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Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013 Strategic Planning Process

Professor Ian R. Haslam, Dean.


Vision and Mission

Mission

  • The Bahrain Teachers College’s (BTC) mission is to support the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain in its efforts to build a first-rate educational system by improving the quality of teaching, research and service in the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals.

Vision

  • Provide the best teacher education services for Bahraini educators, empowering them to effectively contribute to building a better future for all Bahrainis.


Btc core values
BTC Core Values

  • As an institution dedicated to the preparation of quality teachers, educational administrators and other education professionals for the Kingdom of Bahrain, the BTC strongly believes in, and promotes, the following values in its operations and conduct of affairs:

    • Respect for all persons irrespective of their gender, religion, colour, creed, or political views;

    • Commitment to serving the Kingdom of Bahrain specifically, and humanity in general;

    • Humility and respect for the views of others; and

    • Professional conduct and behaviour


Btc is part of the education reform project and has key stakeholders
BTC is part of the Education Reform Project and has key stakeholders

  • Economic Vision 2030 and National Economic Strategy 2014

  • Aligned with the vision section on providing quality education

  • Aligned with the NES social section and education related strategic initiatives

  • Ministry of Education Strategic plan

  • Ministry of Education is shifting the focus to up-skill the existing teachers and school leaders

  • Review the strategic plan of the MOE to ensure that BTC is responsive

  • University of Bahrain strategic plan

  • UOB’s strategic pillars were considered and the BTC aligned its strategic objectives to ensure the coordination between the university and the college

Bahrain Teachers College Strategic Plan 2010 - 2013

  • Other documents – QAA, NIE and other benchmarks

  • The results found by the QAA schools and National Examinations Units indicated gaps that the BTC incorporated in their planning process

  • NIE and other international best practice were considered

BTC progress Update – June 2010 - 32


As a college in a university the btc plan must be in line with the uob plan
As a college in a university the BTC plan must be in line with the UoB plan

Vision

Drivers

The University of Bahrain’s vision is to be an internationally recognized university for excellence in student learning, innovative research, and community engagement that contributes to the economic vitality, sustainability, and quality of life in the Kingdom, the region, and beyond

  • Cultivating a culture of Quality

  • Local Regional and International Partnerships

  • Faculty and staff development

  • Fostering Research and Innovation

  • Academic Program Development

  • Student Development Activities


UOB Strategic Plan 2009-2014

  • Establish a foundation year to strengthen student orientation

  • Enhance student advising and mentoring.

  • Integrate outcome-base assessment into curriculum

  • Improve system quality monitoring for further improvement

  • Strengthen postgraduate programs

  • Enhance professional development of faculty

  • Build student entrepreneurship skills.

  • Establish and implement accountability system for reviewing faculty performance

  • Obtain National and International accreditation

1- Raising the quality of teaching and learning

2- Improving the quality and increasing amount of research

Establish a research strategy

Establish a research fund

Adapt international best-practice for reviewing the quality of research outcomes

  • Create strategic centers of excellence and university-industry innovation centers

  • Increase international students exposure

  • Increase alumni participation in a broader range of roles at the University

3- Fostering innovation and partnerships

  • Review the university’s organizational structure and streamline operations for efficiency

  • Establish in-depth staff development strategy

  • Develop an advanced comprehensive university database system

  • Include administrative and support units in quality assurance and assessment routines

  • Establish clear and formal job description for all positions

  • Establish and Implement Rules and Regulations

4- Faculty and Staff Development

5- Sustainable infrastructure and resources

  • Efficiently utilize UOB infrastructure and resources

  • Establish strategies to aggressively grow the endowment and increase alumni fund raising

  • Uphold a socially responsible campus


Equally important is the education reform agenda of the moe
Equally important is the Education Reform Agenda of the MOE

  • TIME FOR LEARNING: SCHOOL DAYS; SCHOOL YEARS; EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING; ATTENDANCE; RETENTION; AND BEHAVIOR.

  • TEACHERS: ATTRACTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO THE PROFESSION AND GIVING THEM THE BEST POSSIBLE EDUCATION

  • TEACHERS: PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE IN 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOMS

  • CURRICULUM: AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT IN STUDENT LEARNING

  • SCHOOLS: FOCUSED ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

  • MINISTRY: ACCOUNTABLE FOR, AND SUPPORTING, THE WHOLE SCHOOL SYSTEM

  • A MATTER OF URGENCY: IMPLEMENTING BAHRAIN’S SCHOOL AGENDA


Which of course guided the btc strategic plan 2010
Which of course guided the BTC Strategic Plan 2010

Vision

Strategic Drivers

Build an effective BTC governance system for managing its operations and monitoring the quality of its services

Provide teacher preparation programmes of international standards.

Provide best in-service programmes for existing teachers and school leaders

Align BTC administrative support services to enable the BTC to achieve its mission and vision.

Undertake research to contribute to educational policy and practice.

  • Provide the best teacher education services for Bahraini educators, empowering them to effectively contribute to building a better future for all Bahrainis.


