The Central Philippines State University through the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region VI, conducted the training of 120 instructors teaching the New General Education Core (GEC) Courses in several Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Kabankalan City.
CAS, headed by Dean Maria Lorina B. Crobes, facilitated the training held at the CPSU Main Campus in Kabankalan City on June 4 to 10, 2018. It was participated in by faculty from CPSU, Kabankalan Catholic College, Fellowship Baptist College, Southland College as well as Colegio de San Agustin – Bacolod.
The training is in compliance with the CHED Memorandum Order No. 20 and its implementing guidelines under CMO No. 69, series of 2017. It was in preparation for the first batch of the Department of Education’s K12 graduates who are starting tertiary education this academic year 2018-2019.
“With the K12 transition program, we are challenged in the implementation of the New GEC Courses. And so in support to the university’s degree program offerings, we are training our faculty in the various domains of knowledge in order to effectively deliver instruction,” according to Dean Crobes.
CHED, through the effort of Dr. Mercedes M. Monsale, CHED Education Supervisor II and in-charge of the College of Arts and Sciences program monitoring, tapped trainers who were experts from universities in Iloilo, particularly University of San Agustin, ISAT-U, and John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University Inc. The trainers are Rhodora A. Cartagena and Maria Cecelia P. Amparado for Mathematics in the Modern World, Emily A. Dela Cruz for Understanding the Self, John Christian J. Cabales for Ethics, Ma. Delsa P. Gange for Science, Technology and Society, Joji T. Asuncion for Readings in Philippine History, Edwin C. Samis for Contemporary World, Rowena V. Isidro for Rizal, Cynia P. Mirasol for Purposive Communication and Elsie F. Gancia for Arts Appreciation.
The participants underwent rigid training in 8 GE Core Courses and one mandated course. They participated in lectures, workshops, field-trips and multi-media activities relevant to their fields of specializations. They also took examinations and other assessment tasks to qualify to receive a Certificate of Completion.
“The participants’ active involvement is deemed necessary to meet the purpose of this training for them to be properly equipped, prepared and confident to assume the roles and functions of competent GE teachers,” Dean Crobes said.The activity culminated with the recognition of achievers on June 10, 2018 at Mt. Ballo Hall, CPSU Main campus.