The CHEI Conference

The CHEI Conference
Educational Leadership in a Complex and Connected World
Leading at a time of Learning Revolution and E-volution
November 20-21, 2014
St. Paul University, Manila, Philippines
CEAP’s National Tertiary Commission is organizing the Catholic Higher Educational Institutions (CHEI) Conference. The Conference intends to gather Educational
managers and leaders from the various Catholic Higher Educational Institutions, Church leaders, legislators, executives from the Philippine Government’s education
agencies to: (a) articulate, discuss and address the various pressing issues and concerns affecting CHEIs in the Philippines; (b) share efforts and best practices to
promote quality Higher Educational services that reflect the distinct and unique gifts of Catholic education; (c) suggest legislative, policy and advocacy initiatives to
promote the CHEIs operational viability, academic freedom and quality assurance; and, (d) identify collaborative efforts in the creation of CHEI programs on
leadership and governance, learner development, learner environment and resource generation and development.
Inquiries to the CHEI Conference can be forwarded to [email protected]
The 2014 CHEI Conference
Educational Leadership in a Complex and Connected World
Leading at a time of Learning Revolution and E-volution
FRAMEWORK:
Catholic Higher Educational Institutions (CHEIs) in the Philippines remain to be the critical and significant component
in “transforming the minds and hearts” of the Filipinos and the Philippine society “from within” to make “them new” (cf.
ECE 48). CHEIs continue to serve “the people of God … in their pilgrimage to the transcendent goal which gives
meaning to life” (ECE 13; cf. GE 2) and to hold “a common vision of dignity of the human person” (ECE 21). CHEIs
are committed to building communities of human persons who are “dedicated to the search for truth” working
“towards higher synthesis of knowledge, in which alone lies the possibility of satisfying that thirst for truth which is
profoundly inscribed on the heart of the human person” (ECE 16) and, persons who possess the ability “to judge
rightly, to hand on the cultural legacy of previous generations, to foster a sense of values, to prepare for professional
life” (GE 5). CHEIs remain committed to bring the Good News of our salvation “into all the strata of humanity” and
“transforming humanity from within and making” them new (cf. ECE 48).
Rooted in the Gospel demand and the Church’s calling to bring the salvific message of Christ to all the strata of
human life, CHEIs are immersed in the “complexities of human society” and remain “open to the situation of the
world” (GE 8) to “be an ever more effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society” (ECE
32; cf. GE 8). CHEIs have continued to respond responsibly to the various complexities and situations of the
Philippine society. An immediate reality with which CHEIs are currently immersed in are the following: the
implementation of the Senior High School Program of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, the quality
assurance of curricular programs and institutional operations as demanded by global and regional standards, issues
on operational viability and sustainability brought about by current educational reforms, among others….
CHEIs have taken on the responsibility to transform the society towards an educational environment that creates a
balance between knowledge acquisition and values formation … an educational environment that places an equal
focus on personal achievement and social responsibility … an educational environment that builds a Christian
community that provides quality human and Christian education by teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming
lives.
Therefore, the pursuit for excellence in today’s fast-changing educational environment requires a team of dynamic
academic managers and leaders who can see the whole picture ... who can think corporate, not just functional …
who can think strategic, not just tactical. Multi-skilled. Multi-functional. People-focused. Technologically competent.
Culture-sensitive. Service-oriented. Quality Driven.
