FFLEC Lecturers Encouraged to Share Innovative Ideas for Enhanced Academic Research

Lecturers in the Faculty of Foreign Languages Education and Communication (FFLEC) have been urged to keep the sharing of innovative ideas amongst themselves to culminate in increased research and publications.

They were prepared to accessing collective knowledge in academic research, promotion of collaboration and partnership within the Faculty. They were also required to brainstorm on advanced ways of teaching and learning as part of preparations for the commencement of the 2020/2021 academic year.

This happened on Thursday, 17th December, 2020, at the School of Creative Arts Conference Room, Central Campus, Winneba during a day’s workshop and socialisation programme for staff of the Faculty. The workshop was on the theme “Faculty Professional Development: Emerging Trends in Pedagogy and Research”.

The Dean, FFLEC, Dr. Christiana Hammond, in her welcome address, lauded all Faculty Members for their resilience and diligence in helping to bring the second semester of 2019/2020 academic year to a logical conclusion amidst the COVID-19 pandemic scourge.

Dr. Christiana Hammond

“To all the Professors, my Heads of Department (HoD), Course Coordinators, Graduate Coordinators, Faculty Examinations Officer, Departmental Examination Officers, Academic Counsellors, Administrators, Sanitation Officers we can never take for granted your unwavering support in doing everything you did to help us survive,” she remarked.

Dr. Christiana Hammond craved the indulgence of all HoDs to formalise mentorship programmes in their Department so that the newly appointed staff could easily acclimatise to the Department and then make progress as well. 

She revealed that the Faculty had received approval for the establishment of the Centre for Communication Education Research and Professional Development. According to the Dean, the Centre, which is headed by renowned Professor of Communication, Prof. Kwame Karikari, would leverage the expertise of all departments as and when needed to organise career training programme for some professionals in the media.  

Delivering the keynote address on behalf of the Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, the Principal, College of Languages Education (CoLANGE), Ajumako Campus, Prof. Dominic K. Danso Mensah pinpointed the teaching profession as the topmost profession in the universe, stressing that the teaching aspect of our national life should be cardinal to avoid producing teachers who commit errors.  

Prof. Dominic K. Danso Mensah, Principal

The CoLANGE Principal entreated Faculty Members to pay much attention to community services whether local, national or international to aid their promotion in the University.

The keynote address was followed by interactive discussions on “Professional Development: Navigating the Challenges; Supervision of Project Works, Dissertations and Theses: Who Assesses the Assessor? Sharing Experiences on Reviewer Comments: Getting it Right; and Departmental Administration in UEW: Responsibilities in a Technological age”.