November 3-8, 2008
The Student Christian Movement of India (SCMI) and the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE) jointly organised the Faculty Enrichment Programme, which was an international event from 3rd to 8th November, 2008 at SCM Programme Center, Bangalore. The theme for this programme was, ‘Christian Higher Education in the Context of Globalization’. 32 participants from India and overseas attended this programme. Rt. Rev. Dr. Taranath Sagar, Bishop of Methodist Church and the President of the NCCI inaugurated the programme and Dr. Nick Lantinga, Executive Director of the IAPCHE, delivered the keynote address. The programme included the Bible studies and the sessions on the theme and the related issues from the eminent resource persons both from India and overseas.
The aims of this programme is to give intensive training to Christian teachers in higher education to make them more effective in classroom work and strengthen the campus ministry in Christian Colleges. These six days intense programme explores the importance of a Biblical approach to higher education and to help the faculty become more effective teachers. The Programme came to an end with the valedictory function where certificates were handed over to all the participants. This was an enriching experience for the faculty who attended the programme.