CHED RO XI Annual Report 2020

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI

What’s Inside? PRELIMINARIES 3 4 6

Message from the Director Executive Summary Year 2 Implementation of CHED RO XI Strategic Directions

PART I - PROFILE 8 10

About CHED RO XI About HEIs in Region XI

PART II - HIGHER EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 18 25 27 31 33

Provision of Assistance to HEIs Implementation of the K to 12 Transition Program Provision of Assistance, Incentives, Scholarships and Grants Gender and Development Linkages and Partnerships with Other Agencies

PART III - HIGHER EDUCATION REGULATION SERVICES 36 38

Development of Standards for Higher Education Program Monitoring and Evaluation of HEI Programs

PART IV - SUPPORT TO OPERATION 40 40

CHED RO XI Frontline Services Utilization of Budget

PART V - GENERAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES 41 45

Human Resource Activities Attendance to Webinars/Trainings/Conferences and Workshops

PART VI - REGIONAL INITIATIVES 46

List of Regional Initiatives

PART VII -Corporate Social Responsibility 49

Corporate Social Responsibility

About the

COVER

Inspite the pandemic, the CHED Regional Office XI, together with the Higher Education Institutions in the Region were able to navigate and shifted into the new normal. The Office was able to perform more than the targets which are within their control and a little bit short on the two targets which are not within their control. With resilience and commitment to serve, the Office proves once again their will power to flourish. The seeds it planted last year turned into beautiful and resilient flowers this Year.

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI

Message from the

Regional Director Dr. Maricar R. Casquejo, CESO III Director IV

The Year 2020 is my second year as Regional Director in CHED Regional Office XI. In general, this Year was full of challenges. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, our lives are radically changed, the higher education just like all other sectors is shaken, our economies faltered, but on a positive note, this has also provided us – both the Office and the Higher Education Institutions the opportunity to rethink our ways of management, challenge the status quo and brought significant reforms to the higher education system. In addition to facing the challenges brought about by the pandemic, I was also given this year, the opportunity to serve as OIC, Office of the President of the Davao del Sur State College, a newly created State College in the Region from the start of the year until the end of the third quarter. Moreover, work results and output were somehow affected due to adoption of the Work From Home Scheme and the optional retirement of the four (4) organic personnel in the last quarter of the Year. The Regional Office was also given additional slots for grantees and scholarships due to the implementation of the various programs of the government that assist affected individuals. Inspite both the opportunities and constraints brought about by the pandemic, some additional assignments in the exigency of service, the preparations for new normal, the Regional Office, together with the Higher Education Institutions were able to navigate its operations and shifted into the new normal. Through the Bayanihan spirit, coupled with resiliency, understanding and perseverance, more significant changes and improvements both for CHED RO XI and its internal and external stakeholders took place, as what have taken off in the previous year were enhanced and strengthened. Although we are a little bit short on two targets which are not within our control, generally, the Regional Office was able to perform more than the targets. For this Year, CHED RO XI serves as street lights along the roads of HEIs’ initiatives in shifting to new normal without compromising quality and excellence of services. We light up their paths and make the walks worthwhile while they develop their Learning Management System, course packs, enhance their standard operating systems to suit in the new normal, and provide some solutions on their issues and concerns. This 2020 CHED RO XI Annual Report is the reflection of all the accomplishments and milestones of the Regional Office in navigating the new normal. This can be used as reference of the Higher Education Institutions in Davao Region and other interested parties in planning out directions and priorities for the next years. As usual, I am thankful to the CHED RO XI Personnel, my Superiors and Counterparts in the CHED Central Office, our partners, for both the good and the challenges that happened this Year. Cheers to another year of realizing our thrusts and programs on internal and external efficiency, resiliency in times of pandemic, providing solutions, and in becoming this Regional Office an instrument in providing quality, relevant, responsive and accessible education! CHED RO XI Annual Report 2020

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI

Executive Summary

The Year 2020 brought global impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic as it led to loses of millions of human lives and presents an unprecedented challenge to our frontliners, health workers, and the world of work. The Philippines, just like the other countries has been economically and socially disrupted, that somehow affect the educational system. Despite the health crisis that the whole world is facing, the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI (CHED RO XI) continuously provided the needed assistance in any form to one hundred three (103) Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for the Year 2020. The services rendered were in the areas of: Higher Education Development Programs, Higher Education Regulation Programs, Support to Operation & General Administration, and Support Services. Some targets, however, were not fully met primarily in the area of Support Services, where the number of clients decreased due to health protocols and travel restrictions. For Higher Education Development Programs, the CHED RO XI provided assistance to 170 on-going faculty grantees with development grants, which marked 100% of the total target. The Regional Office also conducted a total of 63 activities related to technical assistance for the attainment of the outcomes, as regards to STUFAPs, GAD, Research and Extension, PSGs/CMOs dialogue, which marked 126% higher than the annual target. Moreover, the Office was able to cater to 8,950 stakeholders who are recipients from the activities conducted and facilitated as experts or as resource persons for the series of webinars, which noticeably marked 347.5% higher. As to the provision of assistance and incentives through UNIFAST and STUFAPs, the Office processed a total of 30,740 new applicants for the CHED Tulong-Dunong Program. There were also 168 grantees who completed their degrees in CHED priority programs. Overall, there were 1,645 grantees who completed their degrees in AY 2019-2020. A total of 30,747 requests for payment were received which were processed within 5 working days. There were 68 HEIs monitored for Fiscal Year 2020 in terms of UNIFAST and STUFAPs implementation. In the area of Higher Education Regulation Programs, in terms of the development of standards of excellence for higher education programs, the Office has received and processed a total of 137 applications for permit for this Year, which is over and above the annual target. As regards to the HEIs that applied for permits and recognitions, there were 27 applications for Initial Permits, 25 Renewal Permits and 11 for Government Recognitions, while 14 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) applied for Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC). The SUCs were guided, facilitated and monitored in their applications for COPC. As a result, the HEIs felt the developmental approach of the Regional Office. Commitments to comply in a given timeline through submission of an action plan by the HEIs with major deficiencies were sought. These dialogues and guidance will be continued until all HEIs in the Region will attain compliance. One (1) Local College, which is the Sto. Tomas College of Arts, Science and Technology (STCAST) was issued with Certificate of Recognition this year. For the number of programs subjected to standard and issued with permits, there were 57 for Initial Permit, 24 for Renewal Permits, 15 for Government Recognition, and 55 programs issued with COPC. On the number of curricula revisions, the Office processed a total of 179 programs duly contents noted, which marked over and above the total annual target. In terms of the Tuition and Other Fees increase, CHED RO XI processed and acted on applications of 37 HEIs for the said increase. For monitoring and evaluation of performance of higher education programs, despite the onslaught of COVID-19, there were 327 programs evaluated and monitored remotely. For the enforcement of CHED regulations, two HEIs were subjected to reforms, and 150 borrowers under the Study Now Pay Later Program (SNPLP) were sent demand letters this year. As to Support to CHED RO XI Operations for this Year, the Office remotely monitored the HEIs’ implementation of different types of modalities in the conduct of classes or the implementation of flexible learning. The Office provided HEIs with technical assistance in the formulation of their Learning Continuity Plan (LCP), where inputs were provided on how the HEIs will operate under the new normal, particularly in the development of course packs. On the Monitoring on the Implementation of Tuition and other School Fees, there were 56 HEIs which were remotely monitored. This figure is 69% higher than the annual target. As to the Student Services, the CHED RO XI remotely monitored 73 HEIs. For the number of IEC materials developed/published, this Office published its Statistical Bulletin, Annual Report and the Volume 1 of the Compendium of Thesis and Dissertation Abstracts of the SGS-L 2020 Graduates. Pertaining to the Frontline Services, despite that the whole Region was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) during the second quarter, Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) on the third quarter and returned to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) towards the last quarter, the CHED RO XI was still able to deliver services to stakeholders. Some of its transaction were however turned into online to serve those who are affected by the restrictions. The Office processed a total of 20,006 or 133.37% for Certification, Authentication and Verification (CAV); 5,449 or 77.84% for Special Orders (S.O.); and 118 or 168.57% for other certifications which noticeably over and above the total annual target. In terms of cases acted upon, for mediation, there were four (4); investigation, 16; and conciliation, 20. The said number of cases are enough to meet this Office’s annual target. On the other hand, there were 118 total procurement activities made this Year as CHED RO XI maximizes the utilization of funds allocated in the Region following proper accounting and auditing rules and procedures. The number of financial transactions acted, processed and released were 3,051 vouchers; 1,602 checks; and 943 LDDAP-ADA issued. Moreover, there were 5,803 total communications received, processed and acted upon with email as the most common platform in this time of pandemic. There were also 809 reports prepared and submitted to Central Office and other Regional Line Agencies (DBM, COA, CSC, HDMF, GSIS, Ombudsman, CESB, OP, etc.), which are basically higher than the total target. Finally, for the CHED RO XI General Administration and Support Services, there were a total of nine (9) activities conducted both virtual and limited face to face under Human Resource Development Activities, observing proper protocols as precautionary measures. As for seminars, trainings and workshops, all employees were given the opportunity to attend virtual trainings based on their Individual Development Plan (IDP). There were 22 planning/assessment activities conducted and attended for this Year.

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI This Year, there were four (4) regular employees who retired from the service. One was mandated to retire from the service, while the three (3) have availed of the optional retirement. The Office conducted Retirement Ceremonies for the retirees to honor their service and contributions to the Commission. For the Utilization of Budget, as of the last working day for 2020, the CHED RO XI made extra efforts for the full utilization of the allocated amount downloaded for the Region. However, due to non-enrolment of some Scholars and Grantees and the travel restrictions, this was not totally achieved. For this Year, the regular General Appropriation Act (GAA) allotment was P22,338,928, and the total obligation was P21,176,915.91 or 94.79%. In terms of Fund 101, the total allotment was P2,089,186,547.05 with total obligation of P1,903,807,064.81 or 91.12% and for Fund 151, the allotment was P6,614,405.47 with total obligation of P5,113,902.17. The Office likewise observed proper use of government funds in accordance with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) National Budget Circular No. 486 and Administrative Order No. 103. In the Year 2020, the Office has the following Regional Initiatives: 1. Formulated the Region XI Framework on Mainstreaming Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) in the Instruction, Research, Extension and productions Functions of Higher Education Institutions in Davao Region (REDI for FIRe Program). The implementation of this framework was supported through the passing of RDC Resolution No. 104, Series of 2020. 2. Organized and monitored a group of Volunteer Coursepack Writers totaling to 239 faculty members who participated in the Consortium on Flexible Learning with the project entitled “Working on Resilience and Innovation for Teaching Excellence in Region XI (WRITE-RXI), initiated by Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag and led by the University of Southeastern Philippines. This resulted in the development of 92 course packs across disciplines for Professional Education. 3. Supported the six (6) Local Colleges and the NSTP Coordinators in the Region in the development of course packs for the nine required General Education and NSTP courses. 4. Reinforced the setting up of the Learning Management System (LMS) among the HEIs in Region XI. 5. Initiated the conduct of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Development Competition in celebration of the ASEAN Month Celebration on August 28, 2020. 6. Presented to the Social Development Council XI and the Regional Development Council XI, the need for the establishment of hotspots in remote areas. This resulted in the passing of SDC XI Resolution No. 12, S. 2020 then RDC XI Resolution No. 75, S. 2020. 7. Presented to the Social Development Council XI and the Regional Development Council XI, the need for assistance to displaced faculty and non-teaching personnel of HEIs due to the pandemic and requested for the support of DOLE for the provision of assistance. This resulted to the passing of SDC XI Resolution No. 13, S. 2020 then RDC XI Resolution No. 76, S. 2020. 8. Provided technical assistance and guidance to the HEIs in the Region in the formulation of their Learning Continuity Plan (LCP). 9. Facilitated the outright closure of one private HEI, which voluntarily closed due to no enrolment. 10. Conducted 13 Webinars to capacitate and retool the faculty members and staff of HEIs under the new normal. 11. Facilitated the validation, billing, payment of the 30,740 additional slots from various congressional districts and partylists, on top of the regular, existing and new slots of the Region, and was able to grant all 3,192 Bayanihan2 HELP (B2HELP) slots with a total fund allocation of P 15,240,000.00 to the deserving students of the 61 HEIs. 12. Facilitated the on-going compliance of two SUCs in the Region with conversion laws-CVSC for College and DOSCST for University Status, and the on-going transition of the newly separated SUCs-SPAMAST and DSSC. 13. Actively involved in the operations of State Universities and Colleges in the Region in various ways. 14. Leveled off the playing fields for both public and private colleges and universities in the Region. 15. Established network and linkages with other agencies/partners in the effective and efficient implementation of policies, laws, programs. 16. Implemented for the second year, the formulated CHED RO XI Vision, Mission, Strategic Goals and Objectives Core Values and Tag Line of the Office. 17. Continued automation of CHED RO XI transactions, which are now on Year 2 or on the second Phase of development. 18. Provided safe working environment for the personnel in this time of pandemic. 19. Conducted series of dialogues, remote meetings, consultations to various groups of stakeholders to keep them updated with CHED issuances and advisories on COVID -19.

