RET conducts workshop to update TAU-RDE agenda
Eyeing to generate an updated and relevant RDE Agenda aligned to the thrusts and priority programs of national government agencies aimed towards achieving national and regional development goals, the Research, Extension and Training (RET) Unit of the Tarlac Agricultural University spearheaded the “RDE Seminar-Workshop: Planning of the TAU Research, Development and Extension (RDE) Agenda 2018 and Framing of Winning Research and Extension Program Proposals” on April 12, 13 and 20 at the TAU Hostel Conference Hall and Farmers’ Training Center, respectively.
The first day of the activity highlighted the updating of a relevant, responsive, and sustainable TAU RDE Agenda wherein Dr. William D. Dar, former Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the founder and incumbent president of InangLupa Movement that advocates agricultural modernization and rural industrialization, served as the guest speaker.
TAU hosts CHED’s IZN Conference Workshop
Privileged to take part in the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)’s effort in encouraging Philippine higher education institutions (PHEIs) to take a holistic and programmatic approach in pursuing their internationalization strategies and programs, the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) hosted CHED’s Conference Workshop on Building the Internationalization Roadmap of Philippine Higher Education Institutions held on April 18 – 20, 2018 at the TAU Agritourism Hostel Function Hall.
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First Batch of Kto12 LS graduates ready to face life’s challenges
The first batch of Grade 12 TAU-LSians are now ready to face life’s challenges as their graduation was confirmed by the University President, Dr. Max P. Guillermo, during the Commencement Exercises on April 11, 2018 at Gilberto O. Teodoro Multipurpose Center.
With the theme “Kto12 Learners: Ready to Face Life’s Challenges”, these graduates have begun their preparation for a new journey when they enter college. To provide them a realistic view of the changing society today, Engr. Cesario L. Tabago, the renowned “Kamote King,” graced the graduation ceremony and delivered an insightful message about his life’s challenges and surprises. During his speech, Engr. Tabago highlighted all the struggles in his life before he reached his success. He retold his experiences when he was still a student in Tarlac College of Agriculture, now Tarlac Agricultural University. With his mentors’ guidance and advice, Engr. Tabago pursued his passion and achieved success with humility and perseverance.
TAU undergoes CHED-CBIE internationalization mentoring
The Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU), represented by Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, Director for External Linkages and International Affairs, has been privileged to be part of the 15 selected public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines which met the institutional and individual criteria for the capacity building initiative, “The Internationalization of Higher Education in the Philippines: A Strategic Training Program,” organized and sponsored by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in partnership with the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE).
The seven-month program includes in- Canadatraining (Phase 1), onlineeducation (Phase 2) and in-country training (Phase 3). It endeavors to provide participants with assistance in the development of institutional internationalization strategies and implementation planning including best practices, partnership building, curriculum development, research opportunities and funding mechanisms. Phase I of the program consisted of 27-day in-Canada program curriculum design covering a diverse pedagogical approach based on adult education and experiential learning. Lectures and presentations from well-known internationalization mentors and authors – Professor Hans De Witt (Boston College) and Professor Sonja Knutsun (Memorial University) enhanced the participants’ background and widened their perspectives of internationalization through group discussions and assignments, case studies, situational analysis, self-reflections, and review of current policies and practices.