UCC Organises Workshop for Wisconsin International University College & OD Institute Lecturers

Lecturers of Wisconsin International University College (WIUC) and Organisational Development (OD) Institute have participated in a five-day training workshop organised by the University of Cape Coast. The workshop forms part of a series of training programmes designed by the Institutional Affiliation Office (IAO) in conjunction with the Centre for Teaching Support (CTS) for all the training institutions affiliated to UCC.  The training programme is aimed at building the capacity of lecturers in affiliate institutions to effectively carry out their work in order to ensure quality in their output.  The lecturers were also taken through the reviewed format for moderation of examinations. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Director of CTS, Prof. Douglas D. Agyei, said WIUC and OD Institute were the second batch of institutions to benefit from the workshop.  He noted that the objective of UCC as a mentor was to build the capacities of staff in its affiliate institutions to deliver quality services. “UCC’s long term objective as a mentor institution is to help affiliate institutions like yours to become fully fledged university with the capacity to effectively provide mentorship to other institutions” he added. The Head of Institutional Affiliation Office, Mr. Justice Agyenim Boateng, said the workshop was very important to management and the Committee on Institutional Affiliation adding that “this exercise is held in high esteem by UCC that is why a team from CTS led by a Professor is here to take the lecturers through some relevant topics to help improve their work,” he noted. On his part, the Registrar of the WIUC, Mr. Frank K. Yeboah, said WIUC has been working with UCC as a mentor institution over the years and have benefited immensely from the support UCC had been offering them. He was optimistic that the training programme would be very beneficial to the lecturers and also address some of the issues that cause misunderstanding during modulation exercises. He expressed gratitude to UCC especially the heads of IAO and CTS for ensuring that the workshop was organised successfully. The President of OD Institute, Mr. Noble Kumawu, called for more of such training programmes to enhance the skills of both academic and non-academic staff. He commended UCC for establishing good working relationship with its affiliates and expressed the hope that the fruitful collaboration would adequately prepare them to attain the status as independent institutions in the near future. The facilitators for the workshop were Prof. Agyei, Dr. Eric Anane, Dr. Godwin K. Aboagye, Dr. Kofi Acheaw Owusu and Dr. Christopher Y. Kwaah. Dr. Anane presented on “Types of Assessment (Feedback Mechanisms)” and “Multiple Choice Items”. Prof Agyei and Dr. Owusu handled “Research Methodology 1&2” and “Effective Project Work Supervision”. Dr. Owusu took participants through “Learning Outcomes/Blooms Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning” and “Table of Specification (TOS)”. Dr. Aboagye led presentation on “Essay Type Questions and “Preparation of Marking Schemes and Rubrics”, and “Preparation of Course Outline.” Facilitators engaged participants through activity based sessions and group presentations. Wisconsin International University College, Ghana was established in January 2000. WIUC runs programmes in undergraduate and master’s level as well as some professional courses. The OD Institute is Africa’s premier tertiary institution solely devoted to training Organisation Development (OD) Practitioners and Change Managers. It is a rigorous practical and research oriented institution offering Master of Arts (MA) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) programmes in Organisation Development.