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI

Year 2 Implementation of CHED RO XI Strategic Directions It can be recalled that when RD Casquejo assumed Office in 2019, a three-year strategic direction was formulated to lead the Office on the programs and thrusts under her leadership. The said strategic directions are on its second year, and the following summarizes what have been accomplished: PLAN OF ACTION

STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION

Strategic Direction 1: Lead HEIs to sustainability of their operations Supervise HEIs in coming-up with functional strategic, institutional/ campus development, physical, human and financial development plans.

• Assisted HEIs in coming up with Learning Continuity Plan in time of pandemic • CHED RO XI Director acted as interim OIC President of DSSC and assisted SUCs in the physical development plans • Guided SUCs in the Budget Planning for DBM approval • Facilitated the Writeshop of the TWG on SUC Extension Campuses

Provide solutions to pressing deficiencies of HEIs in the region such as dearth of full-time and qualified librarians and guidance counselors by prioritizing related fields in scholarships and grants

• Prioritized scholarships for faculty members enrolled in MS Library Information Science • Intensified information dissemination through an orientation on the Scholarship for Instructors Knowledge Advancement Program (SIKAP)

Increase the number of HEIs compliant with student welfare and services, level up the compliance towards internationalization.

• Conducted remote validation on Student Welfare and Services • Conducted monitoring of HEIs on their preparedness for the new normal. • Monitored HEIs’ LCP and LMS

Assure quality assurance of HEIs and programs through increase in the number of institutional and program accreditations, programs with COPC, COE/COD, Autonomous and Deregulated, international recognitions, etc

• Guided HEIs towards Institutional Sustainability Assessment (ISA). • Conducted an Orientation to SUCs and LUCs on CMO 14 S. 2019 on Issuance of COPC through remote validation

Enhance research, extension and production functions of HEIs

• Promoted research culture among HEIs by providing venue for scholars under SGS-L graduates to publish their theses and dissertations by coming-up with Compendium of Theses and Dissertations of K to 12 SGS-L Graduates, with ISSN No 2719-1435. • Reinforced the concept of researches relative to Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) by coming up with Framework on Mainstreaming FIRe in the Instruction, Research, Extension and Productions Functions • Supported HEIs in the conduct of national and international research fora. • Encouraged volunteerism and Bayanihan spirit among HEIs in the Region by organizing groups of volunteers as Course Pack Writers who are also members in the Consortium on Flexible Learning with a project entitled Working on Resilience and Innovation for Teaching Excellence in Region XI (WRITE-RXI) led by the USEP. • Supported the six (6) Local Colleges and the NSTP Coordinators in the Region in the development of course packs for the nine required General Education and NSTP courses.

Impose establishment of functional, wellequipped and secured records room specially for medium and small HEIs

• Oriented and guided the HEIs’ Registrars in the submission HEMIS Reports • Reinforced the Phase II of Digitization and Automation of HEIs promotional reports. • Shortened the number of days in the processing and releasing of frontline services such as CAV, SO and other certifications in line with the implementation of Ease of Doing Business.

Strategic Direction 2: Ensure competitiveness, relevance and responsiveness of HEIs Encourage and support the offering of priority programs which are not offered in the Region

• Supported the applications for offering of programs with no existing PSG but are relevant to the needs of the Region.

Enhance teaching Peace Education

• Executed the revision of curricula of all interested HEIs relative to the concept of CMO No. 1 & 2 s. 2019 regarding Integration of Peace and IP Education whether as stand alone course or integrated in other relevant courses. • Participated as Key Informant in the Mindanao Peace Council Forum • Maintained partnership with Forum ZFD in the crafting of Peace education materials across disciplines

Address gaps between Academe and Industry through participation in Project STRIDE

• Strengthened partnership with DTI and USAID for Regional Inclusive and Innovation Center (RIIC) on Project Stride • Assisted on the conduct of the training on academe-industry partnership in market research and product development

Address gaps between Academe and Industry through participation in Project STRIDE

• Strengthened partnership with DTI and USAID for Regional Inclusive and Innovation Center (RIIC) on Project Stride • Assisted on the conduct of the training on academe-industry partnership in market research and product development

Assist HEIs in developing customized curricula for specific needs/ clients

• Evaluated and contents noted the curricula of various HEIs. • Guided HEIs on offering programs that are aligned with its Vision, Mission and Goals.

Identify niche/s of each HEI per their strengths

• On-going

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI PLAN OF ACTION

STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION

Provide network and linkage opportunities to HEIs

• Facilitated Academe-Industry partnership through market research • Partnered with Rex Bookstore on the conduct of the series of webinars

Integrate Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adoption in the NSTP point of instruction with resolution of the RDC XI and in partnership with OCD

• Strengthened NSTP Council for partnership with National Agencies on Disaster Risk Reduction. • Assisted HEIs in the crafting of NSTP course packs that integrate climate change and community-based activities.

Strategic Direction 3: Broaden access and equity Intensify dissemination of information on available financial assistance in priority areas

• Enhanced access and equity of CHED Programs and Services through partnering with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) XI in sharing and advocating the STUFAPS and TES with Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) via Zoom conferencing. • Conducted information dissemination drive thru Barangay Caravan in Baguio District and Calinan District. • Participation in the High Priority Bus System Consultative Meetings with Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Operators and Drivers in 3 Districts in Davao City • Conducted Online Orientation to all HEIs and prospective DHEIs for the SIKAP Scholarship Grant • Information drive on the Call for Institutional Development and Innovation Grants (IDIG) and other international scholarships grants.

Develop and implement common standardized admission test for all Local Colleges (in cooperation with RDC XI)

• On-going

Improve management of STUFAPS and UNIFAST in the region

• In consideration of ease in doing business and in preparation for ISO accreditation, efficiency and effectiveness of operations were addressed through Phase II automation of all regional transactions. • Entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with all partner HEIs with UNIFAST/STUFAPs beneficiaries • The Online Registration of STUFAPs Applicants was deployed for the 2020 Call for Applications. Online registration, confirmation, and evaluation of participants to various activities were also implemented resulting to a more efficient completion of processes.

Provide access to quality education in remote areas through extension of programs of qualified HEIs, and promotion of non - conventional and life long learnings

• Navigated politics in education by upholding the mandates of the Office in ensuring accessible quality education even in time of pandemics. • Established network and linkages with other agencies/partners on the effective and efficient implementation of policies, laws, programs of CHED Scholarships.

Strategic Direction 4: Ensure internal efficiency Undergo ISO Accreditation

• Digitized the CHED RO XI Records Management System in preparation for ISO accreditation, for efficiency and effectiveness of operations • Phase II automation of all regional transactions were done • Underwent first Mock Audit for CHED RO XI System

Accredit the Office as Level II PRIME HRM by the CSC

• On-going

Seek the assistance of HEIs through their extension programs to automate the various transactions (STUFAPS Management, Document Tracking, NSTP, Supply and Procurement System Party Waiting CAV, etc)

• Automated online application of STUFAPs and billing submission from HEIs. • Implemented the Phase II automation and digitization of all regional transactions • Automated electronic submission of HEIs promotional report and other necessary documents

Convert the existing Records Room to E-records Room

• Digitized and automated CHED records for easy access, especially in this time of pandemic • Improved the cleanliness and order of the Records Room

Full digitization of files

• On-going

Strategic Direction 5: Enhance competence and motivation of personnel

Provide personnel with opportunities for exposures and benchmarking activities

• Face to face benchmarking was on-hold due to Covid 19 Pandemic, but CHED RO XI Personnel were provided with safe working environment in this time of pandemic. Safety measures specified in the various IATF guidelines and issuances were strictly followed in the workplace. • All personnel were provided with safety measures such as masks, faceshield, sanitizers and proper protocol were also implemented for all visiting clients. • Benchmarking activities were done remotely.

Support personnel in getting advanced degrees and enhancing their career

• One CHED RO XI personnel finished graduate degree program • One Supervisor promoted as Supervising Education Program Specialist (SEPS)

Provide opportunities to empower employees by coming up with functional succession plan

• On-going

Ensure that employees have attended trainings, seminars, and workshops (in-house and outside)

• Sent personnel for Texas International Education Consortium; AusTrade ASEAN Teacher Training and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Educational Training, among others

Functional Rewards and Recognitions System

• Recognized CHED RO Personnel with exemplary Achievements for 2020

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PART I - PROFILE 1.1 About CHED RO XI: Vision, Mission, Core Values and Tagline For the CHED Regional Office XI to be properly guided with a roadmap to where it is leading to, RD Casquejo continued the 14Cs of her Management for the second year. These were being presented and discussed to the various stakeholders. In summary, CHED Regional Office XI is guided by the following Vision and Mission, Core Values, Tagline, Strategic Goals and Thrusts:

CHED RO XI Vision and Mission, Core Values, and Tagline which serve as the guiding principle in the day-to-day dealings of the CHED RO XI Personnel to the clients and stakeholders even in this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

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1.2 CHED RO XI Organizational Chart The CHED RO XI has a complement of 20 plantilla personnel. The Administrative Division is composed of the Administrative and Finance Units with a total of eight (8) personnel while the Technical Division has one (1) Supervising Education Program Specialist (SEPS), seven (7) Education Supervisors and one (1) Education Program Specialist. For this year, four (4) employees have retired after spending long and productive years in government service, namely: Dr. Emma K. Bonsobre, Chief, Administrative Division; Ms. Esterlita F. Ignacio, Administrative Officer III; Ms. Myriam B. Flores, Education Program Specialist; and Mr. Agustino O. Urbiztondo, Administrative Aide III.

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1.3 About Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Region XI The Region XI or the Davao Region, is one of the regions in the Philippines, located in the Southeastern portion of Mindanao. It consists of five (5) provinces, namely: Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental and Davao De Oro, previously Compostela Valley. The Region has 11 Congressional Districts, 44 municipalities and 1,158 barangays. The Figure below depicts the profile of the Region.

