The School of Business and Accountancy – College Student Council (CSC-SBA) organized an open discussion together with the administrators to discuss the integration of the Academic Framework Proposal for the current academic year 2021-2022 held today, July 30.
As part of the Angelites’ 5-point Demand, the proposal was intended to highlight the need for improvement in the university’s implementation of the online learning system.
CSC-SBA Chairperson Marie Elizabeth Sagum and Vice-Chairperson Shejanira Arcilla presented the council’s recommendations based on the concerns and experiences of the students. These include a standardized academic workload and practices for instructors in online learning, institutionalized well-being breaks, maximum leniency policy, strict checking, feedback, and progress policy, as well as suggested safety measures for the possible gradual resumption of face-to-face classes.
Dr. Ma. Cristina Naguit, the Associate Dean, addressed each of the recommendations and made an assurance that they will make necessary adjustments on the points agreed upon by both parties.
Dr. Naguit emphasized that some of the concerns raised are already part of the school’s existing policies. She advised that there is a need to strengthen the rapport between the students and their respective professors in order to settle what might be a “miscommunication”.
Dr. Albert Morales, the department’s Dean, also clarified that they will still need to further discuss this matter to the faculty and administrators as they want to handle this in a manner that will not “put a strain on the student-professor relationship” and jeopardize academic freedom.
The details regarding the amendments in the academic framework is to be announced soon.
LAYOUT BY: Cristine Joie Q. Bacud
PHOTO SOURCE(S): The Enterprise & CSC-SBA