The College of Education (COEd) held a General Assembly on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Laguna Sports Complex Multi-Purpose Hall.
Attended by the COEd students from all year levels, the half-day event featured talks delivered by chairpersons from different departments and offices that cater to the needs of the studentry such as the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA), the Office of the Student Affairs (OSAS), Office of the Dean of Discipline (ODOD), the University Guidance Office/ Gender and Development Office.
The annual event aims to provide students with updates on new and existing university policies, upcoming campus events, and similar activities.
In between talks and slide presentations, the student audience was treated to a rousing rendition of songs and dances by first year student performers.
Dr. Colegio S. Gascon , Vice President for Academic Affairs delivered the Opening Remarks while Prof. Josephine C. Bermudez, BEED Program Chair, the Closing Remarks.
Miss Beverly A. Bacog and Miss Shania Marie B. Lucena, both freshmen students, emceed the four-hour affair.
DR. SABADO REPORTS ON THE STATUS OF COED
Dr. Rosemarie D. Sabado, Dean of the College of Education, gave her annual status report to the COEd community comprising of the faculty and the students. She talked about the academic and co-curricular reforms since 2015 which included the International and Cultural Exchange Program with the Thai Nguyen University based in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. She took pride in the unprecedented success of the program since its inception in 2015. Three batches of students have so far completed the exchange program aimed at providing the participants opportunities to take part in cultural exchange with the host country. The three batches have been ingeniously dubbed Vietnam Roses (2015), Vietnam Warriors (2017) , and Vietnam Angels (2018).
Dr. Sabado likewise prided herself on the College’s foray into international paper presentations and similar fora held in Thailand, Vietnam, and more recently, in Japan. Locally, the COEd faculty has been actively attending trainings and seminars sponsored by the Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators (PAFTE), Artists, Inc.,and other educational organizations in the country, not to mention the COEd-based and sponsored activities such as Seminars on Personality Development, Disaster Risk Reduction Management, Completing DepEd Forms, and Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST). Other activities such as Demonstration Teaching Festival, Local Demos, Pinning and Investiture Ceremonies, Character Development and Commitment Seminar, COEd Research Forum, Entrepreneurial Festival, Drama Festival are routinely held.
The College also offers Special Academic Program for Teachers (SAPT), an 18-unit professional education program for non-Education graduates who wish to pursue teaching as a career. The program prepares its students for the Licensure Examination for Teachers
Regarding university-based student organizations, the Dean did a rundown of the College’s student organizations that students can join in such as MENTOR, UMMALU, COEd ACE, ELITES, Likas Agham , and Teatro COEd. She also cited the low-key but extremely gratifying activities under the banner of community extension such as the annual gift-giving activity at Bungkol Elementary School in Magdalena, Laguna.
But the crowning glory of the Dean’s report had to do with the performance of the COEd’s first- time examinees in the 2018 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). Collectively, the examinees obtained for the College a rate three times higher than the National Passing Rate .
Overall, 2018 was a great year for the College of Education .
DR. DOMINGO CALLS ATTENTION TO STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Dr. Olga J. Domingo, Dean of Discipline, reiterated to the students in attendance the primary function of her office — to ensure that the students observe the university code of conduct at all times , which in turn contributes much in ensuring that the campus is orderly and safe for everyone. It is one of the offices on campus tasked to prevent and address discipline matters, ensuring that discipline concerns are addressed daily and diligently.
DR. FERNANDEZ SPEAKS ON “STUDENT AND GAD SERVICES”
Dr. Gualolarina Fernandez, the University Guidance Counselor and Coordinator of Gender and Development (GAD) announced the soon-to-be constructed ecumenical chapel on campus where students, faculty, and staff can freely express their individual faith and belief system. She likewise enumerated the many guidance and counseling services her office provides to the LUnians.
As GAD Coordinator, she talked about gender-based issues and concerns that beg discussion on a global scale. She also showed her audience some statistics on teenage pregnancies, a national problem that affects not only the teens-at-risk but also their individual families.
She ended her presentation with a series of slides showing the different shades of human relationships and personal connections that beg earnestly for recognition and acceptance based on respect.
MISS MAHINAY EXPLAINS FUNCTIONS OF REGISTRAR’S OFFICE
Taking the place of the Registrar as the day’s presenter, Ms. Amy Mahinay went into detail the varied student-related services they offer at the Registrar’s Office – from admissions, academic scheduling, enrollment data management and records keeping, to graduation, and the list goes on. She stressed the importance of their Office in the academic success of every student on campus.