Archives for August 16, 2016

WVCST retirees bond together for a fruitful life

To keep the bonding strong and to reminisce the good old days, the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Retirees Association (WVCST-RA) held its 4th Annual General Assembly and election of officers on August 12, 2016 at the ISAT U New Board Room.

The retirees pay a visit at the Office of the University President

The retirees pay a visit at the Office of the University President

In his message, ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong expressed his gratitude and acknowledgment to the contributions of the retirees to the growth and development of the school. The retirees are considered as pillars of ISAT U, formerly WVCST.   He also said the university officials would soon be seeking the retirees’ valuable advices for the enhancement of the institution. Dr. Muyong also assured the retirees of the University’s support to the association.

The University President also shared the plans and projects which will be materialized soon. Among them is the completion of the two new buildings, one intended for the College of Education and the other in the new site. Dr. Muyong also emphasized the need for an overpass along Burgoz Street that will connect the two campuses to ensure the safety of the students from passing vehicles and for their convenience during rainy days.

The WVCST-RA also gives value to the well-being of their members. True to the theme, “Bonding Together for a Fruitful Life ”, the retirees invited the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) to discuss the implementing guidelines of Republic Act 7875 or the National Health Insurance Act and its benefits to the retirees and the senior citizens.

The retirees held the elections and Dr. Expedito O. Seneres was elected President of the WVCST-RA.

24 ISAT U accreditors attend AACCUP Mid-Year Confab

ISAT U accreditors led by Dr. Raul Muyong and IQA Director Dr. Renelda Nacianceno, pose with Prof. Dr. Sun Jianrong after completing the three-day conference.

Twenty-four accreditors from ISAT U attended the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) Accreditors Annual Mid- Year Conference 2016 held on July 27-29 at the Royal Garden Convention Center, Iloilo City.  With all the inputs gathered, ISAT U accreditors are now ready to maintain and improve the quality assurance in the university as required by AACCUP’s program on internalization and internationalization.

The conference was conducted to update accreditors on the recent development and trends of quality assurance and the new concept and practices that have evolve through the years. It was also a venue to discuss strategies on how to improve efficiency in the accreditation process. The conference also served as a forum for AACCUP to go international through linkages with quality assurance body in other countries.

The theme, “Towards a Robust Internal Quality Assurance System in State Universities and Colleges: The Key Role of Accreditors,” defines the accreditors role in AACCUP’s focus on quality assurance in its programs on internalization and internationalization.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong sharing lighter moments with Dr. Angel Alcala (right) and Dr. Mario Suba

Dr. Raul F. Muyong sharing lighter moments with Dr. Angel Alcala (right) and Dr. Mario Suba

Former Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Angel Alcala and international academic quality assurance expert Prof. Dr. Sun Jianrong were the invited speakers.   Dr. Alcala, who is also the chairman of National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, urged the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) to improve their program through faculty development and specialization, conduct more research and extension service activities that may be beneficial to the community and the students. He also gave emphasis that SUCs should focus more on science and technology.

Dr. Prof. Sun Jianrong is a Ph. D. in Higher Educational Administration holder from Ohio University, USA. He discussed the concept and practices of internal quality assurance. He punctuated the criteria of an effective quality assurance office that a higher education institution needs to address, namely, the structure or its composition, its process and procedures and its effectiveness or result to the stakeholders.

Dr. Raul F Muyong, Dr. Sun Jianrong and Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz echange pleasantries. Partly Hidden is dr. mario Suba.

Dr. Raul F.  Muyong, Dr. Sun Jianrong and Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz exchange pleasantries. Partly hidden is Dr. Mario S. Suba.

 The ISAT U delegates   who attended the conference were: Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr, Dr. Alejo P. Biton, Dr. Merlinda T.Tucar, Dr. Karlo S. Sira, Dr. Renerio S. Mucas, Dr. Rene L. Celda, Engr. Naci John Trance, Dr. Remia L. Doctora, Dr. Virgie A. Rodriguez, Mrs. Ninfa G. Geloryao, Prof. Herminia N. Falsario, Prof. Genalyn Moscaya, Dr. Noel S. Quidato, Dr. Frisian Y. Causing, Dr. Nemia H. Mabaquiao, Dr. Jeaneth F. Darroca, Engr. Roger P. Balderas, Engr. Al Joevid B. Mirasol, Dr. Armi A. Alimo-ot, Prof. Wyonna C. Caldito, Mrs. Sherryl Buno, Prof. Ria Monsale and  Prof. Solimar Moradas.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong,University President and Dr. Renelda P. Nacianceno, Quality Assurance Office Director, led the ISAT U accreditors in the conference.

