Prof. Alberto A. Laurito
Faculty of Engineering, University of Santo Tomas
Engr. Alberto “Abet” Laurito just recently retired as a full professor of the Chemical Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas. His academic background is in the fields of Chemical, Environmental, and Energy Engineering and he has educated more than 4,000 B.S. Chemical Engineering students in the past 43 years.
His educational management experience comes from fifteen years of serving as the Dean of the UST Faculty of Engineering (1985-2000), six years as Assistant to the UST Rector for Planning and Development (2001-2007), and four years as Director of the UST Educational Technology Center (2002-2006), during which he initiated and established the university’s e-learning access program (e-LeAP).
All through these years in the academe, Prof. Laurito has acquired special training locally and abroad in educational total quality management, strategic planning, web-based teaching, active and collaborative training, and lately, in outcomes-based education.
He was president of the Philippine Association for Technological Education (PATE), the national organization of engineering schools for 3 terms or six years during the 1990s. He is currently a member of the CHED Technical Panel for Engineering and Technology (TPET), and concurrently the Chair of the CHED Technical Committee on Chemical Engineering.
Engr. Laurito is also a leader in the chemical engineering profession since 2003, having served as the National President of the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) for 2008-2009. He is currently the Vice Chair of the PIChE College of Fellows, and is the PIChE representative to the Engineering Accreditation Council of the Philippine Technological Council (PT
His current passion is to provide consultancy to educational institutions in building their own e-learning and outcomes-based management system and conducting faculty training on OBE and OBTL, Active- Collaborative Teaching and Learning, and elearning delivery via the Moodle system. He is now a partner and Director for Academic and eLearning services of e2 Consulting, Inc., a quality and productivity improvement firm serving the academe, government, and industry. He is also a UNIDO International consultant for Outcomes-Based Education, assisting in the development of training and university courses connected with UNIDO projects using the OBE model.