CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY

UP Manila webinar aims to help doctors, students build telemedicine startups

UP Manila webinar aims to help doctors, students build telemedicine startups

The Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) of UP Manila, in partnership with the National Telehealth Center (NTHC), hosted the web-based seminar “Practical Tips for Doctors and Students for Creating a Mobile Health/Telemedicine Startup“ on 9 May 2017 with Dr. Milton Chen as resource person. The webinar had 27 virtual participants as well as a live interactive session with the staff of the TTBDO and the NTHC. Chen is affiliated with two digital health companies, VSee and This American Doc, which he co-founded without any business experience. During the seminar, he stressed the importance of training one’s team on interaction design and […]

Academic Framework

Academic Framework

Framework last modified: 6 February 2017

Retired professors and professors emeriti to continue service in teaching, mentoring and admin

The UP Board of Regents (BOR) in its 1321st meeting on 27 October 2016 has given the green light to increase and extend the involvement of retired professors and professors emeriti in teaching, mentoring, research, creative work and administrative work in the university. With this approval, retired professors and professors emeriti may already serve as co-advisers, readers or panel members for master’s theses and PhD dissertations, and hold positions as professorial administrators and professorial K11-12 teacher trainers. They may also be appointed professorial researchers of UP-funded programs such as OVPAA’s Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program or of externally funded projects. The Office of […]

Final version of the GE framework to be discussed by university councils

The final version of the UP General Education (GE) Framework is now with the university councils for discussion and ratification. Crafted by the GE Framework Task Force, the document first went through a series of consultations with the constituent universities (CUs) before reaching the February 2015 UP System-wide GE conference where 150 select participants concurred on the proposed revisions. It was finally presented to the President’s Advisory Council  in November 2015. The task force and UP System GE Council, in joint meetings, further amended the draft which resulted in the final version. Once approved by the university councils, the GE Framework will be recommended to the Board of Regents for approval. A test […]

UP partners with Apple to address shift in pedagogy

UP partners with Apple to address shift in pedagogy

Twenty-first century teaching needs to engage learners—and digital content can support this end. For UP, drawing on innovative technologies is also “a way for us to market ourselves, to be with other universities in the Philippines and around the world,” said eUP’s hardware & network team leader Rommel Feria during the iTunes U and iBooks Author Training Workshop on 15 July 2015. eUP in cooperation with Apple organized the workshop for the UP faculty as a follow up to the training given earlier to the technical staff of the Information Technology Development Center. Apple’s National Development Executive Joe Sibayan emphasized […]

Who will be the next model of progressive teaching in the University?

Who will be the next model of progressive teaching in the University?

The search is on for the faculty’s “best of the best” in course development. Now on its second year, Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning aims to recognize UP faculty members who have shown remarkable achievements in enriching course content and innovating in pedagogy while continuing to uphold the fundamental value and relevance of their courses. Nominees, who will compete in two rounds, will be judged according to the excellence and progressive quality of their teaching philosophy, course syllabus and content, course materials, and course activities. Those selected from the first round will each receive 50,000 pesos to prepare audio-visual teaching materials. They will present these along […]

UP, NUS partner for effective institutional and academic leadership

UP, NUS partner for effective institutional and academic leadership

Studies show that it is the quality of leadership that separates the more effective academic institutions from the less effective ones, with successful schools enjoying collaborative management, purposeful leadership, and strong links between the leader’s vision and day-to-day practice. Taking this into account, the University of the Philippines and the National University of Singapore (NUS) through the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning implemented the Temasek Foundation-NUS Program on Developing University Leaders and Educators (DULE) to “enable leaders to think beyond their own disciplines and lead in ways that support larger institutional objectives.” Specifically, the program seeks to advance and sustain […]

2015 Academic Leadership Conference

2015 Academic Leadership Conference

Concept Paper (Revised: March 5, 2015) Programme of Activities Welcome Remarks President Alfredo E. Pascual University of the Philippines System SESSION 1: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Curriculum and Pedagogy for 21st Century Learning – Some NUS Initiatives Dr. Lakshminarayanan Samavedham Associate Professor of Engineering, National University of Singapore Promoting Teaching through Promoting Teachers Dr. Adrian Michael Lee Deputy Director, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning Director of the Special Programme in Science, National University of Singapore Internationalizing Higher Education in Singapore: Government Policies and the NUS Experience Dr. Teofilo Daquila Coordinator, M.A. Coursework Program Associate Professor of Southeast Asian […]

Consensus reached on proposed revision to the GE program

A consensus was reached among 150 General Education (GE) champions, advocates, implementers and members of the GE councils of all UP constituent universities (CUs) on the proposed revision to the GE program. In the UP System-wide GE Conference held in Tagaytay City last February 5 and 6, the plenary agreed to keep the required number of GE courses within 21 to 36 units and to let the CU decide on the ratio of required and elective courses. Most CUs agreed to adopt the 11 recently developed GE courses as required or core courses. The CUs intend to test run the proposed […]

Good practices, successful models to be discussed in system-wide Academic Leadership Conference

Given the rapidly evolving internationalized landscape coupled with the rise and infusion of technology in education, it has become imperative for the University of the Philippines (UP) to implement infrastructural and cultural changes in major aspects of academic life. Such changes, including shifts in skill requirements, attitudes and knowledge, are necessary to promote and enhance academic excellence and institutional relevance in the 21st century.  The Constituent Universities (CUs) have been inspired to revisit their curricula and programs vis-à-vis their niches and UP’s role in national development as well as to examine new technology-enhanced pedagogy that would improve teaching, learning, research, […]