School of Environmental Technology

(SOET)

ACTION PLAN

3-POINT AGENDA FOR DRIVING THE CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE IN SOET

  1. EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIC & RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
  2. EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING, LEARNING AND PRODUCTIVITY
  3. IMPACTING SOCIETY POSITIVELY

 

  1. EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIC & RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
    • GOALS:
      • Support and promote the highest quality of all academic programmes and disciplines
      • Improve research quality and impact
      • Improve infrastructure to support research
      • Foster a stronger research culture, with a clearly measurable output.
      • Introduce Career development initiatives
    • Strategies:
      • Convene quarterly strategic intellectual dialogues on the future academic directions of different Departments and programme areas.
      • Identify and develop clearly defined research priority areas to engage staff in all Departments in multidisciplinary, society-relevant research.
      • Build up a mentorship program that promotes access and interactions between experienced researchers with expertise in areas (like grant writing, research design and methods) and other academic staff.
      • Improve the functionality and revenue generation viability of laboratories in SOET.
      • Establish/implement functional collaboration and linkage programmes with sister faculties and colleges within and outside Nigeria, for staff and student exchange.
      • Departments to develop document and carry out individual career development plans for lecturers.
      • Encourage young academics to seek PhD and postdoctoral research training in research laboratories abroad.
      • Encourage staff to establish individual collaborations with scientists abroad.
      • Establish criteria for identification and reward of established productive researchers (EPRs); and ensure support for excellent researchers, commensurate with their productivity, regardless of the research area.
      • Obtain annual records of publications from each Department/Unit (from 2013) and ensure comprehensive and accurate recording of research publications in FUTO research database.
      • Establish and maintain publication requirement for PG thesis submission and defence.
      • Sustain the SOET Seminar Series
      • Set up SOET Research & Innovation Committee
      • Set up SOET Linkages Committee.
  2. EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING, LEARNING AND PRODUCTIVITY
    • GOALS:
      • Discipline-based education
      • Student-centered and student-active teaching
      • Develop a college-wide plan for the effective use of technology in teaching.
      • Ensure that results are timely and up-to-date
      • Promote on-time graduation
      • Zero tolerance for examination malpractice.
    • Strategies:
      • Improve the quality and intensity of student advisors by continuously engaging class advisers
      • Improve the quality and intensity of examination monitoring and invigilation.
      • Encourage and enforce good work ethics, within discipline-based education research and teaching.
      • Setup SOET Quality Assurance Committee to monitor staff compliance
      • Develop SOET Quality Assurance Manual.
      • Initiate consultations to implement a pilot-scale learning management system (LMS)
      • Provide technical support and training for faculty who are interested in incorporating technology into their classroom practice.
      • Include PG student supervision and completion targets in student allocation.
      • Frequently evaluate strategies to boost timely completion of PG programs.
      • Promote excellence in supervision through policy, best practice guidelines and training.
  3. IMPACTING SOCIETY POSITIVELY
    • GOALS:
      • To develop the structures for collaboration with Government, Industry and Society
      • Promote the culture of society-relevant research
      • Research for Development (R4D)
    • Strategies:
      • SWOT Analysis to identify any impediments to collaboration with Government, Industry and Society.
      • Identify stakeholders and potential partners
      • Public consultations, networking and engagement to create lasting partnerships
      • Set up Alumni relations initiatives
      • Develop outreach programmes
      • Appoint innovation scouts to identify and evaluate commercializable research outputs from the different Departments.
      • Increase staff and student participation in community-engaged environmental initiatives.

 

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