INDONESIAN UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS VISIT THE PHILIPPINES FOR HELM PROJECT
Education officials from Indonesia and the University of Kentucky visited the Philippines from 07 to 13 October as part of the second phase of the five-year USAID Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) project.
The visit and the international workshop in the Philippines is a key aspect of the three-phase action research to achieve the HELM goal to advance the competence of targeted higher education institutions through improving four core management areas: (1) general administration and leadership, (2) financial management, (3) quality assurance; and (4) collaboration with external stakeholders. The workshop particularly aimed to train Indonesian educational administrators in developing and implementing programs for the higher education sector.
During the visit, Indonesian university officials presented their target programs. In turn, they were briefed about the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the higher education system in the Philippines.
The Philippine component of the HELM project included benchmarking visits to four Philippine higher education institutions – University of the Philippines, both Diliman and Los Baños campuses, De La Salle University, and Mapua Institute of Technology. The officials of the said universities presented their respective school’s education and research programs and services.
The visits provided an opportunity for the Indonesian university officials to benchmark practices of higher education institutions in the Philippines, which in turn would help them develop and implement their own quality programs.