West Visayas State University

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The West Visayas State University (WVSU), a premier institution of higher learning in Region 6, was first established in 1902 as the Iloilo Normal School (INS).  Born out of embers of wars and feverish rebuilding of the Filipino nation, the INS became West Visayas State College and then West Visayas State University. Spanning more than a hundred years, this venerable institution’s journey  is one of the challenges, transformation, triumphs, and blessed endurance (WVSU Coffee Table Book, 2002). 

As a comprehensive university, WVSU offers varied mandated and government priority curricular programs responsive to regional and national, and global development. 
 
These programs are offered in eight (8) colleges— the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Management, College of Education, College of Mass Communications, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of PESCAR; one (1) institute— Institute of Information & Communications Technology; and six (6) external and extension campuses— Agriculture & Forestry Campus in Bgy. Hayubo, Lambunao, Iloilo, Calinog Campus, Janiuay Campus, Labunao Campus, Pototan Campus, and Himamaylan City Extension Campus.  
 
The Code of Professional Ethics for Teachers and School Officials (in WVSU Faculty Manual, 2000) explains that the main purpose of a school is to help individuals cope with life situations, accept responsibilities and contribute effectively to society, through the acquisition of cumulative knowledge, meanings and values, governed by the passion for service to their fellowmen.   Its vision is to produce globally competitive lifelong learners. In the University setting, the lifelong learners are its students.
 
The University’s strategic thrusts in attaining its vision are:
1. Student admission and retention program
2. Quality assurance
3. Instruction and curriculum development
4. Faculty build-up
5. Student development
6. Library build-up
7. Laboratory enhancement
8. State-of-the-art MIS
 
The University also anchors its vision on the strategic roles of the Higher Education (CHED, 2012), which are:
1. Instruments of poverty alleviation
2. Vehicle for technologically-driven economic development and national competitiveness
 
CHED  R.A. 7722  also mandates the promotion of quality education, broadening of access to higher education, protection of academic freedom for continuing intellectual growth, and ensuring advancement of learning and research. 
 
Teachers and school officials at the  WVSU are under strict obligation to see to it that these main thrusts are achieved.  As trustees of the cultural and educational heritage of the nation, they are obliged to uphold moral principles, promote sense of nationhood, deepen love of country, instill respect for constituted authority, and foster obedience to the laws of the land. Every faculty and school officials therefore, should earnestly endeavor to help carry out the declared policies of the State in accordance with the Philippine Constitution.
 
Consonance with the policy of the state to promote high standards of ethics in public service, the faculty force of this University, being public servants,  shall at all   times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, and competence, among others. 
 
At WVSU, the faculty and students are under the direct supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), who in turn shall be directly responsible to the University President for carrying out the educational policies, implementation of all programs and projects, and supervision of  curricular,  instruction and other academic activities.  The VPAA shall also exercise general supervision over all colleges, institutes and other academic-related offices. 
 
These major programs and projects of the West Visayas State University are in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s.2011 specifically, KRA on Poverty Reduction and Empowerment of the Poor and Vulnerable.
 
The following are the Major Programs and Projects of the VPAA:
 
STUDENTS:
 
1.   STFAP (Socialized Tuition Fees and Assistance Program)
 
Description:   As mandated by the Constitution and existing law in support of giving equal access to education regardless of social and economic status, the Socialized Tuition Fees  Assistance Program (STFAP) was implemented byWVSU by virtue of Board of Regents (BOR) Res. No. 81, s. 2001 on November 29, 2001. This program aims to extend equal opportunities and make education accessible to all  through socialized tuition fees and student assistantship. The program lies on the   principle that “to whom much is given, much is required”.  In effect students with higher family income are required to pay more while those who came from poor families will only pay less.
 
The program is divided into two basic components:
 
1.  Socialized Tuition by which WVSU grants subsidies covering tuition fees based on the student’s family income and other socio-economic indicators.
2.  Student Assistantship which provides opportunity for the poor but deserving  students to work in the University to augment their educational needs.
 
Beneficiaries: All undergraduate students duly enrolled at WVSU and are classified according to their family’s annual income from brackets 1-9, with bracket 1 paying the lowest amount. 
 
