THE 2022 NATIONAL WORKSHOP TOWARDS EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF TERTIARY EDUCATION INSTIUTIONS


Theme: Towards Effective Management of Tertiary Education Institutions”


Management of tertiary education institutions has involved over time from when the function was wholly a public service by central governments through the partnerships era involving private sector to the current situation when the public and the private tertiary institutions are on a competitive path. This change in the paradigm calls for the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of these institutions to be equipped with a mix of competencies and skills beyond those that brought them to the present situation. The role of CEOs of tertiary institutions is an increasingly complex and challenging one and has taken on even greater importance in the current rapidly changing environment in which the higher education sector operates.

 

 In Africa and the Sub-Saharan region, in particular, the myriad of factors ranging from financial to human resources constantly challenge the CEOs of tertiary education in the delivery of quality education. It is observed that the “Changing geo-political forces, adapting to the post-pandemic world; increasing competition, and the need to build new relationships - all call for a different kind of leadership that builds and sustains inclusion. Confident, capable leaders adapt, grow and diversify their talents, their teams and their institutions to respond to future challenges”. Professor Sir Steve Smith -UK Government International Education Champion, Prime Minister’s Special Representative to Saudi Arabia for Education lamented “When I became a VC there was no programme to help me prepare for the demands of the role. Whilst there are now programmes to help with the technical aspects of the role, a massive gap remains, and that is the focus of this programme: preparing incoming VCs for the change of role that becoming a VC represents. Just as in the film ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’, the step up from DVC or Provost to VC is more than just an incremental step in a career – it is a move that requires different skills and dealing with a very different set of pressures”. Unfortunately, there is no formal platform for building capacity at this level of leadership in developing countries and this has been identified as a missing link in ensuring effective and impacting university leadership.

 

The Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges in pursuit of its objectives has identified this important missing intervention and so far, has carried two events addressing issues in this domain. This current Workshop under the theme “Towards Effective Management of Tertiary Education Institutions” to be held on 13th October 2022 will bring together CEOs (Vice Chancellors and Principals) of Universities and Colleges under the auspices of ZAPUC to share experiences related to the Effective Governance of Universities and Colleges.

 

Objective of the Workshop

This Workshop aims to stimulate discussions on the solutions to challenges in Tertiary Education institutions through sharing experiences on

  1. Trade Unions and Management of Tertiary Institutions
  2. Political interference/intervention and corporate performance in Tertiary Institutions
  3. Academic Freedom and Free Speech in the Context of academic inquiry in Tertiary Institutions
  4. Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Institutions

Appreciation of the above will contribute to the provision of quality education in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and specifically, SDG #4.

 

Workshop Approach

This Workshop will be in a face to face mode with optional virtual presentations by the Facilitators.


Programme

Arrival: 12th October 2022

Moderator:      Mick Mwala, University of Zambia

Rapporteurs:    TBA

Wednesday 13th October 2022

Time

Activities

0830-0900

Segment I: Setting the scene.

Chair Person: Prof Douglas Kunda. Vice Chancellor ZCAS University Zambia

 

Welcome Remarks: : Dr Geofrey Tambulani - Chair ZAPUC Organizing Team

Official Opening Remarks: Prof Annie L. Sikwebele Acting Vice Chancellor University of Zambia

0900-1030

 

Segment II: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AREAS

Chair Person: Dr Nyirenda Acting Vice Chancellor Mulungushi

 

Obstacles Hindering the Effective Governance of Universities and Colleges Mr. Patrick Chisanga- Governance Consultant, Zambia

 

Bridging the Dichotomous Gaps between Trade Unions and Management of Tertiary Institutions Dr Alvert Ngándu - Vice Chancellor Eden University, Zambia

 

Q&A

1030-1100

HEALTH BREAK

1100-1230

Segment III: LINKAGE TO AND LEVERAGE ON STATE SUPPORT

Chair Person: Prof Stephen S. Simukanga Director Genearal Higher Education Authority, Zambia

