TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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OUR previous conversation was on blending two models in designing a continuing professional development plan (CPD) for faculty members particularly for those who are assigned to the higher education levels. These two models are the developmental vertical model which divides the tenure of faculty members into three stages, the novice,…

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PROFESSIONAL organizations such as the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers and similar professional associations require continuing professional education (CPE) immersion of their professionals. This consists of updates in the trends, new initiatives, approaches, etc. related to their profession. In the public schools, teachers attend in-service activities. In colleges and universities,…

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ALONG with the emphasis on research in our HEI’s is the rising need for editing services of academic capstones – dissertations/theses and research/project papers. Since our world is an imperfect world (sorry for people who help make it so!) our degree candidates at times are trapped into paying what they…

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AT the end of the school year through summer, besides preparing final marks, academics give time to compiling evidences of their growth and development for purposes of academic ranking. The most common labels of academic ranks in higher education are instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor and university professor.…

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TECHNOLOGY advances do impact on culture. In yesteryears when there was less mobility across borders, the young generation would stay put with their ancestral ties to carry on family business. This is why many of the young Chinese/Filipino Chinese are made to work at an early age in their respective…

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PRIOR to this piece, we discussed how we might popularize the concept of culture since Asean 2015 is meant to bond us ten member countries together. This means, we expect to have increasing social dynamics with the rest of Asean nationalities along of course with their respective cultures. Not only…

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IN our last conversation, we focused on the first two education priorities of Asean 2015. What we suggested were a mix of Asean-related activities in and outside formal classes, extending our reach to our various communities through civic engagement. Also as academics, that we enhance our scholarship on the Filipino…

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LATE March to middle April will see campuses all over the country decked with the usual stage décor heralding a milestone for many Filipino families. In quest of a better life, a son or daughter or a next of kin or even a parent joins graduation ceremonies (pagtatapos) – a…

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SO soon! Indeed time flies at lightning speed and here staring at us is Asean 2015! And what’s in it for us in academe? But first, a very brief overview of Asean. We are one of ten countries wishing to band together as a single market. We expect that by…

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Having taught for some time courses on leadership, I realized that parenting styles are similar to the classic styles of leadership which are omnipresent in management books. Such styles may not be appropriate always but are the more appropriate under certain circumstances. These three decision-making styles are: authoritarian, democratic and…

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