System-wide GE Faculty Conference 2017 centers on course design

Around 280 faculty members from the eight constituent universities (CUs) of UP will be at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club in Batangas until Thursday, 6 July, for the three-day UP System General Education Faculty Conference 2017 organized by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The faculty members who represent all academic clusters have been tapped to plan the delivery of the 11 courses developed during the GE mini-conferences and that will be made part of the revised GE program of the CUs as core or elective courses. 

They will engage in workshops to review and refine the course design against course learning outcomes, course outline/topics, teaching and learning activities and assessment tools, and decide on the degree of commonality of the courses among the CUs and how the course materials will be created. 

Earlier today, Dr. Patricia Arinto, UP Faculty Regent and former dean of the UP Open University Faculty of Education, gave a plenary talk on pedagogical principles and course design and development.

In 2015, faculty members also came together at a system-wide conference to discuss the proposed revisions to the GE program.

Faculty members at the opening of the conference. The three-day event will have workshops for the review and refinement of the course design, the commonality of courses across CUs, and course material design (Photo credit: OVPAA)

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