LIPA Conducts Evaluation Session for Lecturers

first_imgThe Liberia Institute for Public Administration (LIPA) over the weekend conducted a one-day training and evaluation exercise for 33 of its lecturers otherwise known as facilitators to, among other things, assess current lesson plans, methods and professional programs.The exercise, according to a release, is held with the aim to upgrade and improve the current lesson plans, methods and professional programs to meet current challenges.The training session brought together both fully employed LIPA’s faculty and adjunct faculty members, who are hired outside the institution to serve on a contractual basis.The lead facilitator of the workshop, David Kirlee Swen, said the session was further aimed at assessing the training methodology as well as to review the first term evaluation report of 2015 of the instructional staff. He said other areas to be covered include feedback of products produced by LIPA, the approach to adult learning, developing training plans and the review of LIPA’s grading system.Mr. Swen is the Academic Registrar at the Department of Training and Development at LIPA. He noted that the exercise was a customary activity held periodically and that findings from the evaluation report including challenges will be seriously exhausted for improvement.According to him, LIPA’s current training methodology will be shared with new lecturers/facilitators so that they get acquainted with it before the start of the next cycle of training for government employees and those from the private sector.He explained that the gathering also provided the opportunity for lecturers/facilitators to share experiences and harmonize the difference methods they have learned to have a unified approach to providing professional knowledge to those expected to enroll at the institution during the next cycle, as this was necessary to obtain maximum productivity.Mr. Swen disclosed that the next LIPA training cycle will commence in October, thus expressing the institute’s confidence that knowledge provided by its professional instructional staff would ensure that effect service delivery is performed by those enrolling in the training.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man accused in fatal beating near Petco Park denies murder torture charges

first_img Posted: December 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, December 11, 2018 Man accused in fatal beating near Petco Park denies murder, torture charges SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 19-year-old accused in the fatal beating of a 56- year-old man near a pedestrian bridge behind Petco Park pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and torture charges.Dominick Wells, who also faces an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury causing the victim to become comatose, was ordered held on $1 million bail.Prosecutor Mary Loeb said Wells faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the murder of Edward Starland. If also convicted of torture, the defendant would face life behind bars, the prosecutor said.Four juveniles — two girls and two boys — face unspecified charges in the case.Witnesses said Starland had been fighting with a group of young people — why was unclear — the afternoon of Nov. 18 before he was thrown down and beaten. When witnesses started yelling at the attackers to stop, they fled east on Imperial Avenue, police said.Starland was placed on life support and died Dec. 3.Wells will be back in court Jan. 28 for a status conference and April 2 for a preliminary hearing.RELATED STORY: Man attacked near Petco Park dies KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more