HEEAP works closely with its partners to innovatively and meaningfully engage them in the advancement of engineering education in Vietnam through strategic discussions and creative program advisement. By collaborating with industry and academic peers, the program provides ideas, technologies and paradigms that prepare Vietnamese engineering students for lifelong learning.
Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) members are requested to serve as active participants in the Champions Leadership Committee, which supports the goals and strategic outcomes of HEEAP. Members are acknowledged with special distinction, including name and/or logo in annual reports, materials for faculty workshops, faculty and student projects, newsletters, the program web site and materials prepared for public relations. Members will participate in project selection and advise on the impact of HEEAP in advancing undergraduate engineering curriculum.
Sponsors become members of the program’s Champions Leadership Committee (CLC), which provides a platform to bring academic, government and industry leaders together to collectively focus on advancing internationally accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum. Through creative idea sharing and discussion, the CLC aligns resources with meaningful and “high-impact” instructional and curriculum projects that are directly linked to HEEAP’s strategic objectives and outcomes. The CLC meets twice annually in Vietnam.
HEEAP provides a neutral meeting place for collaboration. Many sponsors leverage the alliance to build business connections and to collaborate with faculty and universities on advancing instructional approaches and pedagogy that impact workforce development in Vietnam. Sponsors will meet with other sponsors, opening the possibility for collaboration, or even for leveraging the program to organize partnerships or projects with multiple divisions within their own companies.
One of HEEAP’s greatest strengths is its impact on the lives, performance and success of engineering students. Sponsors engage with students through project sponsorship, which provides applied “real-world” experiences in the classroom and opportunities for industry to identify interns and graduates for hire.
Innovative Project Brainstorming and Project Development Forums
Sponsors see the impact of projects firsthand through annual reports, participation in project proposal reviews and outcomes and formal research papers authored by faculty of participating institutions implementing change projects. HEEAP hosts an annual symposium in Vietnam where faculty, university leadership and participating students share project outcomes, challenges and successes with CLC members. This includes an annual report from the Measurement and Evaluation team to discuss the impact of HEEAP on the advancement of undergraduate engineering education at each of the Vietnamese institutional partner campuses.