Tutorial Based Education (TBE)
CUB introduces tutorial based education system for the first time in the country. The system accumulates all the good features extracted from both the traditional education system and the latest problem-based learning (PBL) to ensure outcome-based education (OBE). In this system for a 3.00 CH course there are two hours lecture and two hours tutorial class per week (actual class duration will be within a period ranges from 105 minutes to 110 minutes depending on a furnished ending of the class by the teacher). Researchers have found that a student cannot keep continuous attention in a class for more than 40 minutes. So, to sustain the attention for a two-hour long class, the teachers apply various teaching strategies in the class under the methodology switching policy. These strategies include problem-based learning, interacting with the students directly, fostering the participation of the students, using multimedia-based collaboration, playing video and other available online contents, experimental learning etc. These methodologies not only make the class interesting but also help to obtain internationalism and applied skills at the stage of academic growth for an individual student.
In a tutorial class, there are two parts for interactive learning - review and application. Review part is an interactive session between the teacher and students where they engage in deep discussion regarding the previous lecture class topics. Then in application part, the teacher gives some real-life problems based on the previous topics to the students for solving them. By following this strategy, the students acquire skills, not only knowledge that help them to solve real life challenges to obtain the objective of OBE.
Teaching and Learning Management Tools
CUB utilizes software-based recent online learning systems like Moodle to deliver all sorts of courses allowing students to access class materials via the Internet in additional to providing the modern class rooms equipped with computerized audio-visual systems with multimedia projectors. The new learning techniques raise better engagement, interaction and quality learning through the delivery of leading-edge technology, service and data capability. The university facilitates and encourages the development of course materials and interactions for all of the courses using the web-based learning system. The university also encourages the use of various learning tools and software like Google, YouTube, SPSS etc. The course materials include but not limited to tutorial problem sets, class notes, power-point presentations, animations, interactive quizzes, discussion groups and video and audio files of the lectures in the form of podcasts or .mp3/.mp4/.wav/.mpeg/.avi/.flv files. As with curriculum design, the decision as to which teaching methods to be utilized will reside with the faculty to achieve the openness for innovating new ideas.
A Vibrant Curriculum for Active Learning
Experience has demonstrated that students learn best when actively engaged in the process. It is anticipated that this active learning model will be utilized in all courses to effectively establish a knowledge base in the subject area. The curriculum emphasizes on both the academy and industry sector. In addition to establishing competence in the subject area, the delivery method should also provide for further developing and refining the students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills while, at the same time, building the self-confidence they will need in the practice settings.
In carrying out its mission to produce competent professionals, CUB develops an on-going assessment of the academic program, which is integrated into the academic infrastructure that plans and delivers its curriculum. This regularly measures the effectiveness of the program and also fosters a spirit of experimentation and innovation within the faculty. We employ both formative and summative assessment methods to evaluate individual student progression and the effectiveness of the courses in the curriculum.
University Management System Software
CUB’s University Management System (UMS) is a large system that is used to manage, maintain and secure the university’s day to day business. In this modern world UMS plays a big role to provide the users the appropriate academic information within a short period of time with a user-friendly interface. UMS provide all the features to execute a wide range of academic, administrative and security services and maintain all from a single database. The features include but not limited to, taking class attendance, giving and viewing student results, auto calculation of grades, sharing course materials, setting class routines, giving feedbacks, sending tickets, sending automated SMS/email to the parents or any other staffs etc.
Students are selected to participate in the deliberative processes of the various committees and clubs where appropriate. In that capacity, they have the opportunity to represent not only their personal views, but also represent the views of their constituent student body. They arrange interactive and productive events from their individual student club. They also go on academic tours, participate in and arrange various inter-university programs that help the overall development of the university. Students’ feedbacks are also taken to enhance the contents of the curriculum. This is a very essential part of effective learning. This is why we incorporate our young brains in the feedback system and value their opinions. This helps the teachers understand their concerns, what is helping them learn in a course and what is not. This improves the quality of teaching and enhance the overall learning of the students.
Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
Teachers, Students, Staffs, Alumni, Parents and Employers – these are the six stakeholders who are favorably affected in any kind of changes in the university’s quality of education. An awareness to the perception of these stakeholders as well as the feedback that they may give, are very important for maintaining and improving the quality of services rendered by the university.
