The Office of the President released a memorandum on September 16 informing all the faculty to heighten the flexible learning implementation in the university using all forms of learning platforms.
“It was issued as a direct response to the consolidated complaints and suggestions of the faculty, students, and parents about the current learning system,” Dr. Teresita H. Borres, Director of Instruction, said. She further explained that the released memorandum was planned to ensure that the current university’s learning system addresses the needs of the academic community, including those of the students and the parents.
The memo reminded the faculty to give minimal requirements to the students, to be flexible in the students’ submission of requirements, to be mindful of their official scheduled online classes, and to observe Thursdays or Fridays as a schedule for uploading the learning materials. It has also accentuated that each college should prepare a faculty utilization schedule for google meetings, to use blended instruction, and to utilize modular instruction for students living in far-flung areas.
“It is a helpful reminder to the faculty and the entire academic community…we have to address the students’ limited resources and capabilities, especially those with slow internet connectivity and limited access to gadgets,” Dr. Borres affirmed.
She further asserted that this effort supports the mandate of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to exercise inclusive education in the midst of the pandemic. (LSimbajon)