Reshaping education through CTU 4.0 Master Class

A year into the pandemic, CTU continues to develop remote learning plans, one of which is the CTU 4.0 Master Class launched on Friday, April 16th, that runs until August of this year.

Themed “Transforming Teaching, Research and Extension in Disruptive and Uncertain Times,” the Institutes for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship (IRIS) designed the five-module program for CTU officials and designees.

It seeks to weaponize “CTU leadership…for educational change in a world buffeted by…uncertainties,” as reflected in the university memo PD15-140, s. of 2021.

Vice presidents, university directors, campus directors, chief administrative officers, and supervising administrative officers are to participate in  all of  23 sessions scheduled every Friday.

IRIS founder and convenor Napolen Juanillo Jr. was today’s first speaker via Zoom,  guiding attendees to identify challenges in the VUCA world, where V is for volatility, U for uncertainty, C for complexity and A for ambiguity.

Such problems and issues were identified with respect to the five CTU 4.0 strategic pillars as: university leadership and governance for the 21st century and dynamic industrial revolution, academic research and extension excellence, resource mobilization, institution building, forging linkages and internationalization.

Adding depth to the activity was Dr. Juanillo’s directive of determining appropriate responses to identified challenges, to which almost 10 participants shared their perspectives.

More facilitators are sharing their expertise in the succeeding meetings, according to Juanillo who expressed his joy of working with CTU for years now.

By the end of August, the university will have seen an “enhanced capability of administrators toward university 4.0 and smart university integration” as per memo PD15-141, s. of 2021. /UICPA