Sixteen university and campus officials from Pangasinan State University (PSU) went to the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Cavite Campus’ Bayleaf Hotel to attend the Leaders and Educators in the Academe Forum (LEAF) 2019 on February 28 to March 1.
A day before the forum, the group visited the campus and was warmly welcomed by the officials who expressed their gratitude to PSU for choosing LPU to have its benchmarking activity.
The group was toured around the campus to see its modern facilities, green architecture and engineering design and was introduced to the various programs and best practices of the campus along instruction, research and student services.
On the second day, the group were prompted to attend a forum carrying the theme “Millenials and iGen: Universal Truths and Shifting Paradigms in Education,” at the Bayleaf Hotel, Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite Campus Hotel.
Said forum was poised to provide lively and meaningful exchange of visions, strategies and ideas was a way of safeguarding the aims and aspirations of education in these times of unprecedented innovation and globalization and where information is easily accessed.
In the message of J. Prospero E. De Vera, Chair of the Commission on Higher of Education, all administrators, faculty, researchers and educators were encouraged to proactively continue their endeavour in not only gathering the best in the field and in providing quality education that would result in gained knowledge to safeguard our educational system, but to be more keen in the pursuit of innovative, required, and somewhat disruptive process to improve it and to be at par with those globally competitive institutions.
According to Dr. Liza L. Quimson, Open University System (OUS) Executive Director, the forum provided them relevant knowledge and useful information that are necessary to address the growing and evolving educational needs of the PSU clienteles— the students. Likewise, said forum equipped them, as administrators, to revisit their policies in order to transform academic environment to be millennial friendly while keeping up with quality education which it is mandated to provide.