Status of Implementation: Implementation started for SY 2006-2007 and is still ongoing.
 
2.  Scholarship
 
Description:The WVSU is a government institution and students, therefore, receive some   form of  government subsidy to defray the costs of education.   However, there are still students whose  family income fall below the poverty line , hence intervention by way  of scholarships are given to poor but deserving students for them to obtain a college  education and realize their full potentials.
Scholarship grants are also extended to students who perform well in academics, and athletics; dependents of the University employees and barangay officials, service grantees and others.  
                                                                                                                  
Beneficiaries:  For SY 2011-2012 (First and Second Semesters) and SY 2012-2013 (First Semester), the University has extended scholarships to 3,373 students.
 
Status of Implementation: Ongoing. At present the University has the following scholarship programs --    Government – 18; Institutional – 9;  Private – 23. We expect more scholarship programs in the coming years.
 
3.  Student Assistance Fund for Education (SAFE)
 
Description: This program was initiated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Under the “Student  Assistance Fund for Education,”  3rd year and 4th students of the College of Education (COE) can apply for loan which  will be used to defray the educational expenses for graduation, the maximum amount of which is P5,000.00. 
      
The University serves as collector of the educational fund  provided by CHED.   Repayment  of this loan   shall be made within two to five years (2-5) after graduation of the student from college.
  
Beneficiaries: WVSU COE 3rd year and 4th year students who are poor and deserving to avail of this loan.     
 
Status of Implementation: On going. The program was started in 2008 with initial fund of P1M. Maximum number of grantees who could avail of the loan is 200 students. At present, 170 students have been granted  loan assistance.
 
4.  Department of Labor and Employment Special Program for the Employment of Students (DOLE-SPES)
 
Description: The SPES program, mandated under R.A. 7323 is implemented every summer term. This program aims to help poor but deserving students pursue their education by providing them income by means of summer jobs. Qualified Student Assistants  who will work under this program are given a  minimum of 30 days and will receive P170.00 per day, 60% of which will be paid by the University and 40% by DOLE. The sixty percent will not be given to students in cash, instead it will be accredited in their accounts and used to pay their tuition and other fees through the Cashier.
 
Beneficiaries: Student Assistants without scholarship and belongs to family with annual income of P30,000.00 and below.
 
Status of Implementation:  This program was started in 2003 and is still ongoing. A maximum of fifty (50)students are employed every summer.  At present, 600 Student Assistants have already availed of this program. 
 
5.   Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA)
 
Description: In accordance with the continuing advocacy of the government for poverty alleviation, the  Commission on Higher Education (CHED)  had come up with a program for poverty alleviation.  Under this program,  the poorest of the poor from the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Guimaras and Negros Occidental were given the opportunity of an education.    
 
Only the leading SUCs, one of which is WVSU, approved by CHED’s Commission en Banc are qualified to be participating institutions.   
 
Beneficiaries: WVSU has 246 SGP-PA grantees enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA), Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF), Bachelor in  Special Education (BSPED).  
 
A student-beneficiary shall be entitled to a maximum of sixty thousand pesos (P60,000.00) per academic year or thirty thousand pesos (P30,000.00) per semester.  The grant is intended to cover the costs for tuition and other school fees, purchase of textbooks, board and lodging, transportation, clothing, school uniform, admission/entrance fees, health and other valid related educational expenses and support services to complete his/her degree program.
 
Status of Implementation: On going. At present, only 242 grantees are in school, due to four (4) drop outs.
 
There are students who already fair well in the class and are now responsible for their studies.   However, many still need assistance. The University considered a “bridge” program for the students during summer with focus on remedial reading, writing, speaking, numeracy, basic computing skills and refresher course in Integrated Science.   Workshops on how to improve study habits will form part of the strategy.
 
The CHED, DOLE and DSWD Regional offices, with the WVSU President are tasked generally to oversee the entire operation and implementation of the program. They also provide technical and sustainable assistance in the 
allocation of funds and effective management of the government subsidy through continuous improvement process including social justice and responsibility.
 
