TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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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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Part 2 LAST week’s review of institutional statements focused on what they are and why sometimes one statement is confused with another. At present, Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) are revising or have revised their mission, vision, philosophy or value statements, goals and objectives—likely to articulate the internationalization of institutional…

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Part 1 REVISING institutional statements to articulate meaningful response to Asean and globalization likely preoccupy our HEIs these days. Our young academics have remarked that some of the mission and vision statements that they have read are similar—no difference whatsoever. Herewith is a review of the nature of these statements—the…

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CRITICISMS that the history being taught in the schools, particularly on the martial law period, has been inadequate prompted me to verify this impression with my graduate students. My class of mostly public schoolteachers have been the recipient of these remarks about the inadequate history that they teach. Given that…

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Part 1 WITH globalization and upcoming mobility–especially among our learners, either for exchange, further studies, cross-border attachments (on-the-job training), or leisure–some learning on foreign affairs may be considered worthwhile and necessary to add to the curriculum of general education. Basic knowledge of standard practices on how nations come together and…

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