Bicol University departments named centers of development and excellence

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has declared three departments of the Bicol University (BU) as centers of development and center of excellence.

Photo: BU
BU’s Teacher Education Department was proclaimed Center of Excellence (COE) along with the Fisheries and Nursing Department as Centers of Development (COD).
The awarding ceremony was held May 17 at the HEDC Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

CHED’s COE is conferred to a department within a higher education institution, which continuously demonstrates excellent performance in the areas of instruction, research and publication, extension and linkages and institutional qualifications.

COD, on the other hand, refers to a department within a higher education institution, which demonstrates the potential to become a Center of Excellence (COE) in the future.

Being designated as COEs and CODs, the said departments may avail of financial assistance on a project proposal basis geared towards the development of improvement of the programs, particularly cutting-edge technology in the different disciplines, provided that the implementation of the project should conform to the policies stipulated in the respective CHED memo orders.

In return, the COEs and CODs are expected to take the lead in uplifting the quality of education in their respective disciplines and in their areas of responsibility.

The COEs are expected to offer quality graduate degree programs, initiate linkage and networking projects focusing on faculty development and industry-academe collaborations, enable sharing of equipment and library resources, and joint research activities.

The said recognition is valid from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018. (MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)

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