What is Catalyst Program?
Once regarded as mere service providers, university administrators are now a recognized profession with particular skills and possessing defined academic qualifications. The hard division that once separated them from the academics is now blurred with administrators playing important
Academic roles in quality assurance, student counselling and establishing links with other universities and the industry. The administrator acquires new significance as universities evolve from their old position as self-regulating institutions to becoming corporate organizations with clear social roles that are externally regulated. The university administrator must deal with both internal relationships and needs and external changes and controls. With this problem in mind, NAMA Foundation has developed Catalyst Program with the aim to examine some of the changes that are taking place in the higher education sector that will impinge on the way universities are administered and to prepare university administrators to deal with those changes.
Catalyst Program focus on developing master trainers among university administrators. These cohort of master trainers will go through a one-year development program consisting of face-to-face training, online learning, assignments and practical at selected local universities. Upon completion of this program, these master trainers will be attached for one-year with NAMA Foundation and empowered to localize this initiative coordinated by our local partners.
What will the program covers?
Upon completing the program participants will:
- Become the Certified Catalyst Master Trainer for your home country
- Examine some of the changes that are taking place in the higher education sector that will impinge on the way universities are administered
- Personal and professional development of the university administrators
- Prepare university administrators to deal with changes in university management