The institute’s Seventh Academic Advisory Council (AAC) meeting and Eighth Leadership Conclave (LC) were held during January 12-13, 2018. Eminent academicians and industrialists from around the world gathered to help the institute strategise on matters of leadership and academic excellence.
The AAC comprises leading academicians who meet every year to discuss issues of academic priority at IITGN. The Council provides strategic and external inputs on issues of key importance as the institute grows. To guide the institute in formulating its short, medium and long-term strategic issues, the institute’s Leadership Conclave every year gathers eminent thinkers in the field of education from India and overseas, and includes participants from industry, academia, and government.
Through deliberation, the institute explored ideas for providing its students with opportunities for improving various aspects of their communication and leadership skills. In this direction, IITGN is also in the process of developing a Writing Studio. Inputs on various models and best practices for developing such programmes and resources for students was a focal point of discussions during the AAC meeting. Another area of discussion was managing difficult situations with faculty. The participants of the meeting reflected on what IITGN’s approach should be towards institutional rankings – whether to focus on rankings and to what extent it should focus on the parameters related to rankings.
To guide the institute in formulating its short, medium and long-term strategic issues, the institute’s Leadership Conclave every year gathers eminent thinkers in the field of education from India and overseas, and includes participants from industry, academia and government. The day-long Conclave included discussions on strategic issues of high priority at IITGN.
Agenda items for the AAC
- Leadership and communication initiatives
- Managing difficult faculty
- Institutional rankings
Agenda items for the LC
- Planning 10-year celebrations of the institute
- Identifying ways to bring ‘Learning by Doing’ into its pedagogy
- Senior leadership staff roles
- Philanthropic funds