The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) has launched an innovative program for leaders of higher education institutions in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). The virtual launching was led by AIM President and Dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang and CHEd Chairman Dr. J. Prospero de Vera III.
Intended for 112 presidents of state universities and colleges and 33 CHEd directors, the program is called the CHEd-Global Academic Leadership Program (CHEd GALP) and will run for a full year. De Vera said CHEd envisions the program to enhance the administrative abilities of leaders of educational institutions in order to equal international standards. The pandemic now requires distance learning throughout the country thereby raising new challenges for the education sector.
In her launching welcome remarks, AIM president Kang said the CHEd GALP is a historic leadership program that addresses the changing education needs in the new normal and the demands of digital transformation as it affects online teaching. Dr. Kang said the program also addresses the government’s vision to move higher education into smart universities.
Dr. Kang said the CHEd GALP is aligned with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s largest business education alliance of which Dr. Kang is the incoming chairperson. An accreditation with the AACSB represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AIM is the first business school in Southeast Asia to receive the AACSB accreditation.
In attendance during the virtual launching were several leaders of higher education such as CHEd commissioners Lilian De Las Llagas, Perfecto Alibin, Aldrin Darilag, Atty. Lily Freida Milla and several CHEd directors. AIM was represented by Prof. Alberto Mateo, Prof. Christopher Monterola and other AIM faculty and staff.