Technological Institute of the Philippines

University of the Cordilleras and Bataan Heroes Memorial College benchmark at T.I.P.

Select deans, faculty members, and academic officers from the University of the Cordilleras (UC) and Bataan Heroes Memorial College (BHMC) recently visited T.I.P. Quezon City to get acquainted with T.I.P.’s implementation of Outcomes-based Education (OBE).

The UC 16-strong group (1st photo) was headed by their Assistant Vice President for Management Information System and Dean of the College of Information Technology and Computer Science, Nancy Flores (6th from left), while the BHMC group (2nd photo) was headed by their Administrative Officer, Laurice Juarez (3rd from left).

T.I.P. President, Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz, delivered an introduction about T.I.P. followed by Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Cynthia Llanes, who gave the participants an overview of T.I.P.’s OBE and outcomes-based teaching and learning (OBTL) – how it all began, T.I.P.’s implementation, and international accreditation by ABET, all the way to the more recent recognition by Seoul Accord.

The presentations were then followed by a tour of the T.I.P. QC campus and its facilities culminating at the T.I.P. Career Center where T.I.P. Career Center Director, Dr. Frank Alejandrino, explained the Career Center’s undertakings and direct link to OBE.

OBE is about the clear articulation of desired learning outcomes, implementation of relevant and appropriate teaching and assessment tasks geared towards achieving these defined outcomes, and the continual improvement of courses and programs. It is instrumental in transforming T.I.P. students into professionals with the desired skills and competencies needed by industry.

T.I.P. is continuously improving its OBE. It nevertheless remains open to sharing its experience that could help other schools in promoting academic excellence and quality education in the country.