Distribution of HEIs in Region XI by Province

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1.4 Distribution of Higher Education Institutions by Province 1.4.1 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) 4 (27%)

4 (27%)

1.4.2 Local Universities and Colleges (SUCs) 1 (17%)

Davao de Oro

2 (33%)

Davao del Sur Davao City

1 (7%) 1(7%) 2 (13%)

Davao del Sur Davao City

Davao Occidental

3 (20%)

Davao de Oro

Davao Occidental

Davao del Norte

3 (50%)

Davao Oriental

Davao del Norte Davao Oriental

Total LUCs: 6

Total SUCs Main and Satellite Campuses: 15

1.4.3 Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) 4 (5%) 3 (4%) 8 (10%)

Davao de Oro

Davao del Sur

19 (23%)

Davao City

Davao Occidental Davao del Norte

48 (58%)

Davao Oriental

Total PHEIs: 82

1.5 Distribution of Program Offerings 1.5.1 Undergraduate Programs

1.5.2 Graduate Programs 5 (1%) 8 (2%)

94 (6%) 28 (2%)

20 (6%)

180 (11%)

Davao City

Davao del Sur 298 (18%)

899 (56%)

Davao de Oro

Davao Occidental

Davao del Norte 107 (7%)

Davao Oriental

Total Undergraduate Programs: 1,606

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Davao City

46 (13%)

Davao del Sur

7 (2%)

Davao de Oro

269 (76%)

Davao Occidental

Davao del Norte Davao Oriental

Total Graduate Programs: 355

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1.5.3 Accredited Programs 42 (9%)

32 (7%)

89 (19%) 163 (34%)

Candidate Level I

Level II

Level III

Level IV 146 (31%)

Total Accredited Programs: 472

1.5.4 Top 10 Program Offerings for SY 2020-2021

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1.5.5 Enrollment by Discipline and Gender AY 2020-2021

Total Enrollment: 163,760

1.5.6 Graduates by Discipline and Gender for AY 2019-2020

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1.6 HEIs Recognized by CHED as Autonomous/Deregulated/COE/COD 1.6.1 Autonomous Status (CMO No. 12, S. 2019) Ateneo de Davao University

UM Digos College

University of Mindanao

University of the Immaculate Conception

Roxas Ave, Poblacion District, Davao City

Jose Abad Santos St, Digos City

Bonifacio St, Poblacion District, Davao City

Bolton, Davao City

1.6.2 Deregulated Status (CMO No. 12, S. 2019) Cor Jesu College

UM Tagum College

Sacred Heart Ave, Digos City

Mabini St, Tagum City

1.6.3 Centers of Excellence (COE)/Centers of Development (COD) Ateneo de Davao University

COD in Information Technology, and Teacher Education

University of the Immaculate Conception Bonifacio St, Poblacion District, Davao City

COD in Business Administration, Information Technology and Teacher Education

UM Digos College

COD in Information Technology

Roxas Ave, Poblacion District, Davao City

Jose Abad Santos St, Digos City

University of Mindanao Bolton, Davao City

UM Tagum College

COD in Teacher Education

University of Southeastern Philippines Obrero, Davao City

COE in Agriculture, and Teacher Education COD in English, Forestry and Information Technology

University of the Philippines-Mindanao

COD in Biology

Mabini St, Tagum City

Mintal, Davao City

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COE in Business Administration, Criminology, and Teacher Education COD in Accountancy, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Technology

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1.7 HEIs with ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation 1.7.1 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) Compostela Valley State College

Davao del Norte State College

Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology

Southern Philippines Agri-Business, Marine & Aquatic School of Technology

Compostela, Davao de Oro

Mati, Davao Oriental

New Visayas, Panabo City

Matti, Malita, Davao Occidental

University of Southeastern Philippines Obrero, Davao City

1.7.2 Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) University of Mindanao

University of the Immaculate Conception

UM Tagum College

UM Digos College

UM Panabo College

UM Bansalan College

Bolton, Davao City

Mabini St, Tagum City

Arguelles St, Panabo City

Bonifacio St, Poblacion District, Davao City

Jose Abad Santos St, Digos City

R. Delos Cientos St., Poblacion Dos, Bansalan, Davao del Sur

UM PeĂąaplata College

Obenza, Samal, Samal, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao

1.7.3 Maritime Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) Agro Industrial Foundation College Agro Compound, Ecoland Dr, Matina, Davao City

Holy Cross of Davao College

14-B Sta. Ana Ave, Poblacion District, Davao City

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DMMA College of Southern Philippines Tigatto Road, Buhangin, Davao City

MATS College of Technology R. Castillo St, Agdao, Davao City

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1.8 QS World University Rankings: Asia 2021 The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education think-tank and compiler of the world’s university rankings has released the list of Asia’s best Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) on November 25, 2020 which included the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) ranking at 501550. ADDU is one of the universities in the region with Autonomous Status and Center of Development in IT and Teacher Education Programs. Chairperson De Vera mentioned, in his press release, that the internationalization of Philippine HEIs has been a key strategy of the Duterte Administration to improve the quality of education so HEIs can produce world class graduates.

1.9 Survey on the Implementation of Flexible Learning Starting AY 2020-2021 The CHED RO XI was able to initiate various activities to address the preparation of HEIs for the new normal. The said regional initiatives are based on the following survey result:

86.25% of HEIs in the Region have Institutional Internet Subscription while 13.75% have no Internet Subscription.

The Internet Service Provider (ISP) mostly subscribed by HEIs is Globe (28.24%), followed by PLDT (24.71%), and then Smart (22.35%).

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The signal on campus capable of supporting mobile internet access connectivity is 91.25% and only 8.75% does not support mobile internet.

Majority of the HEIs started classes in August (80.49%) and only 1.22% started in June for AY 2020-2021

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Among the primary strategies for delivering instruction, the offline modes with limited online delivery is implemented by most of the HEIs (33.75%) followed by fully online mode (27.50%).

The instruction delivery mode using emails is mostly used by the HEIs at 97%, messaging apps at 88%, video conferencing at 87% and printed course packs at 82%. On the other hand, among the modes rarely used are TV (96%) and radio broadcast (91%), LMS Developed In-House (78%), and Open Source (57%) and Proprietary LMS (50%).

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PART II – HIGHER EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 2.1 Provision of Assistance to HEIs

The CHED RO XI provided technical assistance to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in various ways:

2.1.1 SUCs Conversion of CVSC and DOSCST and Separation of SPAMAST and DSSC The Regional Office facilitated the on-going compliance of two SUCs in the Region with conversion laws-one for college and one for university status, and the on-going transition of the newly separated SUCs-SPAMAST and DSSC. The two SUCs in the Region with conversion laws for college and for university status, were the Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) and the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST), respectively. The CHED RO XI targeted DOSCST’s University Status to be granted within the 1st Quarter of 2021.

2.1.2 Involvement in the Operations of SUCs The CHED RO XI has been actively involved in the operations of State Universities and Colleges in the Region as: a) Resource Person in Board Meetings of the six SUCs, b) Chair, Board Academic, Research and Extension Committee of the four SUCs; c) Chair, TWG on the conduct of Feasibility Studies for DNSC Extension campuses with proposed legislations sponsored by Congressman Dujali; d) Chair, Committee on Selection of the CAO of DOSCST; e) Member, Search Committee for, SPAMAST, DSSC and DOSCST President, among other involvements. The DSSC Board of Trustees confirmed the designation of CHED RO XI RD Casquejo as OIC, Office of the President of Davao del Sur College. The Inaugural Ceremony of the Conversion of SPAMAST Digos into Davao Del Sur State College was conducted in partnership with the LGU. The activity was graced by CHED Commissioner Lilian A. De Las Llagas, CHED Executive Director, Atty. Cinderella Filipina Benitez- Jaro, and OIQAG Director Luisa Valencia and other CHED Officials. As the OIC, was able to facilitate the creation of 12 Non-teaching Staff positions, was able to start the operation of the College as a newly created one, facilitated the preparation of the College in the new normal, facilitated the Search for the 1st DSSC President, among other significant milestones. In addition, the Regional Office also provided technical assistance to SUCs in crafting their Land Use Development Infrastructure Plan (LUDIP) and Smart Campus proposals.

The Inaugural Ceremony of the Conversion of SPAMAST Digos into Davao Del Sur State College on March 11, 2020. Comm. Dela LLagas also delivered keynote speech (Left photo). Present in the occasion were Dr. Augie Fuentes (new DSSC President); Dr. Ruth Lucero (SPAMAST President), DOST Director, Dir. Anthony Sales; CHED RO Director, Dr. Maricar Casquejo; CHED Commissioner Delas Llagas; Congressman Didi Cagas; NEDA Director, Ma. Lourdes Lim; CHED Executive Director, Atty. Cinderella Filipina Jaro; and CHED OIQAG Director, Luisa Valencia.

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2.1.3 Assistance to SUCs and LUCs in Complying with the Minimum Requirements and Issuance of Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) The CHED RO XI Technical Division conducted an orientation to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) on CMO 14 S. 2019 on Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) and Orientation of Online Submission of Self-Assessment. For the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP), it was conducted at the Main Campus on February 10, 2020 with 81 participants including Administrators, Faculty and Staff from the Main and Extension Campuses. The same orientation was conducted in Monkayo College of Arts, Science and Technology (MonCAST) on March 3, 2020 at the MonCAST Auditorium.

RD Casquejo and Dr. Luis D. Perez spearheaded the conduct of COPC Orientation at the University of Southeastern Philippines - Main Campus on February 10, 2020.

Dr. Luis D. Perez spearheaded the conduct of COPC Orientation at the Monkayo College of Arts, Science and Technology, Davao De Oro on March 3, 2020. It was attended by Administrators and Programs Heads of MonCAST.

2.1.4 Assistance on Research and Development The CHED RO XI continuously provided assistance to HEIs in the conduct of Research and Development. Series of research activities were attended through the Office’s representatives: Dr. Liza C. Suan, Education Supervisor II, during the Research Ethics Dissemination Forum at San Pedro College on January 14, 2020; Engr. Rodrigo S. Pangantihon Jr., represented the Office in the Conduct of Annual Institutional Student Research Congress with the theme: Research in the Digital Age on February 21, 2020 at Brokenshire College; and Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle, as Keynote Speaker in the 3rd Student Research Congress on March 12, 2020 at Kolehiyo ng Pantukan.

Dr. Liza C. Suan, delivered the inspirational message (left photo), Engr. Rodrigo S. Pangantihon, Jr. as the Plenary Speaker before the graduating, college and senior high school students with some faculty and staff (center photo), and Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle (right photo) as the Keynote Speaker during the KNP 3rd Student Research Congress on March 12, 2020 at KNP Gymnasium, Pantukan, Davao De Oro and the unveiling of KNP Research Journal with Dr. Jocelyn H. Hua, KNP President.

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2.1.5 Assistance to the Different Council of Deans

RD Casquejo (Center) with the Nursing Technical Working Group Members during the meeting on January 20, 2020 at CHED RO XI Office.

The CHED RO XI assisted the Council of Deans either as Resource Speaker or as the Technical Working Group Members in the various programs. RD Casquejo shared insights in the Technical Working Group of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) during their meeting on January 20, 2020. The objective was to come up with resolution on the sharing of Related Learning Experience (RLE) Fee on HEI’s offering BSN. Likewise, the Council of Deans for IT Education (CDITE) was assisted during the Mindanao Conference for IT Educators 2020 (MCITE) on February 10, 2020 at the University of Mindanao Main Campus.

Engr. Rodrigo Pangantihon Jr. shared the topic on the Challenges of IT Profession (above photo) with Officers and Members of the Council of Deans for IT Education (CDITE) during the Mindanao Conference for IT Educators 2020 (MCITE) on February 10, 2020 at the University of Mindanao Main Campus.

2.1.6 Orientation and Information Dissemination on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) Framework The Region, likewise, formulated the Framework on Mainstreaming Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) in the Instruction, Research, Extension and productions Functions of Higher Education Institutions in Davao Region (REDI for FIRe Program). The formulation of this framework is inspired by Commissioner Lilian A. De Las llagas, with the support and participation of NEDA XI Regional Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim and DOST XI Regional Director Anthony C. Sales. This was presented to the Social Development Council and then to the Regional Development Council. The Council Members find the framework encompassing, responsive to what Region XI envisioned to be, and support the implementation of the framework and made this as one of the bases of the Region towards Fourth Industrial Revolution. The implementation of this framework was supported through the passing of RDC Resolution No. 104, Series of 2020. Under the leadership of RD Casquejo, CHED RO XI assisted HEIs through the conduct of an orientation and information dissemination on the Research and Development touching the concept of 4th Industrial Revolution (FIRe) in selected Autonomous Higher Education Institutions in Region XI.

