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UST academic units to determine onsite-online class ratio

UST academic units to determine onsite-online class ratio

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by AUBREY SHANE LIM THE UNIVERSITY’S onsite to online class ratio for the incoming semester will be determined by each college’s respective academic units and staff, according to the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs. “Academic units shall engage their academic staff in determining this combination and arranging the schedule of classes moving forward,” Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Cheryl Peralta told The Flame in an email interview. “We shall maintain the principle of constructive alignment as our guide in determining the best combination of onsite and online hours to accomplish the intended learning outcomes of each course,” she added. The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) recently issued a memorandum requiring higher learning institutions to con...
Marcos Jr.’s blueprint for education: What do Thomasians say?

Marcos Jr.’s blueprint for education: What do Thomasians say?

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by JASMINE MAE ALARDE, EDUARDO FAJERMO JR., and AXEL ALDANA   IN HIS first State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vowed to revive the education system by fully reopening the schools and addressing technology-related issues. Marcos Jr. said the education department is already preparing to implement in-person classes “with the utmost consideration for the safety of students,” given the continuing threat of COVID-19.  He also promised to improve internet connection quality and digitalize certain processes.  Although he admitted that digitalizing the processes would create “inequalities” among Filipinos, he would still push for it as he deemed it “vital” for citizens not to be left behind.  However, these plans brewed different outlooks from Thom...
7 Artlet profs among Thomasian profs appointed to CHEd technical committees, panels

7 Artlet profs among Thomasian profs appointed to CHEd technical committees, panels

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SEVEN PROFESSORS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) were among the 35 Thomasian educators who were appointed heads and members of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) technical committees and technical panels last Jan. 20. Department of Philosophy founding chair Prof. Alfredo Co will lead the technical committee for Philosophy as chairperson. He will also serve as co-chairperson of the technical panel for Humanities Education. Former dean Prof. Belen Tangco, meanwhile, was appointed member of the technical panel for Transnational and Distance Education. Department of History Chairperson Assoc. Prof. Augusto De Viana, Department of Literature Chairperson Prof. Joyce Arriola, and Journalism coordinator Asst. Prof. Jeremaiah Opiniano were assigned members of the techn...
CA now center of development; Philo, JRN, Lit retain accreditation status

CA now center of development; Philo, JRN, Lit retain accreditation status

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THE COMMUNICATION Arts (CA) program of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) is now a center of development (COD), as declared by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). As per CHEd Memorandum Order No. 38, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) is now at par with Miriam College and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) in terms of accreditation status for CA, while the University of the Philippines (UP) remains the sole Center of Excellence (COE) in the said area of study. Meanwhile, the Philosophy program is still the only COE in AB. For the Philosophy program, UST shares its standing with ADMU, followed by the University of San Carlos. Moreover, the Journalism and the Literature program retained their COD status, while UP Diliman holds the COE status for both disciplines, shari...