Laguna University (LU) conducted a 2-day session on Program Review and Planning on August 3-4, 2018 at the audio-visual room, LU New Building.
This was attended by the Administrators, Head of Offices, Faculty and non-teaching staff
The opening program started with a prayer led by Mr. Jeffery M. Santos. The singing of the Philippine National Anthem and LU Hymn followed.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Colegio S. Gascon, Vice President for Academic Affairs, expressed his views on “Think global, act and work local.” He also expressed his gratitude for LU’s achievements and progress.
Prof. Monette O. Bato, Vice President for Planning, Research and Extension dealt on Direction Setting and Total Quality Management (TQM) implementation in LU. She gave emphasis on the fact that “loyalty to the institution you are serving should be of greater importance than loyalty to the leader of the institution.” She too pointed out the importance of knowing exactly what LU wants to achieve and how LU can achieve its goals and objectives. “It is only in TQM that an institution can attain success,” Prof. Bato added.
Part 2 of the day’s activities centered on the presentation of the Achievements and Accomplishments for Academic year 2017-2018 and plans and programs for 2018-2019.
Dr. Rosemarie D. Sabado presented the achievements and accomplishments of the College of Education ( CoE) while Dr. Crispulo S. Alarde Jr. cited CoE’s plans and programs for AY 2018-2019. On the other hand, Miss Jhonessa J. Layos, RN, did the presentation for the College of Health Sciences (CHS).
Prof. Agnes G. Ycogo, OIC-Registrar, presented a comprehensive report on the accomplishments of the Registrar’s office. According to her, although there were some problems met, everything was handled well with the help of the people working with her, which she said are the strength of the Registrar’s Office. She confidently hopes that with the action plan for AY 2018-2019, all will be well and hopefully better.
Dr. Norayda M. Dimaculangan, presented the reports for the College of Entrepreneurship, Management and Accountancy (CEMA). Prof. Marlon L. Atanacio and Dr. Olga J. Domingo did the reports for the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST). Mrs. Lourdes V. Soriano reported the accomplishments as well as the plans and programs of the library services of the university. Mr. Jeffrey M. Santos proudly reported for the Senior High School department, Engr. Joebert S. Melendrez for the College of Engineering while Prof. Enrique G. Santos concluded the morning session with his report for the General Education department.
At 1:30 pm, the afternoon session started with the academic support group on the frontline. First discussant was Engr. Paul Gerard R. Lasangre Cruz, who presented the accomplishments and plans of the LU-Community Extension Services (LUCES). This was followed by the reports of Prof. Emelyn U. Napiza, for the Office of Student Affairs and Services, Dr. Gualolarina C. Fernandez, RGC, for the Guidance and Counselling Office and Gender and Development Office, Dr. Marie Joy Q. Elomina for the Research and Development Center, Prof. Edna F. Valenzuela , Prof. Jenneth R. Mondez and Mr. Luigi Kim L. Flora for the Corporate Communication and Marketing Center.
The Offices under the supervision of the Vice President for Administration, Atty. Antonio P. Relova also presented their accomplishments and their action plans.
Miss Rhea A. Lubugin presented for the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), Mrs. Liza F. Belen for the Cashier’s Office, Miss Carolyn R. Yosolon, RN, LPT for the University Clinic. Dr. Norayda M. Dimaculangan discussed the achievements of the Resource Generating Office (RGO). Dr. Dimaculangan, in her report stressed that, the office generates funds to address the university’s financial needs that require immediate attention. Prof. Marian G. Magcalas, CPA completed the RGO’s report with her presentation of its financial statement.
Officer of the day was Dr. Gualolarina C. Fernandez, RGC. Energizers were provided by Prof. Marty R. Valero and Mr. Jeffrey M. Santos.
Topics for Day 2 session which started at 8:00 a.m. were Budget Utilization, Position Description Form (competency-based), Performance Appraisal, Learning and Development, Work hours, faculty overload, Health and Wellness. This session was handled by the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) headed by Mr. Anastacio R. LCruz, officer of the day.