Dr. Cabanias delivers State of the Academics Address 2021

August 30, 2021 | 2:57 pm

Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Juanito O. Cabanias gave his 7th State of the Academics Address 2021 with the theme “ANIM-O! Atin ‘to! Six years of Academic Achievements” on August 11, 2021, 8:00am via Zoom Webinar. Director for Center for Humanities and Social Sciences Ma. Teresa A. Sigua hosted the program, which was graced by the presence of DLSMHSI President Br. Gus Boquer and Chancellor Dr. Antonio B. Ramos and attended by the Academic Deans and Directors, Administrators, Academic Teaching and Service Faculty, Non-Teaching Personnel and students. The virtual event had a record of 532 unique viewers and was granted CPD points by several professional councils.

Vice Chancellor for Academics Prof. Dr. Juanito O. Cabanias

Director for Center for Humanities and Social Sciences Associate Professor Ma. Teresa A. Sigua

Dr. Cabanias started the three-part address with the presentation on how effective planning strategies and good leadership skills enabled Academics to achieve its thrust with excellence and encouraged the Academic community to rise above the challenge amidst the pandemic. The video Posible: The DLSMHSI Learning Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic was shown to share the positive HBALMs experience of Administrators, Academic Teaching and Service Faculty, Students, and Non-Teaching Personnel that learning can happen despite the tough times.

Posible: The DLSMHSI Learning Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic AVP

In Part 2, the achievements and accomplishments of members of the Academics were acknowledged and celebrated. The Kto12 transition and the COVID-19 pandemic are among the events that caused a major impact in the education landscape but these challenges did not hinder A-Team to reach its goals and exhibit commendable performance.

The video Anim-O! Atin to! Six Years of Academic Achievements looks back at the major accomplishments of the Colleges and Services in the past six (6) years in terms of:

  • Accreditation and academic excellence
  • Curriculum development
  • Policies and systems
  • Resources, space and technology
  • Linkages and partnerships
  • Support to ATF, ASF, NTP and Students

Another highlight of the program was the Awarding Ceremony video where members of A-Team were recognized for different achievements in SY 2020-2021 from publications to paper presentations, graduate degrees earned, service to institutional committees and technical working groups and extra curricular activities.

Awarding Ceremony AVP

For the first time, the Quality Assurance Awards were also presented. These special awards recognized and celebrated the meritorious and magnanimous performances of the Colleges and Services and the Academic Teaching and Service Faculty based on the objectives and criteria set by the Academics through the Academic Quality Management using the following quality management metrics:

Top Performing Academic Teaching and Service Faculty – Performance Evaluation – The Academics of DLSMHSI acknowledges the contributions of the dedicated and diverse ATF and ASF in fulfilling the school’s mission. Their achievements are vital to maintaining the exemplary nurturing, learning and service culture celebrated at the Academics in DLSMHSI. This annual recognition awards the outstanding performance of ATF and ASF by and within colleges and services. This is the highest recognition pertaining to performance evaluation of ATF and ASF in the institutional level and is based on the 360-Degree Performance Evaluation Results

The Top 10 ATF and top ASF per group are shown below.

Top Performing College and Service: Document Checklist Review – The Document Checklist Review is an institutional mechanism to establish and maintain a system of methods for proper documentation. This award is presented to the Top 3 performing Colleges and Services which complied in the Document Checklist Review performed by the Academic Quality Management.

For SY 2020-2021, the College of Humanities and Sciences (now College of Allied Sciences), College of Pharmacy (now Dr. Mariano Que College of Pharmacy) and the College of Medical Laboratory Science tied for top honors for the Colleges. The Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Library, which got the highest rating across the Academics, emerged as the top in the Academic Services group followed by the Lasallian Admission and Scholarship Opportunities and the Center for Internationalization, Academic Affiliations and Engagements.

Top Performing College and Service: Client Feedback – This award recognizes the top performing Colleges and Services for their exemplary performances based on the results of the client feedback. This recognition seeks to motivate the Academics Team to continuously provide and improve high-quality services to the different stakeholders.

For SY 2020-2021, the top 5 all came from the Academic Services.

In the third part of the program, Dr. Cabanias bared the priority plans of the Academics which are aligned with the Institutional Goals and the Academic Administrators in SY 2021-2022 who shall work together towards the realization of these plans.

Academics At Your Service 2021 AVP

The program concluded with a strong invitation for UNITY as the Academics looks forward to SY 2021-2022 with full of positivity, resilience and visibility.