Former United Board vice president for programs to lead Silliman.
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An interview with Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, President, Silliman University
Under Dr. Malayang’s leadership, Silliman has constructed an approach to higher education that is based on interaction in five venues: the classroom, the Church, the cultural center, the (athletic) court, and the community. In this interview, he shares some of his ideas on whole person education.
Connecting Goals to Resources
President Alexander Jesudasan and his colleagues are embracing a big challenge: implementing the strategic plan that will guide MCC to its 200th anniversary in 2037.
Building a Charismatic Institution
College and university leaders typically focus on objectives, talent and skills, and financial resources when they develop strategic plans. Father Thomas C. Mathew, vice chancellor of Christ University in India, encourages these leaders to add another element to the list: charisma.
Holding Out Helping Hands
When Soonhae Hong and Misoon Won, professors at Seoul Women’s University, participated in the 2012 Asian University Leaders Program, they were able to “feel the fellowship” that came from discussing shared responsibilities and educational philosophies with other Asian faculty and administrators.
Finding Teachers in Local Societies
China is now part of an international drive to safeguard intangible cultural heritage – the wealth of cultural knowledge and skills transmitted from one generation to the next – and this opens exciting possibilities for educators and researchers in ethnography, history, religious studies, and other fields.
Instilling Pride in Indigenous Culture
“The Philippines is a veritable hotspot for festivals,” according to Christine de Vera, a faculty member at Miriam College’s Center for Applied Music. “They range from religious to cultural festivals, from the significant to the absurd, from small town to big regional celebrations, and from local to international patronage. “ These festivals can be important income-generating activities, but Ms. de Vera believes this economic imperative must be balanced against cultural sensitivity.
Service-Learning in Myanmar
Service-learning is a new and untested concept in Myanmar universities, but it could help undergraduate students analyze problems critically, appraise arguments and beliefs, and, most importantly, weigh alternatives, according to Dr. Aye Aye Tun, pro-rector at Dagon University (DU).
Learning in Doing: Social Work Education in Northwest China
Mainland Chinese universities are responding to the government’s call to “build up a strong team of social workers to help in the development of the harmonious society,” by developing bachelor and master of social work degree programs.
Preparing Hearts and Minds
Lady Doak Principal Mercy Pushpalatha wanted to integrate service-learning into every department of the college and, with the commitment of her faculty and a United Board grant, she has been able to introduce Life Frontier Engagement (LFE) into the curriculum for all third-year students. LFE officially began in June 2015.
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