The Partido State University Center for Partido Studies, directed by Dr. Danilo M. Gerona; Partido Institute of Economics (PIE), directed by Mr. Rolan Jon G. Bulao; Museo de Isarog through the Museum Curator Mr. Earl John C. Hernandez; and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), headed by Dean Erlinda M. Basilla together with faculty members Ms. Vanessa Mae C. Romero and Ms. Liezel DC Atole; have collaborated to sponsor and organize a podcast series on COVID-19 Pandemic that gathered academic insights across disciplines of natural and social sciences.
Partido State University has recently launched a massive training on online teaching for all faculty called Online, Distance, and eTeaching (ODET) that spans from May 18-July 17, 2020. The training uses Zoom and Facebook and YouTube live as its platforms.
As part of the strategies of Partido State University in adapting to the ‘new normal’ brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, its academic processes are migrating into what are generally known as ‘flexible learning environments.’ The university’s Information & Communications Technology Management Office (ICTMO), through a budget proposal approved recently by the Board of Regents (BOR) on May 25, 2020, will upgrade its capabilities to institutionalize the transition process. Part of the upgrade amounting to more than Php9M is a set of ICT equipment intended to support the deployment of an onsite Learning Management System, and installations of fixed-bandwidth internet connections, as well as an online Student Information System that will include functionalities for admission/enrolment, and submission of grades.
One of the online solutions sought to reduce or eliminate face-to-face transactions under threats of COVID-19, the Online Student Clearance System or OSCS rolls out of the Information and Communications Technology Management Office (ICTMO) development workshop. Now fully operational to cater to requests of students for clearance, the system designed and developed by ICTMO’s programmer, Mr. Aldwin R. Seboguero, under the directions and supervision of the ICTMO Director, Dr. Ronnel R. Atole, allows students to request clearance from offices anywhere through the internet. It is designed and implemented in the Laravel MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework and is currently hosted in a cloud infrastructure.
Adhering to the prescribed protocols without sacrificing their sworn duties and responsibilities, the members of the Partido State University Board of Regents joined the 76th Regular BOR Meeting via Zoom on May 25, 2020. Of the 21 proposals submitted, 19 were approved and 2 were deferred by the Board. The university’s proposed budget for FY 2021 amounting to Php697,057,000.00, and the conferment of degrees to 872 candidates for May 2020 graduation are two (2) of the most salient measures approved by the Board.