 

TBA (Makerere University) Political interference/intervention and corporate performance of public universities in Uganda: Lessons for Zambia

 

Academic Freedom and Free Speech within the Context of academic inquiry - Prof Kanyama Phiri Ex VC LUANAR Malawi

1230-1300

Q&A

1300-1400

LUNCH

1400-1530

Segment IV QUALITY ASSURANCE: Prof Stephen S. Simukanga, HEA, Zambia

Chair Person: Prof Kanyama Phiri Malawi

1530-1600

Q&A

1600-1630

Wrap Session

Chairperson: Dr Geofrey Tambulani - Chair ZAPUC Organizing Team

1630-1645

 

Closing Remarks - ZAPUC Chairperson

 


E-LEARNING AND OPEN DISTANCE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

A Hands On Training Session


Session 1: Prof. Douglas Kunda


Background to E-Learning and Open Distance Learning 
•    E-Learning definition, scope, trends, attributes and opportunities
•    Reviewing Institutional Policies and Infrastructure
•    Developing The Institutional Stakeholders
•    Developing Institutional Policies and Strategies
•    Implementing Policies and Strategies
    Implementing the technical infrastructure
    Technical training for academic staff
    The importance of capacity building and professional development
    Academic professional development 
    Development of students’ digital literacy skills


Session 2: Prof. William Phiri



•    Key Principles of E-learning Teaching
o    Encouraging student-faculty contact
o    Encouraging student cooperation
o    Encouraging active learning
o    Giving prompt feedback
o    Emphasizing time on task
o    Communicating high expectations
o    Respecting diverse talents and ways of learning

•    A New Paradigm for Teaching and Learning
o    Constructivism
o    Constructionism
o    Collaboration
o    Pedagogical designs for e-learning
o    Assessment, feedback, and e-moderation
o    Digital learning objects 
o    Online learning course development models 
o    Management and implementation of e-learning 
o    Evaluating the impacts of e-learning


Session 3: Dr. Jackson Phiri



•    Learning Management Systems (LMS)
o    Open-Source Learning Management System
o    Benefits of Open-Source Learning Management System
o    Quick Review of the 2022 Top 20 Recommended open-source learning management systems.
    Moodle
    Chamilo
    Open edX
    Totara Learn
    Canvas
    Forma
    Effectus
    ILIAS
    OpenOLAT
    Opigno
    LRN
    ATutor
    Edu-Sharing
    Latitude Learning
    Nera
    NexusComply Solution
    OLAT
    Opentute
    Percolate
    Sakai


Session 4: Professor William Phiri and Dr. Jackson Phiri

 Hands On Exercises with Content Management Systems

o    A Review of key Features of Top 3 E-Learning Content Management Systems used by Universities and Colleges in Zambian
    Google Classroom (Google Workspace)
    Moodle 
    Astria E-Learning 

o    Hands On Exercise on the CMS key functionality to allows Lectures to deliver course content, enable communications and conduct evaluations
    Schedule - For posting and viewing deadlines, events, etc.
    Announcements - For posting current information to all students.
    Syllabus - For creating and posting the course syllabus.
    Modules - For publishing and viewing course content in sections.
    Assignments - For posting, submitting, and grading student work.
    Discussion Board - For asynchronous discussions, group work, and collaboration.
    Private Messages - For private communication between students and/or the instructor.
    Chat - For real-time, synchronous conversation in written form.
    Tests & Quizzes - For authoring and administering exams, quizzes, surveys, etc.
    Gradebook - For posting and managing student grades.
 


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Contact Details /Organising Committee

Dr G Tambulukani

University of Zambia

PO Box 32379

Lusaka

gtambulukani@yahoo.co.uk

or Prof D Kunda

Mulungushi University

PO Box 80415

Kabwe
dkunda@mu.ac.zm