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GAD awareness instilled among PSU employees

PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY, led by the Director of Gender and Development (GAD), Dr. Merlita Q. Santos, strengthens the GAD awareness of its employee after it successfully conducted a two-day Seminar-Training on Handling Sexual -Harassment Cases and Capacity Building on Gender Mainstreaming among GFPS/ CODI Members of the university last November 12-13, 2018 at Metro Vigan Fiesta Garden Hotel, Guimod, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

On the first day of seminar, Dr. Cherrie Melanie Ancheta-Diego, Director IV of CHED Regional Office 1, tackled about the Gender Mainstreaming which includes Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) in the morning session and Preparation of GAD Plan and Budget in the afternoon session which helped the attendees to understand more about the gender policies, and gender inequalities that are still embedded in our society.

Atty. Charisma M. Agbayani, Attorney V, Legal Services Division of Civil Service Commission Regional Office 1, graced the second day of the seminar with her talk about Handling Sexual Harassment Cases and Other Sexual Related Problems and Concerns which enlightened the attendees on ways how to protect them-selves from any cases of sexual harassment specially at work and for them to protect the students who are suffering from this case.

BC dominates 2018 FTLE top posts

PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Binmaley Campus once again produced topnotchers in the recently held 2018 Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination (FTLE) in the personas of 2018 Bachelor of Science in Fisheries graduates Mr. Elmer B. Abarra, who notched the second spot, Mr. Jomark D. Parana and Ms. Laila U. Ubando, who were positioned in Top 5 and 7 respectively.

For the past years, PSU Binmaley has consistently produced topnotchers in the Fisheries Technologist Board Examinations, giving prestige and reputation to the university and producing skilled and conversant graduates.

These graduates are able to contribute to the development of agriculture and aquaticbased industries which the Philippines needs most in order to properly harness its aquatic resources towards economic development. All of these were made possible because of the strong commitment of the university to lead the region and the nation as well in terms of various technologies applicable to fisheries education.

BS Fisheries program is also recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as Center of Excellence. More so, as a university policy, topnotchers are awarded with monetary incentive with the Top 7 given Php 80,000.00 and Top 5 and 2 Php 100,000.00 each.

RDE celeb underlines research input in society

PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY (PSU) celebrated Research Development and Extension (RDE) Week Celebration on November 20-23, 2018 held at the PSU Convention Hall to highpoint the immense contribution of research to the society.

With the theme: “Role of Research, Extension and Gender and Development towards a Global PSU”, the event debuted through short film presentation regarding gender issues to the students and Gender Sensitivity Training for the students brought by the Gender and Development (GAD) Office.

The celebration was followed by an Extension Seminar and Workshop, and Research Symposium where student and faculty researchers presented their studies in various field like Engineering, Technology & Computing Studies; Education, Management and Social Sciences; Gender & Development; and Natural and Allied Sciences.

Moreover, four researchers were given the Recognition for Outstanding Academic Researchers (ROAR) award for their excellence in research in different fields. Dr. Frederick Patacsil was awarded as the “Outstanding Researcher in Engineering, Technology & Computing Studies,” Dr. Christopher Cocal was awarded as the “Outstanding Researcher in Education, Management and Social Sciences,” Dr. Irene De Vera was awarded as the “Outstanding Researcher in Gender & Development,” and Dr. Sotero Aban was awarded as the “Outstanding Researcher in Natural and Allied Sciences.

Likewise, the nine (9) campuses of PSU participated in a competition for the Outstanding R&D Unit where PSU Lingayen Campus was declared the winner.

The objective of the activity was to capacitate researchers to conduct high-impact researches that are publishable to international refereed journals along the categories: Education, Management and Social Sciences, Natural and Allied Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Computing Sciences, Gender and Development and Developmental Research.

10 PSU programs eye AACCUP accreditation

THE PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY (PSU) once again subjected itself to the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) accreditation in four of its campuses including Bayambang, Lingayen, Sta. Maria and Urdaneta.

Led by Professor Nestor C. Competente of the Rizal Technological University, 29 accreditors conducted document analyses and evaluation to the programs of: Bayambang Campus (Bachelor in Public Administration and BS in Business Administration; Sta. Maria Campus (Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, BS in Agribusiness Management and BS in Agricultural Engineering); Lingayen Campus (BS in Mathematics, Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education); and Urdaneta City Campus (BS in Architecture) after the opening program at the Convention Hall.

Said accreditation is the second survey visit conducted by the AACCUP Inc. in PSU for this academic year 2017-2018 following the successful visit last May, 2018 where nine programs were evaluated.

On the following day, accreditors proceeded to their assigned campuses to conduct site visit or campus tour to further verify and gather more relevant information as well as interview key informants.

The accreditation ended through a simultaneous Exit Conferences by Campus and General Closing Program at Lingayen Campus whereby accreditors enumerated the strengths and areas needing improvement.

Areas that had been assessed were: Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives; Faculty; Curriculum; and Instruction; Support to Students; Research; Extension and Community Involvement; Library; Physical Plants and Facilities; Laboratories; and Administration.

AACCUP accreditation is one of the quality assurance mechanisms which supports the University’s desire to improve in all its program offering along the areas visited.