The School of Business and Accountancy (SBA) Department Heads, along with the student leaders and representatives from the SBA-College Student Council, Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants, Juris Orbis, and the Enterprise, held a departmental meeting to talk about the concerns regarding the actions and plans of Holy Angel University (HAU) for its students in this pandemic via the Zoom app on June 5, 2020.
It was mentioned that the HAU administrators are preparing for the implementation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) guidelines of social distancing for the upcoming semester. Protocols from the COVID task force of the school are included in the memorandum circular by the Office of Student Services and Affairs. Aside from the COVID task force, HAU President, Dr. Calingo, has also assigned a COVID-19 safety officer who is the Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences.
For the preliminary part of the semester which covers the first six weeks, there will be no face to face learning. Students will not be permitted to enter the campus until deemed safe by the government. For midterms, the administration is contemplating on having face-to-face meetings for laboratory classes.
In regard to other operations of the school, canteens will not open so the students are advised to bring packed food. The clinic, on the other hand, is always ready to serve both the students and faculty alike. The Entec building, which was used by 2nd year and 1st year students last academic year, will no longer be utilized.
When asked about the guarantee of the same quality education, Ms. Sandra S. Brucal, the Accountancy Program Chairperson, made it clear that preparations have been made since April up until July for faculty to deliver quality education and that there will be evaluations from time to time.
“We have already had trainings on Canvas. We are preparing on how to maximize the Canvas but more on that, we are already preparing your modules that you will use for the entire semester,” Ms. Brucal stated.
According to her, these modules will serve as portfolio packets for those who do not have internet or data connection at home. These will be produced after the receipt of the statistics of those who were not able to avail of the 1000 tablets for loan and do not have an internet connection at all.
LAYOUT BY: Cristine Joie Q. Bacud
PHOTO SOURCE(S): Vector stock, Holy Angel University website, The Noun Project, AustralAsian E-Learning Academy, Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases