Office of the president

PRESIDENT’S REPORT TO THE BOARD

1st Quarter (January 2021- April 2021)

Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa, SUC President III

PRESIDENT’S REPORT TO THE BOARD1st h Quarter (January 2021- April 2021)Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa, SUC President III This report is a summary of the accomplishments, progress, and highlights of the President’s Office together with the Management Team for the 1st Quarter (January 2021- April 2021).  Learning, serving, and thriving in the midst of a pandemic is how Davao del Norte State College responded to the COVID-19 crisis. The year 2020 was an unpredictable year. No one has prepared for it, yet excellent, quality and timely services to our clients have to be delivered. Consequently, the College became proactive, strategic and motivated in pursuing a new work scheme despite the challenges of the new normal.  Last December 10-12, 2020, the College conducted the Year-end Assessment and Fiscal Year 2021 Planning, together with the Year-end Research, Extension, and Production (REP) Presentation of Accomplishments at Camp Bernardino de Lavigan, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. It was attended by the Top Management Team, Delivery Units and Office Heads, and REP Project Leaders. The delegates followed preventive health protocols while travelling and staying at the venue.  On December 14 and 15, 2020, the College has strengthened its internationalization collaboration initiatives. The College signed a back-to-back Memorandum of Understanding with the Universiti of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia and London School of Public Relations, Indonesia. The partnerships were aimed to foster international collaborations, focusing on the areas of communication, journalism, and media. The MOUs were initiated by the Department of Communication, under the College’s Institute of Teacher Education. As year- ender activities, last December 18, 2020 the College through the Human Resource and Management Office and the Gender and Development Office conducted a webinar on Integrated Approach to Human Sexuality and Spirituality. This was attended by all administrative staff and faculty members via Zoom.  Entering the first quarter of the year, the College’s combat against COVID- 19 continues. Inspite the precautionary measures the College implements, it still believes in the ultimate power of the Almighty for covering and guidance in all its endeavor for the entire year. Thus, this paved way that the College conducted a webinar entitled, “Starting the Year Strong for a Victorious 2021 last January 13, 2021 via Zoom. The activity reminded all the employees by putting God first above anything else for this and encouraged them to be resilient and positive amidst any challenges. On January 22, 2021, CHED XI lauds DSNC’s Gender and Development efforts and awarded the College as 3rd place for both the Best Practices on the Implementation of GAD in the Instruction and Extension functions of HEIs during 2021 Gender and Development (GAD) Summit of Higher Education...

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3rd Quarter (July 2020- September 2020)

Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa, SUC President III

President’s Report to the Board3rd Quarter (July 2020- September 2020)Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa, SUC President III This report summarizes the accomplishments, progress, and highlights of the President’s Office together with the Management Team for the 3rd Quarter (July 2020- September 2020).  Amidst the current COVID- 19 crisis, the Davao del Norte State College did its best to continue its operations and activities to address its changing demands adapting to the “new normal” brought by the pandemic. The College managed to pushed through the conduct of the Mid- Year Evaluation and Planning for 2021 on August 11-12, 2020. Upon assessing the accomplishments for the 3rd quarter versus the targets, there were immediate actions that needed to be done hence, crafting of the catch up plans for 2020 of all Delivery Units was deemed necessary. Also, the College was able to map its priority programs for 2021.  On August 24, 2020, using the online platform, the College was able to provide a robust training on Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act to increase the work productivity of the BAC members, TWG, Secretariat and PAPs implementers and to adhere to the quality standards set by the governing body.  With the change of Academic Calendar of the College, it has opened its classes for the 1st semester of School Year 2020- 2021 on September 1, 2020. Flexible learning was implemented to tailor fit the needs and demands of the clienteles considering that 60% of the students have intermittent internet connections and 14% has no internet access at all. Nonetheless, the College was still able to successfully conduct its General Student Orientation last September 3, 2020 via Zoom Meeting App and DNSC Official FB Page Livestream. Topics on the delivery of instruction, the use of DNSC IAIMS (Integrated Academic Information Management System) and access to online resources were discussed. Also, series of student’s orientation per institute were done using the virtual platforms.  The conduct of classes has never been this challenging. Both faculty and students have to adjust to the new teaching-learning pedagogy. With this, through the office of the Vice-President for Academics and Research, the College was able to host another DNSC LMS Faculty Refresher Training on September 2, 2020. The activity aimed to help faculty members in the navigation and utilization of the Learning Management System as a means of delivering instruction and facilitating learning. The College continues to increase in its student enrollment. Based on the Enrollment Data, it is good to note that there is 33.25% increase in the total number of enrollees for the 1st Semester of School Year 2020-2021 from the previous semester. Particularly, for Undergraduate, we have 4,080 enrollees which has 36.59% increase, for Graduate, we have 272 enrollees with 2.61% slight...

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4th Quarter (October 2020- December 2020)

Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa, SUC President III

PRESIDENT’S REPORT TO THE BOARD4th Quarter (October 2020- December 2020)Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa, SUC President IIi This report is a summary of the accomplishments, progress, and highlights of the President’s Office together with the Management Team for the 4th Quarter (October 2020- December 2020). A French Philosopher Voltaire observed that with great power comes great responsibility. As a State College, DNSC has taken its great responsibility seriously to ensure that it continues to deliver timely, quality and excellent services responsive to the needs of its Clienteles and Stakeholders amidst different challenges. It is good to note that the College continues to survive and thrive steadily upward despite the COVID-19 crisis. Recently, DNSC students won 1st and consolation prizes during the DTI- DavNor e-Comics Making Contest in celebration of the Consumer Welfare Month. Besides the devastating economic and social effect of the pandemic, it has also affected DNSC employees’ physical, emotional and mental health.  With this, the College through the Human Resource and Management Office (HRMO) conducted a Mental Health Awareness: Webinar on Emotional Freedom Techniques Tapping Everyday Stresses last October 27, 2020 to cope with stress, and strengthen self-care.  Another highlight for this quarter is DNSC’s representation its partnership with the Department of Science and Technology‘s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST- FNRI) especially on the adoption of technologies from FNRI. Dr. Jessebel R. Besas, REP Director is one of the presenters during “Kumain” Webinar series sponsored by the IATF on Zero Hunger and CHED National office on October 26, 2020. She shared the College’s experiences with DOST- FNRI on the Complementary Food Production.  Also, on October 29, 2020, the College through the Institute of Aquatic and Applied Sciences has harvested 72.82 kilogram of Tilapia with an equivalent amount of PhP5, 586.00. The College has also continued its conduct of capability training to address relevant and current needs of the faculty and the community. Firstly, DNSC conducted a Media Information Literacy training on October 30, 2020. This training is a refresher course on teaching Media Information Literacy during the pandemic. Another capability training is conducted by the Institute of Education to Alternative Learning System learners, implementers and out-of school youth through relevant series of trainings in Information Communication Technology on November 19-20, November 26-27 and December 3-4, 2020.  DNSC has also strengthened its partnership and collaboration with international schools. It is a great to note that I was given the privilege to be recommended by Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag to join the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Capacity Building for Higher Education Policy- Making Course 2020. I...

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