Center for Professional Development and Academic Partnership (CPDAP)
Organization The Center for Professional Development and Academic Partnership (CPDAP) is an office dedicated to developing, implementing and monitoring the continuing professional education programs in the post graduate level, supplemental certificate courses in the undergraduate level, and local and international partnerships and collaborations. CPDAP is headed by a Manager, and is under the jurisdiction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Delivering Higher Education Institution (DHEI) Our Lady of Fatima University has been awarded by CHED as a Delivering Higher Education Institution (DHEI) for its Graduate Studies Scholarship under the K to 12 Transition Program. A total of 13 Graduate Study programs of OLFU have been included under this scholarship program of CHED which will run from school year 2016 to 2021. The CPDAP is handling the coordination of the said program.
Faculty Development Program (FDP) OLFU believes that its most important resource is its people. As such, the University allocates considerable resources in conducting regular in-house trainings, seminars and workshops for its faculty and staff. It also sends its faculty and staff to external trainings organized by other credible institutions. The FDP activities are being coordinated by CPDAP through the University Faculty Development Committee (UFDC).
Conferences The different program clusters of OLFU focusing on health, education, and management organize their respective annual conferences with themes relevant to their field of instruction. The general objective of these learning events is to discuss current trends and issues that would raise awareness, improve understanding, and inspire towards worthy causes. The CPDAP facilitates these conferences in coordination with the different colleges and departments.
Exchange Programs OLFU subscribes to the globalized nature of education, and as such, one of its missions is to develop its community members, particularly its students and faculty, as productive global citizens. The exchange program of the University allows faculty and students to have exchange study visits, on-the-job training, and cultural immersion with partner institutions, both locally and abroad.
Sharing of Expertise Experts in particular fields are invited as resource speakers in the various activities of the University such as conferences, forums, trainings and seminars. In return, OLFU faculty are likewise invited by partner organizations for their expertise.