By Allianah Junnice Bolotaulo | November 13, 2023
Represented by its president, Dr. Betty Cernol McCann, Silliman University (SU) joined the 25th General Assembly and Management Conference of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA).
The event happened last Oct. 18 to 19 at Hannam University, Daejeon City, South Korea.
With the theme, “Innovation and Spirituality: Trajectories for Christian Higher Education in Asia,” delegates from over 41 universities and colleges gathered to discuss the challenges resulting from the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) or the Fifth Industrial Revolution.
McCann, ACUCA’s immediate past president, was joined by Dr. Wilma Tejero-Libarios, SU College of Business Administration dean and ACUCA’s immediate past secretary-general.
During the event, parallel sessions and discussions on micro-credentials, inclusivity, excellence, quality assurance, and spirituality occurred.
SU also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Universitas Kristen Petra, one of the five Indonesia-based institutions it recently linked with.
ACUCA is a community of Christian institutions of higher learning in Asia, currently composed of 64 member institutions from eight Asian countries and regions.
The association aims to help educational institutions “develop and maintain their Christian character; enrich the quality of their educational programs; and re-examine the relevance of their objectives and programs to the needs of a changing society.”
Other Philippine educational institutions that attended the event were the Wesleyan College of Manila and Wesleyan University-Philippines.
(via Silliman University Office of Information and Publications)