A workshop on Teaching Study Skills was conducted in GFD on 20th November 2019 in the Multimedia Lab on the Ground Floor. The session, which is included in the departmental annual in-house professional development plan, was facilitated by GFD faculty members: Ms. Runitha Lourdes and Ms. Hina Faraz.
The workshop facilitators covered all aspects of the Study Skills component specified in the Oman Academic Standards for General Foundation Programs. The Study Skills subdivisions that were thoroughly discussed were managing time and accepting responsibilities, research skills, taking notes, and giving presentations. The interactive nature of the workshop assisted the participants to grasp the very essence of embedding Study Skills in English language, Foundation Computing, and Basic Mathematics classes.
One of the major outcomes of the workshop is raising awareness of the importance of Study Skills constituent as an essential factor of preparing GFD students for their academic studies. It has been concluded that presenting Study Skills across the board should be tackled with deliberation and consistency. It has also been decided that teaching Study Skills needs to be documented since it is not taught separately.
18th November is the most remarkable date in Omani Calendar. It’s a day which portrays Oman’s Glory pride and progress. Economics and Business Studies Department like every year celebrated the occasion with utmost joy and happiness. To make the day special the students of the Department have shown their love and loyalty to Oman and take pride in the achievements as we get ready to celebrate the occasion. This year, students focused entirely on something different which is growing field in coming years. They have arranged an Exhibition which portrays various models to display Alternate source energy conversion such as Sun transforms in to nuclear energy, Electrical energy to Kinetic energy, Smart city projects based on solar panels and Mechanical energy to be converted to Heat energy and many more. It was very heartwarming to see the students actively involved in preparations and celebrations.
The event was graced with presence of Dr. Khalfan Abdullah Al-Masruri Dean, Dr. Suhaila Abbas Asst. Dean Academic Affairs, Mr Abdul Rahman Juma Al-Ghailani Manager - HR, Dr. Owais Hussain HOD Economics & Business, Dr. Jamila Khaton HOD QA and All other Department HODs, Staff members from Academics and Non Academics.
Each and every person present over there appreciated the immense creativity to celebrate the occasion. The program was fully coordinated by all faculty members of Economics and Business Studies Department.
Led by Ms. Dhafra Al-Kharusi - a GFD Faculty Member, a group of GFD students paid an educational visit to Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) on 12th November 2019. The students spent an invaluable period of time from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at SQU Writing and Tutorial Center.
During the above-mentioned course of time, the students were involved in a number of varied academic English language learning activities. They got some samples of their written assignments reviewed by professional peer tutors, and they attended several tutorial sessions that incorporated games to develop students’ speaking abilities. At the end of the visit, the students toured numerous SQU facilities including the Foundation Library.
The visit represents an ideal form of the required external engagement practices that illustrate collaboration in its finest shape with the most reputable higher educational institution in Oman. The feedback from the concerned students undoubtedly indicates that the visit has been successful and achieved all its set goals.
The workshop on “Assessment of Student learning Policy” was conducted on 12/11/2019. The workshop is organized by the Quality Assurance Department. The session was presented by Dr. A. Mohamed Abbas, Head- Computing and Informatics Department.
The purpose of this workshop:
Create an awareness about “Assessment of Student Learning Policy”
IN MAZOON COLLEGE POLICY AWARENESS WEEK, IT SERVICES PRESENTED TWO POLICY, IT SERVICES POLICY & BACKUP POLICY BY MR.MOHAMMED ALBATAHARI ON DATE 13/11/2019 IN HALL B, THE PRESENTATION COVERED THE ALL ROLES AND THE STATUS OF POLICIES THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURE, ALSO THE CONVENER PRESENTED THE TOOLS AND TASKS TO IMPLEMENT THE POLICIES INCUDING THE RESPOSIBILITIES OF IT SERVICES, CONCERNED DEPT., AND USERS OF MAZOON COLLEGE FOR THE EXIST RESOURCES (HARDWARE & SOFTWRAE) EATHER STAFF OR STUDENTS .
TO INTRODUCE MORE A WARNESS AND SERVICES BY THE IT SERVICES THROUGH PREVIEWS SEMESTER AND THIS SEMESTER , OTHER WORKSHOP WILL PRESENTED THIS SEMESTER FOR NEW STAFF , IT WILL PRONUNCED SOON