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CHED RO XI Education Supervisors led by Engr. Maria Christina B. Condez and Dr. Cesar S. Adegue IV conducted an Orientation on the Research and Development Programs of HEIs including the concept of 4th Industrial Revolution (FIRe) at the University of Mindanao, Matina Campus on February 18, 2020. There were at least 20 participants, represented by Deans and Program Heads of the different programs.

2.1.7 Assistance in the Establishment of Local College Two (2) Local Government Units (LGU) in the Region that intend to put up Local College were assisted by the Technical Division in terms of giving them orientation and guidance on the CHED Minimum requirements. The City College of Davao and the Maco De Oro College convened on February 21, 2020 and July 24, 2020, respectively.

The Technical Working Group (TWG) in the establishment of City College of Davao with Mayor Sara Duterte (left photo) and Maco De Oro College with Mayor Alvera Veronica R. Rimando (right photo).

During the TWG Meeting on February 21, 2020 with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte; RD Casquejo; LGU Representative, Counselor Pilar Braga and DepEd ARD, Dr. Ma. Ines Asuncion.

2.1.8 Assistance to SUCs on Budgeting for RDC XI Approval To ensure compliance with the National Budget Circular No. 133 and the Inclusion of Regional Initiatives in the Budget Preparation for FY 2021, CHED RO XI, the Regional Office assisted the SUCs Budget Officers in the region through the conduct of the review and consultation meeting prior to the actual presentation of budget to the Regional Development Council (RDC) XI. CHED RO XI Annual Report 2020

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Review and Consultation Meeting on FY 2021 Budget with RD Casquejo (6th from the Left); DOSCST President Edito Sumile (7th from the Left) and Budget Officers of the SUCs in the Region.

2.1.9 Facilitation on Institutional Sustainability Assistance (ISA) Per request of the SUC concerned, a Webinar on the Orientation for Institutional Sustainability Assistance (ISA) and Typology was conducted on October 6, 2020 at the Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) via Zoom Video Conferencing. This was attended by its administrators, faculty and staff. The resource persons were ISA Accreditors in the persons of Dr. Maria Linda B. Arquiza and Dr. Reynaldo T. Castro, both from the University of Mindanao.

2.1.10 Assistance on the Formulation of the HEIs’ Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) Since the start of the pandemic, CHED RO XI continuously provided technical assistance and guidance to the 103 public and private HEIs in the Region particularly in the dissemination of the series of advisories and guidelines on Flexible Learning modalities and formulation of their Learning Continuity Plan. To ensure that all components of the plan were covered, the CHED RO XI formulated a checklist for the guidance of the HEIs on the contents of the plan. Inputs were also provided as to how the HEIs will operate under the new normal. The Regional Office will continuously monitor the implementation of the Learning Continuity Plan.

HEIs’ Key Personnel Orientation on Learning Continuing Plan via Zoom on September 9, 2020.

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2.1.11 Reinforcement on the Setting-up of Learning Management Systems (LMS) The CHED RO XI reinforced the setting up of the Learning Management System (LMS) of the HEIs in Region XI. The SUCs started from an established non-proprietary LMS of the University of Southeastern Philippines, a Level IV SUC. The USEP provided assistance to other SUCs in the establishment of their LMS while the Regional Office assisted the private HEIs. To date, all SUCs in the Region have established non-proprietary LMS while many of the Private HEIs and Local Colleges are using proprietary LMS.

Launching of the Learning Management Systems of State Universities and Colleges in Region XI and Faculty Trainers’ Training headed by the University of Southeastern Philippines with Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag on July 28, 2020 via Zoom.

2.1.12 Assistance in Organizing Group of Volunteer Course Pack Writers The CHED RO XI organized a Group of Volunteer Coursepack Writers totaling to 239 faculty members who also participated in the Consortium on Flexible Learning with the project entitled “Working on Resilience and Innovation for Teaching Excellence in Region XI (WRITE-RXI). The said Consortium is an initiative of Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag and involves the four SUCs in Region XI under him. The University of Southeastern Philippines being the lead institution of the Consortium provided series of capacity building to these Volunteers. This resulted in the development of 92 course packs across disciplines for Professional Education.

Series of Webinars on Course Pack Development conducted through Zoom and Facebook Live Platforms led by the University of Southeastern Philippines as the lead institution.

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2.1.13 Development of General Education Course Packs by the LUCs Likewise, the CHED RO XI supported the six Local Colleges in the Region in the development of course packs for the nine required general education courses. Most of the HEIs in the Region have benefitted from this initiative, as well as, the students with enrolled General Education courses. The project dubbed as Project Resilient and Innovative Module for Education led by Kolehiyo Ng Pantukan together with other five Local Colleges. Around 50 faculty members volunteered as Coursepack Writers. Sample General Education Course Pack Development Output.

2.1.14 Development of NSTP Course Packs The NSTP Coordinators in the Region were also organized to facilitate the development of the NSTP 1 and NSTP 2 course packs. The presentation of NSTP 1 and 2 Course Packs was conducted during the NSTP Coordinators’ Regional Conference held on December 15, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and FB Live.

The participants of the NSTP Coordinators’ Regional Conference held on December 15, 2020 via Zoom.

2.1.15 Outright Closure of ACLC College of Tagum The CHED RO XI has facilitated and assisted the outright closure of one private HEI, the ACLC College of Tagum, which voluntarily closed due to no enrolment. Existing students were assisted in the transfer of credentials and crediting of units. The Office has also facilitated and assisted one big school with decreased enrollment, and facing challenges in finances and human resources.

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2.2. Implementation of the K to 12 Transition Program The K to 12 Transition Program Unit continues to provide assistance through the Scholarship for Graduate Studies Local (SGS-L), DARE TO Research Grant, Institutional Development and Innovation Grants (IDIG) and the newly launched Scholarships for Instructors’ Knowledge Advancement Program (SIKAP). For the year 2020, the Unit has accomplished 100% of the monitoring call list.

The various programs catered by K to 12 Transition Unit, and the 2020 Summary of Accomplishment for SGS-L.

The Region XI K to 12 Unit catered to a total of 671 scholars broken down into 332 active on-going scholars; 146 already graduated and 163 with inactive status. The bar graph summarizes the total distribution:

Distribution of 2016 and 2017 Approved Scholars.

The highlight of this year’s accomplishment of Kto12 Transition Program Management Unit is that 100% of the total scholars were properly monitored. Likewise, CHED RO XI provided a venue for the graduated scholars to present their studies through the conduct of the Regional Multidisciplinary Research Conference which was participated in by at least 65 scholars on September 24 and 25, 2020, via Zoom. This activity aimed to provide opportunity for the Scholarship for Graduate StudiesLocal (SGS-L) to present their Theses and Dissertation outputs; contribute to the body of knowledge as far as its relevance in the Higher Education Research Agenda is concerned; and promote the culture of research and creative works (RCW) among Higher Education Institutions. The said activity was graced by Atty. Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro, CHED Executive Director IV of CHED Central Office.

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Message of inspiration was delivered by Atty. Cinderella Filipina S. Benitez-Jaro, Executive Director of Commission on Higher Education (left photo). The K to 12 Staff and Working Committee (right photo) with RD Casquejo (center), Dr. Luis D. Perez, Chief Education Program Specialist (4th from the left) and Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle, the K to 12 Permanent Alternate Focal Person.

As an offshoot of the said activity, the K to 12 Transition Program Unit also came up with the first publication of a Compendium of Theses and Dissertation of Scholarship for Graduate Studies Local-SGS-L with ISSN No. 2719-1435.

Some of the K-To-12 Scholars as presenters during the conduct of the online presentation of theses and dissertations on September 24-25, 2020.

Likewise, the K to 12 Unit has been on its footstool in the implementation of the new scholarship grant of CHED which is the Scholarship for Instructors Knowledge Advancement Program (SIKAP) that is expected to commence in the second term of SY 2020-2021. As of December 2020, there were already four (4) higher education institutions which signified their intention to be the Delivering Higher Education Institutions (DHEI) for SIKAP grant. Since the DHEI Model is still to be established, most of the applicants opted for Individual model for the meantime. As of December 31, 2020, there were 123 faculty members already applied for the said grant. The Panel of Reactors, composed of Dr. John Stephen G. Curada, Dr. Renan P. Limjuco, and Dr. Jeofrrey L. Bernabe (right photos) during the two-day Conference shared their inputs, comments and observations on the researches presented by the scholars with the Compendium of Theses and Dissertations as the final output (left photo).

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Region XI Launching of Scholarship for Instructors Knowledge Advancement Program (SIKAP) on November 11, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing.

2.3 Provision of Financial Assistance, Scholarships, Grants

The Commission has been true to its mandate to have access to quality higher education. One way to address this is to provide assistance, incentives, to deserving students in the form of scholarships and grants. This program also catered the indigenous communities, solo parents, persons with disabilities. The CHED provides the following: CHED Scholarship Programs (CSPs), CHED Tulong-Dunong Programs (CHED-TDP) and Implementation of Republic Act (RA) No. 10931 or Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) and Student Loan Program (SLP) for tertiary education students. For this Year, the Office has catered a total of 31,857 grantees for CHED Merit Scholarship Program and CHED TulongDunong Program, and 22,302 under the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) grantees, with the following summary:

Summary of CHED Scholarship Grants for 2020 Full Scholarship

Program

PESFA SSP

FULL-GAD

Number of Scholars/Grantees (On-going) 145 408 50 8

Total Full Scholarship Granted

611

PESFA

737

Half Scholarship SSP

PESFA-GAD

Total Half Scholarship Granted Tulong Dunong 00 Tulong Dunong 01

230 40 14

791 60 21

CHED TDP 02

30,349

Total Other Scholarships

30,455

Sugar Cane Scholarship Grants Grand Total

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI Meanwhile, the UNIFAST continuously strengthened its partnership with the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) Regional Secretariat in the disbursement of Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES). For 2020, there were 22,302 grantees out of 112,955 applicants. Below is the distribution of the number of grantees per province.

Summary of Total Number of Grantees Who Availed of the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) No. of Qualified Grantees Under PNSL

No. of Qualified Grantees Under Listahanan 2.0

No. of Qualified Grantees Under 4Ps-SWDI

9

2,549

2,134

22

Davao del Sur

10

6,122

Davao Oriental

8

553

Province

No. of HEIs

Davao City

48

Davao del Norte

22

Davao de Oro

Davao Occidental

Total

1

98

0

930 0

10,154

4,238

2,325 1,034 323

1,596

11,650

ESGPPA On-Going

62

18

27

171

0

8

12

2

13

17

146

138

360

Total No. of Grantees Per Province 4,318

4,705

3,453

7,176 338

2,312

22,302

To continuously broaden its access, the CHED RO XI has accomplished the following:

2.3.1 Services Advocated by StuFAPS and UNIFAST to PDL To enhance access and equity of CHED Programs and Services, the StuFAPS and UNIFAST Units promoted the Scholarship Programs to the Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) via Zoom application. This is to bring hope to these persons who wanted to make their dependents go to schooling but do not have the means to do so.

Orientation on CHED UNIFAST/STUFAPS Programs to Persons Deprived of Liberty of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology– (PDLs-BJMP)

2.3.2 Barangay Caravan to IPs in Baguio District The StuFAPS and UNIFAST Units conducted an information dissemination drive to the marginalized group of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) through the Barangay Caravan in Baguio District and Calinan, Davao City. Recipients of the Barangay Caravan held at three (3) barangays from Calinan and Baguio Districts of Davao City, last February 14, 2020 (Brgy. Gumalang), February 28, 2020 (Brgy. Megkawayan) and March 06, 2020 (Brgy. Lamanan).

Recipients of the Barangay Caravan held at Three (3) Barangays from Calinan and Baguio Districts of Davao City.

