Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
To facilitate cognitive and effective student learning knowledge, skills, and values and to promote use of that knowledge in the student's workplace. To develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization, together with a commitment to lifelong learning for enhancement of students' opportunities for career success. To provide instruction that bridges the gap between theory and practice through faculty members who bring to their classroom not only advanced academic preparation, but also the skills that come from the current practice of their professions. To provide general education college curricula. To use technology to create effective modes and means of instruction that expand access to learning resources and that enhance collaboration and communication for improved student learning. To assess student learning and use assessment data to improve the teaching/learning system, curriculum, instruction, learning resources, To be organized as a private Gambian institution in order to foster a spirit of innovation that focuses on providing academic quality, service, excellence, and convenience to the working student. To generate the financial resources necessary to support the College mission. Our core values express what, as an organisation, we stand for and how we conduct ourselves in the pursuit of our objectives. Our core values will be developed in consultation with our staff and students. The following statements embody these values: As an educational organisation, we place our students and their interests at the heart of everything we do; we encourage our students to develop as independent and critical thinkers with a responsible approach towards themselves and society; we will foster an environment characterized by trust, open and honest communication and respect for the individual We approach all our dealings with our students, staff, other stakeholders and external agencies and organisations with integrity, honesty and highest ethical standards. Quality'
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Senegambia College plans to provide program of specialist vocational learning from levels 4 and 5 which reflects the requirement of professional organisations and meets the National Occupational Standards for each sector or industry in the Gambia and beyond. With a strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding for the sector. The following strategic objectives will be pursued in the remainder of the three year period, subject to review by the Academic Board each Academic year. Continuing regular evaluation and development of our existing Programs and diversifying our range of Programs to enhance our profile and anticipate changes in national and international student demand. Supporting students transitions from school to further and higher education and then on to further study and employment Formulating and progressing our approach to on-line learning opportunities. Formulating and implementing changes to assessment practices that promote variety, efficiency and enhanced feedback to students in accordance with criteria set from time to time by our Awarding Bodies and in response to feedback from teaching staff and external verifies and reports from external bodies, enhancing student satisfaction with academic experience, including building a sense of academic community and facilitating an increase in student engagement ensuring that rewards for excellent teaching and innovative means of assessment are in place to incentive's teaching staff. Enhancing library IT resources and flexible teaching spaces to fit in with best teaching and learning practices, including appropriate use of technologies.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
This project will be full sustainable as it is manage and fully control by Gambian with high standard of international qualification experience, and good management skill they have been well trained and work at various section in higher education teaching, control and standardization management of the programs certify by PEARSON BTEC. Strict financial control and tight sanctions on timely fee payment are vital. The social investment is to create a well resourced College with an attractive study environment in a rented property initially. Income comes in from day one from The Gambia experience a well equipped well marketed Senegambia college with British and American qualifications and leadership that will generate a large intake of student. Need Benefit Professional Sustainability any surplus/profit could be use for student sponsorship is preferred or the future development of the college. 1. It is important to research having tailor made furniture from, a local carpenter rather office supplies which are very expensive for desk and chair. I will purchase everything as high quality as possible but as economically as possible. We are experienced in this and very business like 2. We will aim to reduce these entire costs by 10% to provide for initial cash flow and for unseen expenditure. 3. This is capital expenditure which is add to value of Senegambia as an investment and saleable together with business itself. 4. This expenditure will be researched and recalculated in the future.
A forward thinking and much experienced administrator, possessing drive, ambition and ability. Having a broad knowledge of organizing, managing and supporting the day to day activities required for running an educational institution. Flexible with strong team-working skills, able to work individually or as part of a group. Involved in a wide variety of tasks in areas such as admissions, resource planning and recruitment. Excellent organisational skills gained through all-round administrative experience. Involved in the maintenance and supervision of the Business. Providing administrative support on a daily basis to the students, Heads of Group, academic and research staff. Helping in writing up of policies and procedures and also critical reports. Organizing workshops, seminars, cross-institutional networks and training programs. Giving specialist administrative support and advice or guidance to students. Assisting with marketing activities. Dealing with complaints and enquirers. Regularly liaising with government and regulatory bodies. Meeting face-to-face with students to give guidance. Answering and dealing with telephone enquirers. Ensuring that the company website is up to date with the latest information. Preparing agendas and writing up minutes. Re-solving maintenance issues and arranging routine maintenance. Responsible for a range of administrative and secretarial duties, including maintaining accurate training records and files, providing support for committee meetings. Also providing administrative support to an academic team of lecturers, tutors or teachers. Effectively organizing and prioritizing work duties. In depth knowledge of course evaluation and course approval procedures. Maintaining and awareness of developments in academic regulation and best practice. Able to effectively co-operate with colleagues to ensure goals and targets are met. Helping to promote a strong sense of community among its diverse student and staff population. Maintaining good working relationships with sub-contractors. Having the ability to deal positively with changing circumstances.