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Prof. Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela – ELLTA Association

Prof. Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela

Prof. Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela

SEAMEO INNOTECH, Philippines

Head, Research Studies Unit

Research Specialist

SEAMEO INNOTECH, Philippines

  • Director IV of the Commission on Higher Education (1995), where she headed the Offices of Student Services and International Affairs Service
  • Chairperson, Education Department of De La Salle-Lipa
  • Assistant Professorial Lecturer V position at the Educational Management Department, College of Education, De La Salle University, and Manila
  • Has substantial experience in doing policy research on internationalization of higher education, lifelong learning and student financial assistance programs
  • Handled four policy research studies of the UNESCO Education Committee
  • Appointed as a UNESCO Commissioner in Education in 2004, where she served as Vice-Chairperson and headed EDCOM’s Technical Working Group of the project “Inventory on Lifelong Learning Programs in the Philippines”
  • Served as one of the Philippine negotiators for multilateral agreements under APEC, ASEAN, JPEPA and other bilateral agreements on higher education
  • Has written and developed Internationalization of Higher Education Model and has written articles on educational innovation brought about by globalization and internationalization
  • Member, Board of Directors of the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
  • CHED Technical Panel member on Distance Education
  • She served as resource person and expert advisor to some national and international associations and government inter-agency committees such as the APEC Engineer Register Project, the association of hotel, restaurant and tourism educators of the Philippines on matters pertaining to overseas internship, the UMAP Council-Philippines, the Special Committee on Scholarship and the newly established UNESCO Lifelong Learning Center for Sustainable Development.
  • Has chaired the Higher Education Group at United States International Visitors Program (IVP-Philippines)
  • Sent by the US Department of States to several universities in the United States to study higher education management for the Twenty-first Century
  • Holds the Career Executive Service Officer IV rank (CESO IV) in the Philippine Government
  • She is a member of various international professional and academic organizations including the Phi Lambda Theta Honor Society of Women Leaders in Education and the Phi Delta Kappa
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