Unit Conducts Consultative Workshop on Time Management
The Quality Assurance and Audit Unit of Unity University organised and conducted a half-day Consultative Workshop on Time Management, on April 28, 2017, in the Executive Training Room, Gerji Main Campus.
Opening the Workshop, which brought together academic leaders and staff of the University, Ato Desta Asfaw, Director, Quality Assurance and Audit Unit of Unity University, underlined that the theme of the Workshop was nothing beyond the awareness of the academic staff of the University, and noted that the subject would have better been named “Teaching Profession and Time Management”.
Ato Desta underlined that Instructors should have thorough understanding and respect for the value of time. This, he said, “stems from the very fact that the behaviours and characters of teachershave significant influence on their students. Teachers serve as role models for students. There are lots of behaviours that students consciously or unconsciously learn and emulate from their teachers.”
Ato Desta emphatically noted, “Time is resource”; and further underscored that there is need to effectively utilise time. He said, “Respecting the value of time enables to reap the fruits therein.” In this connection, the Director went on to note that when it comes to teachers, time means developing the profession; enhancing the capacity of self-control; and promoting the sense of serving as a model.
In the course of his presentation, Ato Desta talked about issues of pertinence, such as forces that influence behavior; efficiency and effectiveness; effective time users; effective time use results; and successful professionals.
Following the presentation of Ato Desta, which mainly focused on the theoretical aspect of Time Management, a three-man group of the Unit, led by Ato Teka Wole, Senior Quality Auditor, presented the findings of a one-day Observation on Class Starting and Ending at Gerji Main Campus. The presentation involved the grading given by the group regarding the beginning and ending of class hours by Instructors. Ato Teka also pointed out the limitations of the Observation, such as the shortage of manpower on the part of the group, and the fact that the Observation was a one-day exercise.
Following the presentations, the floor was open for discussion whereby participants forwarded constructive comments and the issues raised were addressed by the presenters. The discussion was chaired by Dr. Birhanu Sisay, Senior Deputy President, Responsible for Gerji Main Campus Academic Activities.