Professors of practice are university/college professors or teachers who do not have any education degree or other qualifications required for selection as a teacher in a university or college; they are also known as non-tenure track teachers.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India is going to try a new way to hire business professionals as faculty members. This will be done under the new category of teachers in universities/colleges known as “Professors of practice.” The decision was made at the 560th UGC meeting, which took place last week at the UGC headquarters and was led by UGC chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar. The announcement notification will most likely be sent out during the upcoming month.
How are the professors of practise
Those who have at least 15 years of service or experience and have proven expertise in their field of profession or function only at the senior level.
Those who give professional education to the students in the university/college can come from different fields of expertise and can come from different fields of expertise, including engineering, science, technology, entrepreneurship, business, social sciences, media, literature, fine arts, law, and public administration, as well as other professions etc.
Categories of professors of practise
As per the guidelines issued by the UGC, New Delhi the Professor of Practice is appointed in different cotegries in the universities/colleges for different levels of teaching and academic activities. Thee selection will ne made on in one of the following categories:
- Professor of Practice supported by Industry Contributions
- Professor of Practice supported by HEIs‘ own resources
- Professor of Practice on a volunteer basis
How to apply for Professors of Practice
Experts and aspirants for professors of practise can simply send their nomination to the respective Vice-Chancellor/Director in which they are interested in applying for the professor post, along with a detailed biodata and a brief write-up about their potential contribution to the institute and a detailed description of their role and interest.
Selection process of Professors of Practice
In the initial phase of the scrutiny process, an institutional committee will be framed for the nominations of professors of practice, and this selection committee consists of two senior institute professors and one esteemed member outside the university as an external member.
In the second phase, the Academic Council, Executive Council, or other statutory academic bodies of the institute and universities will make the decision on who to engage based on the committee’s proposal.
Professors of Practice’s Seat Share
The guidelines state that only up to 10% of an institute’s total faculty may be ‘Professors of Practice’ at any given time.
Duties of Professors of Practice
Such “Professors of Practice” will focus on “active collaboration” with the industry in which they are for various ranges of work, such as project work or obtaining internships, among other things, in addition to giving lectures to students at the university and college levels.
Remuneration of Professors of Practice
As A Part-time/Full-time engagement for teaching the amount of remuneration agreed upon by both the institution and the expert.
Professors of Practice’s Job Tenure
Tenure of such faculty members “may be initially for up to one year only.”
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General FAQ about Professors of Practice
Q 1. How is the Professors of Practice
Non-tenure track teachers in the Collges and universties
Q 2. How does become Professors of Practice
An expert in the scientific profession and have more than 15 years of experience at senior level