WHAT ANY TEACHer MANAGEMENT software MUST ADDRESS

3, Oct, 2018

Isabel Sagenmüller
BY: Isabel Sagenmüller

In addition to imparting knowledge, teachers and professors are responsible for a wide range of tasks that impact the quality of service offered by Higher Education institutions, such as conducting assessments, preparing classes, assigning workdays and schedules and constant training, among others.

How can a management software help optimize times and functions?

We have already discussed the benefits that management software brings to schedule and space management and the outdated academic planning tools that technology replaces.

But what about teacher management? What needs should a technological solution cover?

The role of a teacher goes beyond teaching. It also involves planning, training, etc. Therefore, the objective of a teacher-focused management software must be to facilitate the development of the internal processes related to these activities.

Likewise, software should aim to transform faculty into a community that is continuously improving, by registering teachers’ work and how they execute it.

If you plan to hire a platform to help your teachers, keep in mind the following points that all teacher management software should cover:

1. This software should encompass not only teachers' actions in relation to classes, but also other aspects such as research, academic management and the improvement of personal competences. By doing this, universities can monitor faculty members and better align them with their strategic plans.

2. It needs to provide a platform to which teachers can upload work plans for each course for approval by senior staff. This will enable the optimal use of infrastructure, save time and deliver multiple simulations.

3. Additionally, it should enable a strategic follow-up of each teaching position by degree, faculty, campus and/or university.

4. The platform needs to deliver review stages according to a flexible workflow, following the evolution of the teacher's work in different instances over the year.

5. It should also be user-friendly, as not all teachers are digitally competent. In the case of U-Planner´s solution called U-Faculty, professors need to input a minimum of data to plan their subject. In addition, all activities can be planned according to schedule, location, method, etc.

6. Finally, your software should help professors organize their schedule both inside and outside the classroom, by allowing them to create additional activities such as a workshops, educational content committees or evaluation templates, research projects, and tutorials, for example.

Takeaway

A teacher management software should facilitate the organization of a faculty in all areas.

It should not only focus on classes but also optimize assessment, research and training activities. This will help align academics with universities’ strategic goals, in addition to improving quality by leveraging process synergies on the technological platform.

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About the author

Isabel has more than 10 years of experience developing, leading and executing Marketing and Communication strategies at international level (EMEA, US and LATAM). She has worked for B2B organizations in different sectors such as nutrition, logistics and education. She is bilingual in German and Spanish and fluent in English and French.

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