One of the online solutions sought to reduce or eliminate face-to-face transactions under threats of COVID-19, the Online Student Clearance System or OSCS rolls out of the Information and Communications Technology Management Office (ICTMO) development workshop. Now fully operational to cater to requests of students for clearance, the system designed and developed by ICTMO’s programmer, Mr. Aldwin R. Seboguero, under the directions and supervision of the ICTMO Director, Dr. Ronnel R. Atole, allows students to request clearance from offices anywhere through the internet. It is designed and implemented in the Laravel MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework and is currently hosted in a cloud infrastructure.
As part of the strategies of Partido State University in adapting to the ‘new normal’ brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, its academic processes are migrating into what are generally known as ‘flexible learning environments.’ The university’s Information & Communications Technology Management Office (ICTMO), through a budget proposal approved recently by the Board of Regents (BOR) on May 25, 2020, will upgrade its capabilities to institutionalize the transition process. Part of the upgrade amounting to more than Php9M is a set of ICT equipment intended to support the deployment of an onsite Learning Management System, and installations of fixed-bandwidth internet connections, as well as an online Student Information System that will include functionalities for admission/enrolment, and submission of grades.
The Partido State University, under any circumstance, is committed to providing quality instruction for its students. It is prepared to respond to the call of the times to ensure that students are afforded an optimal learning experience. In the face of the new normal brought about by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the advent of Education 4.0, there is a need to transform higher education from traditional classroom activities to the more interactive and flexible, open, and distance education modes. With the foregoing, the institution is set to adopt a flexible learning system (e.g. blended learning, distance modular learning), as encouraged by the Commission on Higher Education. As a major step toward this direction, PSU shall conduct a massive training for all faculty members from all five (5) Goa colleges and six (6) campuses.
Adhering to the prescribed protocols without sacrificing their sworn duties and responsibilities, the members of the Partido State University Board of Regents joined the 76th Regular BOR Meeting via Zoom on May 25, 2020. Of the 21 proposals submitted, 19 were approved and 2 were deferred by the Board. The university’s proposed budget for FY 2021 amounting to Php697,057,000.00, and the conferment of degrees to 872 candidates for May 2020 graduation are two (2) of the most salient measures approved by the Board.
The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has completed two research and extension projects called the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS), in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). The project was started in July 2019 and fully completed in February 2020 for the Municipalities of Bula and Siruma.