Monday, February 20, 2012

International Conference on Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning

DLSU GCOE faculty led by GCOE Dean Pag-asa Gaspillo, GCOE Vice Dean Efren Dela Cruz, Dr. Andres Oreta (CE), Dr. Alvin Chua (ME), and part-time faculty Dr. Manuel Belino attended the International Conference on Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning (ICOBTL) on Feb. 16-17, 2012 at the TIP Campus in QC.

DLSU faculty - Chua, Oreta and De La Cruz- with Prof. John Biggs
The keynote lecturers were Prof. John Biggs, educator, psychologist and author of the 'constructive alignement' and 'SOLO taxonomy" concepts and his wife and co-author, Dr. Catherine Tang. About 500 teachers, university presidents and heads of government and professional organizations attended the conference.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CE Faculty visits Chula with DLSU Alumni

Photo (L-R): Em Sevillia (DLSU Alumnus now enrolled at CU), Erica Uy,
Dr. Anat, Prof. Panitan, Dr. Oreta, Irene Ubay, Dr. Chatpan, Jamiel Jayme and Daniel Valerio
 Dr. Andres Oreta, Professor in Civil Engineering (DLSU-M) visited Chulalongkorn University (CU) through the AUN/SEED-Net Short Term Visit Program last Jan 28 - Feb 5, 2012 to strengthen the Academic Exchange between the Departments of Civil Eng'g of the two universities.  Joining him was Ms. Irene Ubay, DLSU BSCE Alumnus and now Asst. Prof. Lecturer at DLSU. She is also an alumnus of CU who earned her MSCE degree as a scholar under the AUN/SEED-Net program. Three DLSU alumni, Daniel Valerio, Erica Uy and Jamiel Jayme also joined the visit and they presented their research to the CU faculty and students. The three alumni are applying for AUN/SEED Net scholarship at CU.
Dr. Oreta presented a lecture on February 1, 2012 to about 30 MS students in Structural Engineering of CU on the following topics:
 One Million Safe Schools & Hospitals Campaign,
 DLSU Research Initiatives on Safe & Sustainable Infrastructures,
 DLSU Academic Exchange.

Among the outputs of the visit were:
1. The Agreement on Academic Exchange Between DLSU-CU (signed in 2007) was reviewed and activities between the two departments were aligned to this agreement

2.  DLSU Undergraduate Student Exchange Visit at CU was formalized.
3. List of possible activities of Graduate Student Exchange and Faculty Exchange were identified.