ISAT U Deans abd Instructors at the three day Mentoring the Mentors program.

Mentoring the Mentors Program conducted

ISAT U Deans abd Instructors at the three day Mentoring the Mentors program.

ISAT U Deans and Instructors at the three day Mentoring the Mentors program.

Iloilo Science and Technology University and Marie Eugenie Institute, Inc. Foundation for Worldwide People Power, Inc. held the Education Revolution: Mentoring the Mentors Program + Drug Education on March 1-3, at the ISAT U New Board Room.

The Mentoring the Mentors Program (MMP) aimed to bring back the nurturing dimension of teaching. It introduces a deeper and broader value to teaching that is anchored on the need for the teacher to be role model for the young.

Featured in the occasion were the different program modules and activities that engage the teacher’s whole person: Mentoring: An Answer to Education Revolution, Kambio sa Pananaw, Character Formation, and Leadership for Service by Ma. Stella “Chinit” D. Rufino, Managing Director, Mentoring the Mentor’s Program; Mentoring: Roles and Practices, and Active Teaching-Learning Strategies by Evelina Mejillano, HSD, Professor Of Education (Ret.), University of the Philippines Diliman; Building Win-Win Relationships by Lirio Ongpin-Mapa, VP, Center for Leadership and Change, Inc. and Designing Effective Instruction by Celia T. Adriano Ph.D., Professor and Director of Instruction, University of the Philippines- Diliman.

ISAT U Instructors in the planning workshop.

ISAT U Instructors in the planning workshop.

The MMP is an opportunity for teachers to learn more. Prof. Junard Codillo of ISAT U Miagao said that he picked out insights in classroom strategies on how to become effective teachers, leadership for service, character formation and the 4 E’s (envision, enable, energize, empower) for learning.

During the closing ceremony, ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong stressed to the 57 deans and instructors of the ISAT U system to be models to the students. He also pointed out that teachers should learn and re-learn. He further advised that in engaging with the students, teaching style should match the learning style of the students or else both will be going in different directions. Dr. Muyong shared his thoughts for those who planned to be teachers. “If you don’t love teaching, please quit because you will be a problem someday,” he said.

The activities in the program involves participants and their outputs in planning teaching strategies.

The activities in the program involves participants and their outputs in planning teaching strategies.

A lot of impressions on the program were aired by the participants. Dr. Asucena Asuncion Echaveria found the program to be enriching that changed the outlook in life and insights were improved. She encouraged mentors to focus more and how to make the students improve and develop the design before delivering lessons. Mentoring for Engr. Guillen Sales is touching lives, touching with a heart. Ms. Evette Gilogo shared that the welfare of the students should come first and mentors as they age should also themselves. Ms. Yvonne Pampag said that being a mentor is a challenge and challenge accepted. Prof. Joy Dogeno fount the MMP to be helpful, motivating, inspiring and challenging and a timely solution to the number one menace of society today.

Dr. Ma. Stella (Chinit) Delgado-Rufino, MMP Managing Director laid out that the collective response from the education world is the best answer to the present problem today, and today is the time to make transformation and everyone should do his share. She also shared the foundations favorite saying, “To educate is to set man free, to educate is to transform the world”.


Dancing to the tune of "Isang Bilyon", the students join in 1 Billion Rising Revolution solidarity against exploitation of women.

One Billion Rising at ISAT U

Dancing to the tune of "Isang Bilyon", the students join in 1 Billion Rising Revolution solidarity against exploitation of women.

Dancing to the tune of “Isang Bilyon,” the students join in 1 Billion Rising Revolution solidarity against exploitation of women.

Students and faculty members started the Valentine’s Day celebration through the gender advocacy development program One Billion Rising Revolution campaign against exploitation of women at the ISAT U Multi-purpose Educational Center.

At 7: 30 in the morning on February 14, students filled the gym and joined in a five minute-dance in support to the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.  One Billion Rising was launched on Valentine’s Day on 2012 as a cause of action to a rising trend that 1 in every 3 women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. The practice of expressing their outrage, strike, dance and rise in defiance to and calling to end violence against women came on February 2013. On February 2014, the evolution of One Billion Rising for Justice focused on justice for all survivors of violence. The Rise for Revolution continued on 2015 when millions of activist from 200 countries demand for systematic change that perpetuates violence against women. Last year the focus of campaign was on marginalized women and to bring national and international focus to their issues.

