The Curriculum and Instruction Office (CIO) of the University, in coordination with the Human Resource Management Division (HRMD), conducted a Seminar-Workshop in Course Outcomes Mapping, Assessment and Record Keeping for Deans, Program Heads, Curriculum and Instruction Heads, and Quality Assurance Heads of the different Colleges and Schools in the University, last November 14-15, 2019 at Panorama Summit Hotel, Tigatto, Buhangin, Davao City.
The objective of the training is to retool the participants on the management and implementation of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in the different academic programs of the University.
OBE is an educational model that is adopted by the University in response to CHED Memorandum Order No. 46 s. 2012 or the Policy-Standard to Enhance Quality Assurance (QA) in Philippine Higher Education Through an Outcomes-Based and Typology-Based QA.
Mr. Oliver A. Malabanan, the resource person in the 2-day seminar workshop, demonstrated how to write the program and cluster level parts of the syllabus that includes the course outcomes and learning evidences, and how to properly align them with performance indicators of the program.
He also imparted how to develop an appropriate Rubric for assessing a learning evidence and learning output, as well as how to formulate an evaluation system for determining the level of outcomes achievement in the course.
Mr. Malabanan is also the same person who provided the previous OBE trainings in USeP in 2014 and in 2016.
For the past years, the University has been relentless in its pursuit for Quality Assurance, and much effort and budget has been poured-in to the development and improvement of curricular offerings.
Dr. Tamara Cher R. Mercado, Officer-in-Charge of the Curriculum and Instruction Office of the University, in her opening remarks said that USeP’s culture of quality can also be attributed to the passion and commitment of the men and women in the teaching force of the University, who are always ready and very much accepting of any challenge in support of the University’s quest for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) of programs.