CHED approves 12M funding for TAU’s educational innovation project


Committed to advance the position of the University to bring about novel transformative solutions to be at par with the more advanced higher education institutions (HEIs), TAU put forward and was able to gain the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) National Vetting Panel’s approval for the “Smart University Platform for TAU” proposal under the Kto12 Institutional Development and Innovation Grant (IDIG) – Internationalization Category.

With this project, TAU will be granted with the amount of twelve million pesos (12M) as funding assistance for the implementation of the development stage (Phase I) of the said program proposal.

The SMART UP for TAU Project is expected to pave way for (1) establishment of pedagogical platform (i.e. online learning, learning management system); (2) development of infrastructures and laboratories; (3) instructional material development; (3) capacity building; (4) internationalization; (5) partnership development; and (6) mobility programs.

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TAU targets massive learning facilities and infrastructure development

Now that the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) has landed her feet on higher grounds, bigger responsibilities also come along its way. Infrastructures take the front line of priorities. Thus to better serve clients, several projects have been laid down towards the long envisioned world class facilities.

As of December 2016, 14 infrastructure projects have been completed. These include the (1) rehabilitation of the Engineering Rice Mill Laboratory, (2) rehabilitation of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Large Animal Dissecting Shed, (3) rehabilitation of Don Onofre Martin Hall of the College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF), (4) rehabilitation of the Poultry Laboratory of CVM, (5) rehabilitation in Integrated Science Laboratory, (6) rehabilitation of Voc-Tech Building of the College of Education (CED), (7) rehabilitation and conversion of the Food Center to Technology Laboratory Building, (8) rehabilitation of the Post-harvest Laboratory, (9) repair of tennis court perimeter fence and pathway, (10) drainage pipes,  (11) repair of Executive House garage, (12) repair and rehabilitation of piggery storage, (13) repair and rehabilitation of Integrated Laboratory experiment area, and (14) repair and rehabilitation of Farm Machinery shed.

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SEAMEO INNOTECH partners with TAU for LMS implementation

To facilitate cooperation towards the implementation of the Learning Management System component of the “SMART University Platform for TAU,” the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding at the latter’s office located at Quezon City, Metro Manila on December 2, 2016.

Dr. Max P. Guillermo, TAU President and Dr. Ramon Bacani, Center Director of SEAMEO INNOTECH represented the two institutions, respectively, in the signing as witnessed by Dr. Ernesto A. Viray, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Edmundo Baccay, Director for Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, ELIA Director, all from TAU and Mr. Benito E. Benoza, the other party’s Manager for Knowledge Management and Networking Office. 

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