The Management Committee is pleased to announce the formalization of the Quality Management Team (QMT). This significant initiative underscores our commitment to excellence in every facet of our institution and reflects our dedication to fostering a culture of collaboration and quality.
Comprising three key units, the QMT brings together Academic Quality Assurance (AQA), Business Process and Analytics (BPA), and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The main goal of the QMT is to actively collaborate in creating and sustaining a culture of quality within the University. This collaborative effort will be supported by the implementation of an institutional quality management system. AQA, BPA, and CTL will continue to operate independently as they work jointly as the QMT on quality management projects under the Office of the Vice President for Business Development, Dr. Roberto S. Roque.
We earnestly seek the support and cooperation of the entire University community as we embark on this transformative journey with the Quality Management Team. Your commitment to excellence and dedication to our shared mission are vital in ensuring the success of the QMT's initiatives.
We enjoin each member of our academic and administrative units to actively engage with the QMT, contribute insights, and participate in the ongoing dialogues and activities that will shape the culture of quality at UA&P. Together, we can build a stronger foundation for continuous improvement and innovation. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation and collaboration, and we are excited about the positive changes and advancements that the QMT will bring to our beloved University.
In view of the changes brought about by the pandemic and the subsequent developments in the modes of class delivery and changes in work setups/arrangements, we are releasing the revised policy on the suspension of classes and employee work. The policy may be read here.
This policy will be included in the Employee Handbook and Student Handbook for easy reference.
We wish to inform all concerned about the transition plan at the Information and Communication Technologies Office in line with the search for a new Managing Director for the unit since Mr. Renato Derpo, the outgoing Managing Director and ICT consultant, has opted not to renew his full-time consultancy agreement with us starting August 01, 2023.
For the meantime, the current Section heads/Team Leads of the ICT Operations Team (Mr. Sam Anastacio), the Development Team, and the Project Management & Business Process Team (concurrently handled by Mr. Rodel Barcenas) are in charge of day-to-day decisions and operations in their respective areas. An ICT Council composed of these Section Heads shall also be convened to make cross-team decisions under the guidance of Mr. Guillermo “Mito” Pablo III, the new Vice President for Administrative Affairs.
We wish to thank Mr. Nato Derpo for his leadership of the ICT unit, especially during the critical years of the University’s shift to full online classes and work during the pandemic and the transition to blended learning and hybrid work mode.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Senen U. Reyes as the Executive Director of the Center for Food and Agribusiness (CFA) effective 15 July 2023. Mr. Reyes was appointed as the Deputy Director of CFA in April.
We enjoin everyone to lend their support to Mr. Reyes and CFA in this transition period as they work towards our strategic goals this new school year.
We thank Dr. Napoleon “Nap” K. Juanillo, Jr. for his contribution despite his brief service in CFA. We congratulate him on his appointment as the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Veronica E. Ramirez as the Executive Director of the University Research Office. She will concurrently hold the position of the chair of the Research Ethics Review Board this academic year.
Dr. Ramirez succeeds Dr. Grace Liza Y. Concepcion. We thank Dr. Concepcion for her work in starting up this office and establishing it on a sound footing.
We enjoin the entire university community to support Dr. Ramirez in her efforts to push forward UA&P’s research culture and agenda.