ISAT U activities on One Billion Rising continued on the classrooms. GAD advocates visit classrooms and perform a five minute dance to create awareness among the students on the significance of the campaign.


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Atis perform for OBE learning activity in Literature class

The TLOD demonstrating Ati's way of life.

The TLOD demonstrating Ati’s way of life.

The Atis from Leong, Cabatuan and Lanit, Jaro settlement areas did not only entertain but educate the crowd in their cultural presentation during the outcome-based education (OBE) learning activity of the Literature class held at the Multi-purpose Covered Gym on February 14.

Tribu TLOD (Tribal Leong Organization Development) from Cabatuan, Iloilo entertained the students and faculty through the display of their rich cultural heritage. A vocal solo in indigenous Ati language gained tremendous applause from the audience as the native did good not only in singing but also in beatboxing. TLOD shared their culture in a tribal dance depicting their nomadic lifestyle- hunting, mat weaving, broom-making and other native way of life of an Ati. The spears, bow and arrow and other native ornaments used by the Atis were a good learning tools for the students.

panAti Tribe Mission, Inc. and Tribu Buntatalanit from Lanit, Jaro portrayed some historical events and cultural assimilation in their presentation. The group rendered a choral presentation and a vocal solo in indigenous language featuring the Purchase of Panay. The tribal street dancing by Tribu Buntatalanit portrayed the Ati culture in the modern world. Tribu Buntatalanit was a participant in the 2017 Dinagyang Festival.

For its part, ISAT U Cultural Group presented various cultural dance and musical numbers.

Ati visitors receive goods and grocery items from Literature class students.

Ati visitors receive goods and grocery items from the Literature class students.

Prof. Maria Elena C. Villa, Literature teacher, said that the objectives of the activity were to enhance the teaching-learning strategy to meet the outcome-based learning; to make the students appreciate and be aware of the cultural characteristics of the Atis; to bring ISAT U closer to the Atis through the students and university officials; to make the Atis feel the beauty of being in a learning institutions and make them see the importance of education, and to make the students feel the culture of the Atis.

As part of the activity, the students initiated a gift giving activity to 50 Ati families who received slippers, used clothing and grocery items.


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Dr. Muyong presents ISAT U 2016 accomplishments, 2017 targets and 2018 outlooks

University president Dr. Raul F. Muyong presented the Iloilo Science and Technology University 2016 accomplishments, 2017 targets and 2018 outlooks during the Consultation with Stakeholders and 2018 Budget Preparation on January 31, 2017 at the EdTech Center.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong in his presentation of the 2016 accomplishments, 2017 targets and 2018 outlooks

Dr. Raul F. Muyong presents the 2016 accomplishments, 2017 targets and 2018 outlooks.

General Administration and Support Services

In the main campus, Dr. Muyong reported that 20 million was already exhausted in 2016 for the Phase I construction of the Research Hub. An additional 25 million pesos for the Phase II of the construction is included in the 2017 target. The 60 million Research Hub is the landmark for ISAT U research development activities. The Science and Technology Building or N Building was allocated 24 million pesos for 2017 budget for the second phase of the construction. Dr. Muyong said that upon its completion,  the building will be used for the Teachers Education program and the building that will be vacated by the College of Education will be used by the College of Arts and Sciences. This is to establish a facility or structure for every colleges. The students applauded when it was announced that classrooms in the N Building will be equipped with a built-in projector.

For the external campuses, the 16 million pesos budget from the Senate was used to construct the academic building in Dumangas Campus and the Barotac Nuevo Campus.  For Leon Campus, the phase II rehabilitation of library and the two-classroom one storey buiding in Miag-ao campus.

Other facilities completed in 2016 was the motorcycle pavement park at the New Site, renovation of the Science faculty room, repair perimeter fence, students’ promenade and the bench on the ICT covered walkway.

