The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at IIM Udaipur was created in March 2022 as a Centre of practice. Vision 2030 of IIMU places transformational learning as one of the two key focus areas of the institute. A key component of transformational learning is excellence in teaching and learning processes. The objective of the CTL is to create and support various elements of the teaching learning ecosystem.
Workshops: The CTL organizes regular workshops for faculty on topics relevant to the practice of teaching.
Faculty self-paced learning and review of teaching practice: The CTL facilitates continuous improvement of faculty by facilitating the process of faculty video-recording their own classes for the purpose of self-review and improvement. These videos allow faculty to assess their teaching delivery and make modification in their teaching style and content.
CTL Newsletter: The Centre also publishes a monthly Newsletter to identify and make adequate resources available to IIMU faculty to build teaching prowess. Through this monthly newsletter, the CTL shares content, and articles from the "scholarship of teaching" with the IIMU community. The newsletter includes interviews with faculty, crisp summaries of research articles related to innovations in management teaching and learning, technological innovations like devices and tools as well as updates about the activities of the CTL.
New Faculty Orientation: The CTL also helps in onboarding new faculty in the institute by organizing new faculty orientation specifically about the philosophy and practice of teaching and learning at IIMU.
Training and Development of Teaching assistants: CTL also organizes training and development for Teaching Assistants that allows them to be an effective part of the teaching ecosystem.
Developing academic skills: The CTL offers a session to the incoming students during orientation that equips them with an understanding of the educational paradigm at IIM Udaipur and also prepares them for the change that they can expect in terms of pedagogies, nature of discussions in the classroom, working in groups, projects and other aspects of academic life. The CTL equips them to effectively reflect about their learning styles, increase self-awareness, and develop their learning ability so that they get accustomed to the academic rigor at IIMU. These sessions are followed up in subsequent sessions where new skills are introduced, and group and individual reflection is encouraged.
Culture of learning: CTL also works closely with the student community on building a culture of learning. These include discussions on aspects like the academic honor code and designing awards and recognitions that celebrate those who support excellence in learning through their personal and group efforts. Each student organization on campus is encouraged to reflect and apply its objective of supporting excellence in learning through all their activities and endeavors.
Aligning curriculum with AACSB learning goals: At IIMU the institutional learning goals are incorporated in the course outlines for every course. These course outlines help create a shared understanding of, and improved assessments aligned with Institutional learning goals over time.
Institutional research on student transformation: IIMU conducts in-depth institutional research to assess the extent and quality of transformation among IIMU students.
IIM Udaipur organizes a Faculty Development Program for faculty of Management Institutes from Udaipur region as a part of its CSR activities. This program is aligned with our mission to contribute to the development of the region by supporting the faculty involved in Management education.
The first edition of the program was delivered from 2nd -6th January 2023 and the program has received an overwhelming response in its first edition. The program is intended for faculty of management and took participants through some of the foundational elements of the scholarship of teaching and learning which are generally overlooked in Management PhD programs. Participants also gained exposure to technological and pedagogical innovations and techniques in management education.
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