Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your skills in quality assurance! Registration for the SAR Training Workshop (Batch 15) is now open, with workshop dates scheduled for November 6th to 8th and November 27th, 2023. The registration deadline is October 12, 2023, and the payment deadline is October 27, 2023. To secure your spot, simply register here or conveniently scan the QR code provided on the poster. In this workshop, participants will receive expert guidance in crafting the 53 AUN-QA requirements using an exclusive SAR template developed by EQI.
The 5th OBE Training (Ecosystem Approach to Designing and Implementing Outcomes-Based Education) is now accepting registrations. This comprehensive training program will take place from October 17th to October 20th, 2023, in the vibrant city of Bangkok, Thailand. The registration fee is $2000 USD, and to secure your spot, please visit the registration link here or simply scan the QR code displayed in the poster below.
OVPD-ITDC Offers Free Webinars for UP Staff
"The Office of the Vice President for Development - Information Technology Development Center (OVPD-ITDC) is offering free webinars designed to strengthen the Work-From-Home (WFH) capabilities of all UP staff" (ITDC, 2021). Check the webinars and register here.
UP Visayas organizes a Quality Assurance Forum for Higher Education Institutions in Panay and Guimaras
Higher education institutions (HEIs) in Panay and Guimaras gathered at the Quality Assurance Forum organized by UP Visayas as part of its 76th-year celebration. The forum provided a platform for HEIs to address unique concerns in their course offerings and emphasized the importance of a broader view of quality assurance in academia. Read more about this here. September 2023
UP System joins the AUN-QA International Conference and Assessor's General Assembly
Officials from the University of the Philippines joined the other members of the Asian University Network - Quality Assurance's International Conference 2023 and the Assessors' General Assembly 2023 held in Bangkok, Thailand last 6-7 September 2023
The UPLB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) marked the beginning of its External Quality Assurance (EQA) Assessment with an opening program on Sept. 11, 2023.
The assessment will run from September 11, 2023 to December 15, 2023. Read more about this here. September 2023.
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) recently conducted its second Seminar-Workshop on Academic Practice (SWAP) on 3 August 2023 at the UPOU CCDL Auditorium and via Zoom. Read more about the workshop on the UPOU website. August 2023.
UPOU Conducts a Seminar-Workshop as a Preparation for the EQA of its Programs
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), through its Quality Assurance Office (QAO) and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA), conducted the External Quality Assurance (EQA) Seminar-Workshop on 24 April 2023 at the CCDL Auditorium, UPOU and via Zoom. Read more about this activity on the UPOU website. August 2023.
AUN-QA Program Assessment Overview with UPD BS Tourism & BA Political Science
'Diploma not enough': Experts Affirm Lifelong Learning Skills More Crucial
In their policy note titled "The Learning Crisis in Philippine Education: An Overview," Maria Cynthia Rose Bautista and Mark Vincent Aranas emphasize the crucial need for Filipino learners to acquire 21st-century skills in order to navigate today's challenges successfully. They argue that the Philippine education system must shift its focus towards lifelong learning to achieve high-quality education outcomes and address the country's ongoing learning crisis. This policy note, published by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and presented to the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II), highlights the urgent need for educational reform in the Philippines. The full article can be found in the July - September issue of the PIDS newsletter which may be downloaded here. October 2023.
Access Equity and Quality Challenges in HEIs Persist Despite Reforms
Despite some achievements in the Philippines' higher education sector, significant challenges persist, including issues related to low and inconsistent quality, underdeveloped research and innovation systems, access disparities, financial sustainability concerns, and inadequate employment outcomes. A policy note prepared for the Second Congressional Commission on Education by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) titled "The quest for quality and equity in the Philippine higher education: Where to from here?" highlights the sector's ongoing struggles in upholding quality standards and providing equitable access, even after implementing financial reforms, as indicated by both input and output indicators. The full article can be found in the July - September issue of the PIDS newsletter which may be downloaded here. October 2023.
UP QA Dashboard
The UP QA Dashboard is a platform for information on QA Officers and EQA accomplishments for each UP Constituent Universities.