Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Empowering Scholars: A Journey Through STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK's Academic Communication Training

Date: September 30, 2023

Platform: Google Classroom, Zoom

In the realm of academia, effective communication is not just a skill; it is a cornerstone for success. Recognizing this, STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK and TU GLOBAL INITIATIVE joined forces to orchestrate a transformative 6-week training program titled "EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION: ENGLISH FOR SCHOLARS." This endeavor, which unfolded from August to September 2023, marked the second achievement in collaboration with STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK.

The driving force behind this initiative was the collective vision to enhance the academic communication skills of scholars, equipping them with the tools needed to navigate the global landscape of research, collaboration, and knowledge dissemination. The program brought together a cadre of experienced and dedicated facilitators, each contributing a unique perspective to the comprehensive training.

Among the esteemed facilitators were Assistant Professor Bal Ram Duwal, Assistant Professor Bandana Jain, Lecturer Bhagawaty Kalikotay, Assistant Professor Keshu Pant, and Lecturer Sanita Mastran, all from Tribhuvan University. Their collective expertise provided a solid foundation for participants to build upon, ensuring a holistic understanding of academic communication strategies.

Further enriching the program were international contributors, including Professor Dora Hernandez from Universidad Nacional, Professor Rafael Espinoza also from Universidad Nacional, Associate Professor Shyam Sharma from the State University of New York in Stony Brook, and Associate Professor Mohammad Shamsuzzzman from the Department of English and Modern Languages at North South University, Bangladesh. This diverse lineup of facilitators brought a global perspective to the training, emphasizing the universality of effective academic communication skills.

The curriculum of the training spanned a range of topics crucial to scholarly success. From mastering the intricacies of written communication to honing presentation skills, participants were guided through a journey that transcended geographical boundaries. The training also delved into the nuances of cross-cultural communication, acknowledging the importance of navigating diverse academic landscapes.

As participants immersed themselves in this enriching experience, they not only gained valuable insights into the art of academic communication but also forged connections with like-minded scholars from different corners of the world. The collaborative atmosphere fostered by the program laid the groundwork for future research collaborations and cross-cultural dialogues.

The success of this initiative is a testament to the dedication of both the organizers and facilitators, as well as the commitment of the scholars who actively participated. As the 6-week training drew to a close, it marked not just the end of a program but the beginning of a new chapter for the scholars involved — a chapter characterized by enhanced communication skills, a global perspective, and a network of colleagues and mentors.

In conclusion, the "EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION: ENGLISH FOR SCHOLARS" training stands as a beacon of empowerment for scholars aspiring to make a meaningful impact in their respective fields. STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK and TU GLOBAL INITIATIVE have once again demonstrated their commitment to advancing academic excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the scholarly journey of those fortunate enough to be a part of this transformative experience.

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