A series of capacity-building activities were conducted last October together with the technical team of the CHED-funded project Higher Education Cooperation towards Transnational Education Open Resource (HECTOR). The training, which sought to refine the objectives of the project and establish its management structure, is a follow-up to the session on database management led by British Council Higher Education Advisor Kevin van Cauter last August.
The project team, composed of officials and faculty from Cavite State University (CvSU) and Technological University of the Philippines (TUP), identified and presented the project’s organisational structure and advisory committee members who will provide overall guidance to the project. Sessions on project monitoring and evaluation, communications and promotions, and branding were also held.
Founder and Director of Education Insight UK Dr Janet Ilieva, who serves as the British Council TNE adviser, provided inputs to the planned data management system. Anna Firmalino, Partnerships Coordinator of the Graduate School of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) gave an overview of their journey in setting up their own TNE programmes, giving the technical team a rich case that will add up to their deeper appreciation of TNE.
HECTOR seeks to create a database management system of TNE programmes in the country. It forms part of CHED’s broader initiatives in internationalising Philippine higher education.