Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Indian Professors attend UIUC and Undergraduates Engaging in Enquiry
Three engineering college professors from the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in India were on UIUC campus last week (Oct 27-Nov 5) attending a training especially designed for them by the CTE (Dr. Laura Hahn). The GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology was estabished by the University of Illinois in 1960's in the land grant pattern. Recent vist to that university by our college of ACES Dean Dr. Robert Easter has sparked new interests and collaboration - that's what brought the Indian professors to our campus. The training "Teaching Learning Methods for Engineering Faculty for Becoming Effective Teacher and Learner in Today's Educational Environment" was sponsored by the UIUC Colleges of ACES and Engineering and the Center for Teaching Excellence. The Indian professors (Dr. A.K. Swami, Dr. C. Lal, and Dr. A. Ashok) left with very high impression on UIUC's committment and dedication to student learning. They attended the Enquiry seminar on Oct 31 and participated in the discussion. Cheelan Bo-Linn and Laura Hahn will now be visiting their university in the winter break, conduct a teaching workshop and initiate discussions about establishing a Center for Teaching Excellence there.