PANABO CITY – Faculty members from Davao del Norte State College’s Institute of Computing visited three universities in Davao City for a two-day benchmarking activity to strengthen its Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) and Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) programs.

On April 19, 2022, the delegation arrived at the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) and was received by Ms. Ma. Teresa Quindoy, Assistant Dean for Computer Studies. The delegation engaged in a productive discussion about the university’s IT curriculum and enjoyed a tour in the laboratories and facilities under the Computer Studies division. AdDU is a Center of Development for IT Education in Region XI, granted by the Commission on Higher Education.

In the afternoon, the delegation traveled to the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) where they experienced the hospitality of the College of Information and Computing, led by Dean Ivy Kim Machica, DIT. Among the conversation points were the history of the college, quality assurance initiatives, research extension, and the implementation of the outcomes-based education (OBE).

On April 20, 2022, the delegation was greeted by Dr, Ramcis Vilchez, Dean of the College of Computing Education of the University of Mindanao. The same points from the previous visits were discussed. The faculty members were also able to tour UM’s computer laboratories and facilities. UM is also a Center of Development for IT Education in the region.

The DNSC delegation was composed of Vice President for Administration and Finance Reir Erlinda Cutad, IC Dean Mark Van Buladaco, BSIS Program Chair Hazel Gameng, BSIT Program Chair Jonilyn Dabalos, Master in Information Technology Coordinator Mariannie Rebortera, Quality Assurance Director Ma. Melanie Edig, OHAPCISAD Head Armin Rubi, College Network Administrator Ian Jay Padios, Technical Support Services Unit Head Ariel Gamao, IC faculty members; Rogelio Masangkay, and Jovito Bolacoy.