Bicol University Strategic Framework for International Speaking Engagements (74774)

Session Information: Higher Education
Session Chair: Abigail Jo Abainza

Saturday, 25 November 2023 12:45
Session: Session 2
Room: Room E (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This Strategic Framework for International Speaking Engagements for Bicol University was proposed based on the significant experiences of ten selected Bicol University personnel who have had opportunities to speak at international events from 2017 to 2021. The selected personnel and students were identified based on the records available at the International Relations Office and on a set of qualifications. A purely qualitative method of research was utilized. Through an interview guide, data from the international speakers were obtained in the design of descriptive narratives in which varied recurring themes were extracted to identify the key areas of the framework. The study concludes that the experiences of the key informants were varied. They were interviewed separately, and the experiences happened at different points in time, yet they shared common experiences, as evidenced by the recurring themes derived from their narratives. This goes to show that there is a universality of experience as far as international speaking engagement is concerned; The analysis of the issues and challenges experienced by the key informants showed the need to improve the existing system of the University in assisting the students and personnel in terms of their international engagements. Based on the experiences and the issues and challenges faced by the key informants, a strategic framework was crafted which can encourage students, faculty, and non-teaching personnel to engage in international speaking engagements. The framework will also improve the existing system of the International Relations Office.

Abigail Jo Abainza, Bicol University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Ms. Abigail Jo M. Abainza is currently an Instructor of English Language at Bicol University.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00