USeP assures quality education through COEs and CODs

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) continued to raise the quality of education for students by making its various programs Centers of Excellence (COE) and Centers of Development (COD). Presently, two programs of USeP are COEs while four programs are CODs.
The Forestry program of Apokon, Tagum City, and the Information Technology and English programs of Obrero, Davao City were declared by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Development per CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) no. 38 series of 2015. The same CMO declared the University’s Agriculture program as a Center of Excellence. Per CHED, the designation of COEs and CODs is valid for three years effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
In 2010, CHED cited the University’s Teacher Education program in Obrero, Davao City as a Center of Excellence while the Agricultural Engineering program in Tagum City was named Center of Development in 2009. These citations remained per CHED Memorandum Order no. 37, series of 2015 which extended the validity period for the Teacher Education and Agricultural Engineering programs as a Center of Excellence and Center of Development until March 31, 2016. USeP already applied for COE/COD for these programs. The result is expected to be out in April this year.
According to CHED, the identified COEs and CODs are expected to become a resource to strengthen other schools in Region XI and are envisioned to become centers of graduate education and research in their field of specialization.
Overall, USeP, under the leadership of its new president, Lourdes C. Generalao, is committed to pursue COEs and CODs for all of its courses, in line with its goal to ensure quality of education across all program offerings. (PIO)


USeP holds investiture for the 6th President, Dr. Generalao

 The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) hosted the Investiture of Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, the 6th President of the University, at the USeP Gym on Dec 14, 2015.
The ceremony started with the Entrance of Colors, University Mace, Plaque of Installation, Academic Robe, Hood and Cap, guests, Members of the Board of Regents, the Platform Party, and the President’s Family.
Greetings and salutations were expressed on behalf of the Board of Regents, Hon. Maria Lourdes D. Lim, USeP BOR Member and NEDA XI Regional Director; on behalf of the State Universities, Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, PASUC President, represented by Dr. Herbert Glenn Reyes, PASUC Executive Director; on behalf of the Science and Technology Community in Davao City, Hon. Anthony C. Sales, USeP BOR Member and DOST XI Regional Director, represented by Mr. Eduardo Tesorero; on behalf of the community, Hon. Rodrigo R. Duterte, Davao City Mayor, represented by Atty. Nathaniel Dalumpines, Chief of Staff; on behalf of the faculty, Prof. Ma. Fe B. Pepito, USePFFed President; on behalf of the staff, Ms. Marivic I. Dumaran, NTSA President; on behalf of the alumni, Hon. Rogelio G. Largo, USeP Alumnus and BOR Private Sector Representative; and on behalf of the students, Hon. Fernan Rhean A. Ramos, USeP BOR Member and SSG President.

USeP: celebrating its 37th foundation day

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) will be holding its 37th Founding Anniversary Celebration this coming December 13 to 19, 2015 with the theme: “Link.Forge.Collaborate: The USeP Way.” The host college, which is the College of Education, scheduled various faculty, staff and student activities all throughout the week including the Investiture of USeP’s 6th President, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao on December 14 at 4:00 pm.
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An Ecumenical Mass will be held at 6:00am on Day 1, followed by the Opening Ceremony at the USeP Gym. The ASEAN Flag Raising, ASEAN National Anthem, and Float/Mascot Parade will be held in the afternoon. The Investiture of Dr. Generalao will also proceed after the opening of the Bazaar.
The Opening of Faculty and Staff Sports Festival will be held at the USeP Center Stage on Day 2, together with the Gender and Development Photo Exhibit at the University’s Social Hall. The University medical team, will also conduct bloodletting, dental care, and eye check-up on the same day.
A medical dental checkup and FBS for 40 years old and above will be conducted at the USeP Clinic the following day (Day 3), to be headed by Dr. Zenaida Talattad. Other activities during the day include Christian Music and Arts Festival, University Quiz Bowl, and Arts Haven.
The week-long celebration will be concluded by the Faculty and Staff Night which includes the Awarding Ceremony. From December 14 – 18, students, faculty, staff, and visitors can enjoy the Amusement Rides and Fun which will be set up in the USeP Oval.

USeP CED Graduate Students Present Papers in International Conferences

Four graduate students of the University of Southeastern Philippines’ College of Education recently presented papers in two (2) international forums in the areas of Special Education, Early Childhood Education and Guidance and Counseling.
Ms. Carloyn M. Caga and Ms. May Ann A. Olalo participated in the 2015 East Asia Regional Conference of International Council for Education of Persons with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) in Bali, Indonesia on September 28-October 1, 2015, where they presented papers entitled “Effect of Chunking Method on the Mathematics Performance of a Learner with Visual Impairment and Additional Disability” and “Effect of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) in Reducing Inappropriate Behavior of a Child” respectively.

Graduate Students Ms. Caga and Ms. Olalo with Ms. Pavon and  Dr. Jalotjot in a souvenir photo at Bali, Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Ms. Estephanie M. Betinol and Ms. Wildie P. Manatad also shared their papers during the 1st International Convention on Children and Family in Legazpi City on October 15 – 17, 2015. The Research reported include “The Effect of Home Remediation Program in Improving Reading Skills in Sinugbuanong Binisaya” and Pagpangaway: Lived Experiences of the Bully, Bullied and Bystander in an Elementary School.

Generalao is the new USeP’s Prexy

The University of Southeastern Philippines’ Board of Regents (USeP-BOR) recently elected a new President in the person of Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao. The election was held on November 11, 2015 at the Commission of Higher Education Central Office, HEDC Building, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City.
Dr. Generalao took the Oath of Office on November 11, 2015 and the date of effectivity of her appointment is on November 12, 2015 until November 11, 2019.
Dr. Generalao is the Southern Mindanao Agriculture Resources Development and Environment Consortium (SMARRDEC) Director. From temporary Instructor in 1980, she became a University Professor in March 2015 – the first and only in the University.

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