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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
Open windows, health protocol tarpaulins: UST starts retrofitting of ‘new normal’ classrooms

Open windows, health protocol tarpaulins: UST starts retrofitting of ‘new normal’ classrooms

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by KAREN RENEE NOGOY WHEN THOMASIANS return to the University for in-person classes, they will be greeted with more spacious rooms, open windows, floor markings, and tarpaulins containing health protocols. These are among the changes in classrooms that are retrofitted to comply with COVID-19 safety standards set by the government, the Facilities and Management Office (FMO) said. Jared Gunting, FMO environmental health, safety, and crisis engineer, said the University has started retrofitting facilities of some degree programs in preparation for the possible implementation of limited face-to-face classes. “We have already completed the retrofitting of facilities for some programs and they were already given approval from CHED (Commission on Higher Education) to conduct LF2F
AB to request limited face-to-face classes for two journalism courses

AB to request limited face-to-face classes for two journalism courses

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by KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) is preparing to request limited in-person classes for the broadcast and photojournalism courses as Metro Manila eases to the most lenient Alert Level 1, Dean Marilu Madrunio said. “We are preparing to request limited face-to-face classes for the broadcast and photojournalism courses at the very least. Depending on the results of this initial move, we can include other courses later on and eventually cover the fieldwork for practicum as well,” Madrunio told The Flame in an email interview Thursday. Only the journalism program has expressed intent to submit a proposal for limited face-to-face classes so far, she said. However, fourth-year journalism students already finished the two courses
UST to expand limited F2F classes as Metro Manila eases to Alert Level 1

UST to expand limited F2F classes as Metro Manila eases to Alert Level 1

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY THE UNIVERSITY would continue expanding limited in-person classes to other programs as Metro Manila is downgraded to the most lenient Alert Level 1, the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) said Tuesday. In a memorandum, the OSG enumerated the adjustments on onsite work and learning arrangements, institutional health protocols, and retrofitting of facilities effective March 1. “The expansion of LF2F (limited face-to-face) classes to more programs shall continue subject to the approval of the University Crisis Management Committee (UCMC),” UST Secretary General Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P. said in the memorandum. The country's pandemic task force placed Metro Manila and 38 other areas under the lowest quarantine classification from March 1-15. Under t
UST resumes preps for expanded limited face-to-face classes

UST resumes preps for expanded limited face-to-face classes

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EXPANDING limited in-person classes remains an option for the University as it resumed its preparations for face-to-face learning after a two-week work suspension caused by a surge in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila. “We continue with our preparations now that work has resumed at the University,” UST Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Cheryl Peralta told The Flame. “Our academic units likewise prepare the documentary requirements and conduct an ongoing risk assessment which takes into consideration the health status of the University staff and students who will participate in the (limited face-to-face classes),” she added.  Peralta could not say when the expanded limited face-to-face classes would start and what programs are ready to submit the required documents as preparations
Majority of Artlet student leaders back limited face-to-face classes

Majority of Artlet student leaders back limited face-to-face classes

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by MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM and NILLICENT BAUTISTA MAJORITY OF student leaders in the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) support the conduct of limited face-to-face classes in the coming term, a survey conducted by The Flame showed. All 82 officers of organizations representing AB degree programs and the Artlets Student Council were asked the question “Are you in favor of resuming the limited in-person classes in January?” from Nov. 7 to Dec. 28. They were also asked to state the reasons for their answer. The informal survey was conducted though Google Forms sent to the email and messenger accounts of the respondents.  A total of 59 students or 72 percent of the target respondents answered the poll. A total of 49 respondents or 83 percent said they were in favor of resuming the in-
UST releases guidelines for expanded limited F2F classes

UST releases guidelines for expanded limited F2F classes

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by KRISTINE ERIKA L. AGUSTIN THE OFFICE of the Secretary-General (OSG) has formally released the University’s guidelines and preparations on the expansion of limited face-to-face classes (LF2F) to programs other than medical and health allied. In a memorandum dated Nov. 24 signed by Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P., the OSG said expanding the LF2F classes to other programs would be done “slowly and progressively” in observance of the health and safety protocols on the campus. “Enriched Virtual Mode of instruction (EVM) shall continue to be the primary mode of instructional delivery for all programs. LF2F shall only be considered for learning competencies or learning outcomes that cannot be effectively achieved using EVM,” the memorandum read. Additional programs that intend to conduct L