International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) is holding “Academic Retreat 2014” which is an outstation academic program being arranged away from capital at Cox’s Bazar. within a fascinating environment of seashore belt. Academic Retreat 2014 will be marked by wide range of exploration of a selected theme abounds with modalities for developing graduates for 21st century job markets. Attending faculties will be oriented through the program to continue wide range of efforts for producing quality graduates befitting to meet the demands of the current century.
Academic Retreat is an innovative program evolved by IUBAT in line with practices of renowned universities of developed countries. The intellectual exploration in such a remote amazing location widens human minds to conceptualize any important academic pursuit.
Led by Prof. Dr. M Alimullah Miyan, Founder and Vice Chancellor of IUBAT, more than 150 old and new academics, comprising of departmental chairs, directors, coordinators, faculty members of different colleges and departments will be be departing for Coxe’s Bazar this night( Wednesday), April 30.The entourage will be accompanied by some members of the Board of Directors.The academics will be staying at Coxe’s Bazar for three days for joining in a spectacular entertaining academic extravaganza.
Elaborate program has been drawn in coordination of senior members of faculties headed by Dr M A Jabbar, Chair, Department of Economics as the convener of the Academic Retreat Organizing Committee.
Presided by IUBAT Vice Chancellor, Dr Miyan, academics will have full day engagement in a formal session on May 2 at Hotel Seagull, Cox’s Bazarm to explore a genuine and rational policy decision cum action policy for crafting a comprehensive methodology. The focal point of the entire exercise will be to find out ways and means to producing effective world class graduates to meet the demands of 21st century job markets.
The participants will have enough scope to apply individual aptitude, brainpower and intellectual acumen to suggest to reach at a common conscience in line with the central idea. The e proceedings of the session deal core issues to examine minutely for adopting package of academic decisions to strengthen quality assurance in higher studies. Academics will stress on capacity development of students to ensure better grooming through excellent teaching in line with global changes.
IUBAT has adopted this innovative practices to ensure producing quality graduates capable of facing the contemporary global challenges at home and abroad. Academic Retreat, being the yearly program help the faculties to acquire necessary skills to contribute to quality development efforts in higher education to facilitate socio-economic transformation.
IUBAT has been holding‘Academic Retreat as a part of faculty orientation for improving teaching skills, ability and capacity to achieve a particular academic objective in line with mission, vision and objectives of the university for strengthening manpower development. The dissemination of advanced knowledge and technology strengthen the overall grooming process for producing quality graduates. Adequate skills, expertise backed by IT proficiency is the backbone of new professionals of 21 century. IUBAT’s teaching process based on innovative modules and developed methodologies ensure wide range of opportunities to this effect. Effective teaching, training and guidance through programs like” Academic Retreat” sharpens the academic delivery to achieve the objectives.
Prof. Dr. M Alimullah Miyan, Founder and Vice Chancellor of IUBAT is expected to deliver highlighting the salient features of the theme : ” Developing Graduates of 21st Century Market” with wide range of issues relevant to core objective leading to adoption of appropriate policy decision.
The formal session will be followed by discussion, cross discussion, group studies, analysis, diagnosis of the theme. Academics will be engaged comprehensively to evolve better ways of knowledge generation for excellent grooming of students to make them world citizen.
In addition to that the hallmarks the Academic Retreat 2014 will be: (1) Exploration of core issues relating to quality assurance in line with global changes, (2) Dress and behavior code,(3) Manners and etiquette,(4)Course outlines and instructions,(5) Report writing uploading outline online,(6) Sustainability,(7)Motivation of students to speak in English as first language, (8) Class preparation and delivery,(9) Counseling of students and other valuable means of knowledge generation.