Faculty members from the selected institutions will be nominated to the HEEAP program by their institution. Nominees will be invited to begin the application process. ASU and Intel will define faculty selection criteria; the most qualified applications will be invited to interview with the selection committee. Following the interview process, the ASU committee will select and invite faculty to participate in the HEEAP program. Full funding will be available for those accepted into the 2012 cohort.
Within the HEEAP program, there are two tracks: one for university faculty and another for vocational school faculty. While the mission, framework and expected outcomes are the same, these programs do have some differences as aligned to individual program track objectives.
The Vocational and University Leadership and Innovation Institute (VULII) is designed to contribute directly to the national goal of increasing the quality of higher education while strengthening the human and institutional capacity to contribute to Vietnam’s economic growth. VULII focuses on engineering and technical education at the tertiary level, but its outcomes will touch universities and colleges nationwide.
Faculty will be nominated by the selected institutions for participation in the HEEAP Program. ASU and Intel will define faculty selection criteria and an interview process to accept nominees. Full funding for faculty from the five core Vietnamese University Partners will be available for up to 20 qualified faculty for the 2012 cohort. Even more faculty can participate in the program at the expense of their universities, even if the universities were not selected to be sponsored as part of this grant (although those universities would also need to meet the expectations of the program). This broad access will be promoted by the HEEAP program team.
The Vocational track will include a four-week faculty training program at ASU. Currently, the grant will fund up to 23 faculty per year (69 over three years). The strategic objective of the vocational track will focus on advancing the applied technology curriculum learning outcomes and instructional approaches and pedagogy through an innovative and advanced faculty development “transformation” program. The underlying outcome is to prepare students through the most cutting edge, gold standard applied and project based instructional approaches.