Dr. Muyong presented to the stakeholders the Government Quality Management Committee award given to ISAT U for being ISO 9001:2008 compliant in education services including academic program and general administration.

Included in the target for 2017 is the 15 million pesos access road intended to connect the two campuses. A bursts of applause followed after Dr. Muyong emphasized that the perennial problems of flood will be solved.

The phase I of the construction of the University new multi-purpose gym is scheduled for 2017. The 5 million pesos facility for all physical education activities will be constructed away from the classrooms to avoid disturbance of the on-going classes.

The completion of the HRT building in Miag-ao campus is also included in the priority list. Seven million of the 10 million budget is allocated  for the structure’s completion. Dr. Muyong explained that the facility will feature a conference hall at the third floor, rooms for accommodation in the second floor and a laboratory for the HRT program in the ground floor. A fitness gym that will be put up in the school open field will be started this year with an allocation of 1.5 million pesos.

Other priorities for 2017 are the 3.5 million pesos budget for the completion of the HRT Laboratory in Dumangas; 8 million pesos Industrial Technology Building and a 1.5 million pesos budget for the purchase of official vehicle of Barotac Nuevo campus; and a 1 million pesos allocation for a risk reduction vehicle for Leon campus.

Part of the Consultation Meeting with Stakeholders is the posting of different concerns and suggestions for the administrations best services.

Part of the Consultation Meeting with Stakeholders is the posting of different concerns and suggestions for the administration’s best services.

The outlook for 2018 includes the completion of the Technology and Livelihood Education Building at the La Paz Campus and the Multi-purpose Gym at the La Paz and Miag-ao Campuses; construction of a three-storey technology building in Miag-ao Campus to accommodate more enrollees and new administration building at Dumangas Campus.

Auxiliary Services

For the auxiliary services, the repair of comfort rooms for the Marine Engineering and TEB and repair of the Registrar’s Office were accomplished in 2016. Dr. Muyong appealed to the students to be responsible in using the comfort rooms and other facilities.

Among the targets for 2017 is the construction of the University Library and its completion is one of the outlooks for 2018. The Leon campus also targets for the construction of the library in 2017.

The Students Services Center which was initiated and proposed by Dr. Raul F. Muyong is another outlook for 2018. The facility is a one-stop-shop from examination to graduation under one roof to be put up in the New Site. It will house the examination center and all academic services and records for the students. The administration building be rehabilitated to give more working area for the Cashier Department and a reception area for the visitors.

Higher Education

Dr. Muyong stressed that the biggest part of the budget is allocated for higher education. However it is expected that the local income will decrease because there will be no first year students. The proposal of a free tuition for next school year was also included but the guidelines for implementation of the program.

The updates of enrollment was discussed. La Paz Campus has 6,000 enrollees; Miag-ao Campus, 3,061;Barotac Nuevo Campus, 677; Leon, 1,090; and Dumangas Campus, 638. For the graduates, La Paz campus has the highest number followed by Miag-ao, Leon, Dumangas and Barotac Nuevo campus. For the performance of the teacher’s licensure examination, La Paz and Miag-ao campuses’ passing percentage is higher than the national passing percentage. Also included are the Rehabilitation of HVAC Refrigeration Room and the BFAT Laboratory and lecture rooms.

For the Instructional laboratories, ICT equipment across campuses were procured in 2016. For the performance target in 2017, Leon campus has 5 million peso for the land acquisition for demo farm and a 1.5 million pesos for agricultural program equipment.

Outlook for 2017, the Engineering Department is preparing for its application as a Center of Development and the University is preparing for more Centers of Development. All programs will be anchored on the Outcome Based Education and by 2018 all programs will be OBEdized.

Another target is the revisiting of existing programs aligned with CHED, PSG and DepEd K-12 program and the revision of all programs by 2018.  In this connection, Dr. Muyong announced that his appointment as member of the technical working committee for the above-mentioned program  was renewed by CHED for another year.

Civil Engineering, AB Psychology, Bio-Technology and more Science courses are also projected for offering for the next school year upon the completion of their requirements. The university is also considering to offer specialized Physical Education courses like Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Management, major in Fitness and Sports Coaching and major in Fitness and Sports Management.

