by Nancy Q. Echavez

The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) has invited Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol to sit in the evaluation panel for the presentation and defense of the Higher Education Innovation and Transformation (HIT) Plan of the Institute which will be done by Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Jinky Bornales on October 19, 2017.

The HIT plan is a final requirement in the Executive Development Program (EDP), which is one of the capacity development tracks pursued under the Philippine Higher Education Career System (Phil-HECS). The other track is the Presidential Leadership Program. The HIT Plan will be presented in a three-day colloquium aimed at providing opportunities for candidates to demonstrate progress they have made towards becoming more insightful and responsive leaders of state universities and colleges in the country.

DAP has received directives from the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) to provide technical assistance in the design and operation of the Phil-HECS as part of the Higher Education Reform Agenda to enhance internal governance of SUCs. Phil-HECS is designed to establish and maintain a pool of qualified public higher education executives who will initiate reform and advancement that will elevate SUCs to international standards and boost their reputation.