VULII Year One Assessment Conference and Upcoming HEAP Events
VULL holds conference to assess progress, lessons learned and future plans
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
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by Alex Gregory
Government and academic representatives, rectors, deans, quality assurance directors and other educational leaders met August 12-13 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the Vocational and University Leadership and Innovation Institute (VULII) Year One Assessment Conference.
Participants of all levels evaluated VULII's first year, indicating that strategic planning and data-driven decision making have been two of the program's greatest strengths. Respondents also said they appreciated VULII's ability to connect leaders at various levels within and across institutions.
Afater evaluating VULII's progress to -date, participants drafted a plan for year two of VULII. While the VULII's first year focused primarily on planning, the second year will involve a much greater focus on implementing those plans.
Deans expressed the need to move further down the leadership chain and include department heads in VULII activities. Therefore, year two of VULII will expand training to include other leadership at colleges.
VULII's second year will also bring the implementation of Pearson's Learning Management System for each VULII institution. Pearson Business Development Senior Vice President Karl Engkvist delivered the Year One Assessment Conference's keynote speech, "Education Technology, MOOCs, Learning Management Systems, Flipped Classrooms -- What Next?: How to Leverage Technology to Transform Higher Education in Vietnam."
The second day of the conference featured additional speakers from Pearson, who discussed the plan for implementation.
"We're all excited about the Pearson system because it will really help the eight HEEAP institutions to leapfrog from doing things by hand to using technology that will enhance the quality of their teaching," VULII Director Dr. Kathryn Mohrman said.
UPCOMING HEEAP EVENTS
Danang City, Vietnam
The aim of IWEEE 2013 is to provide a forum for academicians and professionals from various educational fields to network, share knowledge and engage in dialogue around the theme of fostering innovation and excellence in engineering education. Click here for more information.
HEEAP University Group Training
October 14 - November 22
Intel HEEAP Female Vocational Scholarship Ceremony
VIED PHD SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
HEEAP is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), through the Vietnam International Education Development (VIED), has joined ASU in signing a Memorandum of Agreement to support VIED fellows interested in pursuing Engineering PhD programs here at ASU.
VIED fellows must continuously meet academic qualifications required by VIED and ASU. Assuming satisfactory progress. VIED will fund the fellow's first two years of study, and ASU will provide all other financial support required for the VIED fellow to finish his or her degree.
This support includes resources such as graduate assistantship and/or similar salary support, and payment of all necessary fees. For more information, visit http://vietnaminstitute.asu.edu/