Circular Regarding MCTA Directory
Mizoram College Teachers’ Associaiton
Subject: Request for furnishing of data for MCTA Directory.
I offer my heartfelt greetings to you on behalf of the MCTA Headquarters. I also wish all the best for MCTA members of your branch.
As you are aware, the MCTA Directory was already proposed to be revised by the Executive Committee at the Headquarters. The task of publication of MCTA Directory was left to the Editorial Board of MCTA Newsletter and some Branches have already submitted the list of MCTA members with their contact numbers. Some progress was already made in this regard.
Of late, I regret to report to you that the Editorial Board cannot trace those data already submitted by the branches. This unfortunately happens at the time while it may be expected that the directory is finalised. In any case, it is commonly desired that a new Directory of the MCTA be published as early as possible. To this end in view, I may request you to kindly furnish the required information from your branch even though you may have already done so. Please furnish the list of teachers indicating the names, Department, Designation and Contact number (Mobile Number) of all members of your Branch.
Circular to All MCTA Branches
Mizoram College Teachers’ Associaiton
Subject: More Active role to be given by teachers on Evaluation of papers of University Examinations (ref-MCTA Conference 2014 Resolution).
As has been passed by the 36th MCTA Conference held on 10th December 2014 at Synod Conference Centre, we would like to request you take the necessary actions from your end with the objective that teachers of your College may give a renewed importance towards central evaluation of examination papers of External/University Examinations.
We need to remind ourselves that beside classroom teaching, tutorials, contact hours, practical classes etc, Evaluation of papers in examinations is an essential part of our duty as teachers. Teachers have the role of awarding justifiable marks to the students as and when they deserve in examination. By keeping up this practice, we can guarantee and uphold higher education degrees as reliable credentials which are possible only with judicious awarding of marks, careful scrutiny, equitable sharing of evaluation work per person, etc, which require active role being given by teachers in matters of evaluation. Let us not forget that the future of our students lie in the hands of examiners appointed from teaching staff of various colleges. This strongly indicates that declining of appointment (for evaluation of examination papers) on flimsy grounds or incognito absence are undesirable behaviours which are not expected of good teachers.
We may also point out that in the recently concluded Central evaluation of papers, quite a number of teachers failed to turn up to do their work. The MCTA Hqrs received from the MZU a copy of the Attendance sheet for appointed teachers, showing the names of those who failed to fulfil their duties. An abstract of attendance is enclosed herewith for information. We hope that all appointed examiners will cooperate to do evaluation works in future.
Enclo: Abstract of Attendance
President General Secretary
1. Controller of Examinations, Mizoram University.
MCTA Members not to Cooperate with Evaluation of Papers
An Emergent Meeting of the MCTA Executive body held on 22nd May, 2015 decided that all members of the Association should not evaluate examination papers unless coding system is implemented. The practice of coding undergraduate examination answer papers was discontinued by the Examination Department of Mizoram University (MZU) in May, 2014 and the MCTA Executive Commitee took the matter very seriously and resolved to take measures for the continuation of coding system. In this regard the MCTA leaders submitted representation to the Vice Chancellor, MZU on 17th September, 2014.
The matter was also put up as an agenda in the 36th Annual General Conference of the MCTA in December 2014 and the floor resolved that pressures be made on the MZU to continue coding system. So, the MCTA leaders again submitted representation to the Vice Chancellor, MZU and they were given assurance by the VC that coding system will be continued. However, in spite of all these requests the MCTA recently learnt that coding was not done again by the Examination Department of the MZU. The Emergent Meeting then decided that all members of the Association should not cooperate with evaluation of examination papers unless coding is done.
The MCTA Hqrs. request all branches to convey the matter to all their members as well as those working as part-time or contract teachers to comply with MCTA's resolution.