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2.3.3 Deployment of Online CMSP Application In response to one of the thrusts of RD Casquejo on automation and digitization and as part of the mandate to have access to quality higher education, the Office deployed the Online application of StuFAPs for CHED Merit-Based Scholarship Program (CMSP) for accessibility to student-applicants. The said project is in partnership with the University of Mindanao being the Center of Development for IT Education. The Turn-Over Ceremony and Final System Demonstration were conducted on September 14, 2020.

The online application for CHED Merit Scholarship Program (CMSP) was officially launched last March 03, 2020 which is accessible at stufaps.ched11.com. It is the Regional Office’s objective to make the scholarship program accessible to all, regardless of location, without the need to personally submit all the documentary requirements to the Regional Office, especially during this time of pandemic.

The University of Mindanao College of Computing Education officially turned-over the CMSP Online Application System to the CHED Regional Office XI last September 14, 2020 at the 3rd Floor, CHED Function Hall.

2.3.4 High Priority Bus System Consultative Meeting A Consultative Meeting was conducted by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Davao City, as part of the implementation of the High Priority Bus System (HPBS) with the Jeepney Drivers and Operators of the three (3) Districts of Davao City. Being one of the partners of the Local Government Unit of Davao City, the CHED RO XI conducted information advocacy with the PUV Operators and Drivers in 3 Districts in Davao City. District 1 was conducted on February 2, 2020 at Sandawa Gym; District 2 was conducted on January 27, 2020 at Bunawan Gym, while District 3 was conducted January 21, 2020 at Calinan Gym. The Office also takes an active role in the recruitment of qualified PUV and PUJ operators and drivers to avail of financial assistance under the High Priority Bus System (HPBS) Program. The City Government of Davao has recognized the assistance of CHED RO XI and thanked CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. de Vera III for the provision of slots.

Participants of High Priority Bus System during the Orientation conducted by StuFAPS and UNIFAST Units in three (3) Districts.

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2.3.5 3,198 College Students in Davao Region Availed of B2HELP Grants As part of Republic Act 11494, also known as “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2)”, which was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on September 11, 2020 to provide supplementary assistance to Filipinos affected by the pandemic, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), through the leadership of Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III, implemented the “Bayanihan 2 for Higher Education Tulong Program (B2HELP)” for students of private higher education institutions (HEIs) who have outstanding balances for tuition and other fees to receive a grant of five thousand pesos (P5,000). The Davao Region, being the 3rd Region with highest allocation, through the CHED Regional Office XI, was able to maximize the release of the P15.24M allocated amount to the 61 HEIs in the Region where the beneficiaries are enrolled. The 41 HEIs waived for their availment to give way to students of HEIs who need it most. All payments to HEIs were processed in the last week of December 2020. The CHED Regional Office XI is one with CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III in thanking the administration of President Duterte, for this amelioration package for the college students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

3,198 B2HELP Grantees Availed of the Bayanihan Amelioration Package Program of the Government.

2.3.6 Collaboration with the Congressional Offices The CHED RO XI UNIFAST and STUFAPs Units, in collaboration with the Office of Hon. Congressman Mayo Almario, conducted an Orientation and Open Forum to all UNIFAST and STUFAPs scholars in Davao Oriental. The event was held at Mati Doctors College Gym on January 17, 2020, participated by more than 300 grantees under Cong. Almario.

CHED Representatives, Ms. Lourdes Melody Villanueva and Ms. Reizzel Ann Caguco with Cong Almario (center) and the participants.

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2.4. Gender and Development Activities

Gender and Development seeks to promote gender-sensitive/responsive and rights-based policies, curricula, instructional materials, as well as research and extension services in all higher education institutions. To execute this, the following activities were conducted:

2.4.1 Reinforcement of CMO No. 1, S.2015 The Office has reinforced the implementation of CMO No. 1 S. 2015 entitled, Establishing the Policies and Guidelines on Gender and Development in the Commission on Higher Education and Higher Educations Institutions (HEIs), particularly in the establishment of Committee on Decorum and Investigation (CODI). The Office also conducted an Orientation on GAD, Student Services, Anti-Smoking, and Anti-Illegal Drugs via Zoom on September 30, 2020.atus of HIV/AIDS in Davao Region was also presented and discussed by Ms. Priscilla Senoc of Davao City Health Office.

RD Casquejo presented the CHED RO XI Directions for GAD Focals and OSAD Groups via Zoom Video Conferencing.

2.4.2 Online Workshop on Alignment of CHED’s GPB 2020 to Covid19 Pandemic and 2021 GPB Preparation Last October 1, 2020, the CHED GAD Focal and Alternate Person met with Atty. Septon Dela Cruz, the new GAD Over-all Chair and Commissioner In-Charge, Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag, to revisit and discuss the re-alignment of CHED GAD Plans and Budget (GPB) 2020. The Office was represented by Ms. Lourdes D. Cesar and Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle, the GAD Focal and Alternate, respectively. Likewise, CHED RO XI participated in the GAD Plan and Budget Preparation for AY 2021 on November 4-6, 2020.

2.4.3 Culminating Activity of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW The Office conducted the Culminating Activity of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on December 9, 2020 through Zoom Video Conferencing. The Safety Spaces Act Guidelines was reiterated by the invited Resource Person Atty. Septon dela Cruz of the CHED Central Office. The Status of HIV/AIDS in Davao Region was also presented and discussed by Ms. Priscilla Senoc of Davao City Health Office.

The participants of the Culmination Activity of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW with Atty. Septon dela Cruz, Director III and OIC, Office of the Directors IV, AFMS, as the Resource Person on Safety Spaces Act (Bawal Bastos Law) on December 9, 2020 via Zoom.

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CHED RO XI GAD Focal Committee Members headed by RD Casquejo (center) hand other CHED RO XI personnel during the conduct of the Culminating Activity of the 18-Day Campaign to end VAW on December 9, 2020.

2.4.4 Davao City Ordinance on Safe Space/ Anti Sexual Harassment This Office participated in the crafting of Davao City Ordinance on Safe Space/ Anti Sexual Harassment as represented by Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle, Education Supervisor II, via Zoom Application on September 11, 2020.

2.4.5 Planning Session of SUCs GAD Focal Persons The SUCs GAD Focal Persons attended the planning session for the Regional GAD Summit and evaluation of SUC GAD Plan and Budget on October 15, 2020 at CHED RO XI Conference Room with RD Casquejo and Ms. Lourdes D. Cesar.

The participants of the planning session with RD Casquejo and Ms. Lourdes D. Cesar.

2.4.6 Orientation on Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle and Ms. Lourdes D. Cesar attended the Orientation on Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) on October 9, 2020 which was hosted by CHED RO IX. The activity was graced by Atty. Septon Dela Cruz, and the new GAD Over-all Chair and Commissioner in-Charge, Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag. The Resource Person was Dr. Rody Garcia, OIC-Regional Director of CHED RO IX.

CHED GAD Focal and Alternate Person as participants during the Online Workshop on GPB 2020.

2.4.7 Partnership with RGADC-XI The CHED Regional Office XI has consistently collaborated with the Regional Gender and Development Council XI (RGADCXI). Quarterly meetings were conducted to discuss issues and concerns in the implementation of GAD Activities in the region. The said activities were represented by CHED Focal for GAD, Ms. Lourdes D. Cesar.

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2.5 Linkages and Partnerships with Other Agencies 2.5.1 Partnership with Regional Task-Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) The CHED RO XI as represented by Dr. Christopher Pio O. Pulido, attended the Workshop on Building Sustainable Peace, Security and Development in support to EO 70, of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) . The said activity was conducted on February 3, 2020 at Davao Del Norte Sports Complex, Tagum City. The RTF-ELCAC operation center aimed to address insurgency and was operationalized to attain inclusive development and sustainable peace. All meetings conducted by the RTF-ELCAC were attended by the Office, all requested reports are also submitted. Through the regular reports requested, the Office was able to enhance the data gathered from the HEIs.

Participants of the Workshop on RTF-ELCAC Inter-Agency Full Council Meeting on February 3, 2020 at Davao Del Norte Sports Complex, Tagum City.

2.5.2 Partnership with Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC), USAID and DTI The CHED RO XI has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC), USAID and Department of Trade and Industry for the promotion of academe-industry partnership. The Inter-agency meeting and MOA signing was done on January 29, 2020 at the Pinnacle Hotel, Davao City. The said activity was attended by DTI Under Secretary, Rafailita Alibaba, USAID Officer, Dr. Thomas le Banc, RD Casquejo and other Officials. To date, some HEIs have already benefited from the partnership through the conduct of market researches.

Inter-agency Meeting on Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC), together with DTI Under Secretary Rafailita Alibaba (Left Photo -3rd from the Left), Dr. Thomas le Banc, USAID Officer (Right Photo- 2nd from the Left )with RD Casquejo and other agencies on January 29, 2020 at Pinnacle Hotel, Davao City.

2.5.3 Partnership with DOST, DTI and Other Government Agencies on Project STRIDE The RTI International (Project STIDE) convened with partner agencies that include DOST, DTI, DCII, CHED, UP, Chamber of Commerce, together with Representatives from the Private Industry Cluster last February 26, 2020 at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City. One of the objectives is to discuss the implementation plan and mapping of activities of Project STRIDE as early as 6 months of this CY 2020. However, due to the pandemic, some projects were not conducted.

Round Table discussion with Mr. Eric Christian of RTI International (Project STRIDE) wherein the plan and mapping of activities for implementation for CY 2020 were discussed.

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2.5.4 Partnership with Association of Registrars’ Schools, Colleges & Universities The CHED RO XI has partnered other Associations such as the Association of Registrars’ Schools, Colleges & Universities (ARSCU-TVTI) XI for the enrichment of practices in records management. The 44th ARSCU Annual Convention and 19th MindanaoWide Invitational Annual Convention was represented by Engr. Rodrigo S. Pangantihon Jr, Education Supervisor II, on February 12, 2020 at Holy Cross of Davao College. This year’s convention aims to deepen the participants’ understanding on records management; illustrate effective records management through sharing of best practices; and design records management scheme for respective registrar’s office.

ARSCU-TVTI XI participants with Engr. Pangantihon (center) during the 44th Annual Convention and 19th Mindanao-Wide Invitational Annual Convention on February 12, 2020 at Holy Cross of Davao College, Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City.

2.5.5 Partnership with Rex Publishing, Inc. in the Conduct of Faculty Retooling Webinar Series To source out expertise needed in the faculty retooling activities for the new normal, the Office has established partnership with Rex Bookstore on the conduct of Flexible Learning Webinar Series on Modular Approach to Teaching General Education Courses (GEC) and Professional Courses for Teacher Education.

Faculty members and staff from the region, as well as from other regions, have participated the faculty retooling webinars with resource persons coming from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños and Diliman, Myriam College, St. Scholastica Manila, among others. The Flexible Learning Webinar Series on Module Approach to Teaching General Education Courses (GEC) was conducted on August 3-5, 2020 while the Webinar on Empowering Teachers with New Strategies in the New Normal was given on November 26-27, 2020.

2.5.6 Partnership with PAGE XI / CODGE XI The Office has forged partnership with the Philippine Association of Graduate Education (PAGE) XI and Council of Deans of Graduate Education (CODGE) XI in the delivery and implementation of graduate education programs. Last August 7, 2020, an Online Meeting with Graduate Education Program Deans, Directors and Coordinators was conducted by RD Casquejo to discuss updates and development on graduate education programs and to answer clarifications on the implementation of CMO 15, s2019, otherwise known as Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Graduate Programs. Participants of the PAGE and CODGE XI

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2.5.7 Collaboration with DTI on Market Research Webinar Series Another partnership was realized with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Davao City Chamber of Commerce for the Academe-Industry Market Research initiative.

CHED XI, DOST XI and DICT Mindanao Cluster III and other government agencies, industry and academe representatives collaborated in the first-ever Industry-Academe Market Research Webinar under the initiatives of the Davao Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC) on July 3, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing Platform.

