Academic and Administrative Staff Mobility Programs
Academic Personnel Development
UPD encourages academic personnel (teaching and non-teaching) to engage in value-adding activities that enable them to develop the essential skills needed in their fields of specialization, and to update and broaden their knowledge of their disciplines. The personal and professional growth of the academic personnel in higher education are central to the fulfilment of UP’s mandate – as the national university of the country, of setting the standard of excellence in teaching, research, and extension service with the goal of becoming the model graduate, research, and public service university in the country (The University of the Philippines Charter of 2008).
Academic Personnel development, therefore, is both a responsibility and a privilege of the teaching and non-teaching members by virtue of their profession and their unique position in the local academic sphere as part of UP’s roster. The University, for its part, commits to provide this privilege to its academic personnel by ensuring their access to special avenues and opportunities for faculty development such as scholarship programs, exchange programs, fellowships, grants, incentives, and awards (The University of the Philippines Charter of 2008).