السبت، ديسمبر 08، 2007

The Struggle in FCIS!

assalamo 3alikom w ra7mato ALLAH,

The most appropriate word when you see the state of students, and hear the Dean speech...
That's what I felt today when I heard the Dean speech in the TU2 party
What the hell he was saying today!!
I couldn't believe a word from what he said, while I see my friends rejected to prepare Masters in FCIS ... and for an unethical reason that the Dean has founded!
It's never a lose for my friends, it's absolutely a lose for FCIS ... one day that mess should stop

That's not my issue for now...
Most probably, my issue is about ACM as usual, and not ACM only, but any activities that require lot of care from the Academic staff.

I felt that in my days, but not that way I feel it now
Specially in my last year in faculty, I felt it less, cuz ACMers had some care from Teaching Staff
The year before we could survive ... but that's not the case for most of people, and it shouldn't be, cuz caring about ACM could have side effects in that case, that most of people don't want to encounter.

Here is the mess in FCIS:
  1. The First team is not participating in the Regionals
    This is the team that its members proposals for Masters were rejected, so they are no more enrolled in an Academic Institute ... so, they lost the chance for participating in the Regional Contest, to not allow the best team to represent the faculty
    Isn't that a lose for FCIS !

  2. The traveling teams, have no bonus in FCIS
    Ok, the teams are back now, to finish there X projects, and get back into track with the courses...
    Maybe saying sorry for a sad Professor because his students left his lectures to participate in an "auxiliary" event!
    What a silliness!

  3. The Dean doesn't know what's EOI/IOI
    As many other activities, he only knows ACM because he had to prepare his papers to travel outside Egypt!
    Or maybe because he know the committee members cuz of the activities they have in college ... yaaah a7medak ya Rabb
    Ok, but the dean knows about HP, ITIDA, etc...
    Those contests with "guaranteed" prizes... where guaranteed here doesn't require the participants to be qualified enough
    I like the Agile Process in my faculty

  4. The faculty doesn't know how ACM riches the Resume
    Professors and "high-ranks" travelled across the region participating in Regionals, meeting other academic staff, talking and chatting ..bla bla bla...
    The benefit is "X Univesity has capabilities to prepare labs, it's haaaard in FCIS"
    What a logical reason, and what a benefit from the chat!
    Now you can ask the ACM pioneers how ACM has put a value to your Resume, (i'm not ignoring the projects and academic knowledge) ... but ACM has an effect on all the ACMers, whether in interview, or the mental powers in solving problems during work
At the end, I would like to focus in brief on the struggling students to accomplish their mission in winning the contest, and making perfect projects, and attend what's called lectures
Rabbena m3ako, you are really doing a great job

Thankssss for finishing the article (this is not for people scrolled till the end of my article :P)
Thank you alll (ok, that's for everyone :D )

هناك 4 تعليقات:

Roaa Mohammed يقول...

Very Good post/article..

well actually those are the points we mentioned to the Dr who was accompanying us in our trip to the regionals in a "Why does FCIS lose" conversation.. & please allow me to add some points..
1- Teams participating in the regionals weren't allowed to participate in the national !! cause simply Dr X refused to 'postpone' the exam (not cancel it)

2- Student's traveling in the regional had a seminar 2 days before traveling.

3- Drs responsible for ACM in the college sleep all the year & wake up before the contest just to prepare their bags for traveling.

Finally, All wt people can say is that.. struggling students are mistaken.. cause struggling students should struggle more...

I dunno really, but maybe that's true..

a passer by يقول...

Interesting post, Mohamed, but the problem with our faculty, and with all other Egyptian faculties, is not only the lack of support for scientific activities, it is the lack of support for the Educational process itself!! Let us see our college for example:

1- The labs & tutorial rooms are really condensed with their students (the labs' densities have recently reached 40 students/lab). Even the lecture rooms (el-modarragat) have become insufficient for the newly enrolled students (last dof3a is more than 500 students). It is now an every-day scene to see some students sitting on the floor in the lab or standing up for the whole lecture time!!

2- A large portion of the PCs in our labs are inoperative. Mostly because the lab administrators are careless and no appropriate supervision is there, thus making the labs' condensation problem more sever. 1st year students are now doing their programming labs on papers!!

3- The timetables are full of gaps which waste the student's precious time.

4- Most of the professors are busy teaching in private colleges, and most of the TAs are busy working in private companies or teaching private course to raise funding, so they rarely have enough time to develop themselves academically and scientifically, or at least to prepare well for their lectures/sections!!

5- The status of the graduate studies (Master's and Ph.D. studies) is even worse than that. Actually it is 'mas5ara'. There is ultimately no support for the research process (if one claims that there is a research process at all).

And the result is what you see. This is the case in most of the other universities in Egypt anyway. So, after all that, if you are expecting any serious support for a scientific contest, you must be kidding!!!!

CresceNet يقول...
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Mohammed Moussa يقول...

Really great post man, it express all what i feel concerning the kolya.

el dactra el 2etsabeboo fe azeyetna mashyeen bel motto da:

"3ashan ma ne3la we ne3la we ne3la, lazem netaty netaty netatyyyy"

:D