Dr. Muyong emphasized that interventions will be made to increase the passing percentage and preparation for the institutional accreditation for AACCUP and the programs for Level 4 accreditation.

For the advance program, the outlook is the expansion of curriculum operation in the college and the publication of the Graduate Studies Handbook.

Research Services

The University president presented the rundowns of patents and copyrighted, published research and the researchers who were given by USA-STRIDE some privileged to study abroad. Dr. Ticar is in the US for a six months training sponsored by USA-STRIDE.


The stakeholders at the Stakeholders meeting.

Stakeholders’ consultative meeting, 2018 budget preparation held

The stakeholders at the Stakeholders meeting.

The stakeholders intently listen to the presentation of the accomplishments, targets and outlooks .

A consultation with ISAT U stakeholders and the 2018 budget presentation attended by University Administrative Council, faculty, administrative personnel, members of the Parent, Teacher, Community Association (PTCA), ISAT U alumni and students were held on January 31, 2017 at the EdTech Center.

Mr. Edgar Javeson, Chief Budget Officer, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Regional Office VI, gave the rationale and objectives of the consultation. He stressed that consultative meeting is centered on the students who are the most important stakeholders and the reason for ISAT U’s

Mr. Edgar Javeson of the Department of Budget and Management.

Mr. Edgar Javeson of the Department of Budget and Management.

existence. As to the school administration, this is to give time to report on what has been done and to ask what is to be done for the students. Giving emphasis to the efforts of the present government to provide infrastructure, he asked the students to maintain equipment and the building provided to them. Mr. Javeson also called on the ISAT U administration to go on soul searching for their appropriate role in having a strong and responsive government. He also suggested that the school should carefully study the proposed programs and projects and should be shovel ready- or a linkage between budgeting and planning was set, understand if the proposed budget is higher, lower or equal to the expected output and  consider the school’s absorptive capacity.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, University President, discussed the annual budget and allocations and the 2016 accomplishments, the 2017 targets and the outlook for 2018 in the general administration and support services, auxiliary services, students services, higher education, advanced education, instructional laboratories  and research services in all ISAT U campuses.

The stakeholders were given a chance to give their recommendations and suggestions and air their concerns in the different service areas through the metacards.

The recommendations of the stakeholders in the different areas of services were written in the metacards.

The recommendations of the stakeholders in the different areas of services were written in the metacards.

Dr. Alejo P. Biton, OIC-CAS, presented the synthesis of the outputs of the stakeholders.  These include  (for the Main Campus) the concern on laboratory and equipment , the need for competent teachers, physical facilities, laboratory facilities in the ICT and CIT, the multi-media equipment, the information transparency, AVR for each colleges, concern on power house for instructional purposes, request for offering a maritime education for senior high school. For Dumangas campus, concern on lack of equipment especially in the HRT program; for Miag-ao campus, rehabilitation of the cooperative, equipment for the architecture program, equipment of TLE; for Barotac Nuevo campus, the renovation of library and science room. It was also recommended that graduate school facilities should be upgraded, extension of classes additional courses for doctoral and master’s degree program. A service vehicle for extension services in the main campus  was also requested.

All other concerns were documented and submitted to the administration for deliberations.


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Newly appointed instructors, admin personnel take oath

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Fourteen new instructors and 15 promoted and appointed administrative personnel took their Oath of Service  in separate flag raising ceremonies  on January 9, 2017 at the University Multi-purpose Educational Center.

University President Dr. Raul F. Muyong who administered the oath taking ceremony encouraged the newly appointed personnel to perform well and do their best in carrying out their respective functions.

The 14 newly appointed faculty with the rank of Instructor I who took their oath of office during the flag ceremony of the students and faculty were : May Florence J. Franco, Ramon G. Aguado, Reuben B. Articulo, Aiza C. Tanaya, Ernest Andriegh C. Centina, Yvonne E. Pampag, Lea Mae E. Rosal, Marjorie A. Maido, Rene C. Clarito, John Lorence C. Camacho, Jerry P. Jovacon, Zumel C. Cadenas, Leonardo A. Reoyo and Aristeo V. Camis.

