of self-directed learning.
Goal 5: Promoting Curriculum Development
Goal 6: Language Development
Plan, design, and execute language development opportunities for students and faculty.
Introduce new languages to meet global trends and needs.
Personal Development Goals
Goal 1: Social and Emotional Awareness and Trainings
Develop awareness of social and emotional skills in faculty, staff and students.
Ensure inclusion of social and emotional skills in the teaching and learning process.
Iqra University Diploma in Higher Education TeachingIU Diploma in Higher Education Teaching: Program Layout
Objectives of the IU Diploma in Higher Education The objectives of the IU Diploma in Higher Education are to:
Apprise university faculty about the importance of teacher education and training at the tertiary level.
Acquaint them with the current and modern trends in teacher education.
Make them distinguish between traditional and current teaching practices.
Enable them to use the knowledge of curriculum development to develop courses.
Enable them to analyze teaching practices in foreign contexts through blended learning programs.
Encourage them to use newly developed knowledge of instructional practices in classrooms.
Provide faculty with the opportunity to practice teaching under clinical supervision.
Use reflective inquiry as a tool to resolve classroom-based issues.
Iqra University Continuous Professional Development Workshops and Training’s
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”– Albert Einstein. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a focused and concentrated training activity that intends to support educators to improve their professional knowledge, competence, expertise, and effectiveness. Such programmes can help the faculty and staff develop expertise in teaching methodology, management of students and student learning, assessment practices, mentoring, social-emotional learning, reflective inquiry, and many more. The development of skills in such areas and increased focus on content knowledge enhancement can be the formidable combination that can help faculty augment student achievement and learning and make institutions seats of world-class learning. CPD at Iqra University, Centre for Curriculum and Professional Development is designed to:
Enable the faculty to use cutting edge knowledge and teaching skills to enhance student learning.
Ensure that faculty’s skills and knowledge is up to date with the current and ever-changing trends.
Make the faculty fully abreast with the latest technological trends in education.
Create a professional learning community where ideas are shared and learnt in a congenial and professional environment.
Increase public confidence in the faculty of Iqra University as providers of quality education.
Programs under CTELI are:
Diploma in Higher Education
International Diploma in ELT
Continuous Professional Development Workshops/Courses
Meet the CTELI Team