6.   Terminal Competencies Assessment (TCA)
 
Description: To achieve the University’s mission and vision, quality of instruction should be one of its top priorities. WVSU is committed to provide education that meets high academic standards and to assist students realize their full potential. Likewise, the University aspires to be recognized for its positive intellectual, educational, economic, scientific, health-related and cultural contribution to society.
 
To keep on improving student achievement records, WVSU, through its learning assessment research programs endeavors to continually seek for instructional best practices and hope to develop educational packages for classroom use.
 
The TCA is an annual examination administered by the University Learning Assessment Center to determine the readiness of graduating college students for a highly competitive technologically-advanced job market.   It also aims to determine their  performance  in the different behavioral competencies and specialized knowledge tests.  
 
Beneficiaries: The TCA is given to graduating college students in March, Summer Term, and October, in the main and external campuses, by college, by academic programs/course. The examination is administered towards the end of the 2nd semester. In SY 2011, 803, 3rd year and graduating students in the main campus were assessed and 963 in 2012, both for the main and external campuses.
 
Status of Implementation: This is a continuing project. The Learning Assessment Center has already published Volumes 1 and 2 of the Terminal Competency Report.
 
FACULTY:
 
1.   FACULTY DEVELOPMENT 
 
      A.   Scholarship
 
a) University Funded Scholarship  
 
Description: The University developed and implemented  a continuing program of training and development  to encourage its faculty to pursue relevant scholarship and study grants.  
 
Beneficiaries: Permanent faculty members who passed the screening process conducted by the Human Resource Development, Incentive and Awards Committee (HRDIAC).
 
Entitlement  -
 a)  salary and other benefits for the duration of the scholarship
 b)  book allowance of P5,000 per year supported by receipts
 c)  transportation allowance (supported by transportation tickets)
 d)  travel allowance (given once) to and from the place of study, supported by receipts
 e)  thesis allowance of P10,000.00
 f)  dissertation allowance of P20,000.00
 
Status of Implementation: On going.
 
b) University-Funded Distance Education/ Open University
                 
Description: Part of the University’s continuing development program, permanent faculty members may apply for scholarship under the University-Funded Distance Education/ Open University.  
 
Beneficiaries: Permanent faculty members who passed the screening process conducted by the Human Resource Development, Incentive and Awards Committee (HRDIAC).   Recipient/s shall enjoy a maximum load of nine (9) units only  per semester.
 
Entitlement –
 a)  salary and other benefits for the duration of the scholarship
 b)  book allowance of P5,000 per year supported by receipts
 c)  transportation allowance (supported by transportation tickets)
 d)  travel allowance (given once) to and from the place of study, supported by receipts
 e)  thesis allowance of P10,000.00
 f) dissertation allowance of P20,000.00
 
Status of Implementation: On going.
 
c)  Faculty Half-time Scholarship Program
 
Description: The University is continuously encouraging its faculty to upgrade their academic qualifications to master and doctorate degree levels, hence interventions through a faculty half-time scholarship program has been undertaken. The scholarship grant shall be for the priority fields identified by their respective college.     
Faculty scholars are given only nine (9) units teaching load with no overload and other administrative assignment for the duration of the scholarship grant.
 
Entitlement –
   a)  full tuition and other school fees    
        b)  (Master’s) stipend- P5,000/month during summers                                                       
                                            P4,000/month during regular semesters/terms
             (Doctorate) stipend –P6,000/month during summers
                                            P5,000/month during regular semesters/terms
        c)   transportation assistance (one round trip air/bus/boat fare) for the entire 
              duration of the program subject to submission of receipts 
        d)   book allowance or P15,000 for the duration of the program
        e)   thesis grant  (Master’s)     P10,000.00
                                   (Doctorate)   P20,000.00
        f)   full salary and other benefits for the duration of the scholarship
 
Beneficiaries:    Permanent faculty members in the main and external campuses.  Applicants must be screened  by the Human Resource Development, Incentive and Awards Committee (HRDIAC).
 
Status of Implementation:    On going.    The scholarship program was implemented in 2009.   Ten (10) faculty members have  already   availed of this program.   
 