Students

Services

faculty

programs


In the mean time the qaaet reveals the stage of reforms to the bahrain education system
In the mean time the QAAET reveals the stage of reforms to the Bahrain education system

(93)

(60)

(41)

(7)

400

teachers

3432

teachers

5320

teachers

2300

teachers

QAAET (2012) Accessed at: http://www.qaa.bh/


Equally important for the BTC is the data on system wide human capital

Bahrain MoE (2012): Accessed at: http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=500


Soooo do we still need to cultivate the soil before we plant the seed
Soooo do we still need to ‘cultivate the soil before we plant the seed’?

  • These are total class contact hrs and does not include private study at the ratio of 1:1 which means the actual PD hrs

  • undertaken by Bahrain teachers and school leaders could be as high as 496,320 hours


The question is do we need to revise our vision and mission and if so how
The question is do we need to revise our vision and mission and if so how?

Vision

  • Provide the best teacher education services for Bahraini educators, empowering them to effectively contribute to building a better future for all Bahrainis.

  • To be a graduate institute of education with distinction in Bahrain and the Middle East

  • To be a comprehensive college of education serving the needs of teachers and school leaders in Bahrain

  • To be a college of education for initial teacher education and career long professional development


Will our mission change because our vision changes if so how
Will our mission change because our vision changes? If so…how?

Existing Mission

  • The Bahrain Teachers College’s (BTC) mission is to support the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain in its efforts to build a first-rate educational system by improving the quality of teaching, research and service in the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals.


Where do we go from here the process from now to june 30 th 2013
Where do we go from here? The process from now to June 30 so…how?th 2013

  • BTC wide steering committee

    • Dean, Associate Dean, Director QA and Strategic Planning, 2 faculty members and 1 student

  • Vision Initiatives

    • Initial Teacher Education Chair plus three faculty, one other

    • Continuous Professional development Chair plus three faculty, one other

    • Graduate Programs and Research Chair plus three faculty, one other

    • Corporate Governance and Quality Chair plus three, one other

    • Learning and Information Management Chair Chair plus two faculty and 1 staff

    • Student Academic and Extended Services Chair plus two faculty, 1 staff, 1 student

    • Local, Regional and International Partnerships Chair plus one faculty , one admin, one staff

  • Core Values

    • Accountability

    • Diversity

    • Respect

    • Social Responsibility

  • Mission

    • Leadership Development?

    • Lifelong learning?

    • Student Achievement?


Organization Structure – 2013-16 so…how?

Academic Program Management

Academic Groups Management

Support Academic Services

University of Bahrain جامعة البحرين

Support Administrative Services

Ministry of Education وزارة التربية والتعليم

BTC Governing Council مجلس إدارة كلية البحرين للمعلمين

Dean العميد

Director of QA and

Strategic Planningرئيس ضمان الجودة والتخطيط الاستراتيجي

Associate Dean Academic Affairs العميد المشارك للشؤون الأكاديمية

Associate Dean Programsالعميد المشارك للبرامج

Director Corporate & Finance مدير الشؤون الإدارية والمالية

Program Managementإدارة البرامج

Head ofInitial Teacher Educationرئيس قسم برامج إعداد المعلمين

Head of Professional Developmentرئيس قسم التطوير المهني والقيادة التربوية

Head of Postgraduate studies & Researchرئيس قسم الدراسات العليا والبحوث

Human Resources Headرئيس شعبة الموارد البشرية

Finance Headرئيس شعبة المالية

DirectorStudent & Academic Servicesمدير الخدمات الأكاديمية والطلابية

DirectorLearning & Info Mngmt.مدير مصادر التعلم وتقنية المعلومات

Director

Teaching Practiceمديرالتربية العملية

Program coordinator

Professional Development منسق برامج التطوير المهني

Coordinator Postgraduate Studies Programmesمنسق برامج الدراسات العليا

Marketing and PR Headرئيس شعبة التسويق والعلاقات العامة

Foundation Program Coordinatorمنسق البرنامج التمهيدي

Program coordinator

Educational Leadershipمنسق برامج القيادة التربوية

Coordinator of Research & Partnershipsمنسق البحوث والتعاون الخارجي

Student Info. Section Headرئيس شعبة المعلومات والسجلات الطلابية

Library Section Head

رئيس شعبة المكتبة

Assets & General Admin Headرئيس شعبة الموجودات والخدمات العامة

B.Ed. Programs Coordinatorمنسق برامج بكالوريوس التربية

Extended Services Section Headرئيس شعبة الخدمات الطلابية

E-Learning Learning Section Headرئيس شعبة التعلم الالكتروني

Information Technology Head رئيس شعبة تقنية المعلومات

PGDEProgram Coordinatorمنسق برامج الدبلوم العالي في التربية

Academic Advising & Counseling

Section Headرئيس شعبة الإرشاد

Curriculum Resources

Section Headرئيس شعبة مصادر التعلم

Academic Groupsالأقسام الأكاديمية

Centre for Scholarship of Teaching & Learning مركز دراسات التعليم والتعلم

Academic Head Arabic & Islamic Studiesرئيس قسم اللغة العربية والدراسات الإسلامية

Academic Head English Languageرئيس قسم اللغة الإنجليزية

Academic Head Education Studies رئيس قسم الدراسات التربوية

Academic Head Mathematics & Scienceرئيس قسم الرياضيات والعلوم

Corporate Servicesالخدمات الإدارية

Academic Head Curriculum Studies


Vision
Vision so…how?

