The School of Business and Accountancy (SBA) touches the grounds of Holy Angel University (HAU) as it welcomes the students for the Academic Year 2023-2024 at the start of classes today, July 19.
The SBA students filled the Peter G. Nepomuceno (PGN) building in their designated classrooms, Immaculate Heart Gymnasium (IH Gym), and university boulevard on their first day.
For the first day, professors introduced their respective subject areas to the class through a one-meeting subject orientation.
As per Bianca Raguindin, College Student Council (CSC-SBA) chairperson, several students had difficulties with their schedules.
“The Canvas course shells were not available despite it being the first day of class. These became very challenging for students because it may impact their ability to access course materials and engage with instructors.” Raguindin added.
When asked about the expectation for the AY, the chairperson said, “Given that we are more adjusted with the current setup, beyond the four corners of the classroom, I expect that this academic year is likely to be filled with campus activities, events and programs, which may provide students with opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities for their growth and development while also fostering a strong sense of community within the SBA department. Overall, seizing the year together with the whole SBA community.”
The college level will stick to the hybrid setup for this academic year. Following the university’s instruction, Monday to Wednesday are face-to-face meetings, while Thursday to Saturday classes are asynchronous.