Mr. Carrera attends International Conference in Thailand
Last September 21- 23, 2016, SEAAIR held its 16th Annual Conference in Suan Dusit University, Bangkok, Thailand with the theme “Academic and Social Engagement in Higher Education”. Out of hundred entries all over the world, only sixty (60) passed the peer review screening. Mr. Jonald F. Carrera, one of the faculty members of DMMMSU-Open University System hurdled the screening and selection process in the paper presentation. With his masterpiece entitled “Pedagogical Practices of Tutors at DMMMSU-Open University System”, which likewise suits the conference theme and was applauded by the audience and even more proud that he represented his university across the globe. Mr. Carrera encourages every faculty of the university to conduct researches essential to internationalization, social responsibility, inclusivity, education and climate change leading towards sustainable development and global competitiveness.
The South East Asian Association for Institutional Research can trace its roots to a meeting held on September 5, 2000 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting was organized by Dr. Raj Sharma, the founder and inaugural president of the Australian Association for International Research, and a group of senior academics from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The group decided to form the Interim Management Committee and organize a conference the following year in different South East Asian Countries.
The first conference of SEAAIR was held on October 24, 2001 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kuching, Malaysia. Dr. Zoraini Wati Abas was elected the first president of the Association. The second conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since then, SEAAIR has held international conferences with different themes each year. The aim of SEAAIR is to make advances in research so that there is better understanding, planning, and operations in post-secondary education in the region. It also encourages academics to conduct comparative research for the development of education in South East Asia (http://www. seaair2016.dusit.ac.th/index. html)