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The research culture at FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur will be achieved through the following strategies:
These strategies are further elaborated below.
1. Attracting suitable academicians to join FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur
FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur will be recruiting a number of academic staff that are research active and have an academic perspective on research. This means that we are looking to faculty members who are currently working in academic departments in universities, or who have recently completed a research postgraduate qualification, such as a PhD. There may also be suitable candidates who are currently working within the corporate research and development departments and wish to make the transition to academia.
The newly appointed academic staff should preferably have been successful in the publication of articles and conference papers covering a range of topics. It is from this base that FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur will support and encourage all interested academic staff to participate in research activities in order to achieve the research objectives of the organization.
FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur’s academics’ recruitment policies will be to attract individuals who are committed to their work and by working with FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur, will build its reputation as a center for excellence in teaching and research.
2. HR appraisal systems for academic staff
Newly appointed academic staff will be subjected to orientation and induction as spelled out in the Academic Staff Development policy.
The duties and responsibilities of academic staff at different levels, in terms of teaching hours, contributions to research and administrative duties, shall be outlined and communicated to them.
Training will be given to those who require improvement in these areas using external or in-house trainers. The type of training required will be identified during the bi-annual appraisal exercise.
Appraisal on teaching ability will be based on the evaluation by the Academic Manager and students.
3. Budget for research
When research is established in FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur, it is reasonable to expect research groups to obtain research funding from sources outside FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur.
The main cost of research involves:
FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur has stated its intention to support staff who wish to undertake research activities in the following manner:
4. Identifying suitable areas to focus research efforts
A focused approach will be used due to limited resources. By starting prudently risk will be managed. In addition, the research areas identified should be beneficial for the staff, students, organization and the community. As such, any proposed research projects can be:
Research efforts should not only leverage on the expertise and interests of the lecturers, but also focus on areas that are relevant to the local and regional business community. Hence, current research efforts at FTMS College, Kuala Lumpur shall focus on the following areas