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Our VISION

 

The College of Arts and Sciences aspires to be nationally recognized for the exceptionally creative and innovative learning experiences it provided future professionals.

 

Our MISSION

 

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to the cultivation of a learning environment where students are challenged to meet high academic standards while actively engaged in a full range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Through its general education program, it seeks to provide students with a broad knowledge base and adequate skills to cope with varied educational contexts. Generally, efforts are directed toward molding students to become men of character, primed for professional craft.

 

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The College of Arts & Sciences is fundamentally represented by human figures taking on opposite views, but are connected at an interface where the famous pillar of The ARTS and the symbolic Globe meet.  This signifies the diversity of its disciplines, unified by a common goal – that of raising the quality of human life by advocating global competency.  The presence of quills standing evenly on the pages of a book puts forth the sense of balance that characterizes its academic programs.

 

THE COLLEGE ACADEMIC COUNCIL AND

THE STANDING COMMITTEES

1.    The College Academic Council is a deliberative and governing body in terms of policies and programs set for the undergraduate programs. It functions as the highest policy making body of the College. It shall be composed of the following:

1.1.  Dean (see page 9 of the Policy Manual for Academic    Personnel for the responsibilities and functions)

1.2.  Program Head. The program head is responsible for the total curriculum of his/her program, and charged with aiding the students in meeting all the requirements for that program. Specifically, the program head must:

1.2.1     Take leadership in developing, evaluating, and revising the curriculum for the program with the major program committee and dean.

1.2.2     Annually prepare plans in cooperation with the Dean for the assessment of students in the major

1.2.3     Perform other program improvement activities deemed necessary by the program advisory committee and/or dean

1.2.4     Plan and implement program-specific recruitment activities to recruit both new and transfer students, in coordination with the Admissions Office, faculty and dean

1.2.5     Serve as the faculty advisor for students enrolled in or interested in the major program

1.2.6     Lead faculty/staff recruitment efforts in program discipline area

1.2.7     Assist the Dean in evaluating faculty applicants with specialization on the discipline

1.2.8     Coordinate course schedules, assessment, program review and new   program development to faculty members within his/her are

1.2.9     Take leadership in incorporating the latest instructional technologies and student engagement techniques.

1.2.10   Advise faculty members on any advancement regarding the course.

1.3. College Assembly President. Since the Assembly serves as the major forum for faculty input into the College’s operation, the organization’s president shall act on matters of concern to full-time and part-time faculty. It shall also take charge of faculty appeals regarding school policies.

 

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE COLLEGE ACADEMIC COUNCIL

The College Academic Council has standing Committees designed to respond to various academic matters. The Chairs of these Committees are appointed by the Council while members of the Committees are nominated by the Chairs for approval by the Council.

 

1.    Committee on Philosophy and Objectives. The committee shall facilitate periodic review of the departmental vision, mission, goals and objectives in order to ensure that they are attuned with the institution’s statement of philosophy and objectives. It is also responsible in monitoring the extent to which the said statements become entrenched in the community’s culture. The body may recommend revisions as deemed necessary.

2.    Committee on Curriculum and Instruction. The committee provides guidance, advocacy, and supervision by ensuring that the curriculum and instructional process is academically sound, comprehensive, and responsive to the evolving needs of the community, thus serving the college’s objectives. The Curriculum and Instruction Committee shall have the authority to recommend for approval, oppose, or recommend modifications to curriculum proposals for the Council. It has the authority to present decisions about curriculum approval in order to gather more information about the impact of the curriculum proposal on the college in accordance with the rules and regulation of the institution and the CHED. The Committee consults with the school registrar in the formulation and development of curricular policies.

3.    Committee on Faculty Development. The committee considers all matters pertaining to the professional growth of every faculty member. It must provide a forum for discussion for matters of immediate concern to any faculty member. It shall review and act upon matters concerning faculty development and recommend policy regarding academic standards to the Council. It reviews petitions and appeals of faculty on performance management and scholarship grants.

4.    Committee on Student Activities. The Committee develops and evaluates proposals from the University student community that may improve student-faculty and student-school relationships having to do with extra-curricular and social interests beyond the periphery of specific academic programs. It also addresses student concerns by maintaining and improving communication. The Committee serves as an advocacy group for students to improve the quality of current extracurricular programs and acts as a liaison between students and the administration. The Committee acts on all matters pertaining to student organizations, student discipline, student activities and their development

5.    Book Review Committee. The Committee serves as an advisory body to the director of Libraries and AV Center. Responsibilities include assessing the needs of students and faculty of the college in the use of the library and media center.

6.    Committee on Community and Extension Services. The committee spearheads community outreach programs and extension services. It is responsible for planning, monitoring, evaluating activities to ascertain alignment to institutional goals and objectives. It serves as the coordinating body between the institution’s office for Community Extension Services (CES) and the college.

 

The Committee consults with the Director of Libraries and AV Center in the formulation of the annual budget, book acquisition, use of library materials, and library services. The Committee also serves as a communicating bridge between the Library, and students and faculty of the college

1.    The college shall have competent instructional staff of good moral character classified into various academic ranks.

2.    The college shall adopt any textbook of recent edition which reflects the current trends and advancements in the field of Liberal Arts education, and which does not violate Philippine laws. 

3.    The college shall provide the students with the necessary textbooks and instructional materials as per recommendation of the book review committee.

4.    The ratio of faculty to students in a science laboratory shall be a maximum of one is to forty (1:40).

5.    Evaluation must be an integral part of the teaching-learning process and the students informed of the results.  A variety of tests and measurements shall be utilized.

INSTRUCTIONAL STANDARDS

 

1.     The college shall maintain a high standard of instruction utilizing appropriate updated syllabi and instructional materials/procedures which contribute to sound Liberal Arts education.  A system of supervision shall be instituted and implemented for the purpose of evaluating teaching competency.

2.     The college shall have competent instructional staff of good moral character classified into various academic ranks.

3.     The college shall adopt any textbook of recent edition which reflects the current trends and advancements in the field of Liberal Arts education, and which does not violate Philippine laws. 

4.     The college shall provide the students with the necessary textbooks and instructional materials as per recommendation of the book review committee.

5.     The ratio of faculty to students in a science laboratory shall be a maximum of one is to forty (1:40).

6.     Evaluation must be an integral part of the teaching-learning process and the students informed of the results.  A variety of tests and measurements shall be utilized.

 

 

 
 
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