2.5.8 Collaboration with Registrars on HEMIS Annual Data Collection To ensure 100% submission of the Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) data, the 103 Higher Education Institutions were given a thorough orientation through their HEMIS Focal Persons and Registrars last October 1, 2020 via Zoom Platform. Issues and concerns of the Registrars pertaining to the new normal were also answered by RD Casquejo during the activity. As a result of this Orientation, all of the 103 HEIs were able to submit the HEMIS Reports.

Participants on the Registrars’ Orientation on Digitalization of Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) on October 1, 2020. There were around 200 attendees including the CHED RO XI Personnel.

2.5.9 Inter-agency Partnership with the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies XI The CHED RO XI participated in the First Quarter ARENA XI Joint Flag Raising Ceremony with the other partner government agencies on January 6, 2020 at People’s Park, Davao City. Over 500 government employees attended the said activity and was graced by no less than Mayor Inday Sara Duterte who gave her message of inspiration.

The participants of the Joint ARENA XI Flag Raising Ceremony with Mayor Inday Sara Duterte on January 6, 2020 at Davao People’s Park.

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PART III – HIGHER EDUCATION REGULATION SERVICES 3.1 Development of Standards for Higher Education Program

For this year, the Office was able to issue 52 programs with Government Permits broken down into 22 Initial Permits and 30 Renewal Permits.

3.1.1 Approved Applications and Government Permits for AY 2020-2021 GP NO. 1

Caraga Technological Institute, Inc.

2

Caraga Technological Institute, Inc.

3 4 5 6

Holy Cross Co9llege of Calinan, Inc. CARD-MRI Development Institute, Inc. CARD-MRI Development Institute, Inc. CARD-MRI Development Institute, Inc.

7

Jose Maria College

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Legacy College of Compostela San Pedro College STI College of Tagum, Inc. Samal Island City College San Pedro College Holy Cross College of Calinan, Inc. Samal Island City College International Management School Kolehiyo ng Pantukan Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc. International Management School Kolehiyo ng Pantukan Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A MAPUA School) Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A MAPUA School) Samal Island City College Lyceum of the Philippines-Davao, Inc. Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc. Lyceum of the Philippines-Davao, Inc. Lyceum of the Philippines-Davao, Inc.

27

Lyceum of the Philippines-Davao, Inc.

28 29

Lyceum of the Philippines-Davao, Inc. Samal Island City College

30

Mati Polytechnic College

31

Aces Polytechnic College

32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

UM Tagum College UM Tagum College Assumption College of Nabunturan Samal Island City College Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A MAPUA School) Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A MAPUA School) Lyceum of the Philippines-Davao, Inc. Lyceum of the Philippines-Davao, Inc. UM Bansalan College Philippine College of Technology Arriesgado College Foundation

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Program Bachelor of Science in Criminology Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education (BTVTED) major in Food and Service Management Program Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECEd) Bachelor of Science in Accounting Information System Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Science in Criminology Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Bachelor of Science in Agri Business Bachelor of Physical Education Bachelor of Physical Education Bachelor of Science in Psychology Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Science in Biology Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education (BTVTEd) major in Food and Service Management Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education (BTVTEd) major in Food and Service Management, Automotive Technology, Computer System Servicing and Organic Agriculture Program Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Science in Internal Audit Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Public Administration Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting

Type of Certificate I and II

Date Issued Feb 5, 2020

I and II

Feb 5, 2020

I I I I and II

Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020

I

Feb 14, 2020

III III II III I I I and II III III I and II I I III III III I I and II I and II I

Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2,2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 10, 2020 Mar 6, 2020 Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

II

Mar 10, 2020

II II

Mar 10, 2020 Mar 12, 2020

II

May 5, 2020

I

May 18, 2020

I and II I and II I II II II II II II II III

May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020 May 22, 2020 May 27, 2020 May 27, 2020 May 28, 2020 Jul 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019 Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Name of HEI Jose Maria College STI College of Tagum, Inc. STI College of Tagum, Inc. STI College of Tagum, Inc.

47

Maryknoll College of Panabo, Inc.

48

Samal Island City College

49

Brokenshire College

50

Brokenshire College

51

STI Tagum College

52

Philippine College of Technology

Program Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Science in Accounting Information System Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education (BTVTEd) major in Food Service Management Bachelor of Science in Psychology Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLEd) major in Home Economics Program Bachelor of Science in Criminology

Type of Certificate II II II II

Jul 22, 2019 Jun 11, 2019 Jun 11, 2019 Jun 17, 2019

II

Jun 18, 2019

I and II

Jul 2, 2019

III

Jul 14, 2019

III

Jul 14, 2019

II

Jul 22, 2019

II

Oct 14, 2019

Date Issued

3.1.2 HEIs Issued with Government Recognition Aside from the initial and renewal permits, the Office likewise issued Government Recognition. For this year, there were seventeen (17) programs issued with government recognition with the following details: GR No. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

Name of School CARD-MRI Development Institute, Inc. Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A Mapua School) Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A Mapua School) Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A Mapua School) St. John Paul II College of Davao Philippine Women's College of Davao Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A Mapua School) Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

08

Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A Mapua School)

09 10 11 12 13 14 15

Malayan Colleges Mindanao (A Mapua School) Philippine Women's College of Davao UM Tagum College Monkayo College of Arts, Sciences and Technology Philippine Women's College of Davao Cor Jesu College UM Tagum College

16

Evelyn E. Fabie College, Inc.

17

Evelyn E. Fabie College, Inc.

Program

Date Issued

Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Bachelor of Science in Architecture Bachelor of Multimedia Arts Bachelor of Arts in Communication Bachelor of Physical Education Bachelor of Physical Education

Feb 11, 2020 Feb 13, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020

Mar 2, 2020 Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Psychology Bachelor of Physical Education Bachelor of Agricultural Technology Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting Bachelor of Science in Psychology Bachelor of Technical Vocational Teacher Education (BTVTed) major in Food and Service Management; Fashion Garments and Design; and Automotive Technology Program Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 3, 2020 Mar 6, 2020 Mar 6, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 May 27, 2020 Jun 17, 2020 Jul 22, 2020 Oct 1, 2020

3.1.3 SUCs with Approved and Issued Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) In terms of Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC), three (3) out of five (5) State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) applied for COPC, namely: Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) for all program offerings in four (4) campuses; Davao Del Norte State College (DNSC) for BS Information Technology, BS Information System and BS Agri-Fishery; Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST) for all program offerings in the three (3) Campuses; and University of Southeastern PhilippinesMain Campus for Bachelor of Library and Information Science. As depicted below, the DOSCST was issued with Certificates to a total of five (5) programs in its two Campuses and USEP for one program. No.

Name of HEI

1

DOSCST -San Isidro Campus

2

DOSCST-Cateel Campus

3 4 5 6

DOSCST-Cateel Campus DOSCST -San Isidro DOSCST- Cateel Campus University of Southeastern Philippines-Main Campus

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Program Bachelor of Agriculture Technology Bachelor of Science in Agri Busines Management Bachelor of Agriculture Technology Bachelor of Elementary Education Bachelor of Elementary Education Bachelor of Library and Information Science

COPC Number 01

Sep 21, 2020

02

Sep 21, 2020

03 04 05 06

Sep 21, 2020 Sep 23, 2020 Sep 23, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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3.1.4 Revision of Curricula To ensure the alignment of the corresponding HEIs curricular offerings with the new Policies, Standards and Guidelines (PSGs), HEIs are advised to revise its curricular offerings. Documents such as Program of Study, Summary of Units and Course Descriptions are needed for contents notation by the Regional Office. For this Year, CHED RO XI has made contents notation to a total of 147 curricula which is 258% of the target. Likewise, the revisions emphasized the inclusion of Peace and Indigenous Education as mandated in CMO No. 1 & 2 Series of 2019, as well as the inclusion of Gender and Development.

3.2 Monitoring and Evaluation of HEIs The monitoring and evaluation of HEIs is regularly conducted by the Regional Office to ensure continued compliance with the Policies, Standards and Guidelines (PSGs) set forth by the Commission. For this year, CHED RO XI shifted to remote evaluation for government permit/recognition applications, and remote monitoring on the implementations of the various programs, with the aid of video conferencing technology, following specific guidelines and processes as formulated by this Office and disseminated to the HEIs.

3.2.1 Remote Monitoring and Evaluation of Programs on PSG Compliance TThe CHED RO XI Technical Division remotely acted on applications for new permits, government recognitions and Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC). Virtual Monitoring of HEIs on the utilization of Learning Management System (LMS) in this time of pandemic was also done. On-line Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) orientation and evaluation of new program applications was also conducted to brief the experts on the manner of online evaluation through cloud computing technology. Likewise, virtual tour of the physical facilities including libraries, laboratories, among others was required.

Remote validation/evaluation of the Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) of Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) last December 3, 2020 via Zoom.

CHED-Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) Orientation on Online Processing of Government Permit and Recognition Applications last September 17, 2020 via Zoom.

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3.2.2 Monitoring on the HEIs’ Submission of the Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) The Office have provided technical assistance and conducted remote monitoring on the compliance of HEIs to CMO No. 4 series 2020, entitled “Guidelines on the Implementation of Flexible Learning”. The Office closely monitored the HEIs’ submission of Learning Continuity Plan (LCP), as part of the requirement to ensure the implementation of said CMO without compromising the students’ need for access of quality education, in this time of pandemic. Most of the HEIs have submitted the LCP.

3.2.3 Monitoring of HEIs’ Calendar of Activities in this Time of Covid-19 Pandemic Based on the survey conducted by CHED RO XI, it was found out that more than half (51.14%) of the HEIs are following the June to October / November to March calendar, 38.64% of them are following August to December / January to May and 10.22% of the HEIs follow other calendar schedules. On the other hand, 30.68% of HEIs closed their Semester / Term for AY 2019-2020 last March 30, 2020, 6.83% last April 3, 3030, 23.86% on May 30, 2020 and 38.64% on other dates.

3.2.4 Applications to Increase TOSF The following illustration presents data on applications for tuition and other fees and actions taken by this Office.

3.2.5 Joint CHED-MARINA Monitoring of the Maritime Schools in Davao Region The Joint CHED-MARINA monitoring visit to the Maritime Schools in Region XI was conducted last March 3-6, 2020 in Holy Cross of Davao College, DMMA College of Southern Philippines, and Agro-Industrial Foundation College for BSMT and BSMarE Program. The Office was represented by Dr. Cesar A. Adegue IV, Education Supervisor II, In-charge of the Maritime Programs.

The Technical Working Group Members headed by Capt. Solomon F. Macatiag, (center) during the Joint CHEDMARINA monitoring visit to the Maritime Schools in Region XI.

3.2.6 Monitoring the SUCs’ Systems and Capabilities for Smart Campus Development In compliance with RA 11494 and CMO No. 9, S. 2020 or the Guidelines on the Allocations of Financial Assistance for SUCs for the Development of Smart Campuses, the Office ensured the submission of all SUCs on Smart Campus Development Proposals. CHED RO XI Annual Report 2020

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PART IV – SUPPORT TO OPERATIONS 4.1 CHED RO Frontline Services

The actual accomplishments of all frontline services of this Office are presented in the summary below.

Some of the accomplishments done for 2020 under the provision of frontline service were electronic submission of HEIs’ promotional report and other necessary documents, enhanced the system on release of CAV to party waiting system, issuances of Regional Memoranda on HEIs submission of Learning continuity Plan (LCP), HEMIS digitization and automation, remote and virtual validation of documents, enforcement of CHED RO’s Frontline services, and production of this Annual Report, among other accomplishments. Some of the CHED RO XI frontline services and operations were on their second phase in its automation. It is hoped that next year, the Office will be able to fully automate the remaining components.

