Outstanding Contribution to Outcomes-Based Education Award

2017-2018 AWARD WINNER

Outstanding Student Contribution to Outcomes-Based Education Award

Maisha Maliha Yusuf

Student Consultant Maisha Yusuf being presented her award and certificate by President Leonard Cheng and Professor Jim Pounder, SCP Director

Maisha Maliha Yusuf was the sole recipient of the Outstanding (Student) Contribution to Outcomes-Based Education Award for the 2017-18 academic year. The Award was presented to her personally by President Leonard Cheng on 10 May 2018 at the TLC Teaching and Learning Portal launch for her services to the Student Consultant Program.

The Student Consultant Program partners Students with Faculty Members. Student Consultants regularly observe their partner’s classes, making detailed notes and suggestions which are then used as the basis for ongoing discussions and dialogue with the Faculty Member as to how they can better understand and help their students’ achieve the learning outcomes.

Maisha had been trained and served for just one year as a Student Consultant. When the Program recommenced in the 2017-18 year,both the Program Director and Assistant were new to running the Program; additionally, all the other Student Consultants were also novices and needed training. Maisha not only stepped up and served admirably and extremely ably as a Student Consultant, but she also readily took on the challenge of helping to train up all the other new Consultants as well as providing much needed guidance and advice to the Program leaders. Her willingness, flexibility, hard work and dedication helped enable the Program to run successfully and continue to gain commendations from the participating Faculty members who were able to make constructive changes in their classrooms.

An example of the liberal arts ethos, Maisha recommends that other students take up this opportunity. She says, “This unique platform can work as a bridge between students and lecturers and they should take this opportunity to build on their communication skills and critical thinking skills, not only crucial for succeeding as a Student Consultant but also for future endeavors.” If you would like to read more about what other Faculty members or Student Consultants have said about this Program, click here.