PHEC Launches 11th Batch of Faculty Development Program
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PHEC Launches 11th Batch of Faculty Development Program

PHEC Launches 11th Batch of Faculty Development

The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has inaugurated its 11th Batch of the three-day Faculty Development Program on ‘Use of Generative AI in Higher Education.’ The event is being held at the picturesque campus of Kohsar University Murree (KUM), drawing educators and professionals from various institutions to delve into the transformative potential of AI in the educational sector.

The inaugural session was honored by the presence of Dr. Mansoor Ahmad Baluch, Chief Operating Officer of PHEC, who served as the Chief Guest. Joining him were distinguished figures including Dr. Muhammad Asif Munir, Director of PHEC, Mr. Jawad Amir Malik, Deputy Director of PHEC, and Mr. Shahid Imran, Assistant Director of PHEC, underscoring the significance of the program within the academic community.

Dr. Fayyaz ur Rehman from the University of Sargodha, a renowned expert in the field, is the resource person for this session. He is set to impart valuable insights and knowledge on the application of Generative AI in higher education, aiming to equip participants with the skills and understanding necessary to leverage AI technologies in their teaching and administrative practices.

With 40 enthusiastic participants, the program promises a robust exploration of AI’s capabilities to enhance educational outcomes. Attendees will engage in a series of lectures, hands-on sessions, and collaborative discussions, focusing on the integration of AI tools to streamline educational processes, personalize learning experiences, and foster innovative teaching methodologies.

In his opening address, Dr. Mansoor Ahmad Baluch emphasized the critical role of AI in the future of education. “Generative AI holds immense potential to revolutionize the way we approach teaching and learning. This program is a step towards preparing our educators to harness these technologies effectively, ensuring that our institutions remain at the forefront of educational innovation.”

The Faculty Development Program reflects PHEC’s commitment to fostering continuous professional development and enhancing the quality of higher education in Punjab. As the sessions progress over the next three days, participants are expected to gain a comprehensive understanding of generative AI, its applications, and the ethical considerations surrounding its use in academia.

The scenic backdrop of Kohsar University Murree adds to the conducive learning environment, providing a serene setting for participants to immerse themselves fully in the program’s offerings. As the 11th batch embarks on this educational journey, it marks another milestone in PHEC’s ongoing efforts to integrate cutting-edge technologies into higher education, ultimately benefiting both educators and students across the region.

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