Policy for Faculty Development through Co-teaching
Objective: Capacity building is the main objective of co-teaching the EMBA courses. This will eventually lead to better quality EMBA program and hence sustainability after USAID funding is finished.
The following should be guaranteed:
1. The plan for GSU faculty teaching at Alexandria EMBA is to deliver 4 different lectures and one seminar during two back-to-back weekends and the period in between. There should be no cut down on the requirement to less than 5 days and/ or any repeated lectures.
2. Egyptian faculty members should be permanent faculty and must be present and fully participating during the lectures and interact with the US counterpart on long basis.
3. The GSU professor is required to write a trip report documenting his/her observations and recommendations. The report should include data on the number of participants, gender as well as the nature of collaboration with the Egyptian counterpart.
4. Alexandria University will collect, summarize and report the student evaluations of course and instructor data for both Egyptian and American instructors. This data will be reported to USAID in regular reports.
Procedure for FACULTY DEVELOPMENT in Alexandria /Cairo
RCB Project Director will inform the date of visit of the GSU faculty member to AU Project Director.
AU faculty member will provide syllabus to RCB counterpart two months before the start of class. The Syllabus must have dated schedule of classes. The syllabus must specify measurable learning objectives for the course. The lectures, case discussions, assignments and exams are then tied to the objectives.
The RCB faculty will review the syllabus and provide written comments to the Egyptian faculty counterpart.The two faculty members will finalize the syllabus of the course and the session to be taught by the American faculty member 3 weeks before the start of classes.
-The America faculty will inform the Egyptian project director to consider the cases or any material he/she needs the students to read two weeks before the visit.
The RCB professor will teach 4 classes in two consecutive weekends in Alexandria and Cairo(in that order).
-The AU professor(a permanent faculty of AU) will be present in all classes in Alexandria and Cairo and assist in the teaching.
AU project director will conduct separate student evaluation of the RCB faculty in Alexandria and Cairo.
The AU faculty counterpart will spend considerable time outside class with the visiting RCB faculty member. Spending time together will strengthen their bond and future cooperation. The two faculty members will meet and debrief following the end of classes in each of Alexandria and Cairo. The observation and conclusion and recommendation will be reflected in the trip report of the American faculty member. The Egyptian counterpart will document the debriefing and submit to AU project director.
The two professors from AU and RCB will keep in contact in the future for exchange of views or adoption of new course contact and delivering methods for upgrading the course.