Summary of Actual Accomplishments with Percentage Growth of all Frontline Services in CHED RO XI TARGET

ACTUAL

PERCENTAGE

15,000 7,000 70

22,335 5,393 118

Higher by 49%

HEMIS data retrieved

80

103

Higher by 29%

Mediation Investigation Complaints

2 3 20

4 16 20

Higher by 50% Higher by 433% 100%

Procurement Activities

100

181

Higher by 81%

Financial transactions acted, processed and released. a. Voucher processed/ released b. LDDAP-ADA Issued c. Checks Issued/ Released

2,100 1,000 300

3,051 943 1,602

Higher by 45% Higher by 434%

Communication received/processed and acted

5,000

5,803

Higher by 16%

350

809

Higher by 131%

SERVICES CAV, S.O. Other Certifications

Reports prepared/ submitted to CHED, DBM, COA, CSC, HDMF, GSIS, Ombudsman, CESB, OP, etc.

Higher by 69%

4.2 Utilization of Budget The CHED RO XI has almost fully utilized its budget allocated for Regular General Appropriation Act (GAA), Fund 101 and Fund 151. For this Year, the Office allocation were disbursed based on priorities and financial requirements as allowed by law. The disbursement of funds was affected due to deferred enrolment of some UNIFAST and STUFAPs Grantees. Allocations Regular GAA Fund 101 Fund 151 TOTAL

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Allotment

Obligation

% of Disbursed Amount

22,338,928.00

21,176,915,91

94.79%

2,089,186,547.05

1,904,401,699.29

91.15%

6,614,902.17

5,113,902.17

77.31%

194,654,897.33

183,339,484.51

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PART V – GENERAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES 5.1 Human Resource Activities 5.1.1 CHED RO Mock Audit for ISO Certification The Commission on Higher Education aimed for ISO 9001:2015 Certification for all regions. The CHED RO XI was scheduled for a Mock Audit last February 4-6, 2020. The ISO- Mock Audit Team was led by Dr. Leo Camposano, with Ms. Sol Theresa Logo as Team Coordinator. The said activity was also graced by Dir. Luisa Valencia, CESO IV of the Office of the Institutional Quality Assurance and Governance (OIQAG).

CHED ISO Mock Audit Team conducted an initial orientation on the processes of ISO 9001:2015 and the actual evaluation on February 4-6, 2020 at CHED RO XI.

Photo opportunity with the members of the Mock Audit Team with OIQAG Director, Dr. Luisa Valencia (Seated 4th from the lef)t and RD Casquejo (seated 5th from the Left) together with CHED RO XI Personnel after the audit feedback.

5.1.2 Conduct of Re-echo Seminar of Protocol on Social Graces The CHED RO XI conducted a one-day Re-echo Seminar regarding the proper decorum on Protocol and Social Graces last January 17, 2020. The speakers were Ms. Lourdes Melody J. Villanueva and Dr. Liza C. Suan who attended the same Seminar conducted in Davao City and CHED Central Office, respectively, in coordination with the Department of Foreign Service Institute.

CHED RO XI convened for the Re-echo Session on Diplomatic Protocol and Social Graces on January 07, 2020 with Dr. Liza C. Suan and Ms. Lourdes Melody J. Villanueva who shared the learnings earned during the training conducted by the Department of Education and CHED Central Office.

5.1.3 Oath-Taking of the New Supervising Education Program Specialist (SEPS) The CHED RO XI Family is glad on the promotion of Dr. Christopher Pio O. Pulido, a graduate of Doctor in Public Administration (DPA). He was promoted to the position of Supervising Education Program Specialist (SEPS) effective July 10, 2020. Dr. Pulido joined the Commission since August 1, 2003 as Education Supervisor II. CHED RO XI Annual Report 2020

Oath-taking Ceremony on July 28, 2020 at CHED RO XI Conference Room.

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5.1.4 Earned Degree in Post Graduate Education For this Year, another CHED RO XI employee graduated with a master’s degree. Ms. Lourdes Melody J. Villanueva, Administrative Officer III, graduated with the Master in Business Administration program at the University of Southeastern Philippines. Ms. Villanueva handled the Records Section and currently designated to handle the Student Financial Assistance Program (StuFAPs). She believes that the knowledge she acquired in graduate school and in the conduct of her study, “Influence of Employee Empowerment to Organizational Commitment Among CHED Regional Offices in Mindanao”, is an essential input to enhance the services of the CHED Regional Office XI. Lourdes Melody J. Villanueva, MBA Administrative Officer III

5.1.5 Quarter Planning and Assessment Activity on Maximizing Personnel Potential in the Workplace The CHED RO XI conducted the third quarter Planning and Assessment Activity last September 29, 2020. The activity aimed to fill-in the gaps for areas that need more attention to complete the expected deliverables; to enhance the existing systems; and to provide for coaching/mentoring opportunities among others. The activity also included an in-house seminar on “Maximizing Personnel’s Potential in the Workplace” which provided the topic on “Sharing Biblical Verses on Performance Excellence and Overcoming Workplace Pressure presented by Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle, Education Supervisor II and “The Purpose Driven Life” presented by Dr. Christopher Pio O. Pulido, Supervising Education Program Specialist. The program culminated with a commitment and positivity that CHED RO XI can reach the year’s targets and goal despite the challenges faced through.

CHED RO XI participants during the conduct of the 3rd Quarter Planning and Assessment at the same time In-house Seminar on Maximizing Personnel’s Potentials in the Workplace on September 29, 2020 at the CHED RO Function Hall.

5.1.6 ASEAN Month Culmination of CHED RO XI The ASEAN Month Celebration of CHED RO XI was culminated with the conduct of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Development Competition on August 28, 2020. Around 20 HEIs have participated in the said contest. The Malayan Colleges Mindanao garnered the first and second places while the University of the Immaculate Conception got third place. This activity has enhanced the interest and competency of faculty members in developing course packs. They were also able to benchmark from other HEIS on the crafting of the said OER. The Regional Office was also able to gauge the level of competency of faculty members on OER development.

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The Awarding Ceremony of the ASEAN OER Competition which was conducted last August 28, 2020 at the CHED RO XI Function Hall.

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The CHED RO XI Family (right photo) with the Technical Division (left photo) during the Culminating Activity of ASEAN Month Celebration on August 28, 2020.

5.1.7 Testimonial and Retirement Celebration of CHED RO XI Personnel The Office has celebrated the momentous Testimonial and Retirement Ceremonies of the four (4) CHED RO XI personnel namely: Dr. Emma Bonsobre, Chief Administrative Division; Ms. Esterlita Ignacio, Administrative Officer IV; Ms. Myriam Fuentes, Education Program Specialist and Mr. Agustino Urbiztondo, Administrative Aide II. This is the Office’ way of expressing their love and thanksgiving to these personnel who have rendered services and spent their long and productive years in CHED RO XI. They will be missed, but never forgotten. The Office thanked them for being tireless professionals, helpful co-workers with good disposition in dealing with stakeholders.

Giving of Token of Appreciation to Ms. Esterlita Ignacio (2nd from the left) for the 32 years of government service during the testimonial and retirement program on October 31, 2020 with RD Casquejo (center); Dr. Emma Bonsobre, Chief Administrative Officer, Dr. Luis Perez, Chief Education Program Specialist.

Retirement Celebration of the three Senior Employees, Dr. Emma K. Bonsobre, CAO; Ms. Myriam B. Flores, EPS II and Mr. Agustino Urbiztondo, AA III, effective December 31, 2020. The mass celebration was officiated by Fr. Emmanuel Gonzaga on December 29, 2020.

5.1.8 CHED RO Implementation of the New Normal Under the new normal, efforts were maximized to provide a safe working environment for the personnel in this time of health crisis. Safety measures specified in the various IATF guidelines and issuances were strictly followed in the workplace like wearing of face mask, face shield, gloves and social distancing. The Office has also implemented the Alternative Work Arrangement and has made some of its transactions online.

The CHED RO XI strictly implements the health protocols e.g. checking of body temperature, wearing of face mask, face shield, and social distancing, as part of the new normal.

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5.1.9 CHED RO XI Participation in the CHED General Assembly Among the various activities conducted by the CHEDCO as part of the 2020 CHED General Assembly held on December 21, 2020, via Zoom, the Office was able to submit entry on Face Shield and Facemask Contest. depicting Davao’s trademark which is the Philippine Eagle, Durian and Waling-Waling in a face shield.

CHED RO XI Entry in the Face Shield Competition depicting Davao’s trademark Philippine Eagle, Durian and Waling-Waling during the CHED General Assembly on December 21, 2020 via Zoom, with RD Casquejo and the K to 12 Unit as the Working Team.

5.1.10 Assessment and Recognition of Employees The CHED RO XI institutionalized the Performance Recognition, Awards and Incentives (PRAISE) with a Ceremony conducted usually at the end of the Year. For FY 2020, the said Ceremony was conducted on December 23, 2020. The PRAISE Committee has identified ten (10) competencies with corresponding indicators and Special Awards as basis for the recognition.

The CHED RO XI conducted the 2020 Recognition of Employees at the CHED Function Hall on December 23, 2020, on strict adherence with the safety protocols. In here, Dr. Evelyn Ecle as one of the Awardees, with RD Casquejo (3rd from the Left), Dr. Luis D. Perez, (1st from the left) and Dr. Emma K. Bonsobre(1st from the right)

List of Personnel with Recognition and Commendation for AY 2020- Core Competencies: Competencies

Name of Awardees

Best in Communication

Mr. Bernardo Luis R. Alejandro, Jr. – Education Supervisor II

Best in Job Knowledge

Dr. Cesar A. Adegue IV – Education Supervisor II

Best in Professionalism

Ms. Cheryl A. Tagalog – Administrative Aide IV

Best in Ethics and Integrity

Best in Stress Management Best in Teamwork Best in Adaptability and Flexibility Best in Creativity and Innovation

Best in Initiative and Resourcefulness Best in Service Orientation

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Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle – Education Supervisor II

Engr. Rodrigo S. Pangantihon, Jr. – Education Supervisor II Ms. Jermine R. Basister – Administrative Aide VI Dr. Liza C. Suan – Education Supervisor II

Ms. Sheila Mae G. Fuentes – Administrative Assistant III

Engr. Maria Christina B. Condez – Education Supervisor II Ms. Teodora P. Escaño – Accountant II

Dr. Christopher Pio O. Pulido – Supervising Education Program Specialist Ms. Lourdes D. Cesar – Education Supervisor II

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List of Personnel with Recognition and Commendation for AY 2020- Special Awards Senior Citizen Award

Competencies

Name of Awardees

Ms. Myriam B. Flores – Education Program Specialist Mr. Agustino O. Urbiztondo – Administrative Aide III Ms. Lourdes Melody J. Villanueva – Administrative Officer III/Regional Scholarship Coordinator Designate Ms. Joy M. Barillo – Administrative Aide VI Dr. Luis D. Perez – Chief Education Program Specialist Dr. Emma K. Bonsobre – Chief Administrative Officer

Best in Linkages Most Promising Employee Service Award

List of Personnel with Recognition and Commendation for AY 2020- Project/Group Award Competencies

Name of Awardees

Digitization of Records

Engr. Maria Christina B. Condez – Education Supervisor II Engr. Rodrigo S. Pangantihon, Jr. – Education Supervisor II Ms. Jermine R. Basister – Administrative Aide VI Ms. Joy M. Barillo – Administrative Aide VI Ms. Ivy T. Jorquia – PTS I- K-12 Mr. Mark Joseph C. Castañeda – PTS II – UniFAST Mr. Jason I. Oraiz – PTS II – UniFAST

5.2 Attendance to Webinars/Trainings/Conferences/Workshops To enhance motivation and competence even in times of pandemic, the CHED RO XI Personnel were able to participate in the following webinars, trainings, conferences and workshops: No

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6. 7. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Webinars/Trainings/Conferences/Workshops

