Curricular Reform takes off to raise the bar for CBSUA students

NABUA, CAMARINES SUR – Forty-five CBSUA officials, administrative personnel, and faculty members took part in a two-day workshop held August 31 to September 1, 2017, as part of the University’s project, dubbed Curricular Reform and Development for the Agricultural Sciences and Enterprise Management towards a Landscape-based Approach.

Described by University President Georgina Bordado during her opening talk as a ‘journey to excellence,’ the workshop gave CBSUA’s education managers the chance to level off their insights about CBSUA’s current situation as an academic institution. The participants assessed the CBSUA educational experience vis-à-vis up-to-the-minute trends in agricultural education in the country and around the world.

Development managers and sectoral leaders provided inputs during the activity. These included Dr. Roberto Rañola Jr., Dr. Rita Laude, and Dr. Louie Divinagracia of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). Resource persons based in the Bicol Region were Assistant Regional Director Edna Cynthia Berces of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); Dr. Manuel Mendoza, Technical Division Assistant Chief of CHED; Mary Grace Rodriguez, Agricultural Center Chief II of the Department of Agriculture (DA); and Nicolas Beda Priela, Past President of the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI).

The one-year project is an Institutional Development and Innovation Grant (IDIG) from the Commission on Higher Education(CHED). It cuts across the three academic clusters – namely instruction, research, and extension. Research Director Estrella serves as Project Leader. PImperial