BatStateU’s Gender and Development (GAD) Office in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region IV-A organized a training-workshop on GAD integration in curriculum, research and extension on August 2-3, 2018. The two-day activity was held at the Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Building, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City with the theme, “CALABARZON HEIs Moving Forward Towards Gender Responsive Academic Community”. It was attended by GAD focal persons from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the region.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Erma B. Quinay emphasized the importance of gender mainstreaming in academic institutions. “This activity will help us to create awareness in the gender issues in the curriculum formulation, research and extension. Faculty and staff of the academe are expected to enrich their knowledge on gender issues and incorporate them in their duties and responsibilities”, Dr. Quinay further expressed.
Assoc. Prof. Maria Theresa A. Hernandez, Asst. Director for GAD and Ms. Renifer R. Francisco, Education Supervisor II and GAD Focal Person of CHED Region IV- A were the program’s resource speakers. As certified trainers of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), these lecturers tackled the topics on basic GAD Orientation, Gender Analysis, GAD Integration in Extension, Research and Curriculum, and CHED Memorandum Order No. 1 S. 2015 Compliance and Reportorial Requirements.
The participants also engaged into workshops that enabled them to identify gender issues necessary to GAD integration. Moreover, the activities equipped the participants in acquiring in-depth knowledge on the principles of GAD integration in the curriculum, research and extension.
Director for Extension Services Asst. Prof. Armando V. Mendoza, Jr. thanked everyone for supporting the university’s initiatives in promoting gender equality in his closing remarks.