Archives for July 28, 2016

CHED designates ISAT U COD in Teacher Education

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President, receives from CHED Chair Patricia B. Licuanan the Plaque of Recognition for Center of Development in Teacher Education during awarding ceremony held on May 17, 2016 at CHED Central Office, Diliman, Quezon City. Dr. Asucena Asuncion Echaveria, Dean, College of Education (far left), stands beside the University President.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has designated Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) as Center of Development (COD)  for Teacher Education.

In the CHED Memorandum Order (CMO)  No.  17, s. 2016 issued by  CHED Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan on March 31, 2016,  the  COD  status is valid for three years  starting  April 1, 2016 until December 31, 2018.

The COD distinction was awarded  to the ISAT U Teacher Education program after passing  the evaluation on  the different parameters  in the General criteria for Instructional Quality, Research and Publication, Institutional Qualification and Extension and Linkages conducted by the CHED Technical Panel for Teacher Education. It is granted to an institution with the potential to provide excellent education as evidenced by the above average performance in three areas.

Commissioner Cynthia Bautista, Chairman, ISAT U Board of Regents with Dr. Muyong and Dr. Ecahveria during the awarding at CHED central office.

Commissioner Maria Cynthia Rose Bautista, Chair-Designate  of the ISAT U Board of Regents poses with Dr. Muyong and Dr. Echaveria during the awarding ceremony at CHED Central Office.

As Center of Development, the ISAT U College of Education is now in the priority list for support and development. It can now avail  of financial assistance  on a project proposal basis geared towards the development or improvement of the program, particularly cutting-edge technology in teacher education.

During the awarding ceremony, CHED Chairperson Licuanan stressed that Centers of Excellence (COE) and Centers of Development (COD) are envisioned to become centers of graduate education and research in their field of strength. She added that these Centers have been identified as delivering institutions to support faculty development for the K-12 transition.

Other recipients of the COD for Teacher Education Programs in Western Visayas are University of San  Agustin and Central Philippine University.

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