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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...
UST classes to remain mostly virtual for AY 2022-2023

UST classes to remain mostly virtual for AY 2022-2023

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THE UNIVERSITY will continue to implement the online mode of instruction for most programs in the next academic year, despite Metro Manila being placed under the most lenient pandemic restrictions. “Enriched Virtual Mode of instruction (EVM) shall remain the default mode. Instruction directed towards learning outcomes or competencies achievable through online learning shall be delivered using UST Cloud Campus,” the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs (OVRAA) said in a memorandum dated April 29. While the majority of subjects are expected to be conducted virtually, the University is still seeking to expand face-to-face classes in more programs and year levels for the academic year 2022-2023. “Face-to-face classes shall progressively expand to more programs and year l...
AB society leaders call for limited F2F classes

AB society leaders call for limited F2F classes

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A NUMBER of student society leaders from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) want their programs to implement limited face-to-face classes, saying their disciplines require personal interaction and access to the library.  Society representatives interviewed by The Flame said some courses in their respective programs are best suited for in-person learning.  “There are courses in our program that require hands-on teaching like TV Production. You cannot learn how to produce or do a TV production with just online devices,” Martin Alcantara, President of the UST Communication Arts Student Association (CASA), said.  Alcantara added that the University is “lagging behind” in terms of conducting face-to-face classes, which he sees as more effective than the current virtual learning s...
ABSC candidates call for a safe return of F2F classes, on-site org activities

ABSC candidates call for a safe return of F2F classes, on-site org activities

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By DAWN SOLANO and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM ALL CANDIDATES of this year’s Artlets student council (ABSC) elections are pushing for a safe resumption of the activities of student organizations once the University resumes face-to-face (F2F) classes. ABSC presidential bets Cyrille Coronado and Kim Czaccei Dacanay, candidates for external vice president Timothy Santiago and Ierathel Tabuno, lone candidate for internal vice president Jose Maria Balbaboco, and candidate for secretary Janica Buan said resuming in-person classes can be done as long as the students’ safety is prioritized. “I am for the pushing of limited F2F classes, as long as we are anchored on the Ligtas na Balik Eskwela (safe return to schools) agenda, and as long as the healthcare and safety of students are prioritized....
UST not keen on resuming F2F classes for all programs this term

UST not keen on resuming F2F classes for all programs this term

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DESPITE THE improving pandemic situation in Metro Manila, some graduating Thomasians may no longer experience in-person learning during their last term in the University as administrators only intend to resume face-to-face classes for some programs during the remainder of the academic year. “We do not aim to resume in-person classes for all degree programs this term,” Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Cheryl Peralta told The Flame Wednesday when asked whether it was possible to conduct face-to-face classes for all programs this term now that Metro Manila is under the lowest alert level status. “Following the guiding principles espoused by the University in the reopening of campus to limited face-to-face classes, the University shall prioritize programs, year levels, and cour...
UST may apply for F2F classes before December

UST may apply for F2F classes before December

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by KRISTINE ERIKA L. AGUSTIN and MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM THE UNIVERSITY may apply for limited face-to-face classes for the rest of the degree programs before December once the proposals of the academic units are approved by the University Crisis Management Committee (UCMC), top administrators said. “As soon as the proposals of academic units are approved by the UCMC, the retrofitted facilities are ready for visit, and the documentary requirements have been completed by the academic units, we can submit their applications even before December as was relayed during the town hall meeting with CHED,” Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Cheryl Peralta and Secretary General Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P. said in a joint statement sent to The Flame. The government’s COVID-19 inter-agency task force ...
(UPDATED) Communication Arts, Journalism to be prioritized in face-to-face classes, says Artlets Dean

(UPDATED) Communication Arts, Journalism to be prioritized in face-to-face classes, says Artlets Dean

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by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM and NILLICENT B. BAUTISTA (UPDATED AS OF 9:00 P.M.) COMMUNICATION AND Journalism programs would be prioritized once the government allows the resumption of face-to-face classes in the University, Faculty of Arts and Letters Dean Marilu Madrunio said. "If the government approves the resumption of face-to-face classes, our priority would be the Communication and Journalism programs since there are courses in higher years in those programs that require face-to-face interactions," Madrunio told The Flame. "Please note that our priority would be the higher years for Communication and Journalism only," she added. The Commission on Higher Education has allowed the resumption of limited in-person classes in areas under Alert Level 2, including Metro Manila, ...