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POSITION PAPER On Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering Prof. Dr. A.M. Sharaf Electrical Engineering Dept. University of New Brunswick P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 (506) 453-4561 Fax (506) 453-3589. CHAIR OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING.
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Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Prof. Dr. A.M. Sharaf
Electrical Engineering Dept.
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fax (506) 453-3589
THE POSITION OF CHAIR OF ELECT. & COMP. ENGINEERING
LONG TEREM GOALS AND CHALLENGES
NEW PROGRAMS CURRICULA
COLLEGIAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
NEW PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
PROBLEMS & NEEDS
INTEGRITY & PROFESSIONALISM
BALANCED TEACHING LOAD
URGENT GOALS AND CHALLENGES
VIEW POINTS - WHAT TO DO?
VIEW POINTS – HOW TO DO?
QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) METRICS
A SHARED THOUGHT
He / She must be fully democratic, ensuring the highest standards in Teaching, Recruitments, Promotion, Tenure. No biases, politics or favouritism.
He / She must establish full partnership with other post secondary education/ institutions nationally and internationally to maximize quality transferability, academic links and sustainability.
A Leader is a Servant LEADERSHIP=VISION
The Candidate for the Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering should have the ability to lead and motivate others
Commitment to Equity/Equality/Justice is the Essence of True Leaders!
An Effective Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering:
Should seek teaching/learning academic excellence, despite any imposed austerity by enhancing quality, productivity, efficiency and efficacy to ensure a coherent Culture of Excellence.
Need for innovative teaching/learning technologies and Instruction Tools tools (Distance Education, Internet, Interactive Multi-media, Tele-Education, Smart Class Rooms)
How to enhance the University/Department adaptability & competitiveness!
How to promote the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering as a technical Centre of Excellence nationally and internationally-liaison with (CIDA, UNESCO, World-Bank, International Consulting and Technical projects, Other organizations,
Research-Decline-Syndrome (RDS): Lack of research funds resulting in lack of department research productivity and the growing number of highly- qualified/Effective but dormant- FACULTY (40-50%)
The future holds a continuous sea of change, where change is synonymous with progress and prosperity.
Mentorship activates a coherent culture
A professional does not play politics
Be Professional, embrace change, welcome renewal as the only way for progress and advancement.
Change and Renewal is inevitable!! Don’t sit on the sidelines, be proactive!
Dare to embrace change, to be Involved, to Share ,To be Critical and to Participate!!
Treat all as Equal, Assume the Best in people, Promote the Spirit of Competition
Be a role model, willing to serve
be willing to accept no reward!
How to enhance the Learning/work environment to be free from politics,hostility, Patronage and group- alignments? (Collegiality & morality)
How to establish an effective and productive Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering - continuing education center with planned professional seminars, workshops, community training activities? An how to use any generated surplus funds to enhance the dormant department research productivity and support Graduate Students?
(Good Image Building == Good Salesmanship)