Continuing Professional Development Programme (CPDP)
Effective teaching that facilitates quality learning is NUS’ mission and this is documented in the university’s strategic plan. To achieve this, NUS is continually exploring how it can enhance its teaching programmes.
In July 2000, the Professional Development Programme (PDP) for new faculty was implemented. While such a programme has been helpful in building a foundation of good practices, it is believed that more can and should be done for the advancement and growth of all NUS faculty members. As part of NUS’ overall strategy for faculty development, the CPDP has been introduced to encourage all NUS faculty to continually upgrade their professional skills.
Aims & Objectives
The CPDP aims to:
- Encourage academic staff to keep current of trends in pedagogy.
- Promote and propagate good practices and techniques in teaching.
- Enhance staff awareness of their own teaching, thereby leading to reflective teaching and innovations in teaching for effective learning.
The Continuing Professional Development Programme (CPDP) consists of two components:
Faculty Enrichment Programme (FEP)
CDTL will conduct a series of 2-hour dialogue sessions and workshops for faculty to attend. These sessions deal with a variety of topics on one or more of the following identified dimensions of education:
Attendance at faculty-level workshops and courses offered by other institutions of higher learning on pedagogical matters may be considered on a case-by-case basis as participation in the FEP.
Ancillary Activities Programme (AAP)
As part of the Ancillary Activities Programme, faculty members might consider engaging in activities that deal with topics of pedagogical interest and/or are informed by reflection on teaching and learning in the department, faculty or university such as: