To attune the University’s new approach to education that aims to teach theoretical, non and technical fundamentals to its students – the Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate (CDIO) – University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) through the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs CDIO Committee in partnership with the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines thru its Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (USTP-CiTL) conducted USeP CDIO Faculty Development Course on July 5-8, and 12-16, 2021.
The aim of the said event was to implement holistically the CDIO approach in engineering and technology programs of the University through capacitating and enhancing the understanding of CDIO implementation of the faculty-participants involved with the innovative framework.
CDIO Faculty Development Course was divided into two (2) levels: the Basic which was attended by faculty members from the College of Engineering (CoE), College of Technology (CT), College of Information and Computing (CIC), and College of Agriculture and Related Sciences – Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Program (CARS-ABE); and the Advancing by the faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Education (CEd), College of Development Management (CDM), College of Applied Economics (CAEc), College of Teacher Education and Technology (CTET), and College of Business Administration (CBA).
Topics for Basic level centers on the CDIO’s context, its integrated curriculum, building and designing active and experimental learning, and the evaluation of program while the Advancing level focuses on mapping, enhancing, innovating, and sustaining the CDIO.
The University of Southeastern Philippines intends to capacitate the faculty-participants with the innovation framework and relevant program design that will ultimately implement the Teaching and Learning Reform and eventually for the University to be certified as CDIO Collaborator.