Saturday, September 17, 2005

CHED Grants CSC P1M....(continued)

It can be recalled that in 2004, the feasibility study for the CHED-funded project was successfully presented and defended twice in Manila and this was finally approved by CHED. The proposal of the CSC, which merited funding from CHED, is the Expansion of Milkfish, Mudcrabs Culture and Fattening Project. As a criteria, proposals for funding must be derived from matured technology of SUCs or from other under-utilized assets like land, R & D output, idle machinery and others, has value-added service to the community, and financially viable as shown by a project feasibility study duly approved by the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Asetre earlier signed the Memorandum of Agreement, together with the parties from CHED during the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) Conference in Zamboanga last June 29, 2005.The said grant is the second of its kind received by the CSC from the HEDF of CHED, the first one was granted last December 2004 in the amount of P400,000 which was used for the purchase of science laboratory equipment. All these were realized through the fund sourcing efforts of the CSC administration.

CHED is mandated, through its Higher Education Development Fund, to formulate programs and projects that would provide opportunities for enhancement and development of higher education institutions in the country.

CHED has established the Higher Education Development Project, under a Memorandum of Agreement, signed by National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Budget and Management, and the Department of Finance, under which programs and projects of CHED will be implemented.Under the Medium Term Higher Education Development Plan, CHED has identified as priority the setting up of programs to develop the resource-generating capabilities of SUCs which will serve as a vehicle for the transfer and commercialization of its matured technologies. Selected income generating projects of SUCs have been screened reviewed, evaluated and identified for funding of CHED. (GSR)70 CIT students passTESDA trade test

Seventy students from the CSC College of Industrial Technology hurdled the 2-phased Competency Assessment Examination administered by the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Catanduanes Provincial Office.
The theoretical and hands-on trade test focused on the occupational trade areas consisting of consumer electronics, general automotive mechanic and building wiring electrician.
The TESDA Competency Assessment Examination passers are the following: Consumer Electronics - Arcilla, Rodrigo Jr. B., Boridas, Raffy A., Lumangay, Jefferson T., Masagca, Edmon B., Padilla, Jericho T., Porte, Florencio Ii M., Quintal, Archie R., Tabirara, William Jr. D., Tatac, Richard V., Teves, Jayson P., Tupig, Rodel C., Zafe, Peter A.
Automotive Mechanic General - Banas, Roy Joseph Lawrence M., Batalia, Hadjie S., Canon, Christianne Gemaima Y., Cariaso, Leynar Ryan S., De Leon, Rey W., Ku, Aristotle C., Rodriguez, Macgale S., Ruel, Sherwin B., Torres, Jessie, Uchi, Joseph T., Vega, Joseph S.
Building Wiring Electrician - Aguilar, Rajiv R., Aguilar, Raffy E., Aguilar, Joel U., Alberto, Paul Mike Q., Aracosta, Marlon T., Avila, Noel M., Bagadiong, Ronald T., Barba, Carlos C., Base, Edwin V., Bayaban, Juan T., Berces, Michael Rusty R., Bodota, Arjay T., De Leon, Cresencio H., Evangelista, Roniel O., Macapagal, Alberto M., Ogalesco, Jenver T., Olalo, Jonathan M., Osorio, Ronel P., Pabugas, Richard M., Pacis, Joseph A., Paladan, James G., Panti, Pio Jr. G., Panti, Jose M., Perez, Charles Jr. T., Romero, Sammy A., Romero, Crisanto B., Santelices, Roque O., Santelices, Marc Leo O., Santos, Nelson Jr. M., Socao, Miljer B., Socito, Sonny G., Sta. Ines, Jesse T., Tablada, Edilberto Jr. V., Tabuzo, Francis S., Tanon, Marck Gil N., Tapar, Joseph T., Tapar, Glen N., Tatad, Edison T., Tesorero, Amado Jr. B., Tibar, Ronaldo O., Tidon, Jose Carmelo D., Torririt, Sonny M., Traquena, Victor O., Tresvalles, Reymaldo B., Vargas, Jeffrey T., Vargas, Joseph A., Zuniega, Rey Jr. F.
The list of passers was released by TESDA through its Provincial Director, Mr. Florente E. Garcia to the CIT Officer-in-Charge, Prof. Lope U. Panti. (GSR)

AACCUP evaluates six....(continued)

These programs are part of the eight academic programs already evaluated by AACCUP. The Level II status of the Business Administration program of the CSC is also slated to be resurveyed next year. The CSC Graduate School Programs (MS, MPA and MAEd) have already earned its Level II Reaccredited status.After the Level II Reaccredited Status, a second resurvey will be conducted. Afterwhich, if the program re-evaluated passed the standards of AACCUP, it will be granted Level III Status.

Level III colleges will be accorded with benefits and privileges that include the authority to offer new courses allied to existing Level III courses, without need for prior approval provided that CHED, through the appropriate Higher Education Regional Office, is duly informed before offering such new programs. It will be also granted full administration and financial deregulation, partial curricular autonomy, authority to graduate students from accredited status without prior approval from CHED, priority in availing funding assistance for scholarships, library materials, laboratory equipment and other development activities and priority for government subsidies for faculty development.

The highest accreditation that a college can get is Level IV.

The accreditation process is being done to stimulate and accelerate the institutional growth and development of educational institutions desiring to achieve excellence, relevance and effectiveness.

AACCUP is recognized by CHED to certify the accredited status of programs offered by state colleges and universities in the country.

The accreditation of all curricular programs offered in the CSC is one of the on-going priority concerns of its President, Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre. The CSC President believes that the process of evaluating and reviewing the curricular programs and all aspects related to them by external accreditors will redound to the improvement of the CSC as an institution of higher learning, thereby assuring the quality service to its clientele. (GSR)

Nutrition and Dietetics Student Wins ...(continued)

Dumaguing successfully presented and defended her study, together with her adviser, Prof. Elena G. Tasarra, chairperson of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department. Her research aimed to determine the eating habits and nutrient intakes of BSND and non BSND students and probed into the significant relationship between the nutrient intake and eating habits of the respondents with emphasis on socio-demographic profile, social factor, personal factor and physiologic factor.

Dumaguing, who graduated last March 30, 2005, is now connected with DermStrata, a high-end skin clinic in the central business district of Makati. She assists in dispensing dietary counseling to clients, some of whom are prominent figures in the entertainment industry. (GSR)