The aim of education at the International Faculty is to foster an environment where students will acquire specialised scientific knowledge, as well as to provide a basis for their personal, social and cognitive development. We provide students with opportunities to develop a thorough grounding in the academic subject of their choice and at the same time to become highly qualified professional graduates.
The educational ethos of the International Faculty is conveyed to the students through the curriculum and the everyday methods of teaching and learning as well as the extracurricular activities. The Teaching, Learning & Assessment methods at the International Faculty can be considered pioneering in the context of Higher Education and follow closely the guidelines and standards of the British Higher Education system. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used, such as:
The key strategy that the International Faculty wishes to maintain is the personal attention to each individual student. This has been achieved so far by:
The International Faculty places particular emphasis on Quality Assurance procedures in order to maintain high standards of educational provision. Its core strength is a commitment to student-centred education that enhances the student learning experience and overall satisfaction in various ways.
Excellence in teaching by Full-Time and Part-Time staff is what makes the Faculty distinctive in the SEE region. The main asset of the International Faculty is its human resources. In combination with the rigorous quality assurance procedures and its overall strategy, the academic staff use innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods that are commended by both current students, alumni, external auditors, and employers.
The International Faculty is now actively involved in the development of the University's Strategic Plan and implementation. For example, members of staff who participate in TUOS Committees have been consulted with, and contributed to, the development of the University Learning and Teaching Strategy 2011-2016, and its constituent strategies, such as Enterprise, Internationalisation, e-Learning strategies etc.
Within the International Faculty, CITY College the bodies responsible for learning and teaching matters are the Learning & Teaching Committee, the Quality Strategy and Enhancement Committee and the Learning & Teaching Quality Assurance Unit.