TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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HAPPY New Year! Where to from today, 2016 and beyond? Today, being associated with resolutions, let’s search the web for some quotes – not those on transforming one’s self from being a weakling to being a pillar of strength — but more about those on the wisdom of beginnings and…

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MERRY Christmas! The four Sundays of advent passed almost unnoticed. Today, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, after all the experiences we had, especially those which left us grieving for a lost son, lost families, lost homes, derailed trains, lost opportunities, gangster victims, pitiable exodus to unwilling nations…

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AFTER finishing high school, we, who belong to the pre-K-12 generation, looked forward to enrolling for our first degree — usually a baccalaureate. Unless for whatever good reason, we had to enroll in a certificate (one year) or associate (two-year) program. We find that higher education institutions (HEI’s) seldom admit…

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PREVIOUS discussions dealt on systemic (second order) change and on four of the five disciplines to be acculturated in an organization – both in the leader and in the led — to materialize much if not a hundred percent of their shared vision for their organization. Thus, we borrowed heavily…

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WE return to our discussion on Peter Senge’s five disciplines which are the processes involved in an organization’s efforts to realize the change that the organization desires. Earlier, we discussed second order change – a change not just of procedures, but of philosophy, mission and goals—hence, a change that is…

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IN recent years, accords occupy academic discussions. Foremost of this is the Bologna accord. During a consultation meeting on a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order, a couple of participants asked me why there are several accords often mentioned along with the K-12 program. That incident triggered the discussion…

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ACADEMIC departments, as a practice, set a day or two to go “benchmarking.” How does benchmarking take place? The simplest I have observed is a pre-arranged visit to entities to look into the best practices of the latter aligned to the objective/s of the benchmarking visit. Benchmarking participants carry a…

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HERE are some terminologies about academic institutions — their structural divisions, their constituents and how they are classified, ranked and tenured, types of learning institutions, etc — which we may come across in writing or in conversations as we go onward into the 21st century of a rapidly globalizing environment…

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