Standardized course and instructor evaluations are completed at the end of each semester for each course under the framework of institutional quality assurance cell (IQAC). The online evaluation software having the capacity for evaluating multiple instructors in the same course is used for students’ feedback. Students are authenticated and then restricted for submitting multiple feedbacks for the same course or instructor but the software is able to make the feedback anonymously. The individual faculty member and the university Authority, i.e., the members of IQAC, are able to login to see the aggregated feedbacks on the individual course or individual instructor. Students are asked to complete these online surveys during a class period near the end of the course. The assessment and evaluation committee design the survey under the guidance of IQAC. The data is analyzed and a report is generated and delivered to the course instructor and the instructor's department chair automatically. The report highlights both positive and negative findings and may contain recommendations for improvement from the committee. This report is also a part of the faculty member's annual performance evaluation.
Final year students will also be surveyed to seek their opinion on all aspects of the university including the adequacy of the curriculum in preparing them for practice, their experience with student services and, overall, their satisfaction with the program. Consideration will also be given to conduct personal interviews between individual faculty members and graduating students, either individually or in a focus group.
Teacher Student Interaction
For promotion of high level of teacher student interaction, each student is to be assigned an advisor and the student is free to discuss with his advisor all academic matters. One adviser is to be normally appointed for a batch of students. The adviser advises each student about the courses to be taken in each term by discussing the academic program of that particular term with the student. However, it is also the student’s responsibility to keep regular contact with his/her adviser who will review and eventually approve the student’s specific plan of study and monitor subsequent progress of the student.
Our faculty members are highly qualified with brilliant academic backgrounds. Many have vast experiences in teaching and research.
Efficient administration of CUB is capable of solving problems quickly and effectively. The Vice Chancellor, Pro- Vice Chancellor, the Dean, the Advisor, the Registrar, the Exam Controller and the Departmental Heads take care of administrative and academic affairs.
CUB fully secured with latest monitoring devices such as built-in CCTVs, metal detectors etc.
Comfortable Classroom & Labs:
Classrooms are neat and clean and air-conditioned with comfortable seating arrangement. All the rooms carry multimedia projectors and proper ventilations and lights. Labs are well facilitated.
CUB is a full complete digital university in Bangladesh by enhancing its technology-based education and operation with facilities such as computer labs, modern ICT based class rooms, education ERP and WIFI on campus. Faculty members as well as students enjoy Wifi connectivity inside the campuses to be connected with the internet in a wink.
CUB has initiated another effective communication tool between teachers and students regarding academic interaction named “Moodle”.
CUB has introduced e-library for its students. Any CUB student can be registered at the e-library. All registered students may get international reference books as well as local books through the internet.
CUB publishes Newsletter (“The Canadian Out Post”) every semester on a regular basis. “The Canadian Out Post” exposes all updated events.
Online Notice Board:
CUB publishes all notices and announcements on the “Notice Board” of CUB website. As a result, all CUB students can get notices and announcements from any corner of the world and remain up to date.
Career Counseling and Placement Cell (CCPC):
CCPC is performing a pivotal role to ensure job and internship placement for the students of the University. CCPC is also responsible for arranging workshops, training programs, seminars, symposiums, job fairs at intra-university and inter-university level on a regular basis for the professional development of students.
CUB is a completely disciplined educational environment. It is free from politics, smoking, drug, copying, eve teasing and other subversive acts and ethics.
CUB has established a Medical Center on the Campus for the health care of CUB students. CUB students are able to get free treatment from the medical center.
CUB arranges business festivals, education fairs, project fairs, programming competitions, film festivals, business talk shows, debate competitions, photo exhibitions etc on a regular basis in & outside campus.
For the betterment of the students, CUB communicates with the guardians and informs them about their students, if needed.
Special Counseling for Weak Students:
If it is identified that few students are not getting marks up to a satisfactory level, CUB faculty members support them, especially to improve their performance.
CUB observes all religious programs and arranges various religious events (e.g. Iftar Party, Miladunnabi, Sarwaswati Puja, Xmass) on the campus. It develops a brotherhood among the students and teachers in and outside the campus as well.
Corporate Social Responsibilities:
CUB contributes regularly to anti-tobacco and anti-acid campaigns. We contribute a part of our salary to the needy people and also distribute warm clothes among winter affected people. Free blood donation and tree plantation are some of the CSR of CUB.
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