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The administrative personnel who were promoted and appointed took their oath of office during the flag ceremony of the ISAT U employees on January 9, 2017 at the University Multi-purpose Educational Center. Promoted to Administrative Assistant V were: Mrs. Lida Batuigas and Mrs. Eva C. Sonza. Mrs. Betsey N. Calaycay and Mrs. Lilian S. Baguio are elevated to Administrative Assistant II and Ms. Marilyn T. Tacan to Administrative Aide VI.betseyc

 

Six were also appointed to new positions: Esagani L. Durias (Administrative Aide VI, IT Computer Technician), April Rose B. Tibudan and Emilie Eureka P. Salvador (Administrative Aide VI, Clerk III), Jolefe P. Gicanal and Caren N. Songcuya (Administrative Aide III, Clerk I) and, Ma. Lyn Joy G. Betita, (Guidance Counselor III).

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The casual employees appointed to Administrative Aide III were Josie J. Calasagsag, Jo Anne C. Pongan, Shiela Grace R. Fernandez and Lily Grace D. Fernandez.josie

 

 

 

 

 


With the accompaniment of the ISAT U band, the students sing a birthday song as an advance greetings to Dr. Raul F. Muyong (inset).

Pasiga 2016: A thousand lights that unite

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In the middle of a dark ISAT U football field, Dr. Raul F. Muyong was joined by the students, faculty and administrative staff   in the countdown for the switching on of the Pasiga Dos Mil Dyes y Sais. Out of the darkness and under a colorful display of fireworks, emerged a line of huge, shining blue and gold stars neatly arranged on top of the grandstand.tree

The 10-meter giant Christmas Tree wowed the crowed and the colorful burst of lights around the ISAT U campus were simultaneously switched on to the delight of the academic community who stayed late to witness the Pasiga Dos Mil Dyes y Sais. Pasiga which means to light up, changed the homogeneously colored corridors into a multi-colored pathways peppered with dancing, colorful lights that add warmth to the yuletide season.

The switching of the lights at 6:00 in the evening of December 5 was full of fun, symbolism and meaning. It is the second year that the Student Republic organized the Pasiga coinciding with the school celebrating its second Christmas as a university. While waiting for the darkness to come, the students had a great time in competing for the best “hugot” lines and were entertained by different presentations. They also grabbed the chance to sing a song for ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong as an advance birthday greetings. In his message, Dr. Muyong, underlined the importance of education stressing that the lights that shine in the dark represent the education each student needs in facing the future.

With the accompaniment of the ISAT U band, the students sing a birthday song as an advance greetings to Dr. Raul F. Muyong (inset).

With the accompaniment of the ISAT U band, the students sing a birthday song as  advanced greetings to Dr. Raul F. Muyong (inset).

At first glance, it is highly unrecognizable that most of the lanterns were made of recyclable materials. Students from different colleges display their ingenuity and vies to win the Most Recyclable Materials award in using plastic cups, reusable spoons, empty plastic bottles, used cardboard and other materials in making parols and decors.

The reindeer designs at the New Site, the plastic cup chandeliers hanging at the canopy of the administration building, the assorted recycled and ingenious lanterns, the decorated pine trees and the well-embellished and decorated corners assigned to the four colleges are all entries for the Most Attractive Area and People’s Choice Awards.

Though best entries will be chosen but no cash prizes will be given to the winners. Pasiga Dos Mil Dies y Sais is focused on the idea to bring more color and brightness to the Christmas Season and giving chance for the students to display their artistry as well.

In consonance to the theme, ‘A Thousand Lights Unite”, Dr. Raul F. Muyong encouraged everyone to unite in making ISAT U soar to greatness.

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The plenary speakers with the University President during the opening program of the conference.

First ISAT U-UNEVOC int’l research forum: melting pot of innovative research ideas

The plenary speakers with the University President during the opening program of the conference.

The plenary speakers with the University President during the opening program of the conference.

One hundred and two (102) local and international researchers attended the first Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) and the International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC) International Research Conference on Science and Technology  (IRCST) on November 30-December 2, 2016 in Iloilo City.

ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong gives the Plague of Recognition to Dr. Fiorillo B. Abenes of the USAID-STRIDE.

ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong gives the Plague of Recognition to Dr. Fiorillo B. Abenes of the USAID-STRIDE.

With the theme, “Fostering Innovative Approaches in Science and Technology Research and Development,” the conference aimed to initiate higher learning through intellectual discourse. It also aimed to provide opportunities to share improved research outputs for professional growth and gain insights through the sharing of industrial wisdom and sectoral technologies aimed at curriculum development. The conference was also a venue for designing specific strategic logic in achieving an improved society through science and technology.

The three-day activity was opened by a keynote address of Dr. Fiorillo B. Abenes, Faculty and Institutional Development Manager, United States Agency for International Development – Science and Technology Research and Innovation and Development (USAID-STRIDE). He discussed the “Innovative Approaches in the Conduct of Science and Technology Research and Development, Intellectual Property Protection USAID and Technology Transfer.”

Two Filipino and two foreign scientists talked in the plenary lectures. Dr. Alumanda M. De La Rosa of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute lectured on “Nuclear Technology as an Enabling Technology and Innovation.”  Psychometrics and Test Security Consultant Dr. Leonardo S. Sotaridona focused on “Innovations on Psychometrics and Test Security.”

The plenary speakers. clockwise: Dr. Alumanda M. De La Rosa, Dr. Leonardo S. Sotaridona, Anita Widiawati and Dr. Hwang Gyu-Hee

The plenary speakers. clockwise: Dr. Alumanda M. De La Rosa, Dr. Leonardo S. Sotaridona, Anita Widiawati and Dr. Hwang Gyu-Hee.

Dr. Hwang Gyu-Hee of the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KTIVET) Center for Global Cooperation, UNEVOC CENTER-Republic of Korea, talked on the “Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Entrepreneurship and Best Practices of the Republic of Korea.“  Anita Widiawati, MPD of the UNEVOC Center of Indonesia, on the other hand, discussed on “Research and Development Work for Curriculum Enhancement in Indonesia.”

The researchers, 22 of whom from ISAT U main campus, shared their researches on the parallel sessions on the second day of the activity. Capping the three-day conference was the tour in the different cultural, science, technology and industrial areas of Iloilo and Guimaras provinces.

“Caffeination” an idea conceptualized by the Research and Extension Services Office was showcased in the conference. It was a ten-minute presentation of ISAT U researches to business group who would benefit from the study. The concept of “caffeination” is an informal presentation of researches or research proposals to potential beneficiaries, fund agencies and stakeholders over a cup of coffee for a short period of time.

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The delegates from the six-member nations of Asia-Pacific Network Sector of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) during a courtesy visit at the Office of the University President. From left,  Dr. Manuel de la rosa of UNEVOC Philippines manila Center. ISAT U VPAF Dr. Nehema K. Misola,  Asso. Prof. Razzal Hassan of Malaysia,  ISAT U Pres. Dr. Raul F. Muyong, Anita Widiawati of UNEVOC Indonesia, Deputy Director Nivone Moungkhounsavath  of Laos, Mr. Panyachart Wongpanya , OVEC Thailand  and Dr. Hwang Gyu-Hee of the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KTIVET) Center for Global Cooperation.

TVET Asia-Pacific Network joins int’l research conference

The delegates from the six-member nations of Asia-Pacific Network Sector of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) during a courtesy visit at the Office of the University President. From left, Dr. Manuel de la rosa of UNEVOC Philippines manila Center. ISAT U VPAF Dr. Nehema K. Misola, Asso. Prof. Razzal Hassan of Malaysia, ISAT U Pres. Dr. Raul F. Muyong, Anita Widiawati of UNEVOC Indonesia, Deputy Director Nivone Moungkhounsavath of Laos, Mr. Panyachart Wongpanya , OVEC Thailand and Dr. Hwang Gyu-Hee of the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KTIVET) Center for Global Cooperation.

