Acads accomplishments and thrusts highlighted during SOAA 2020

August 25, 2020 | 3:25 pm

Acads accomplishments and thrusts highlighted during SOAA 2020

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics, in partnership with Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Library and CE-Logic, Inc., held the State of the Academics Address 2020 on August 3, 2020 via Zoom. A total of 576 unique viewers attended the virtual event. Vice Chancellor for Academics Juanito O. Cabanias presented the top accomplishments of the Academics in SY 2019-2020. He also discussed the future directions in the coming school year, which reflect his 20/20 vision of Clear, Conspicuous, Transparent, and Visible plans anchored in the 12 Key Strategies of the Academics:

  1. University Status
  2. Maintenance of the CHED Autonomous Status
  3. ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance Program Assessment
  4. Offering of New Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
  5. 100% Board Passing Rate
  6. Implementation of the Home-Based Alternative Learning Modalities (HBALMs)
  7. Strengthening of the operations of the Center for Inter-Professional Education and Practice (CIPEP)
  8. Application of Digital Marketing, On-line Admissions and the New Academic Management System
  9. Internationalization Programs
  10. Virtual Counseling and Student Services
  11. Virtual Community and Engagements
  12. Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Library Development Plan
  13. Construction of new Academic Building, College of Dentistry and Special Health Sciences Senior High School Buildings
  14. Improvement in the Scholarship Program and increase in the number of scholars

Dr. Cabanias also discussed the plans of the Academics relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and its readiness to engage in online and remote education. The Academic Teaching and Service Faculty, Non-Teaching Personnel and students were also recognized for their achievements and contributions in the previous school year.

The SOAA is held every year and is a fitting event to gather Team Academics to conclude the previous school year and welcome the new one.

Webinars and trainings attended

The Student Affairs 

LTS entitled “Padayon: Leading in Times of Crisis”
July 2-3, 2020
Resource Speaker: Mr. Francis J. Kong, Harry Gopalan
Sponsor: Student Development and Activities Department (SDAD)


“Digitizing Student Affairs and Services”
July 4, 2020
Resource Speaker: Prof. Anna Cherylle M. Ramos
Sponsor: Philippine Association of Practitioners of the Student Affairs and Services, Inc. (PAPSAS)


“Bouncing Back and Gearing Up: Navigating and Preparing for Re-Entry”
July 8, 2020
Sponsor: University of the Philippines Office of Student Affairs


“Pastoral Counseling in Clinical Cares of the Sick”
July 14, 2020
Resource Speaker: Fr. Bernie Collera, PhD, RGC
Sponsor:  Integrated Professional Counselors Association of the Philippines


“Maintaining Positivity Amidst CoVID-19”
July 15, 2020
Resource Speaker: Carolina Uno-Royco, PhD, RGC, RPsy
Sponsor: University of the Philippines Office of Student Affairs


New Normal: Opportunities and Challenges in The Student Affairs”
July 23, 2020
Resource Speaker: CHED Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag and others from the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines
Sponsor: CEAP


New Normal: Opportunities and Challenges in Student Affairs”
July 23-24, 2020
Resource Speaker: Mr. Aldrin A. Darilag, PhD, RMT, RN and Nelca Leila Balisado-Villarin, Dean, DLSU-M OSA
Sponsor: Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP NCR)


“Helping the Helpers”
July 24, 2020
Resource Speaker: Dr. Leticia Penano-Ho
Sponsor: Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association


“Digital Peer Support”
July 25, 2020
Resource Speaker: Dr. Renelyn Belen Salcedo, RGC
Sponsor: Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association and Peer Organization of the Philippines


Conducting Mental Health Researches Amidst CoVID-19”
July 26, 2020
Resource Speaker: Jet U. Buenconsejo, RPsy, RPM
Sponsor: Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association

Center for Internationalization, Academic Affiliations and Engagements

Transitioning into the New Normal

Getting Back to Business

Pivoting Online (Mentor to Mentor Video Sessions)

Setting the Pathway To A Safe Workplace in the Period of Pandemic

Data Privacy and Its Implication to Online Learning

COVID-19 Protection in the Workplace: Best Health and Safety Practice
July 22, 2020
Resource Speaker: Hendrick Leynes, MD

Navigating through the Uncertainties: How to Survive and Thrive

IMPACT Webinar 2: Creating Spinoffs from University Innovations
July 29-30, 2020

Mobility and Teaching Innovations in the New Normal” SEA-TVET Lecture Series
August 6, 2020
Sponsor: SEAMEO

SONA-SURI: Analyzing the State of the Nation in the time of the Pandemic

Training and orientation sessions conducted

Center for Innovative Education and Technology Integration

iLS.Cloud Introductory Workshop
August 10, 2020
Participants: CMIT Faculty Members
Facilitator: Joshiko Velasco


August 11, 2002
Participants: CMLS Faculty Members
Facilitator: Joshiko Velasco


Center for Inter-professional Education and Practice

IPE Seminar-Workshop
July 29, 2020 via Zoom
Number of participants: 18
Speaker: Dr. Michael P. Sy (UP-NTTC)

  • Educator and Curricular mechanisms in IPE
  • Theoretical underpinnings of IPE
  • Research Directions in IPE


  • Case discussion using TEAM PROTOCOL


Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Library

Library videos for virtual orientations

  1. Moving Beyond Borders Video
  2. New Normal at the Library Video

Library Welcome Information Pack for faculty, students, interns, and residents

  1. Library website Handout
  2. Using iSearch to discover information Handout
  3. Remote access to online databases using OpenAthens Handout
  4. Library Guide
  5. Online databases Guide
  6. Research Productivity Tools Guide

Virtual Orientation Schedules

Date Event
August 3, 2020 CM Year Level 3 Students and Parents’ Orientation
August 4, 2020 CM Library Presentation Year Level 1 LOAD Freshman Students’ Orientation
August 5, 2020 CRS Library Presentation (attended by 200 CRS students)
August 10, 2020 CM Year Level 1 Students and Parents’ Orientation
CRS Virtual Orientation
August 11, 2020 CM Year Level 2 Students and Parents’ Orientation
August 12, 2020 CMLS Freshman Students’ Orientation
August 13, 2020 CMIT Freshman Students’ Orientation
August 14, 2020 CN Freshman Students’ Orientation
CHS Freshman Students’ Orientation
CP Freshman Students’ Orientation
August 15, 2020 GSMHS Orientation
August 19, 2020 CN Year Level 3 Orientation
August 24, 2020 SHSSHS Parents’ Orientation
August 28, 2020 SHSSHS Students’ Orientation

Integration updates

Center for Innovative Education and Technology Integration

iLS.Cloud Integration of Applications and Tools

  1. Webex (90 days)
  2. MS Teams (Final Stage)
  3. Turnitin
  4. McGraw-Hill Resources of CN
  5. Pearson Resources of CN
  6. Additional Tabs for easy access – RPAMDAFSC Library and The Registrar

Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Library

Learning Management System Integrations

  1. iSearch link – embedded in Canvas and BlackBoard OpenLMS
  2. Curriculum Builder – integrated in Canvas and BlackBoard OpenLMS; for testing in Moodle
  3. Turnitin – integrated in Canvas; for testing in BlackBoard OpenLMS and Moodle

New login workflow has been implemented starting August 11, 2020, which involves using Microsoft Office 365 account as username and password for students, ATF and ASF. Residents and other DLSMHSI members will follow the old workflow using their own username and password. User guide has been sent to the different colleges to be distributed to their faculty and students.