True to its goal of attaining and sustaining quality and excellence in education through enriched academic programs, the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College conducted a series of webinars on Flexible Learning using the Zoom platform on June 20, 2020, the first in the College’s history. Faculty members from all the satellite campuses, including those stranded in Baguio City, Abra, and other places convened in a virtual series of seminars with speakers coming from the United States of America and Baguio City.
Dr. Rexton F. Chakas, the College President expressed his elation over the conduct of the activity which strongly supports his Administration’s thrusts and goals, particularly in responding to the “New Normal” ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Chakas emphasized in his virtual message that COVID-19 is not after all an evil, but an accelerator. Because of the pandemic, the MPSPC academic community was accelerated to reach greater heights for the delivery of quality instruction in the midst of the crisis.
Dr. Albert Ritzhaupt of the University of Florida in the US, Dr. Ramir Austria and Dr. Anne Gertrude Corpuz of the University of the Cordillera in the Philippines discussed their respective topics which helped capacitate the MPSPC faculty in facing the daunting yet satisfying task of writing learning modules and course syllabi under flexible learning. From June 22 to July 8, all MPSPC faculty members will undergo a series of 3-day workshops by cluster to develop learning modules and write their course syllabi for the 1st semester of the upcoming academic year.
The College Management ensured that the minimum health requirements prescribed by the MGCQ were observed during the activity.
On a side note, the series of webinars ran successfully because the internet signal “cooperated with ease and understanding”, which enabled the realization of a smooth-flowing series of webinars or virtual meetings. Gratitude goes to all the members of the working committee for the successful historical event.