The delegates from the six-member nations of Asia-Pacific Network Sector of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) during a courtesy visit at the Office of the University President. From left, Dr. Manuel de la Rosa of UNEVOC Philippines Manila Center. ISAT U VPAF Dr. Nehema K. Misola, Asso. Prof. Razzal Hassan of Malaysia, ISAT U Pres. Dr. Raul F. Muyong, Anita Widiawati of UNEVOC Indonesia, Deputy Director Nivone Moungkhounsavath of Laos, Mr. Panyachart Wongpanya , OVEC Thailand and Dr. Hwang Gyu-Hee of the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KTIVET) Center for Global Cooperation.

The Asia-Pacific Network Sector of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) joined the First  Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) and the International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC) International Research Conference on Science and Technology on November 30-December 2, 2016 at Iloilo City.

Representatives from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and Laos  shared results of case studies, best practices, updates on current curriculum and public private partnership for TVET.

Dr. Nehema K. Misola, ISAT U Vice President for Administration and Finance and faculty members, Dr. Madeline U. Subosa, Dr. Richard C. De Leon and Dr. Juniffer Badoles were members of the Philippine delegation to the special interest group presentation. Dr.  Misola, UNEVOC Philippines Visayas Center, presented the sign posts of development for UNEVOC Philippines. Dr. Subosa and Dr. Misola shared the result of a case study on inclusion of differently-abled TVET trainees. Dr. De Leon and Dr. Badoles, on the other hand, updated foreign delegates on the development of Information and Communication Technology Modules for TVET.

Foreign and local guests toured renewable energy facility of the San Lorenzo Wind Farm at Guimaras province as part of the three day research conference.

Foreign and local guests toured the renewable energy facility of the San Lorenzo Wind Farm and other research centers at Guimaras province as part of the three-day research conference.

 Mr. Edward Dela Rosa of UNEVOC Philippines Manila Center, shared the processes and procedures in enhancing science and technology in TVET.

The reforms of current TVET system in Thailand was presented by Mr. Panyachart Wongpanya of OVEC Thailand while Associate Professor Razall Hassan gave the update on private public partnership for TVET in Malaysia. Deputy Director Nivone Moungkhounsavath of VEDI Laos imparted the research and development work for curriculum enhancement in Laos.

Dr. Hwang Gyu-Hee of the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KTIVET) Center for Global Cooperation, UNEVOC CENTER-Republic of Korea and Anita Widiawati, of the UNEVOC Center of Indonesia talked during the plenary session.

The International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC) took the conference as an opportunity to expand innovation and science and technology contents in TVET and it is within the UNESC-UNEVOC Medium-term strategy (2017-2021). The conduct of the International Research Conference on Science and Technology was also included in the UNEVOC Philippines Biennial Plan.


The team of accreditors for the survey visit.  WPU president Dr. Elsa P. Manaarpaac, AACCUP executive Director, D. manuel t. Corpus and Dr. Boyet L. Batang of Isabela State university

AACCUP visits BACD, BSE Programs

The team of accreditors for the survey visit. WPU President Dr. Elsa P. Manaarpaac, AACCUP, Inc. Executive Director D. Manuel T. Corpus and Dr. Boyet L. Batang of Isabela State University.

The team of accreditors for the accreditation survey visit: WPU President Dr. Elsa P. Manaarpaac, AACCUP, Inc. Executive Director Dr. Manuel T. Corpus and Dr. Boyet L. Batang of Isabela State University.

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Community Development (BACD) under the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Main Campus and the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE), Miagao Campus underwent survey visit for Level IV Phase 2 and Level III Phase 2 accreditation respectively at the New Board Room on December 5.

The Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) team of accreditors was headed by  Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz, AACCUP Founder and Executive Director.

Western Philippine University President Dr Elsa P. Manarpaac lead the team for BACD evaluation while Dr. Boyet L. Batang of Isabela State University for the BSE accreditation.

The narrative reports for the BACD area on research, performance of graduates, community service, international linkages and consortia and well developed planning process were presented to the accreditors while the BSE’s includes review on curriculum and instruction, extension and community involvement, research and faculty development.

The BSE is the first discipline in Miagao Campus to have reached the current level of accreditation.