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The university’s confidence in providing programs aligned with advanced competencies continuously shows as it embarked on a training series on ECURFAD, March 20-22.

In collaboration with the University of the Philippines – Los Banos (UPLB), the said training on Enhancing Curricula Through Faculty Development (ECURFAD): Improvement of PSU’s Agriculture Curricula, was held at the Golden Lion Hotel.

Pangasinan State University Vice Presidents, Dr. Manolito C. Manuel (OVPASS) and Dr. Razeale G. Resultay (OVPREI) representing PSU President Dr. Elbert M. Galas, welcomed UPLB experts and faculty members of agriculture program from Infanta, Sta. Maria and San Carlos campuses on the first day.

The two vice presidents said that through this collaboration, a common goal of upgrading agriculture curricula will benefit graduates with timely competencies which are vital in the promotion of suitability and sustainability in the agriculture sector.

With full-packed and extensive events laid out for three days, Dr. Oliver C. Caasi, College Dean of Agriculture programs of Infanta Campus, presented mechanisms on examination preparations in the university with counterpart Dr. Maria Cynthia R. Oliveros, Professor for Institute of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science of UPLB, as part of the first day training.

Asst. Prof of UPLB, Roselle V. Collado, Director for Gender Center of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, led the lecture on the role of harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG) for the afternoon session.

The second day of the event commenced with a workshop proper with another UPLB Professor as resource speaker, Dr. Greg T. Pawilen of Department of Human and Family Development Studies, College of Human Ecology.

Dr. Pawilen shared his expertise on the curriculum review process and introduction to micro-credentials on the third day.

“Thank you for the opportunity to serve! May God bless the works of our hands. Agyaman kami unay PSU! Sharing the topics Çurriculum Review and Introducing Micro-credentials in Higher Education to your faculty is an honor,” Dr. Pawilen’s Facebook post, read.

The last component of the three-day event was a lecture-workshop on designing assessment tools for learning and aligning course outcomes with the assessment tools spearheaded by Dr. Rulfo Gil Z. Albor, UPLB Professor.

PSU participants and the whole university community led by University President Dr. Elbert M. Galas, extend support and gratitude for this collaboration which opens opportunities of promoting social responsiveness and sustainability.