by Zarina Isla Villadolid, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
A Strategic Policy Pre-Summit was held on March 21, 2016 at the Mini-theatre in preparation for the second Strategic Policy Academic Summit on March 30-April 1, 2016.
The Pre-Summit is expected to provide meaningful discussion on the proposed programs to be offered beginning 2018 and the prioritization of the said program offerings. The curriculum development process in the MSU System and the requirements for CHED Delivering Higher Education Institutions (DHEIs) will be discussed by Institute Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. Gaudencio C. Petalcorin and School of Graduate Studies Dean Dr. Alita T. Roxas, respectively.
The Institute’s top officials, deans, assistant deans, department chairpersons and graduate coordinators are expected to attend the Pre-Summit. Additional details and reminders will also be announced during the event.
An Institute Academic Summit was previously held in June 2015 to collectively address emerging concerns amid the implementation of the K-12 Basic Education Curriculum and the integration of the ASEAN Economic Community.
“The Institute should take stock of what globalization implies to a third world university and strengthen the institution as a whole because it is through this strength that the Institute can tackle globalization and benefit from it,” said Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol during the Institute Academic Summit in June last year.
In his State of MSU-IIT Address, the Chancellor said, “To continue the march towards attaining our vision of becoming a world-class institution, we set three goals: Sustain Present Gains, Expand Competencies, and Align Priorities.”
To operationalize these goals, the Academic Summit Technical Working Group, headed by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Edgar W. Ignacio, met with each of the colleges in the last quarter of 2015 to conduct an inventory of their faculty force and deliberate on their existing and proposed program offerings. They also discussed strategies to address the K-12 transition and the ASEAN Integration.