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Rates of Change: Two University Presidents and the Battle for Academic Hearts and Minds

UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Prospero De Vera (left) invites questions from the forum’s audience addressed to UP President Pascual (center) and ADMU President Villarin (right).
Two university presidents from opposite ends of Katipunan Avenue appear to be on the same side when it comes to internationalization.
This much was evident when UP President Alfredo E. Pascual joined Ateneo de Manila President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin on 19 November 2013 at the Education Competitiveness in an ASEAN Integrated Era forum.
The event, which was held at  the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City and organized by the University of the Philippines and PUBLiCUS Asia, …

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UP starts calendar shift

University of the Philippines (UP) campuses across the country have started the implementation of the academic calendar shift with the opening of classes of the first semester set in the following days.
In UP Diliman, general registration for the first semester started yesterday, with classes scheduled to start on [Aug.7]. Opening of classes in UP Los Baños is also scheduled on Aug. 11, while classes in UP Baguio will start on Aug. 12.
UP Manila – including its campuses in Palo, Baler and Koronadal – will open its classes on Aug. 6, while classes in UP Visayas, UP Cebu and UP Mindanao …

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UP Diliman students can pay tuition via debit, ATM cards this week

For this week, students of the University of the Philippines’ Diliman campus may pay their tuition using debit and automated teller machine cards at the University Theater.
UP Diliman cited an agreement between the Office of the Chancellor and the Development Bank of the Philippines, implemented by the UP Diliman Cash Office.
UPD Cash Office acting director Leonila Balasbas said this should mean less hassle and security risks for the payers, and less worry involving the safekeeping or large amounts of money during the registration period for the Cash Office.
Credit cards will not be accepted, UP Diliman said.
UP Diliman’s academic calendar indicates …

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Most UP Diliman faculty back August opening

Most teachers on the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City want classes to start in August instead of June, according to the results of a referendum conducted last month by the University Registrar.
Based on the outcome of the poll conducted among regular faculty members on Feb. 24 to 26, a total of 647, or 70 percent, of the 954 voters were in favor of the change in the academic calendar.
UP Diliman has 1,130 regular professors from 28 colleges and 84 percent took part in the referendum.
The results also showed that among those who favored moving the …

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UP Diliman faculty favor academic calendar shift, referendum shows

The University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman is moving closer to a decision on the academic calendar shift to August, with majority of its faculty members voting to follow an earlier move by other UP campuses to start internationalization this year.
In a document obtained by ABS-CBNnew.com, members of the University Council of the Diliman campus “overwhelmingly” voted to shift the calendar to August-July from the current June-May.
The University Council is composed of professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.
The results show that 70% of those who participated in a referendum between February 24 and 26 voted for the academic shift, …

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UP announces various school calendars

Three campuses of the University of the Philippines have released their new academic calendars as UP prepares to shift the opening of classes from June to August.
On its Facebook page, UP Manila said classes for the first semester would begin Aug. 6, with the same schedule applying to the School of Health Sciences in Palo, Baler, and Koronadal.
The first semester will end on Dec. 5, while the second semester will run from Jan. 26 to May 29. Classes for the short term, or what used to be referred to as “summer,” will be from June 17 to July 17.
For its …

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UP: Time to shift academic calendar

UP Diliman Chancellor Caesar Saloma at the Forum of the Academic Calendar Shift. Photo courtesy of Solar News
The administration of the University of the Philippines in Diliman says it is high time to shift the academic year — from June-to-March to August-to-May.
In a forum held Monday, UP System President Doctor Alfredo Pascual said the shift is needed to synchronize the state university with international standards.
Pascual adds that the move would be in time for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations integration in 2015, as he notes that the Philippines is the only country left in the ASEAN region with an academic …

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UP, Ateneo OK August-May schoolyear

Seals of the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University. Courtesy of the Philippine Star.
The opening of classes in the University of the Philippines system, except in the Diliman campus, and at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) will be moved from June to August.
Quoting UP student Regent Krista Melgarejo, a report in the Philippine Collegian said the UP Board of Regents has approved the shift in the academic calendar starting this year.
The Ateneo Board of Trustees also approved during its meeting on Wednesday the shift in the academic calendar for its undergraduate and graduate schools – the …

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6-MONTH SUMMER BREAK? | Ateneo, UP mull extended vacation as PH schools sync calendars with ASEAN

As the Philippines moves to synchronize its academic calendar with ASEAN and the international community, the country’s top universities have begun considering how to manage the transition. One emerging inevitability: a one-time five- to six-month vacation for students that could come as early as next year, or on 2015.
As the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila prepare for synchronization with ASEAN, school calendars will, either this academic year or next, likely shift to September to May or June, and August to May, respectively, school officials say. With current calendars ending March, the universities may pilot transition schedules that …

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