Saint Louis University (SLU) welcomed faculty and administrators from Benguet State University, Kalinga State University, the University of Baguio, and the University of the Cordilleras who joined SLU faculty and administrators from SAMCIS, SEA, and SOHNABS at the Fr. Francis Gevers Hall in the SLU main campus on April 14, 2023, in the Seminar-Workshop on Academic Practice (SWAP). SWAP is designed to improve the quality of Philippine higher education delivery through efforts toward the wider dissemination and introduction of innovative future-proof academic practice to Philippine higher education teachers.
The SWAP was delivered by alumni of the University of Liverpool and AdvanceHE of the United Kingdom, who were supported by the Transformative Academic Practice in Higher Education in the Philippines (TAPHEP) project of the Commission on Higher Education to obtain their Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice and Fellowship into the Higher Education Academy. Maria Kristina Alinsunurin discussed three modules in the whole-day event from the University of the Philipines Los Baños (UPLB), Ronald Candy Lasaten of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), and Jeffrey Des Binwag of SLU. They were supported by the project management team from UPLB, the lead implementing university for TAPHEP. Anna Floresca Firmalino, Director of the UPLB Office for International Linkages (OIL), led the project management team for the SLU leg of the SWAP, ably assisted by UPLB OIL staff Rovannea Banalo.
The Seminar-Workshop on Academic Practice (SWAP) has been hosted by eight higher education institutions for their faculty and of partner universities in their area. Two other HEIs are scheduled to deliver the SWAP in May to complete the delivery to the first cohort of Philippine HEIs under the TAPHEP program.