The Teaching and Learning Methods Unit (TLMU) is the resource facility and integral implementing arm of the university as it directly impacts teaching and learning. It is dedicated to the University of Technology’s vision “to be the leading innovative, entrepreneurial and student-centered University, contributing to a knowledge-based society in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.” TLMU contributes to this by ensuring a high standard of teaching among the faculty and work to promote teaching and learning as a scholarly activity.
The Director oversees the functions and operations of TLMU while the Training Officer prepares, organizes and at times conducts course training for the university personnel. A Secretary provides operational support.
TLMU ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
TLMU has embraced a dual function – Non-training and Training.
- Non-training: In ensuring a high standard of teaching among the academic staff, TLMU continues to develop, streamline and implement policies and procedures for continuous improvement on teaching and learning through workshops facilitated by TLMU and experienced academic personnel who are experts and authorities in their respective fields of specialization and the paperwork associated with lecture plans, department timetable, teaching allocations, publication of continuous assessments, performance alerts and student evaluations.
- Training: TLMU oversees in continuing to provide a sustainable in-house training program for all university employees on a non-commercial basis. Based on training needs analysis, it organizes and conducts one- and two-day course training in computer competencies, soft skills and technical courses for academic, support and technical staff to improve, upgrade and enhance knowledge and skills. It has offered to teaching staff courses on MS Access, SPSS and Matrix Laboratory Programming, HTML and Java Script.
EDUARDO S. BANZON, A/Director