Last July 15, 2011, I attended the orientation meeting for the Technical Assessors in Information Technology Education (ITE) at the CHED Auditorium, C.P Garcia Ave., UP-Campus, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. The participants of the orientation meeting were the ITE Technical Assessors, Technical panel and Committee members, CHED Regional Office supervisors and CHED central office staffs who are involved in the assessment of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering Information Technology Education programs.
The objectives of the orientation were:
- To provide insights and information on the CHEDs direction of determining the state of IT education in the country;
- Streamline the offering of IT programs to make it responsive to the demands of the industry and attuned to global standards; and
- Harmonize all evlauation tools and instruments used in gauging, calibrating and assessing capabilities of HEIs offering IT programs.
The orientation meeting was attended by the the CHED-OPS executive director Dr. Sinforoso M. Birung, who also handed our appointed papers as member of National Pool of Technical Assessors for a term of two(2) years. The appointment paper takes effect May 1, 2011 to April 30, 30, 2013.