 
       B.   Trainings/ Seminars/ Conferences
 
             Description:    As part of the University Development Program, faculty members are given the opportunity to participate in professional activities with the end result of improving teaching competencies that will directly benefit student learning.   It is also expected that sending them to training/seminars /conferences and the like, will enhance their teaching  capability  and competence as they learn new and innovative teaching techniques from experts.
 
Beneficiaries: Permanent faculty members from the main and external campuses as recommended by their dean/director/campus administrator.    
 
Status of Implementation: On going. From January  to  October 2012, the University has already issued 1,982 travel orders, broken down as follows:
 

College of Education –

803

College of Arts & Sciences  -

355

College of Nursing -

126

College of PESCAR   -

164

College of Business & Management   -

106

Institute of Information & Communications Technology   -

117

College of Mass Communications   -

79

College of Medicine   -

148

 College of Agriculture & Forestry   -

84

 
  2.   Curriculum Review
 
Description: Curriculum review is a continuous process of assessment and quality enhancement that will result in the development or modification of programs and courses.  Program offerings need to be regularly assessed to determine its strength, identify its weaknesses and seek opportunities for enhancing or eliminating existing programs to conform with the University’s mission, vision and goals.
   
Beneficiaries: Curricular offerings of the different colleges both in the main and external campuses.
 
Status of Implementation: On going. This year, 29 curricular offerings from 12 colleges/ external campuses were reviewed:
 
January 6, 2012
 
 College of Business & Management
                Bachelor in Cooperatives Management
                Bachelor in Hotel & Restaurant Management
 
           College of Arts & Sciences
               Bachelor of Arts in English
               Bachelor of Science in Statistics & Research
               Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
 
         College of Mass Communications
              Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting
              Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
              Bachelor of Science in Development Communication
 
         College of Education
              Proposed Summer Curricular offerings for BEED, BSPED and BSED
 
         College of Agriculture & Forestry
              Master of Science in Agriculture
              Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
 
February 28, 2012
 
        College of Education
            Proposal to grant academic units in the Doctoral and Master’s programs 
            for courses completed by participants in the SEAMEO INNOTECH’s  
            eXCELS courses
 
        College of Arts & Sciences
            Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
            Bachelor of Science in Biology
            Proposal to change course number from PAN 101 to LIT 101
 
        College of PESCAR
            Bachelor in Physical Education
            Bachelor in Music Education
 
        Calinog Campus
            Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
 
         Janiuay Campus
            Bachelor of Science in Caregiving Management
 
August 31, 2012
 
         Calinog Campus
            BS in Entrepreneurship
            BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management
            BS in Office Administration
            Bachelor in Teaching Technical Education major in Agricultural 
               Education, Garments, Fashion & Design Technology and 
               Drafting Technology
            BS in Industrial Technology major in Food Technology
     
       College of Arts & Sciences
            BS in Medical Laboratory Science
 
       Himamaylan City Extension
            BS in Food Production
          
 3.   Accreditation
 
Definition:  Accreditation is a process by which the University’s educational activities are evaluated in whole or in part, and seeks an independent judgment to confirm that it substantially achieve its objectives, and is  generally equal in quality to comparable institutions.
 
The agency for accreditation of the University’s  curricular programs is the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP), Inc.   Its mission is to make the attainment of quality education an integral part of higher education system, more particularly among chartered state universities and colleges in the Philippines, through a sustained program of internal and external assessment.
 
Beneficiaries: The University as a whole will benefit from accreditation:
 
a) accreditation level is used by the CHED and DBM in recommending  budgetary   allocations 
b) priority in terms of available funding assistance from CHED for scholarships and faculty development, facilities improvement and other development programs
c) SUC leveling 
d) right to use in publications or advertisements the word “Accredited”
e) conversion of a college to a university
f) normative financing
g) selection of Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development
h) assessing the appointment/transfer of an SUC president
i) assessing the eligibility of graduates and/or faculty for advanced education
j) for matching-fund schemes where fund requirements for accreditation are matched with funds from CHED 
 
Status of Implementation: 
   

Main Campus:    Level IV

 

 

 

Bachelor in Elementary Education

Qualified for Level IV

Bachelor in Secondary Education

Qualified for Level IV

Bachelor in Special Education

Qualified for Level IV

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Qualified for Level IV

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Qualified for Level lV

Bachelor of Arts in English

Assessment on-going to    

 