ISAT U co-sponsors Nat’l TRAIL Summer Camp; showcases effective student services

Dr. Raul F. Muyong talks on Effective Students Services: Showcasing ISAT U Best Practices.”  during the Adults Leaders Program of the Youth Lead Philippines leadership camp.

Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) co-sponsored the Fourth Philippine Transformative Approaches to Innovative Leadership (TRAIL) Summer Camp Iloilo Leg and  hosted the venue for the Adult Leaders Program on April 10-17, 2016.

The event was organized by Youth Lead Philippines and endorsed by the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education and National Anti-Poverty Commission. It  was attended by more than 500 youth and adult leaders from the country’s leading learning institutions and youth organizations. The purpose of TRAIL is to equip the youth and adult leaders with the right skills and values to make their leadership more meaningful and dynamic using transformative approaches.


Dr. Susan Marie R. De La Cruz, Director of Students Affairs and Services,  gives  a message in the leadership camp’s offsite breakout session.

Youth leaders who are mostly officers of student organizations and student governments and publications engaged in various activities and listened to talks centered on visionary leadership and leaders as system designers. Adult leaders, on separate sessions held at ISAT U HRT Hotel , shared ideas on effective leadership and management geared towards the benefit of the youth and their respective institutions.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President and Dr. Susan Marie R. De La Cruz, Director of Students Affairs and Services, were among the speakers in the offsite breakout session for adult leaders. Dr. Muyong discussed on “Effective Student Services: Showcasing Iloilo Science and Technology University Best Practices.”

Dr. Olive Joy. T. Abing on one of the

Dr. Olive Joy. G. Abing, Co-coordinator for the Adult Leadership Program, shares some insights to the participants.

The consultants of the event were the University’s top officials namely: Dr. Muyong, Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for Administration and Finance; Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez,Jr., VP for Academic Affairs;  Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Research and Extension; and Dr. Susan Marie R. De La Cruz, Dean of Students Affairs and Services. Dr. Olive Joy G. Abing who chaired the Steering Committee is also a co-coordinator for the Adult Leaders Program.

The ISAT U delegates bagged the 100 Percent Attendance Award as the Camp activities closed.

The University  is the first venue of the TRAIL Summer Camp outside of Luzon.


See photos on Youth Lead Philippines Summer Camp


Univ Prexy, Asso Dean attend SEAMEO-INNOTECH workshop

Dr. Raul F. Muyong is one of the writers of the  syllabi to be used  for Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 1 and 2 courses.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President and Dr. John Eric Juaneza, Associate Dean of the College of Education, attended the Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) Syllabi Writing Workshop conducted by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) on July 27-29, 2016 at Diliman Quezon City.

The workshop is a part of the UNESCO-funded project entitled “Support Competency–Based Teacher Training Reforms to Facilitate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – Pedagogy Integration.” The program aims to enhance the capacities of UNESCO Member States in the review and improvement of teacher competencies to effectively integrate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning. The Philippines, Nepal and Uzbekistan have been chosen for the project’s pilot implementation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Juaneza (second from left) at SEAMEO INNOTECH Office during the National Workshop to Finalize Sample Syllabi for Technology for Teaching and Learning.

This year’s project activities are focused on reviewing and revising the Educational Technology (Ed Tech) courses offered at the pre-service level and writing the sample syllabi for Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 1 and 2. TTL 1 and 2 will replace Educational Technology (Ed Tech) courses in the coming years.

Dr. Muyong was nominated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Project Team as one of the writers who will craft sample syllabi to be used for Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 1 and 2 in the entire country.

Dr. Muyong shared his expertise and served as TTL Syllabus Writer of the Educational Research Unit (ERU) under the Education Research Office and Innovative Office (ERIO) from June 27 to July 20. Dr. Juaneza, on the other hand, attended the “National Workshop to Finalize Sample Syllabi for Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 1 and 2” on July 26-27 at SEAMO INNOTECH, Office, Quezon City.

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