New Director Appointed

Dr. W.M.C. Bandara Wanninayake has been appointed as the Director of Staff Development Centre - University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka from 05th May, 2015 as the former Director, Prof. Dilkushie Wettewe - Department of English Language Teaching - completed her 03 year tenure on the 04th May, 2017.

Dr. Wanninayake is a Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Marketing Management of the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies. He is a scholar in Marketing, Management, and Consumer Behaviour.


Workshop on “Green Concept”

A workshop on “green concept” organized by the Centre for Sustainability Solutions (CSS) in collaboration with the Staff Development Centre (SDC) of the University of Kelaniya was successfully held on the 10th of September 2018 at the Auditorium of Staff Development Centre.

The workshop which was held with the objective of making the university staff members aware of the implementation of “green concept”, aimed mainly at non- academic staff members. Nearly 60 non- academic staff members representing all the departments and faculties participated in the workshop.

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Certificate Awarding Ceremony for the 19th Batch of the Staff Development Programme

The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Staff Development Programme for Probationary lecturers conducted by the Staff Development Center (SDC) of the University of Kelaniya was held on 18th of May 2018 at the Auditorium of the SDC. Accordingly, certificates were distributed to 34 probationary lecturers from the 19th batch who have successfully completed the programme.

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Academics, researchers and experts involved in promoting Continuing Professional Development in Higher Education in Sri Lanka gathered on the 2nd and 3rd of March at the National Forum on Continuous Professional Development 2017 organized by the Staff Development Centre, University of Kelaniya

The National Forum on Continuous Professional Development 2017, the first ever to be organized by a Staff Development Centre of a state university received tremendous response from academics and other stakeholders. The forum was the first of its kind to be organized by a university and brought together researchers, experts in the private and public sectors and policy makers in the field to share their experience and expertise on staff development and to create a dialogue on CPD.

The theme of the forum was “ CPD: A challenging opportunity’. The sub themes of the forum were:

  • Continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers in higher education in the current context.
  • The role of CPD as a performance assessment, an appraisal system and a reward scheme for teachers in higher education.
  • Technology for CPD to enhance the flexibility of delivery and user interest.

The forum was organized with the aim of enhancing awareness on the importance of continuous professional development in academia. CPD is widely recognized as fundamental to the development of standards and skills of individuals, to take appropriate actions by individuals to reach a higher level in their respective career.

The forum focused attention on CPD as a process that enhances professionalism of an academic through continuing development that will pave the way to become an efficient teacher, researcher, an administrator and a practitioner contributing towards institutional and national development.

It also showcased best practices from several universities and inspired a much needed dialogue on CPD in its current context in higher education.

The forum provided a great opportunity, for the first time, for practitioners, educators, teachers and researchers in the field to share the latest developments and best practices.

The Chief Guest of the forum was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya Prof. Sunanda Madduma Bandara. Deans of Faculties and other distinguished guests attended the inauguration of the forum. Dr. Susie J Schofield, Prof. lynn McAlpine were keynote speakers. Prof.Nilanthi De Silva, Prof.Marie E S Perera, Prof.Joseph Telfair, Dr. Rohantha Athukorala, Prof.Vajira Dissanayake, Dr. Gominda Ponnamperuma, Mr. Harshana Dassanayake, and Prof Ajith de Alwis were symposia speakers.

The conference was held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2017 .The main sponsor of the forum was Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL).

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Event Updates

Workshop on SER

Strategies to evaluate the quality of a study programme, understanding the Self Evaluation Report,  preparation of the SER were topics that were discussed at a workshop  conducted by Prof B D Nandadeva on the 8th of May, 2017 at the Staff Development Centre. The training programme was conducted  for staff members of the Faculty of Humanities.

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Fire Safety

Around 50 non academic staff members of the University of Kelaniya took part in a fire safety training programme organized by the Staff Development Centre of the University of Kelaniya. It was held on the 21st of November with the participation of staff members from all faculties in the university. The training programmes was conducted by Mr Kamal Wilson, the deputy chief fire officer of the Fire Service Department, CMC.

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INAUGURATION OF 20TH CYCLE.FOR PROBATIONARY LECTURES- STAFF DEVELOPMENT CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF KELANIYA-2018 SEPTEMBER.

About Us

The Staff Development Center (SDC) of the University of Kelaniya is established to promote and support academic and administrative work that enhances individual and institutional capabilities of the staff within the higher education system in Sri Lanka. By providing appropriate training programs, the SDC supports the development of skills and competencies necessary to function effectively in a professional academic environment within the university system. The objectives of the SDC include the enhancement of competencies of academic/administrative staff members in the areas of teaching, assessment, research, curriculum development, the use of information and communication technologies, administration and management. The flagship programme of the SDC of the University of Kelaniya is the Staff Development Programme for Probationary Lecturers (Induction Programme) that it conducts for newly recruited probationary lecturers to universities and higher education institutes (HEI) in Sri Lanka. Since inception in 1998, the SDC has successfully conducted 12 cycles of the Staff Development Programme for probationary lecturers. The SDC also provides advisory services to other educational institutions. With the university's commitment to providing opportunities and encouraging staff to excel, programmes offered by the SDC assist members employed in the university system achieve their full potential. The SDC is responsible for a number of staff development programmes conducted in each faculty of the university including the development of academic skills, English skills and related training programmes. These programmes are conducted by the Faculty Staff Development Units (FSDUs). The main SDC co-ordinates the staff training activities conducted by the FSDUs. The SDC website details the range of services that are on offer in support of staff development in the University of Kelaniya.

Our Vision

To become the center of excellence in enhancing knowledge, skills and attitudes of stakeholders of the Sri Lankan higher education sector by providing professional development opportunities and resources to meet the evolving needs of Sri Lankan higher education institutions.

Our Mission

To foster an academic and administrative environment that enhances individual and institutional capabilities of the staff within the higher education system in Sri Lanka.

Our Goals

  • To inculcate core competencies in knowledge, skills and attitudes among the staff of all categories to be professionals in their practice.
  • To enhance allegiance, commitment and loyalty of the staff towards the higher education institutions.
  • To engage in continuous improvement of human resource capacity of the higher education institutions.
  • To provide need-based in-service staff development programmes in educational theory and technology, research, and professionals.
  • To provide appropriate in-service training programmes in a. Staff Development b. Educational Technology and c. e-learning in order to enhance competencies of staff members in the areas of teaching, assessment, research, curriculum development, the use of information and communication technologies, administration and management.
 

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