The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Staff Development (SD) programme for probationary lecturers conducted by the Staff Development Center (SDC) of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 30th of June 2017. The SD Programme is designed for university teachers who are at the initial stages of their career. The successful completion of the induction programme, which is accredited by the University Grants Commission, fulfills the requirements for newly recruited staff members to successfully complete a staff development programme for purposes of confirmation in their positions as stipulated by the UGC Circular No. 721.
The course comprises of ten modules related to the professional development of a university teacher and involves at least 150 hours of intensive and participatory learning. The modules of the programme are; the Orientation as a University Teacher, Personal Development and Counseling, Teaching and Learning Methods, Assessment and Evaluation, Curriculum Design and Revision, ICT Skills in Higher Education, Teaching Practice, Research in Higher Education, University Administrative Procedures, Strategic Planning and Management.
This event was graced by Dr. Narada Fernando, the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Dr. Banardara Wanninayake, the Director of the SDC and many probationary lecturers from the university of Kelaniya, University of Moratuwa, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, University of Colombo Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka and University of Vocational Technology. This was the 18th cycle of the SD programme conducted by the SDC of the University of Kelaniya since its inception in 1998. The Staff Development Programme of the University of Kelaniya offers the only ISO 9001-2008 quality certified training in the university system in Sri Lanka.