Dr. Gloria Rogers, the associate executive director of ABET Foundation and a world-renowned expert in Outcomes-Based Education.
Following the accreditation of its 10 academic programs by ABET, the world-leading accrediting agency for academic programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, Mapúa Institute of Technology makes another historic feat in pursuit of higher academic excellence.
In celebration of its 87th year of providing world-class education in the country, together with the Philippine Technological Council (PTC), an umbrella group of major engineering organizations in the Philippines, Mapúa is bringing to the country a world-renowned expert in Outcomes-Based Education (OBE), Dr. Gloria Rogers, to give a lecture that will help the Institute further improve the quality of its education.
Dr. Rogers is the associate executive director of ABET Foundation and has been giving seminars on continuous quality improvement (CQI) and institutional effectiveness for over 20 years in 28 countries.
“[It will be] my first time in the Philippines and I believe that I will learn a great deal from my visit. This year is one of continued dissemination of best practices related to the assessment of learning,” she said.
From January 27 to 28, she will conduct the seminar “Outcomes-Based Assessment: Moving from Good to Great” exclusively for Mapúa. The main objective is to critique the Institute’s current programs for the improvement of its education systems and processes in line with OBE.
According to her, one of its main points will focus on how to improve further student learning through efficient and effective program assessment processes.
“Although I cannot speak to the standards of engineering education in the Philippines, I have reviewed the work being done at Mapúa Institute of Technology and am very impressed with the commitment I see to CQI and OBE processes,” said Dr. Rogers.
Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, president and chief executive officer of Mapúa, deems the conduct of the seminar to be crucial in further strengthening the Institute’s OBE system.
“We want to refine our system of measuring our level of attainment of educational outcomes. Dr. Gloria Rogers has the expertise to help us in this regard. Having attained ABET accreditation, it behooves Mapúa to continuously improve the quality of its academic programs. Central to this task is having a reliable outcomes assessment system that provides the necessary feedback mechanisms.”
“The seminar is exclusive to Mapúa because so far we are the only Philippine school to have been granted ABET accreditation. We have advanced needs germane only to ourselves,” he added.
“Outcomes-Based Assessment: Moving from Good to Great” will be held on January 27–28 at the AVR of Mapúa Institute of Technology Makati Campus. This follows PTC’s engineering accreditation training and workshop “Developing and Implementing Sustainable Educational Program Assessment Processes” on January 25–26 at the Manila Hotel, which will also be conducted by Dr. Rogers.