  • Provide the best teacher education services for Bahraini educators, empowering them to effectively contribute to building a better future for all Bahrainis.

  • To be an internationally recognised teachers college serving the needs of teachers and school leaders and contributing to the generation of knowledge and the improvement of the quality of education.


Mission
Mission so…how?

  • The Bahrain Teachers College’s (BTC) mission is to support the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain in its efforts to build a first-rate educational system by improving the quality of teaching, research and service in the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals.

  • To help build a first rate educational systems for the Kingdom of Bahrain by improving the quality of school leadership and teacher education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


We at the btc value
We at the so…how?BTC value….

Existing

Proposed

Diversity. Including people of all races, creeds, ethnicity, gender, physical ability and socioeconomic groups

Quality instruction for our students and the integrity of our academic programs

The pursuit of knowledge, the respectful exchange of ideas, academic freedom and integrity.

Engagement with our local community and embrace intercultural and global views.

We value and expect high standards of ethical and professional behaviour among our students, faculty and staff

A college culture respectful and appreciative of all members of our community

  • Respect for all persons irrespective of their gender, religion, colour, creed, or political views;

  • Commitment to serving the Kingdom of Bahrain specifically, and humanity in general;

  • Humility and respect for the views of others; and

  • Professional conduct and behaviour


Btc strategic drivers
BTC so…how? Strategic drivers

Existing Five Drivers of the BTC Strategic Plan- 2010-2014

The Proposed ( revised) Five Drivers of the Revised BTC Strategic Plan – 2014-2019

Strategic Objective 1:Governance and administration

Build an effective governance system to determine and oversee the strategy

and policy implementation  at BTC; and align the administrative support

services to facilitate the realisation and the quality assurance of  its mission

and vision.

Strategic Objective 2: Initial Teacher Education

Provide appropriate, high-quality teacher preparation programmes, at

both undergraduate and postgraduate, levels to  meet the needs of the

Kingdom of Bahrain and ensure that these programmes are aligned with

international standards.

Strategic objective 3Professional Development

Implement a coherent programme of continuous professional\

development  for existing teachers and school leaders that meets the needs

of individuals’careerprogression goals and the Ministry of Education’s needs.

Strategic Objective 4: ICT

Develop and disseminate expertise in the integration of information

technology systems within pedagogy, administration, planning and

policy-making both at BTC and in the wider education community in Bahrain.

Strategic Objective 5: R and D

Undertake research projects that are prioritised in line with the objectives and

aspirations of  the relevant government and non- government department

and agencies eg. Ministry of Education, Economic Development Board,

Tamkeen, National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance in

Education and Training.

Governance and administration

Build an effective BTC governance system for managing its operations and monitoring the quality of its services

ITE

Provide teacher preparation programmes of international standards.

CPD

Provide best in-service programmes for existing teachers and school leaders

Corporate

Align BTC administrative support services to enable the BTC to achieve its mission and vision.

R and D

Undertake research to contribute to educational policy and practice


Suggestion
Suggestion…? so…how?

  • Build an effective governance system to determine and oversee the strategy and policy implementation  at BTC; and align the administrative support services to facilitate the realisation and the quality assurance of  its mission and vision.

  • Provide appropriate, high-quality teacher preparation programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate, levels to  meet the needs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and ensure that these programmes are aligned with international standards.

  • Implement a coherent programme of continuous professional\ development  for existing teachers and school leaders that meets the needs of individuals’ career progression goals and the Ministry of Education’s needs.

  • Develop and disseminate expertise in the integration of information technology systems within pedagogy, administration, planning and

    policy-making both at BTC and in the wider education community in Bahrain.

  • Undertake research projects that are prioritised in line with the objectives and aspirations of  the relevant government and non- government department and agencies eg. Ministry of Education, Economic Development Board, Tamkeen, National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance in Education and Training.

  • Recruit and develop high quality undergraduate students to ensure sustainable student achievement in Bahrains schools

  • Recruit and educate high quality post graduate teachers and school leaders to advanced post graduate education courses and programs to ensure sustainable education reforms

  • Strengthen our capacity and productivity in research, scholarship and creative activity in line with MOE Bahrain’s education reform needs

  • Promote local, regional and global partnerships that will enhance our ability to meet the needs of education in Bahrain

  • Attract recruit and retain high quality diverse faculty and staff to meet the needs of the BTC and fulfill the mission of the college.

  • Improve the BTC resource base to achieve college mission and vision to support the education reforms and student achievement in Bahrain


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