OBJECTIVES:
This Conference gathers Educational managers and leaders from the various Catholic Higher Educational
Institutions, Church leaders, legislators, executives from the Philippine Government’s education agencies to:
1. Articulate, discuss and address the various pressing issues and concerns affecting CHEIs;
2. Share efforts and best practices to promote quality Higher Educational services that reflect the distinct and unique
gifts of Catholic education;
3. Suggest legislative, policy and advocacy initiatives to promote the CHEIs operational viability, academic freedom
and quality assurance;
4. Identify collaborative efforts in the creation of CHEI programs on leadership and governance, learner
development, learner environment and resource generation and development
PROGRAM FLOW AND CONTENT:
Day 1
08:00 am
Registration
08:30
Opening Mass
09:30
Morning Break
10:00
Opening Ceremony
Invocation
National Anthem
Welcome Remarks
Program Overview
November 20, 2014 (Thursday)
Plenary Session 1:
Taking Stock of the Policy and Legislative Agenda for Private Higher Education in the Philippines
10:15
Higher Education for National Development and Global Competitiveness:
Access, Capacity and Excellence
Address by the CHED Chairperson on the State of Higher Education in the Philippines
Hon. Patricia B. Licuanan, Ph.D.*
Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education
11:00
Legislative Agenda for Private Higher Education in the Philippines
Address by the Congressional Committee Chairperson on Higher and Technical Education on the
Legislative Roadmap for Private Higher Education in the Philippines
Rep. Roman T. Romulo*
Chairperson, Committee on Higher and Technical Education
11:45
12:30 pm
Open Forum
Lunch
Plenary Session 2:
Contributing to National Development and the Promotion of Global Competitiveness
of the Higher Education Sector
1:45
Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016: Focus on Private Higher Education
Sec. Arsenio M. Balicasan*
Socioeconomic Planning Secretray, National Economic Development Authority
2:30
Updates on the Philippines Qualifications Framework
Sec. Teresita R. Manzala*
Chairperson, Professional Regulation Commission
Chairperson, Task Force on AQRF
3:15
Callibrating the Corporate Recruitment and Selection Process:
Responding to the Enhanced Basic Education Act and the ASEAN 2015
Mr. John Philip S. Orbeta*
Managing Director, Corporate Resources Group, Ayala Corporation
4:00
4:30
Open Forum
Closing Remarks
Synthesis and Connection to Day 2’s Topics for Discussion
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Day 2 November 21, 2014 (Friday)
8:00 am
Opening Mass
9:00
Summary of Day 1
Plenary Session 3:
The ASEAN Integration and the K to 12 Act:
Impact on the Operational Viability and Global Competitiveness of the Catholic Higher Education Sector
9:15
Leveraging Faculty and Staff Engagement for Competitive Advantage:
Labor Relations, Taxation and Other Risk Opportunities in the spirit of the ASEAN Integration
and in the aftermath of the implementation of the K to 12 Act
Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada
CEAP Legal Counsel
10:00
Promoting Quality Assurance in CHEIs
Dr. Concepcion V. Pijano*
Executive Director, PAASCU
10:45
Tertiary Education Stabilization Fund
Dr. Cynthia Bautista*
Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education
11:15
Senior High School Vouchers
Ms. Rhodora Angela F. Ferrer
Executive Director, FAPE
11:45
12:30 pm
1:30
Open Forum
Lunch
Plenary Session 4:
Re-articulating the Catholic Agenda:
The Promotion of Quality Catholic Higher Education in the Philippines
The CHEIs Struggle to Develop Globally Competitive Thought Leaders and Industry
Managers for Peace and Progress in the Philippines
A panel discussion with CHEI Leaders, Thought Leaders and Industry Managers
Bishop Mylo Vergara*
Fr. Jose Antonio E. Aureada, OP*
Dr. Antonette Palma-Angeles*
Vice President for Professional Schools, ADMU
Br. Augustine Boquer FSC*
President, De La Salle-Dasmarinas
2:30
3:00
Dr. Edilberto de Jesus*
Former President, Asian Institute of Management
Fr. Jessie M. Hechanova, CICM*
President, St. Louis University, Baguio
Sr. Ma. Nilda Masirag, SPC*
President, St. Paul University, Quezon City
Open Forum
Developing the Revised General Education Curriculum Program
Speaker (TBA)
3:45
Redefining the Technical Vocational Track
Speaker (TBA)
4:30
Open Forum
5:00
Synthesis and Closing Remarks:
A Catholic Educator’s Response to a Globally Complex and Connected World
Rosario O. Lapus, Ph.D.
President, Miriam College
* For confirmation
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