By: Ms. Lou Melegrito, Director, Centre for Social Concern and Action (COSCA), De La Salle University, Philippines
This workshop will equip participants with relevant theories, concepts, tools and exemplary models of CETL. Similar to a discipline-based CETL class, this workshop integrates various teaching methodologies like lectures, structured learning activities, simulations, discussions and actual community service experience. Reflection tools used in CETL courses will also be used to process the experience of participants in this workshop. This workshop is open to all academics and university-community engagement practitioners across ASEAN and Asia.
By Dr. Rajesh Tandon, UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
The 5th GUNi (Global University Network for Innovation) World Report looks at critical dimensions in our understanding of the roles, and potential roles, of higher education institutions (HEIs) as active players in contributing to social change and the creation of another possible world. The first aim is to look at our changing understandings about who the agents of knowledge creation are and how the creation, distribution and use of knowledge are linked to our aspirations for a better world. The Report offers us elements of a vision for a renewed and socially responsible relationship between higher education, knowledge and society. The second aim is to provide visibility for and critically examine one of the most significant trends in higher education over the past 10–15 years: the growth of the theory and practice of engagement as a key feature in the evolution of higher education.
The report is a product of three years research, consultations, academic seminars and an international conference. The overall work was led by the GUNi team, with Cristina Escrigas as the Executive Director. Rajesh Tandon of India and Budd Hall of Canada, the jointly appointed UNESCO Chairs in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education served as Guest Editors of the report.
Seventy three authors, specialists and scholars from all continents contributed to this most comprehensive report ever done on the global dimensions of community university knowledge partnerships and engagement.
by, Associate Professor Dr. Avorn Opatpatanakit, Assistant President for Research & Academic Service, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Planning for content for research-based community engagement – what relevant information do academics need to be able to carry out productive and impactful community engaged research? How do we ensure that there is sustainability after they have returned to their respective countries? How do we upscale these initiatives so that there is collaboration across the universities across ASEAN?
In this workshop, you will be able to identify your research focus, and develop methodology. Tools in the workshop will be used to introduce you to community-based research (CBR) that is tailored for academicians. Learn how to establish CBR management systems at the faculty and university levels, and to also develop socially-engaged scholarship tracks.
by Héctor Salazar Salame, Executive Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia
The evidence based data that derives from these studies are essential for the development of scholarship for the field of community and industry strategic partnerships and engagement. Sharing experiences of evaluation and impact measurement will contribute significantly to set standards and improve community engaged initiatives’ practices. This will also provide evidence based data of impact that can convince funders of the value of establishing strategic partnerships with universities. All of these are necessary to substantiate the foundation of effective, meaningful and sustainable community engaged initiatives.
This workshop will present an overview of impact evaluation, an overall review of quasi-experimental and experimental impact evaluation methods. The speaker will provide some examples of randomized control trials conducted for CDD programs.
AsiaEngage is a regional platform formed to maximise the strengths of the Asia-Talloires Network of Industry and Community Engaged Universities (ATNEU), the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Thematic Network on University Social Responsibility and Sustainability (AUN-USR&S) and the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP).
The First AsiaEngage Regional Conference was held on the 7-9 May 2012 with the theme: “Higher Education-Community-Industry Engagement: Forging Meaningful Partnerships across ASEAN and Asia”. This regional conference saw a participation of 270 engagement practitioners from Universities, Government Agencies, NGOs, Foundations and communities from 16 countries, across ASEAN, Asia and beyond.