Team Academics marks the mid-year with presentation of accomplishments

February 26, 2021 | 10:42 am

The Vice Chancellor for Academics, College Deans and Academic Directors convened on February 4, 2021, 9:00am at the Learning Commons for the Mid-year Presentation of Accomplishments for SY 2020-2021 with the theme “Academics: Stronger and Better than ever in the Midst of Pandemic.” Vice Chancellor for Academics Juanito O. Cabanias presented the accomplishments of Academics in relation to its 2020 CCTV Vision as well as the future plans for the coming school year.

The Academic Deans and Directors also presented the highlights of their respective Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Measures (GOSM), the status of the GOSM in reference to the Accomplishments for the first semester and the issues, concerns and challenges encountered. It was a day filled with positive news and inspiring experiences as the Administrators shared their triumphs halfway through the school year amidst the tough situation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Expressions of thanks and appreciation for all members of the Academics also resonated throughout the presentations.

The event was conducted on a hybrid platform of face-to-face meeting attended by the Academic Deans and Directors and broadcasted live via Zoom Webinar participated in by Administrators, Academic Teaching and Service Faculty and Non-Teaching Personnel.

CMLS alumni ace the licensure examination

Graduates of the College of Medical Laboratory Science posted an 80% passing rate for first timers and 72.73% over-all passing rate during the January 2021 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination. Considering the national passing rate of 67.69% and the pandemic, this is indeed a commendable performance. Hats off to the College of Medical Laboratory Science and to the new Lasallian medical technologists.

Tea and Substance with the VCA puts the spotlight to the Academic Deans

In the February episode of Tea and Substance with the VCA, the Academic Deans were invited as guest panelists to talk about their roles and experiences and share their thoughts about leadership, accomplishments and challenges. It was an interesting, frank and light conversation, which allowed the 172 participants to know more about the personalities of the Deans and be inspired by their character to lead.

The program was held on February 19, 2021, 10:00am via Zoom Webinar in partnership with Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Library.

RPAMDAFSC Library brings Collab-rary 202

The Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Library held Collab-rary: User Engagement Program 2021 with the theme “Digital Literacy” on February 2021. The month-long program aims to create partnerships and user engagements among members of DLSMHSI through a variety of webinars, virtual exhibit and launching events and social media activities that promote responsible and smart use of information in digital platforms.

Webinar 1: Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Academia
February 5, 2021, 10:00am via Zoom Webinar

Ms. Madelyn Gabrieles from Center for Intellectual Property facilitated the webinar that aimed to instill awareness and respect on the intellectual property of students, faculty and staff with practical application in an academic setting.

Webinar 2/Research Productivity Series 4: Putting your Research Out in the Open: A Guide on Publishing
February 13, 2021, 9:00am via Zoom Webinar

Mr. Johan Jang from Elsevier guided the attendees on how to get their manuscripts accepted for publication and how to disseminate their research through scholarly and legitimate platforms, including how to avoid predatory journals, using Scopus and ScienceDirect.

Webinar 3: Tea and Substance with the VCA – The Academic Deans in Focus
February 19, 2021, 10:00am via Zoom Webinar

Webinar 4: Building Professional and Personal Identity in the Digital Environment
Presented in partnership with CIAAE
February 22, 2021, 10:00am via Zoom Webinar

Mr. Alexander Rodriguez from the Data Privacy Office presented ways on how to build our professional and personal identity in the digital environment without compromising privacy.

Virtual launch of GreenPrints, the DLSMHSI Institutional Repository
February 23, 2021, 10:00am via Zoom Webinar

GreenPrints is the institutional repository which shall provide access and storage to the scholarly and creative work of members of DLSMHSI, such as student theses, faculty research, digital learning objects, archives and institutional publications.

Virtual exhibition launch of Gold, Silver & Holy Art
February 26, 2021, 2:00pm via Zoom Webinar

This new exhibition from the RPAMDAFSC Gallery features 14 accurate replicas of different Byzantine icons artistically wrapped in riza made from silver and gold from the collections from Dr. Ariniego AFSC. Ms. Cecille Torrevillas-Gelicame, Director of Museo De La Salle, DLSU-D, was invited to share Dr. Ariniego’s interest in religious icons and the events that led him to his icon collections.

Elsevier Online Quiz 2021 and pocket social media activities
Entire month of February

Members of DLSMHSI are invited to join the Elsevier Online Quiz for a chance to win premium prizes from Elsevier. Weekly social media activities are also posted in the Library’s Facebook page.

DLSMHSI compliant with the CHED Learning Continuity Plan

The Commission on Higher Education Regional Office IV conducted a documentary analysis on the learning continuity plan submitted by DLSMHSI and found it to be compliant in all areas. The plan outlined the systems and procedures adopted for the transition to flexible learning, policies on learning management, constant dialogue with local government and other stakeholders, health and safety protocols, orientation guide for students, faculty and staff and mechanisms for continuous quality improvement. This is also part of the preparations of Academics towards the gradual reopening of face-to-face classes when given the approval of and permission by CHED and the government following all the safety guidelines and health protocols.

Dr. De Aro is re-elected Secretary of PASSH

Dr. Naomi M. de Aro, Registrar and faculty of the College of Nursing, has been re-elected Secretary (Education) of Pan Asia Simulation Society in Healthcare. Congratulations, Dr. De Aro!

Talents bared in Acad Got Talent 2021

The Academics is known for its scholarly accomplishments but its members also have a handful of talents just waiting to be discovered. These talents were the highlight of Acad Got Talent 2021 held on February 11, 2021, 2:00pm. This year, the event took a different turn by conducting it on a hybrid manner where entries were pre-recorded and the judging was done live. Tiktok Challenge, a new category, was also introduced inspired by the Tiktok trend. The event was organized by the Center for Internationalization, Academic Affiliations and Engagements.

Congratulations to all the winners and big thanks to all who joined the contests!

Singing Contest – Solo Category
Champion: Russel Gloriani
1st runner up: Dr. Genevee Banta
2nd runner up: Roel Hayag

Singing Contest – Duet Category
Champion: Vania Adrineda and Darwin Carrido
1st runner up: Leo Macam Jr. and Aurian Tormes

Modern Dance Contest
Champion: Team Pharmacy
1st runner up: Team SHS-CRS-TSA
2nd runner up: Team Library

Tiktok Challenge
Champion: College of Pharmacy
1st runner up: The Toktok Girls
2nd runner up: Lorenz Lorena

Top: Singing Contest – Solo Category Champion Russel Gloriani; Middle: Singing Contest – Duet Category Champion Vania Adrineda and Darwin Carrido; Bottom: Modern Dance Contest and Tiktok Challenge Champion Team Pharmacy. Photos by CIAAE.