𝐏𝐍𝐔𝐍𝐋 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐕𝐒𝐔 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞

n a momentous stride towards fostering collaboration in the realms of instruction, research, extension, and production, West Visayas State University-Calinog Campus (WVSU-CC) recently embarked on a benchmarking and scanning visit to Philippine Normal University North Luzon (PNU-NL) last October 2-3.

The purpose of the visit was to explore potential areas of partnership and mutual growth in the academic arena. During the visit, representatives from both institutions engaged in insightful discussions and exchanges aimed at identifying common objectives and areas of cooperation. Topics ranged from instructional methodologies to research frameworks, extension programs, and efficient production processes.

Dr. Leticia N. Aquino, Executive Director and Provost, expected that the collaboration will bring about a wave of innovation and knowledge exchange, benefiting students, faculty, and the communities they serve. Dr. Madonna C. Gonzales, Dean for Academics and IPEd, presented the curriculum program on Indigenous Peoples Teacher Education while Dr. Jandy S. Danzalan, Director for Center of IPEd, shared experiences of students in their immersion courses in the undergraduate certificate for IPTEd.

Dr. Rosaria Clarabel C. Contreras, the Campus Administrator of WVSU-CC believed that the partnership holds a great promise in nurturing a conducive environment for growth and development, not only within their respective campuses but also in the larger educational landscape of the Philippines. They are hopeful that they can utilize the discussion in their opening of the BEEd with specialization in IPEd. Marie Candy L. Celeste, Head of the English and IPEd is committed that the partnership will not only be in the instruction but also in research, extension and production.

As a starting point, some faculty members of West Visayas State University Calinog Campus will enroll in the Diploma in IPTEd program of PNUNL in Term 2, SY 2023-2024.

This productive engagement culminated in the formal signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), solidifying the intent of both institutions to collaborate and support each other in various educational facets. The MOA sets the foundation for a long-term, robust partnership that is set to elevate academic standards and contribute significantly to the advancement of education in the region.