Posted on: Saturday, August 27, 2016
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MSU System conducts curricular conference for IT education and computer-related courses
by Prof. Janice F. Wade, Faculty, CIT
In line with the goal of the Mindanao State University System to prime itself for integration into the ASEAN community and commit its efforts to the implementation of the K to 12 curriculum, a three-day conference dubbed “MSU System-Wide Curricular Conference on IT Education/Computer Related Program Offerings” was organized. MSU-IIT took the lead role and MSU-General Santos City hosted the conference.
There were a series of lecture/input conducted topped by Policies, Standards and Guidelines on IT Education given by Prof. Alquine Roy Taculin of MSU-IIT. Prof. Taculin tackled the issues that need to be taken into account for the different curricular programs that must adhere to the standards set by CHED toward becoming a Center-of-Development (COD) or a Center-of-Excellence (COE) for any given program offering.
Dr. Cenie Vilele-Malabanan (MSU-IIT) gave a lecture on Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) which explained the importance of having an OBEdize curriculum in the different curricular programs especially in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Information Systems. She also discussed the implications of Asean Integration for the various IT education programs in the Philippines.
Dr. Gaudencio Petalcorin (MSU-IIT) lectured on Integration of General Education in the MSU Curricula. He explained what general courses in the CS/IT programs will be going down to Senior High and the required general courses to be included in the revised curriculum as stipulated under CHED CMO Series 2014. He aslo explained that the courses mandated by the university that are also part of the required general courses can be lumped as one.
The last speaker was Prof. Renato V. Crisostomo (MSU-IIT) who lectured on the Landscape of IT Education. Prof. Crisostomo explained the different directions of the different computing programs such as Computer Science(CS),Information Technology(IT), Information Systems (IS). He further explained that all programs are important and that as to Research Project of students such as Thesis for CS and Capstone Project for IT/IS weigh equally important. That is, there is no “superiority complex“ between a Thesis over a Capstone Project, nor can it be said that a Capstone Project is inferior to a Thesis.
The three-day conference was participated by faculty members coming from the different campuses of MSU System. From MSU Marawi Campus, nine faculty members attended, namely, Julieto E. Perez, Janice F. Wade, Mudzna M. Asakil, Jasmin Jeanette Mama, Jogie A. Vistal, Anna Rose S. Daniot, Jofil A. Israel, Llewelyn A. Elcana, and Joseph C. Sieras.
The delegates were welcomed by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Mary Lynn S. Abiera, Ph.D. and Chancellor Abdurrahman T. Canacan of MSU-General Santos at the AVR of the Graduate School of MSU-General Santos City, Downtown Campus.