MSU-IIT College of Education, recognized by CHED as COE by virtue of CMO No. 17, Series of 2016, is one of the founding members of Philippine Teacher Education Network (PhilTEN).
PhilTEN is an organization composed of premier Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in the country and was formed during the meeting of the Centers of Excellence for Teacher Education in the Philippines through their university presidents, college deans, and authorized representatives, on September 23, 2016 at Hotel Jen, Manila. The meeting was held to forge a professional and institutional alliance that will expand the Association of Southeast Asian Teacher Education Network (AsTEN) in the Philippines.
PhilTEN aims to provide a venue for discussion among local TEIs on the pressing issues and challenges in constructing a shared ASEAN identity. Likewise, it aims to serve as an organization reasonable enough to recommend policies and programs in setting the future directions of teacher education in the country. Within the network, member universities, which promote excellence in teacher education, commit to enhance the professional competence of its teacher education faculty though research collaboration and relevant professional development programs.
The Philippine Normal University-Manila holds the chairmanship during the first two years of its establishment. After PNU’s term, the next Chair will be elected among member TEIs.
AsTEN, its parent organization, was founded in 2014 by the Philippine Normal University-Manila and eight other top TEIs in the ASEAN region which include the National Institute of Education-Cambodia, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia – Indonesia, National University of Laos – Laos, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris – Malaysia, Yangon University of Education – Myanmar, University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam, National Institute of Education – Singapore, and Kasetsart University – Thailand.
Dr. Sukarno D. Tanggol emerged from the MSU Board of Regents (BOR) meeting today in Manila with a new mandate and determination to serve as Chancellor of MSU-IIT for another five-year term.
The BOR followed the unanimous recommendation of the seven-member evaluation committee formed in July that assessed Tanggol’s performance as Chancellor and determined his fitness to be given a second term.
The evaluation committee was chaired by Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman, the first woman President of the University of the Philippines (2005-2011).
The Roman-led evaluation committee was in the campus last September 12 to conduct consultations and interviews with Institute officials, faculty and staff members, students, alumni, and representatives from the community.
Roman reported on the committee’s findings at the BOR meeting, after which, the regents immediately ratified its recommendation to allow Tanggol to serve until September 2021.
Tanggol renewed his oath of office as head of MSU-IIT at around 9:10 in the morning before Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, chair of the BOR and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd).
“I am both happy and thankful that I have been entrusted with another chance to continue serving the MSU-IIT constituents,” Tanggol said.
Tanggol viewed his reappointment also as a challenge to follow through with projects already started, and to see that these are all carried into completion.
“From here it’s work, work, work, and more work for me,” he said.
The evaluation conducted was in accordance with the pertinent provisions of CHEd Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 16 Series of 2009, otherwise known as the Rules and Regulations Governing the Search for President of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
In its June meeting, the BOR decided to apply CMO No. 16 – which allowed for evaluation as an alternative to the regular search process for second termers – in the case of Chancellors of MSU campuses. It then adopted search procedures for the campus Chancellors.
The Evaluation Committee formed to determine if Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol shall be granted a second term in office is set to visit the campus on September 12, 2016 to conduct consultations with Institute officials, faculty and staff members, students, alumni, and representatives from the community.
The consultations and interviews will be done at the InnoHive located on the third floor of the College of Engineering and Technology (COE&T).
The seven-member committee is chaired by Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman, the first woman President of the University of the Philippines (2005-2011).
Representing the various sectors are the following members: Dr. Zenaida G. Gersana, CESO III of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd); Dr. Oscar B. Cabanalez of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC); Prof. Marlene P. Siaron (for the academic community); Ms Regina S. Antequisa (for private sector); and Mr. Roberto N. Lim (for alumni).
Dr. Mary Joyce Guinto-Sali, Secretary to the University and the MSU Board of Regents (BOR), is the seventh member of the evaluation committee, and acts as its secretary.
The committee was formed on July 20, 2016 by virtue of Special Order No. 465 – OP, S. 2016, which was issued by MSU President Habib Macaayong.
The issuance of the S.O. was pursuant to the adoption by the BOR of search procedures for MSU campus chancellors (BOR Res. No. 92 S. 2016) during the board’s 235th meeting in Manila last June 29, 2016.
The formation of the committee is also in accordance with the pertinent provisions of CHEd Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 16 Series of 2009, otherwise known as the Rules and Regulations Governing the Search for President of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
In its June meeting, the BOR decided to apply CMO No. 16 – which allowed for evaluation as an alternative to the regular search process for second termers – in the case of Chancellors of MSU campuses.
The evaluation is less rigorous in terms of requirements and documents to be submitted compared to a regular search.
However, the decision to have a regular search continues to remain an option for the BOR, especially in the event they would not be satisfied by the report of the evaluation committee assessing Chancellor Tanggol’s performance.
Nevertheless, in such a situation, Chancellor Tanggol would still qualify to be included in the regular search.
The evaluation committee will consult with key Institute officials, College Deans, School Directors, and several cost centers heads of their choosing. It will also consult with 10 student leaders, including the student council president and college paper editor-in-chief.
Randomly selected faculty members, as well as representatives from the alumni association and the community, will also be interviewed.
After the evaluation committee finishes the consultations, it will then interview Chancellor Tanggol himself.
The committee’s work on campus will start with a 30-minute briefing scheduled at 8 o’clock in the morning at the COE&T’s Amphitheater.
In a memo (CMO No. 8, s. 2016) dated March 8, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) released its first batch of approved delivering higher education institutions (DHEIs) of programs for graduate scholarships under its K to 12 transition program.
The first batch, which includes MSU-IIT, comprises of 88 schools across the country. Following news of its recognition by CHED of MSU-IIT as a Center of Excellence in seven (7) programs and Center of Development in 11 programs, the Institute has further stamped its reputation as a leading academic institution in Mindanao with this designation.
The Institute is one of only nine schools in Region X and the only school in Iligan City which has been approved by CHED as a DHEI.
As a DHEI, the Institute has the following programs to offer starting academic year 2016-2017:
Doctor in Sustainable Development Studies with the following areas of concentration:
Sustainable Economic Development
Sustainable Environmental Education
Doctor of Material Science and Engineering (Ceramics Engineering)
Ph.D. in Language Studies
M.A. in Filipino major in Language and Literature
M.A. in English Language Studies
MA in Sociology
Master in Chemistry
Master of Engineering
Master in History
Master of Mathematics
Master in Public Administration
Master in Sustainable Development Studies with the following areas of concentration:
Sustainable Economic Development
Sustainable Environmental Education
Master of Biology
Master in Information Technology
Master of Physics
Master of Applied Statistics
M.S. Civil Engineering
M.S. Computer Applications
M.S. Computer Science
M.S. in Physics
M.S. Information Technology
M.S. Marine Biology
M.S. Material Science and Engineering (Ceramics Engineering)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Filipino with specialization in Language and Literature
Ph.D. in Biology
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Ph.D. in Mathematics
Ph.D. in Physics
As of March 28, 2016 CHED has released the second and third batches of DHEIs, bringing to 109 the total number of DHEIs in the country.
The MSU-IIT has firmed up its total number of Centers of Excellence (COE) to seven (7).
The College of Education (CEd) has been designated Center of Excellence in Teacher Education by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), per CHED Memorandum Order No. 17, Series of 2016.
Based on Republic Act 7784, Teacher Education refers to the pre-service education, in-service education, and graduate education of teachers, in various areas of specialization. This means all the programs, undergraduate and graduate, offered by the college are accredited COEs.
The COE is valid from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
With this COE in Teacher Education, the CEd continues to be the leading institution of teacher education in Mindanao.