ShCT conducts SP Review Workshop
Shinas College of Technology (ShCT) conducted Strategic Plan (SP) 2013-2018 Review Workshop at Multipurpose Hall, Engineering Building, on June 11, 2018.
The workshop was conducted in cooperation with the industry and the local community representatives. Participants included College Council members, industry representatives, Quality Assurance (QA) unit members, QA coordinators, Head of Departments, Centers and Sections, student representatives, alumni representatives, community members and QA ministry representatives.
ShCT Acting Dean Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Mamari welcomed all the participants and indicated the main purpose of the workshop, which was to review the strategic planning (2013-2018) of Shinas College of Technology.
Dr. Ahmed highlighted that it is the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders to achieve the vision of the college to be a leading technological institution to empower young Omanis to steer the country’s economy.
The college aims to produce graduates who are disciplined and critical thinkers equipped with interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. He also emphasized that the feedback and comments gathered from the workshop will assist in shaping the coming 5-years strategic planning of the college.
The participants were grouped into eight groups representing the strategic goals and were organized per table with facilitators and members from different sectors. The workshop was divided into three sessions.
Session 1 covered the review of the current SP and identified if the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) comments, affirmations and recommendations were addressed in the achievement of the strategic goals. The groups shared their feedback and suggestions for improvement at the end of the first session.
In the second session, the groups discussed and presented the SP Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis based on the implementation of the current SP in Session 2.
During the last session, all groups made their own posters to propose suggestions on the five elements: Vision, Mission, Values, Graduate Attributes and Goals for SP Cycle 4 based on the implementation of the current SP. The feedback received from all groups was well appreciated and welcomed by participants.
The workshop ended with the awarding of Certificate of Appreciation to the external representatives by Dr. Ahmed Al-Mamari with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Mr. Ali Abdullah Ali Al-Alawi.