To learn the practices from top universities, Bicol University President Arnulfo Mascariñas attended Philippine Education Career System (Phil-HECS) Presidential Leadership Program (PLP) International Academic Visit in Taiwan last March 5-12, 2017.
The International academic visits provided participants with hands-on training on existing models of leadership and government styles in Asia.
President Mascariñas and the other president from the different institutions in the Philippines learned the best practices from top universities like the National Taiwan University, which is one with its International Center of Excellence in Intelligent Robotics and Automation Research.
They also visited the National Cheng Kung University that is proud of its Magic School of Green Technologies and Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Center. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology was the last stop after they visited the Taiwan International Orchid Show.
The president and other participants also met with the officials from the Ministry of Education and Alliance Cultural Foundation.
As one of the components of Phil-HECS, the PLP is a development program for incumbent SUC presidents and chancellors which aims to update them on best practices, trends and new government policies in higher education management.
Nominees, as per memorandum of Commission on Higher Education (CHED), have met minimum qualifications such as being able to serve for 8 years in current institution.
Likewise, the six-day international visit was made possible through an official development assistance partnership agreement with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education.
The PhilHECS intends to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of State University and College (SUC) governance in the country through the creation of a coherent and merit-based recruitment, selection, professional advancement, and career management in Philippine SUCs.
It is implemented by the CHED in partnership with the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges and the Development Academy of the Philippines. (Joshua Caleb Pacleta/CPRO)