Strategic Research Framework Planning Workshop and Workshop on CHED Citizen Charter and Ease of Doing Business Webinar on Balancing Achievement and Well Being of Learners in this Time of Pandemic Multi-Agency Forum on Novel Corona Virus Mindanao Peace Council Meeting to Address the Case of Women in Conflict with Law Webinar Series on Industry 4.0 and Emerging Trends_Session 1. Laying the Context: Strengthening the Future-Readiness and Resilience of MSMEs in the Age of Disruptions Webinar Series on Industry 4.0 and Emerging Trends Focusing on “Understanding Industry 4.0 and Its Implications Towards a Future-Ready and Resilient MSMEs” Webinar Series on Instructional Designing and Course Pack Development for Flexible Learning Webinar on Sustainable Tourism During and Post-Covid-19 Webinar Series: Connecting Philippine Higher Education with Canadian Institutions in the New Normal with the Theme “United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Medicine’s Social Responsiveness in Turbulent Times” Webinar Series on Industry 4.0 and Emerging Trends_ Session 5: Maximizing SMART Technologies for MSMEs Amidst Emergency Situations Webinar Series on Industry 4.0 and Emerging Trends_ Session 6: Evaluating Industry Maturity/Readiness Webinar Series on Industry 4.0 and Emerging Trends_ Session 7: Building an Agile FIRE-Ready Public Sector Organization Webinar Session on Industry 4.0 and Emerging Trends Session 8: Legislative Measures to Support MSMEs in the Age of Disruptions 6th Mindanao Policy Research Forum (MPRF) Online Training on Institutional Sustainability Assessment for CVSC Webinar on Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework Initiated by CHED Central Office Training on Flexible Learning Foundation Virtual Conference in Partnership with TEXAS International Educational Consortium

Date Conducted

Feb 4, 2020 June 1, 2020 Feb 3, 2020 Feb. 6, 2020

June 26, 2020 July 3, 2020 July 9, 2020 July 22, 2020 Sept. 25, 2020 July 17, 2020 July 24, 2020 July 30, 2020 August 30, 2020

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Webinar on Root Analysis: Disciplined Approach to Problem Solving for Continual Development

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Introduction to Regulatory Impact Assessment

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ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System and Knowledge Sharing: How to Boost Innovation and Productivity in the Public Sector.

Sept 18, 2020 October 6, 2020 October 1, 2020 October 14 - Nov 16, 2020 November 23, 2020 November 24, 2020 November 25, 2020

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Orientation on Scholarship for Instructors’ Knowledge Advancement Program (SIKAP) Grant to Prospective DHEIs and Grantees

November 18, 2020

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Enhancing Gender Mainstreaming in the Academe Through the Higher Education Zonal GAD Resource Center

December 15, 2020

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI

PART VI – REGIONAL INITIATIVES

In addition to the noted milestones and accomplishments, the following include the other Regional Initiatives of the Office in the Year 2020:

1. Formulated the Region XI Framework on Mainstreaming Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) in the Instruction, Research, Extension and productions Functions of Higher Education Institutions in Davao Region (REDI for FIRe Program). The formulation of this framework was inspired by Commissioner Lilian A. De Las llagas, with the support and participation of NEDA XI Regional Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim and DOST XI Regional Director Anthony C. Sales. This was presented to the Social Development Council and then to the Regional Development Council. The Council Members find the framework encompassing, responsive to what Region XI envisioned to be, and support the implementation of the framework and made this as one of the bases of the Region towards Fourth Industrial Revolution. The implementation of this framework was supported thru the passing of RDC Resolution No. 104, Series of 2020. 2. Initiated the conduct of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Development Competition in celebration of the ASEAN Month Celebration on August 28, 2020. Around 20 HEIs have participated in the said contest. The Regional Office was also able to gauge the level of competency of faculty members on OER development. 3.

In relation to the preparation for new normal, CHED RO XI has presented to the Social Development Council XI and the Regional Development Council XI, the need for the establishment of hotspots in remote areas and requested the support of DICT to improve connectivity for the efficient delivery of alternative learning modalities in remote areas. This resulted in the passing of SDC XI Resolution No. 12, S. 2020 then RDC XI Resolution No. 75, S. 2020.

The Region XI Framework on Mainstreaming Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) in the Instruction, Research, Extension and Productions Functions of Higher Education Institutions in Davao Region (REDI for FIRe Program).

4. The CHED RO XI has also presented to the Social Development Council XI and the Regional Development Council XI, the need for assistance to displaced faculty and non-teaching personnel of HEIs due to the pandemic and requested for the support of DOLE for the provision of assistance. This resulted to the passing of SDC XI Resolution No. 13, S. 2020 then RDC XI Resolution No. 76, S. 2020. As a result, several faculty members of HEIs in the Region have received Php5,000.00 each, one-time subsidy. 5. Provided technical assistance and guidance to the 103 public and private HEIs in the Region in the formulation of their Learning Continuity Plan. To ensure that all components of the plan were covered, a checklist was formulated for the guidance of the HEIs on the contents of the plan. Inputs were also provided as to how the HEIs will operate under the new normal.

HEIs’ Key Personnel Orientation on Learning Continuing Plan via Zoom on September 9, 2020.

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI 6. Facilitated the outright closure of one private HEI, the ACLC College of Tagum, which voluntarily closed due to no enrolment, existing students were assisted in the transfer of credentials and crediting of units. The Office has also assisted one HEI with decreased enrolment, and facing challenges in finances and human resources. 7. To capacitate and retool the faculty members and staff of HEIs under the new normal, 13 Webinar series were conducted by the Office for free. The conduct of these webinars was in partnership with professional organizations and experts who wanted to share their expertise and in partnership also with the Rex National Bookstore. As a result of these webinars, the needs and gaps of the faculty members and staff on new normal were addressed, thus contributing to their awareness and confidence. The said webinars include the following: ● Webinar No. 1 - Digital Transformation of Education ● Webinar No. 2 - Learning Management in Sticks ● Webinar No. 3 - What I am Feeling: Understanding and Coping with Emotions in this time of pandemic ● Webinar No. 4 - Privacy in the Academe in Time of Covid-19, (What are the Do’s and Don’ts ● Webinar No. 5 - Instructional Design for Open and Distance eLearning (ODeL) ● Webinar No. 6 - Doing Extension Services Amidst Covid19 Pandemic ● Webinar No. 7 - Topic 1 - The Use of Engaging Strategies and Apps in Blended Learning: An Insight into My New Experience in New Zealand; Topic 2 – Embedding Pedagogy and Blending EdTech Solutions in the Learning Design of a Virtual: Classroom: A Portfolio of Good Practices. ● Webinar No. 8 – HEIs Flexible Learning Webinar Series on Modular Approach to Teaching General Education Courses (GEC) ● Webinar No. 9 – Remote Integrity and Accountability ● Webinar No. 10 – ASEAN Awareness Featuring the Winners of Open Educational Resources (OERs) Development Competition as Part of the 2020 ASEAN Month Celebration ● Webinar No. 11 - Emerging Opportunities and Constraints of Distance Education/Remote Teaching Learning (DE/RTL) among Philippine Schools ● Webinar No. 12 - Empowering Teachers with New Strategies in the New Normal (Day 1) with the Topic: “OutcomesBased Assessment in Flexible Learning” ● Webinar No. 13 - Empowering Teachers with New Strategies in the New Normal (Day 1) with the topics: “Creative Strategies for Teaching Student Teachers in a Flexible Learning Mode”, “Evolution of Pedagogy and Teacher Education at the Period of Covid-19 Pandemic”, and “Modelling Effective Classroom Management in Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Mode”

Series of Webinars conducted by the CHED RO XI for the retooling of faculty members under the new normal.

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI 8. Facilitated the validation, billing, payment of the 30,740 additional slots from various congressional districts and partylists, on top of the regular, existing and new slots of the Region. The Regional Office was able to grant all 3,192 Bayanihan2 HELP (B2HELP) slots with a total fund allocation of P 15,240,000.00 to deserving students. These were evenly distributed to the 102 HEIs in the Region, for them to feel that there is a government who cares for them. 9. Leveled off the playing fields for both public and private colleges and universities in the Region. Conducted dialogues with Key Personnel of Private HEIs which are

RD Casquejo in one of the scheduled meetings with HEIs’ Key Personnel.

non-compliant with the CHED minimum requirements on their program offerings were done to know and understand their situation and to provide directions. On the other hand, public HEIs were guided, facilitated and monitored in the applications for Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC). As a result, HEIs felt the developmental approach of the Regional Office. Commitments to comply in a given timeline through submission of an action plan by the HEIs with major deficiencies were sought. These dialogues and guidance will be continued until all HEIs in the Region will sustain compliance.

10. Established network and linkages with other agencies/partners in the effective and efficient implementation of policies, laws, programs, through: 1) Personal appearance with the Congressmen of the 11 Congressional Districts to discuss updates, issues and concerns in the implementation of the CHED Tunong Dunong Program. Dialogues and meetings with the two (2) Congressmen were also initiated to address their concerns on extension classes/programs; 2) Initial talks with DOST for the fiber-optic connections for faster internet access, DICT for establishments of hot spots in remote areas; 3) Forging of a MOA with the Centers of Development and Center of Excellence for ITE in the automation of CHED RO XI routinary operations and transactions, through their respective extension programs; 4) MOA with USEP ITE Center for Development in the conduct of free webinars; 5) Continued partnership with the NBI in tracing SNPLP Borrowers; 6) MOA with HEIs for STUFAPs implementation; and 7) Working closely with the City Government of Davao in establishing its Local College. 11. Conducted the series of dialogues, remote meetings, consultations to various groups of stakeholders to keep them updated with CHED issuances and advisories on COVID -19 and for them to be guided on school operations in the new normal. In addition, Dr. Luis D. Perez, Chief Education Program Specialist, also discussed in the Davao City Disaster Radio about the CHED COVID-19 Advisories 1 to 6: Guidelines for the Prevention, Control & Mitigation of the Spread of the 2019-Novel Corona Virus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019-nCov ARD) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

RD Casquejo discussed the various CHED COVID-19 Advisories 1 to 6: Guidelines for the Prevention, Control & Mitigation of the Spread of the 2019-Novel Corona Virus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019-nCov ARD) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) during the various Regional Meetings conducted for specific groups of HEI Key Personnel.

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Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI

PART VII – CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

In its pursuit to serve, share and extend assistance in any form to its stakeholders, CHED RO XI continuously exercise its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For this Year, care and concern were instilled to its fellowmen who are the Persons Deprived with Liberty (PDLs) of the Bureau of Jail and Management and Penology (BJMP) XI. The Office is thankful for the support of HEIs in the Region which have participated by giving in kind hygiene kits, materials as donations.

Turn-over Ceremony of the CHED RO XI - initiated donations from the HEIs in the Region to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) XI held on October 28, 2020, in celebration of the National Correctional Consciousness Week, with RD Casquejo and JSSupt. Ferdinand Pontillo, the Assistant Regional Director of BJMP XI.

The CHED RO XI 2020 Annual Report Working Team Editors

Dr. Luis D. Perez, CEPS

Dr. Christopher Pio O. Pulido, SEPS

Managing Editor

Assistant Managing Editor Contributors Adviser

CHED RO XI Annual Report 2020

Dr. Emma K. Bonsobre, CAO Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle, ES II

Engr. Rodrigo S. Pangantihon Jr., ES II Dr. Liza C. Suan, ES II

Dr. Cesar A. Adegue IV, ES II

Mr. Bernardo Luis R. Alejandro Jr. , ES II Engr. Maria Christina B. Condez , ES II Ms. Lourdes D. Cesar, ES II

Ms. Lourdes Melody J. Villanueva, AO III Ms. Joy M. Barillo, AA VII

Dr. Maricar R. Casquejo, CESO III, Director IV

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Websites: www.ched.gov.ph/region11 or www.ched11.com Email Address: CHED RO11@ched.gov.ph Telephone Number: +63 (82) 295-3418 Facebook Page: facebook.com/CHED ROxi YouTube Channel: youtube.com/CHEDRegionalOfficeXI Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI @2020 All Rights Reserved.


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