CHED program for potential leaders of SUCs now open for applications

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is pleased to announce the opening for applications to the 2017 Philippine Higher Education Career System Executive Development Program (Phil-HECS EDP).

The EDP is among the key features of the Phil-HECS, a system envisioned to recruit, select, and develop senior executives in the Philippine higher education sector based on merit. The program aims to prepare candidates for the unique demands of leading a state university and college (SUC). It will also serve as a venue for these candidates to dialogue with other participants, to discuss critical issues in higher education, and to be developed as executives with the capacity to recognize, comprehend, and effectively respond to various forces and changes that impinge on the operations of their institutions.

The program consists of residential modules, a community engagement activity, and the design of an innovation project. It will culminate in a colloquium where candidates present the results of their project.

Successful graduates of the EDP will undergo an eligibility assessment designed to test their academic merit and managerial competence deemed necessary to be considered for SUC leadership.

Applicants must be 35 to 55 years of age – with or without background in higher education – who hold doctorate degrees and who aspire to become leaders of SUCs.

For more information, visit the CHED website.