Qualify for Level IV

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Assessment on-going to

 

Qualify for Level IV

Graduate:   Master of Education              

Qualified for Level IV

Graduate:  Master of Arts in Education

Qualified for Level IV

Graduate:  Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Qualified for Level IV

 

 

Level III

 

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting

Level III – Re-accredited

Bachelor of Science in Devt. Communication

Level III – Re-accredited

Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Level III – Re-accredited

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Assessment on-going for

 

Level III

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Assessment on-going for

 

Level III

Graduate:  Master’s (MS Agriculture)

Assessment on-going for

 

Level III

Bachelor of Physical Education

Qualified for Level III      

 

 

Level I

 

 

 

Bachelor in Hotel & Restaurant Management

Level 1 Accredited 

Bachelor in Cooperatives Management

Level 1 Accredited

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Level 1 Accredited

Bachelor of Science in Information System

Level 1 Accredited

Candidate Status

 

 

 

Graduate:  Master’s (MPE)

Candidate

Bachelor of Music Education

Candidate

Bachelor of Science in Applied Math

Candidate

Doctor of Medicine

Underwent Formal Survey

 

On February 23-24, 2012

Graduate:  M.A.Ed. Physics

Candidate

Graduate:  Ph.D. in Science Education

Candidate

 
External Campuses:
 

Lambunao Campus

 

 

 

Elementary Teacher Education 

Level 1  Accredited

Secondary Teacher Education   

Level 1  Accredited

Graduate:  Master’s (M.A.Ed)   

Level 1  Accredited

Criminology       

Level 1  Accredited

Graduate:  Master’s (MS Criminology)

Level 1  Accredited

Hotel & Restaurant Management

Level 1  Accredited

Information Technology              

Level 1  Accredited

Industrial Technology

Candidate

Graduate:  Doctoral (Ed.D.)

Candidate

 

Janiuay Campus

 

 

 

Elementary Teacher Education

Level 1  Accredited

Secondary Teacher Education

Level 1  Accredited

Information Technology

Level 1  Accredited

Hotel & Restaurant Management

Candidate

Industrial Technology

Candidate

Caregiving Management

Candidate

 

Calinog Campus

 

 

 

Elementary Teacher Education

Candidate

Secondary Teacher Education

Candidate

Information Technology              

Candidate

Agriculture

Candidate

Hotel & Restaurant Management

Candidate

Graduate:  master’s (M.A.Ed.)  

Candidate

Graduate:  Master’s (MPA)                        

Candidate

 
 

Pototan Campus

 

 

 

Elementary Teacher Education 

Level 1 Accredited

Secondary Teacher Education                   

Level 1 Accredited

Hotel & Restaurant Management

Level 1 Accredited

Information Technology

Level 1 Accredited

Information System

Level 1 Accredited

Industrial Technology

Level 1 Accredited

Technical Teacher Education

Level 1 Accredited

 
 
4.   ISO 9001:2008 Requirements and QMS Documentation
 
Definition: ISO is a globally recognized set of quality standard, the adoption of which is a strategic decision of an organization. The WVSU in its desire to implement and maintain a quality management system and continually improve its effectiveness in accordance with the requirements of the International Standard, will submit for an ISO Accreditation under the “Management of Tertiary Education.”
 
Beneficiaries: The entire WVSU academic community will be the main beneficiary of the ISO Accreditation.   Students will have greater chances of being at par with international students, as an ISO Accreditation is an assurance of quality students and reliability of an institution. The University clientele are also assured of standardized service as a way of meeting their requirements and  measuring their satisfaction.
 
Status of Implementation: On June 22, 2012, the West Visayas State University, represented by its  University President, with the approval of the Board of Regents (BOR Res. No. 31-B, s. 2012), entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with AJA Registrar’s Inc. (re: for the 3 years quality management system ISO 9001:2008 Certification).
 
On August 6-8, 2012, twenty (25) key officials of the University attended a training on ISO 9001:2008 and QMS Documentation.   They will comprise the Management Committee who will oversee the preparation and documentation to implementation of the ISO Accreditation. The training was conducted by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).   
 
The accreditation is an on going process. 
 

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