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Gearing up towards internationalization

MinSCAT intensifies global engagements


The Colleges efforts to widen its reach across borders

On track towards ASEAN Integration 2015, MinSCAT, through the leadership of Dr. Jesse T.
Zamora, pushes through creating and tightening international linkages as the administration
partners with the United States Peace Corps Volunteer (USPCV) in Education, renews MOA for
Project CBoL with the Than Hoa University of Culture, Sports and Tourism and hosts international
conference on the third quarter term of 2015.

Seeking international succour

Envisioned by the College to enhance the English Language Proficiency, Assigned primarily in
strengthening literacy in English Education, four US volunteers arrived in MinSCAT September.

Assigned primarily in strengthening literacy in English Education, Mr. Travis Vandervelden, an


English teacher with specializations in Literature and Writing is expected to serve in MinSCAT Main
Campus mainly as a faculty support. On the other hand, Jade Morgan, a social worker, will be
working with the Student Welfare Services Department. The two other volunteers will be assigned at
the Bongabong and Calapan City Campuses. They will be serving MinSCAT for 2 years (September
2015-Septemmber 2017) wherein they will spend 20 hours per week for secondary projects relevant
to the College non-curricular and outreach programs.

Promoting Asian Collaboration

Meanwhile, the renewal of the Memorandum of Agreement between MinSCAT and TUCST
for Project CBoL or Cross-Border for Learning proved its strong partnership since its 2013 onset.

Project CBoL is a pioneering project of MinSCAT and TUCST to establish partnership and
linkages to different foreign colleges and allow its professors and students exchange program thus
providing a good chance to learn, practice and exchange professional experiences.

Initiating Cooperative Actions

The 2nd International Research Seminar and Paper Presentation was held in Tamaraw Beach
Resort, Puerto Galera, Pueto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. The event was hosted by
MinSCAT(Philippines) in partnership with TUCST (Vietnam) and EDS Business School-Asia Pacific
(Malaysia) bannering the theme Multidisciplinary Research as ASEAN Integrates.

The seminar was graced with the presence of 96 participants representing various SUCs in
the Philippines and several international educational institutions including the Adventists
International Institute of Advance Studies (AIIS). The flow of events included messages from Dr.
Jesse T. Zamora, MinSCAT President; Prof. Tran Van Thuc, TUCST President; and Dr. Ben Lee, EDS-
Business School President. Dr. Sunia Fukofuka, Assistant Professor from Southern Adventist
University, Tenessee, USA was the resource speaker who gave a lecture Writing and Publishing
Qualitative Research. Following his talk were parallel sessions of paper presentations showcasing
multidisciplinary researches by the participants which lasted until the second day before the closing
ceremony concluded the event.

Successively, Dr. Safary Wa-mbaleka, Associate Profesor from Adventists International


Institute of Advanced Studies gave a training on practical strategies for conducting faculty research
at MinSCAT Calapan City Campus on October 8-9, 2015. Faculty members from the three campuses
completed the 2-day training.