PANABO CITY – Members of Davao del Norte State College’s Top Management Team and several office heads convened for the Annual Yearend Assessment and Fiscal Year 2023 Planning last December 17 – 19, 2022 at Kapatagan, Monte Frio Garden Resort. Accomplishments compared to the institutional targets for the fiscal year 2022, as well as, innovations and other activities from different offices, were presented.

College President Joy M. Sorrosa opened the activity by presenting DNSC’s milestones. She emphasized that the college was able to surpass the past year’s challenges because of the DNSC personnel’s resilience and commitment to serve the clienteles. One of the many remarkable achievements of DNSC in 2022 is the enactment of Republic Act No. 11855 or the ‘Act Establishing Campuses of the Davao del Norte State College (DNSC) in the Municipalities of Carmen and Sto. Tomas, and in the Island Garden City of Samal, province of Davao del Norte.’

For the infrastructure development, Dr. Sorrosa mentioned the impending inauguration ceremony of the turning over of the Sports Complex, Gender and Development Building, Academic Building, and others by the end of December. The Revised Organizational Structure and Staffing Standards for SUCs (ROSS) was also approved, enabling the College to strengthen its non-teaching force. The Quality Assurance Office gained appreciation for successfully conducting a series of accreditation and program compliance certification activities. The college president emphasized that DNSC is fully supportive of the Commission on Higher Education’s direction of the full implementation of face-to-face classes to accommodate all students in a hybrid learning set-up.

The rest of the afternoon for Day One was filled with inputs on achievements and planning for the upcoming academic year as the deans and directors from the different units highlighted their Accomplishments for AY 2022 and Catch-Up Plans for AY 2023. On Day Two, the spotlight was given to the Vice Presidents for Research, Extension, and Production, Administration and Finance, and Academic Affairs, Dr. Eliseo Huesca, Jr., Dr. Reir Erlinda E. Cutad, and Dr. Girley S. Gumanao, respectively, for the Vice-President’s Report and Strategic Planning Monitoring.

Day 3 was the President’s Time, a special moment given to the employees to make acquaintance with colleagues to strengthen relationships as one academic community. Participants for this event spent the rest of the day enjoying the majestic beauty of the beautiful, spice-scented mountains, and the cold sanctuary of Kapatagan, Davao del Sur.

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