Quality supervision is paramount for Cebu Technological University (CTU) to cope with its vision as a premier, multidisciplinary-technological university.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Victor D. Villaganas organized the Basic Supervisory Course(BSC) training to address the purpose. More than one hundred participants from CTU campuses were divided into two batches: from October 25 through 28 and from November 8 through 11.
Joined in by speakers who are experts in their fields, the event made participants apparently grasp and perceive the common purpose of the CTU administration aiming for them to be equipped with necessary tools not only as teaching guide but also quality,supervisory attitude.
Former CNU Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Porponio B. Lapa and Dean of St. Catherine College (and Former CHED Acting Regional Director) Dr. Candelario M. Aytona conveyed that leadership IS an ability to influence other people in the organization in order to achieve certain objectives.This is true to CTU that aims at producing graduates with progressive leadership and equipping them with appropriate knowledge, skill, and attitude.
University President Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. is continuously adopting the international standards of quality teaching and supervision particularly on the engineering courses and other instructions that have something to do with whatever supervisory trainings and disciplines it would conduct. “But this must be applied through a democratic way of approach in order to receive a positive feedback from either your subordinates and students as well”, said CTU-Tuburan Campus Director Dr. Pedrito C. Pontillas.
The overwhelming satisfaction was shown by the participants who individually showed support to adopt the principles relevant to their tasks.
Selected topics were elaborated on by corresponding speakers. Dr. Lapa touched on on Quality Supervision Through Effective Leadership; Dr. Aytona had Quality Assurance Through Effective Supervision; Former Regional Director of the Civil Service Commission(CSC) Atty. Ireneo Morales tackled Legal Aspects in Supervision; Former CNU Director for Research Dr. Zosima Panares talked about Circular Program Development Enhancement; and Dr. Carlyn M. Dela Pena of CHED Region VII on Quality Standards in Instruction and US Peace Corps Volunteer(CTU Argao) Dr. Kevin Bruce Deitle had Supervising Outcomes-Based Education.
On the one hand, among CTU speakers, Dr. Pontillas elaborated on Quality Supervision Through Democratic Leadership; CTU Vice President for Administration Dr. Ledesma R. Layon spoke on Perspective in Supervising Colleagues; CTU-Daanbantayan Campus Director Dr. Levy S. Lepon talked about Quality Supervision Through Effective Communication; CTU Director for Instruction Dr. Severino R. Romano expounded on Quality Management System; and College of Education(Main) Chairman Prof. Ricardo Q. Ybanez had Normative/Criterion-Based Education and Grading System;
Dr. Villaganas pushed for the training as he sees the need for constant cultivation of skills to be the priority as CTU is headed to the direction mandated by the government. VPAA Secretary Dr. Charisma Lumayag, Acad. Coordinators Prof. Eilish Ritchelle Barcenas and Ms. Mary Anne C. Villaganas and Office Assistant Ms Marjorie C. Ardoña aided the participants in achieving the purpose.
The CTU administration believes that the Basic Supervisory Course could lead to the realization of CTU internationalization programs being directly associated with how the university has acted upon its vision, mission and outcomes.(Wen Celen,UPO Contributor)