A total of 60 faculty members and educators all over Region 6 converged to join the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Faculty Training for New General Education (GE) Core Courses: Second Generation Training in Ethics and Understanding the Self held at Filamer Christian University, May 8-26.
The three-week training consists of content discussions and teaching methods as well as library works, research, assignments, presentations, papers, assessments, and other relevant activities in line with the courses available which are Ethics and Understanding the Self.
CHED approved trainors who experienced and passed the similar training were invited as resource persons, and they were Prof. Max Teody T. Quimilat from Southern Leyte State University for Ethics, and FCU’s very own Prof. Agnes June L. Custodio for Understanding the Self.
According to CHED, The GE Faculty training aims to orient faculty participants about the philosophy of liberal education, away from the strictly disciplinal and remedial thrust of current GE courses; Enable faculty participants to teach the interdisciplinary GE core courses using new materials; Enable qualified faculty to serve as Trainors of other GE faculty; And recognize, share, and disseminate best practices in general education focusing on approaches that are fit for the millennial student body.
The GE Faculty training is spearheaded by the FCU Research and Continuing Education Unit under the leadership of Dr. Erlyn C. Beup, Director. It can be recalled that there were only three Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Region VI which was chosen by the CHED to host and facilitate the training and FCU was the only one from Capiz; the two other HEIs were West Visayas State University and University of San Agustin, both in Iloilo City.
by: Leo Art Diosep Borres