July 23, 2011
-- Pulsing global level marvelous achievements made by Lovely Professional University, renowned Associate Professor of Finance at University of Memphis, USA, Dr Sandra Mortal held a two-day Faculty Development Seminar. It was held at the Faculty of Business & Arts of the University. More than 50 teachers participated in it. Affiliated currently with the Securities and Exchange Commission, USA ; Prof. Mortal delivered the best of Academic Pursuits in relation to Research, Teaching and Service to the LPU faculty.
Welcoming Prof Mortal to the University, who has already taught at University of Georgia, Northern Illinois and University of Missouri before coming to University of Memphis, the Vice-Chancellor of LPU, Dr Rameshwar S Kanwar said: "Our regular endeavours have, mainly and primarily, been to keep our faculty as well as students abreast with the latest trends and traditions in the realms of global education scenario." He further said, "The present visit of Prof Sandra Mortal is in this context. Her expertise will really accord and add much values towards knowledge of the recipients."
After having great interaction and feed-back from the participating faculty, Prof. Mortal exclaimed her satisfaction:
"Interacting with the best of faculty of the University adopting all international standards, I am fully contented towards my delivery to the LPU 'intelligentia'!"
She also said: "I feel my suggestions at the seminar must have come as valuable information up to the expectations of the LPU Faculty." Continuing, she said: "Seeing the vast and beautiful campus, infrastructure, Laboratories, Libraries, Spacious Class-Rooms, Multi-story Hostel Accommodations etc; I, personally feel that this all can automatically lead a person towards academic pursuit of globalized standards and wants."
It is illustrative that after introductions and formal interaction with LPU faculty, on the first Day, the seminar went along with 'Presentation on the triangle of academic life -Research, Teaching & Service. It followed presentation on "How to succeed in an Academic Career" and "PhD and the route to a Global Career in Academia". Going ahead, on the day two, the topics "Use of New Technologies in Teaching", "Globalizing Curriculum", "Using advanced Soft-Wares for Assignment Submission and Evaluation" were explained under all possible elaborations.