CARS revisits CMOs, FIRe; conducts workshop on curricula revision

To align the curricula of the offered undergraduate and graduate programs of the college with CHED Memorandum Orders (CMOs), and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe), the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS), headed by Dr. Roger C. Montepio, College Dean, and Dr. Hyde D. Nadela, Associate Dean, conducted a workshop on the revision of the undergraduate and graduate curricula on April 25-26, 2022, at Cavanico II Mare Resort, Camudmud, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal.

During the workshop, CMO No. 14, series of 2019 also known as “Policies and Guidelines on the Issuance of Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) to State Universities and Colleges and Local Universities and Colleges was revisited side-by-side with CMO No. 15, series of 2019 on the “Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Graduate Programs for the revision of curricula of Graduate School programs namely, Ph.D. in Horticulture, MS in Agriculture (MSA), MS in Engineering (MSE), MS in Forestry (MSF), MS in Environmental and Resource Management (MSERM), and Master of Extension Education (MExEd); and CMO No. 23 series of 2021, also known as “Policies, Standards, and Guidelines for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program” for the undergraduate program- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program with seven major fields (Agronomy, Animal Science, Enterprise Management, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, and Soil Science).

Ms. Mechelle R. Mangmang, CARS Quality Assurance Head, Dr. Hyde D. Nadela, CARS Associate Dean, and Dr. Joie D. Cataytay, MSE Program Head, discussed topics on Aligning Programs to Outcomes-Based Education, Courses aligned to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and Cost-And-Benefit Analysis of the Program Offerings, respectively.

Revision of the curricula was done by the curriculum revision committee for each program.  The outputs of the workshop, e.g., Prospectus, Comparative Matrix of Curricular Components, Program Outcomes and Curriculum Map, Course Titles and Descriptions, and Course Outcomes and Performance Indicators, were then presented and criticized by the faculty members who attended the activity.

The proposed revised curricula will be presented to the stakeholders tentatively in the last week of April for their review prior to the finalization of the revised curricula