In the pursuit of capturing the University’s strategies in internationalization activities, develop a benchmark on the existing BSA and BAT programs of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, benchmark QMS forms and organizational structure, and train stakeholders for internationalization activities, the Sorsogon State University-Castilla Campus visited Central Bicol State University of Agriculture on May 16, 2023, at the Office of the Vice President for Business and External Affairs.

The visitors first paid a visit to the University Vice President for Business and External Affairs, Prof. Armando Camba, Sr. He welcomed the guests and gave them an overview of the University’s practices on internationalization.

In the program proper, the VP for Administration and Finance, Atty. Dominador Faurillo, formally welcomed the guests to the University and hoped that the University would be able to deliver what SorSu had expected from getting. Prof. Andrew Detera, SorSu Castilla Campus Director, gave a message to the University and expressed their intentions for the visit.

Formally commencing the benchmarking activities, Dr. Marilyn Balderas, Dean of CANR, provided a glimpse of the College. With her are the program chairpersons of BSA and BAT. An exchange of substantial information took place between the two parties. The Dean and Chairpersons of the College welcomed questions and answered them comprehensively.

Dr. Ana Mirana, VP for Academic Affairs, gave an inspirational message. She thanked and expressed her support to SorSu for their future endeavors on internationalization.

Ms. Katrina Gepilano, the University ISO Co-chair, discussed the QMS Forms and the Organizational Structure. Dr. Christopher Dacer, Director of Institutional Linkages and Special Projects. Furthermore, Prof. Julie Amara Bondilles, Director of the University International Relations Office, gave a walk-through of the University’s Internationalization practices and strategies.

After all the discussions, SorSu guests further asked questions they wished to seek answers for which the Dean, Program Chairpersons, and Directors openly answered.

This activity was spearheaded by the Office of the Vice President for Business and External Affairs’ University International Relations Office and the Institutional Linkages and Special Projects Office, in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Quality Assurance Office.


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