Paulinian Faculty Formation Program
Contributed by Dr. Marichen DychangcoDate: September 4, 2018Posted by: Marionette Martinez
The Paulinian Faculty Formation Program (PFFP) was designed to continually upgrade the academic and professional qualifications and competencies of the faculty and to develop core values consistent with and supportive of the institutional goals.
The first two sessions took off in July and August 2018. The 1st session, entitled “The Future of Education,” gave the faculty an inspiring start as to how to make the classroom 22nd century ready. The speaker, Sr. Felicitas Bernardo SPC, Principal of the SHS Department and Dean of the College of Education Graduate School, awakened the faculty to what is happening in the world of education now and what will happen in the near future. She stressed on innovation, research and development, relevance and creativity. She also underscored that the faculty must embrace the 21st, and 22nd century with a soul and with a heart.
The 2nd session was entitled “Learning about Innovative Instruction: Games, Entrepreneurship, and Resource Management.” This session, in coordination with the Center for Research, Innovation, and Development (CRID), introduced the faculty to the idea of using gaming in instruction; made the faculty see capabilities for entrepreneurial engagement; and allowed for innovation in Paulinian teaching strategies. A resource person from UPSTART was invited to facilitate the session.
These two sessions, the first two among many sessions, answer the expressed needs of the faculty and the thrust of the University, which are preparing the faculty for the OBE world, enhancing their IT skills, and making them more 21st century ready.