MALAYBALAY CITY – Bukidnon State University recognized and awarded 14 exemplary faculty implementers of the flexible learning system as part of its World Teachers’ Day celebration on October 5, 2022.
The winners include three awardees from the College of Education, two from the College of Nursing, two from the College of Arts and Sciences, and one from the College of Technologies in the main campus. There were also three awardees from the Baungon satellite campus, three from the Cabanglasan SC, and one from Kadingilan SC.
Two years after the implementation of the flexible learning system in the university, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) recognized the faculty members who led in instructional material development (IMD), technology integration (TI) and flexible learning system (FLS) implementation in the past two years.
Dr. Hazel Jean M. Abejuela, Vice President for Academic Affairs, described BukSU faculty as “agile and adaptable” in her welcome remarks during the awarding ceremony.
“While the pandemic has brought all forms of disruption, it has also become a catalyst for educational innovations and transformation,” she said.
The awards and awardees were:
Flexible Learning System Implementers
Outstanding Flexible Learning System Implementer (College of Education Main Campus) – Ms Ma. Angelica C. Mugot
Outstanding Flexible Learning System Implementer (Cabanglasan Satellite Campus) – Ms Jishanis Mae G. Becaro
Most Outstanding Flexible Learning System Implementer (College of Technology Main Campus) – Mr. Exhan C. Bandas
Most Outstanding Flexible Learning System Implementer
(Kadingilan Satellite Campus) – Ms Lovelyn M. Bagares
Outstanding Technology Integrator (College of Arts and Sciences Main Campus) – Mr. Noel B. Lacpao
Outstanding Technology Integrator (Cabanglasan Satellite Campus) – Mr. Allan V. Beliganio
Most Outstanding Technology Integrator – (College of Nursing Main Campus) Giovanni N. Sanchez
Most Outstanding Technology Integrator – (Baungon Satellite Campus) Ms Kristel Kate T. Salva
Instructional Material Developers
Outstanding Instructional Material Developer (College of Education Main Campus) – Dr. Iris April L. Ramirez
Outstanding Instructional Material Developer (Baungon Satellite Campus) – Ms Laarne Y. Aluba
Most Outstanding Instructional Material Developer (College of Arts and Sciences Main Campus)- Mr. Michael John Tagadiad
Most Outstanding Instructional Material Developer (Cabanglasan Satellite Campus) – Mr. Daryl M. De Asis
Technology Integration Coordinators
Outstanding Technology Integration Coordinator (Baungon Satellite Campus) – Ms Kristel Kate T. Salva
Most Outstanding Technology Integration Coordinator College of Nursing Main Campus) – Giovanni N. Sanchez
Instructional Material Development Coordinators
Outstanding Instructional Material Development Coordinator (College of Nursing Main Campus) – Maris Rochelle C. Sedon
Most Outstanding Instructional Material Development Coordinator (College of Education Main Campus) – Ms Ritchelee B. Alugar
Dr. Rizza R. Consad, CITL Director, also explained the significance of the event to the participants, along with how the selection was conducted.
“It is but fitting to recognize teachers, who with resilience, creativity and innovativeness executed the flexible learning in their own sphere of influence and responsibility. To the winners and finalists, congratulations. You are an inspiration. You are the future,” she said.
Faculty from the various colleges and satellite campus clusters were nominated by their deans and campus in-charge to participate in the Search for the most outstanding (1) instructional material developer, (2) technology integrator and (3) flexible learning system implementer.
Additionally, the performance and initiatives of different department and campus coordinators responsible for instructional material development and technology integration at the unit level were examined to determine the finalists of the search for the most outstanding (4) instructional material development coordinator and (5) technology integration coordinator.
The selection process for the five categories was culminated in the form of interviews paneled by university experts of the mentioned categories on September 27, 2022.
Clad in stunning Filipiniana and Barong attires, the awardees receive their certificates and plaques during the Flexible Learning System Teachers’ Awards ceremony held at the Bukidnon State University Mini Theatre. In attendance were the faculty-awardees’ chairpersons, deans and campus in-charge together with other university officials and dignitaries.
Mr. Exhan C. Bandas of the IT Faculty and Most Outstanding Flexible Learning System Implementer awardee said in his acceptance speech that being in the academe as well as in the administration as a non-teaching personnel is very challenging.
“You have to balance your time for your family, for your work as an educator, and as a public servant serving various clients at Bukidnon State University,” he said.
He said that as an IT instructor, he made use of technology to bring quality education to the students despite this pandemic situation.
Mr. Dante S. Victoria, Jr., Vice President for Administration, Planning and Development, commended the awardees for embodying excellence and resilience during the pandemic in his congratulatory remarks.
“Our FLS Teachers award winners exemplify what it means to be innovative, engaging, connected and excel-lient, because during the pandemic, we are still able to deliver excellence and resiliency despite what happened,” he stated.
Dr. Joy M. Mirasol, Vice President for Research, Extension and Innovations, also emphasized how the FLS teachers’ awards served as a manifestation of how BukSU teachers served as resilient educators in the 21st century.
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