TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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Part 1 IT is not only Asean that will globalize us and challenge us with cultural diversity. Right within the hallowed halls of our institutions we do experience the diverse orientations of the generations which both mentors and mentored represent along with individual differences. It is best that we become…

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Part 3 THE motivation to look into student engagement in higher educationwas triggered by RA 10931,now a law mandating free tuition and school fees in state and local universities and in technical vocational institutions with corresponding free access mechanisms in private HEIs.While there may be much fewer college dropouts due…

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Part 2 WITH President Duterte having signed into law RA10931, or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, providing for free tuition and other school fees in state and local universities as well as technical vocational institutions and corresponding scholarships in private HEIs, fellow educators would wish that there…

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SEARCHING information on the latest Commission on Higher Education (CHED) report on student dropouts in college, I found only two web sources. The first is from CHED (2004) Higher Education Statistical Bulletin AY 2003-04. The report says that “ less than half of those who enter college or university reach…

FLASHBACKS/INSIGHTS

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Part 2 LIKE academic libraries, special libraries have likewise changed in many ways to keep up with the digital world. Special libraries are more of “connection than collection” these days. The fact that people are “acknowledging the importance of knowledge sharing and knowledge exploitation,” “many organizations (are) revisiting their library…

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Part 1 THERE are three types of libraries—public libraries, special libraries and academic libraries. Some academic libraries do have special libraries. A simple special library would start with a “corner” in an academic library, such as a corner on American Studies, or of Japanese Literature in English, or of the…

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Part 2 WE may have noted elsewhere that research as one of the threefold functions of a university seems to operate on its own. And, too, there could be instruction devoid of context, hence is without flesh. Likewise, the community extension function plods on its lonely thumping way to a…

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Part 1 THE pursuit of excellence by an institution, especially if it asserts excellence as a descriptor of its products and services, is an unending quest. HEIs, with fervid attempts, try to comply with the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) memo orders to pursue the threefold function of higher education—research,…

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Part 2 LAST week, we shared our opinion on ranking systems that institutions adopt and implement. Academic ranking identifies the “hierarchical ranking structure” of academics. What are the ranking titles used in cross border universities? There may be academic terminology of our counterparts in the Asean different from that of…

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Part 1 ACADEMIC rank and tenure systems are mechanisms to determine placement of mentors in a continuum of professorial ranks from instructorship to university professorship. These systems also specify who shall be guaranteed job security, subject to compliance with labor laws. A rank and tenure system cannot just be copied…

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