The delivery of the highest possible quality of education is the mandate of all universities, colleges and other higher education institutions (HEIs), private or state-sponsored alike. Higher education is seen as the means to elevate the quality of life of the individual, ultimately contributing to the development of the country. As such, presidents, directors, and senior managers of HEIs are faced with the challenge of maintaining - if not continually upgrading - the quality of higher education they provide. Such pursuit of quality, however, is also persistently marred by increasing limitations in resources at their disposal. In an environment of shrinking budgets and profits, these 'education leaders' are called upon not only to be academicians and managers; they must now also play the roles of visionary strategists, innovative entrepreneurs, and skilled marketers of their institutions and programs. The challenge therefore is how to manage scarce resources while continually upgrading the quality of education provided to the individual. The Executive Doctorate in Education Leadership program aims to bring together senior managers of HEIs and related agencies, and provide an academic framework where they can further their understanding and skills in leading HEIs towards performance excellence and global competitiveness.
The EXECUTIVE DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION LEADERSHIP (EDEL) is the highest academic degree program of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) designed specifically for senior-level managers of HEIs and related government and private agencies. The program is designed to provide an academic framework where leaders can further their understanding and skills in better managing higher education institutions and develop their ability to perform these skills by building on their vast experience and knowledge of their respective institutions. EDEL is an 18- month post-graduate degree program consisting of 42 units earned through various forms of intensive academic discourse and real-life application of state-of-the art technologies in higher education management and leadership. The programis divided into three modules, with each module running the length of one semester. Within the modules, the program covers seven learning domains, comprising:
1. Governance and Leadership
2. Educational Theories and Best Practices
3. Institutional and Program Marketing
4. School Economics and Finance
5. People Management
6. Strategic Planning and Management
7. Doctoral Paper on Institutional Strategizing and Five-Year Development Plan.
A degree in Executive Doctorate in Education Leadership is granted upon completion of Program Work consisting of 42 units of course work and submission and approval of a Doctoral Paper on Institutional Strategizing and Five-Year Development Plan.
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