3 Faculty Members Engaged as Experts in Myanmar, Vietnam
Three faculty members were engaged as experts in social work and service-learning at two Asian schools, one in Yangon, Myanmar and another in Hue, Vietnam.
Director of Extension Asst. Prof. Emervencia L. Ligutom was a Visiting Lecturer in Social Work at Tedim Christin College in Yangon, Myanmar from July 25 to 29. She handled different lessons around social work and related topics to faculty members from Tedim. She was also at Dagon University with Dr. Hope Antone of United Board for Christian Higher Educations in Asia (UBCHEA) wherein they monitored the implementation of a previous workshop on the integration of Service-Learning (SL) in Dagon’s curriculum. Prof. Ligutom also conducted another workshop to 41 of its faculty participants on the integration and institutionalization of SL.
In Hue, Vietnam, Director of Service-Learning Asst. Prof. Deborah Mae C. Salem and English faculty Asst. Prof. Ronelaine B. Picardal were tapped as resource persons in service-learning at the Hue University College of Foreign Languages from July 25 to 30. The workshop administered to faculty members of Hue University sought to assist in the design and integration of service-learning courses into the English language teaching and culture.
Every year, Silliman faculty from different disciplines are invited to play key roles in the capacity-building of academic personnel of higher education institutions not only in the Philippines but also in Asia. This move is consistent with Silliman University’s thrust in enhancing linkages and its relevance and reach in Asia. The recent engagements of Assistant Professors Ligutom, Salem and Picardal were undertaken in partnership with the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.