Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol urged the cooperation of the IIT community in order to achieve internationalization in keeping with this year’s Charter Day theme, “Greater Heights through Internationalization”.
Internationalization, he said, “requires excellence” in all academic programs, in operational systems and procedures as well as in the conduct of all IIT constituents during the flag raising ceremony and opening program of the Institute’s 45th Charter Day celebration on Monday, July 8, 2013 at the campus’s front lawn before the Administration Building.
He likewise urged the IIT community to revisit the Institute’s Vision and Mission and take heart the IIT’s role as a leading HEI in the nation’s social, political and economic development.
“The Institute is more than the sum of its parts” he added pointing out smooth inter-office and interpersonal relations within the Institute.
In his message, the Chancellor announced the promotion of 19 faculty members; the approval of an upgraded student fees for international students; the offering of courses through the Hybrid On-line learning Program; the construction of the College of Science and Mathematics’ Research Building; the approval of the use of Fund 164 from the previous years’ Savings and the Collected Income for 2012 totaling Php 3.3M; the approval of the Special Budget for the Realized and Collected Income from January 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013 amounting to over Php 43M; and, a Special Budget from the Realignment of the 2013 Capital Outlay Fund of Php 150M. (See list of BOR approved resolutions)
Tanggol also told the faculty and staff present during the hour-long opening program that he met with CHEd Chair, Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan to take up the employees’ Performance Based Bonus (PBB) and while at the Department of Budget and Management, he asked for the agency’s support in the construction of the Research Building and the lifting of Co-Terminus positions (CT), among others.
Aside from this, the Chancellor also urged all constituents to revisit the MSU Charter that needs updating and the policies of the Integrated Scheme for Ranking & Promotions in order for these “to be competent and flexible”.
Chair of this year’s Charter Day celebration, College of Education Dean Esmar N. Sedurifa outlined the week-long activities and the Institute’s cultural groups, the IPAG, 8-VA Chorale Society and the IDS’s Ringakaran performed before an appreciative audience. The opening of an arts exhibit and the Tabo sa IIT capped the early morning activities.
(OC-OPI News Release)
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