TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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HOW can students who may not meet the minimum average of their school with strict selective admission, retention, progression and graduation policies be “saved”? Saved from feeling discriminated against, dropping out of school, belittled, hurt, bitter, depressed? Support for students on probation. Being new in an HEI, I was cautioned…

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HIGHER education institutions (HEI) basically organize their general administration into finance, physical plant, maintenance, security and other general services; the academic area, into colleges headed by academic deans who report to the vice president for academic affairs. Countries with historical ties to the United Kingdom such as Singapore, Malaysia, Hong…

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INSTITUTIONS preparing for quality assurance (QA) visits for a degree program or institution-wide, could undergo a stressful search for exhibits to accompany the self-survey evaluation report. How can exhibits be prepared without stress and office overtime, utilizing today’s technology? Brief history of QA for programs in the Philippines. In Philippine…

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WE who have been in the universities much earlier than this generation remember one office which may have been among the primary offices applicants for a position had to deal with. I refer to the then Personnel Office. For non-academic position applicants, the Personnel Office was likely the first and…

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Last of 3 parts LAST week, we presented models of dual/double degrees, giving examples of pairing together bachelor degrees such as in arts and sciences with an education degree either for high school (AB-BSE) or elementary (AB-BEEd) or early childhood (AB-ECE) teaching. This are more properly labeled as “concurrent-education programs”…

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Part 2 LAST week, we wrote about popular trends across borders for dual/double degree programs, also referred to as combined degree, conjoint degree, joint degree, simultaneous degree, or double graduation. These labels point to certain variations in pairing degree programs considering their disciplinary complementarity and their academic level (baccalaureate, graduate,…

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Part 1 Dual or double degree programs are a continuing trend in cross-border universities. These programs are also labeled as combined degree, conjoint degree, joint degree, simultaneous degree, or double graduation program. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doubledegree>. They involve a student pursuing two different university degrees in parallel, either at the same institution or…

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MARCH to April, unless school calendars change, are months of jubilation for graduands (degree candidates) in the various higher education institutions (HEIs). <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graduation>. Graduands are students who have fulfilled all requirements to be conferred their degrees in a commencement ceremony. Being officially declared as graduates “with all the rights and…

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