PRINCIPALS' AND DIRECTORS' PERCEPTIONS OF FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THEIR EFFECTIVENESS

Authors

  • Sumera Rashid Lecturer, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Samina Safdar Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Education, Lahore
  • Sadia Afzal Lecturer, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53664/JSRD/05-02-2024-20-247-258

Abstract

Effective leadership and management are vital for educational institutions to create high-quality environments for faculty members and to facilitate efficient teaching and learning. Therefore, this qualitative study aimed to investigate the perception of university directors and principals regarding provision of professional development opportunities for faculty members and the effectiveness of these opportunities. A total of seven directors and principals from different divisions & campuses of University of Education, Lahore were selected as a sample for the study using a purposive sampling technique. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gain in-depth information from the directors and principals. Thematic analysis was used to analyze data after transcription. Researchers explored consensus among directors and principals regarding professional development opportunities offered by University of Education & their perceived effectiveness. Based on the findings, induction training and adequate funding from the higher education regulatory bodies such as the Government of Pakistan, HEC, and PHEC are required for the improvement in offering and tailoring these PD opportunities, which could eventually aid in faculty members' professional advancement.

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Published

30-06-2024

How to Cite

Sumera Rashid, Samina Safdar, & Sadia Afzal. (2024). PRINCIPALS’ AND DIRECTORS’ PERCEPTIONS OF FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THEIR EFFECTIVENESS. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, 5(2), 247–258. https://doi.org/10.53664/JSRD/05-02-2024-20-247-258

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