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Research Articles

Vol. 24 No. 3

Empowering Higher Education Extension Workers for Community Engagement: The Case of a Certificate Course Offered by a Comprehensive University in Manila

December 3, 2019


Even though community engagement is an important function of higher educational institutions (HEIs), many HEI personnel across the world are in need of training in this area. In the extant literature, trainings for community engagement in an HEI context are well studied in countries of the Global North. However, in the Philippines, there seems to be a dearth of literature about this. This research addresses this gap by delving into the Certificate Course on Community Engagement and Organizing offered by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila.  Specifically, this study describes the content and conduct of the course, presents the satisfaction evaluation results of course participants, and culls out their learnings and insights. This study hopes to contribute in documenting efforts made by HEIs in the Philippines in mainstreaming community engagement in the fabric of academic life.