RCI joins FEU group of schools for BE curriculum mapping project launch
Roosevelt College, Inc. (RCI), together with the other FEU group of schools, convened for the first time for the launching of FEU’s Basic Education (BE) Curriculum Mapping project on April 4, 2017, at the University Conference Center. RCI campus heads, principals, and academic supervisors with vice president for academic affairs Gillian Joyce Virata and RCI faculty development consultant Adalia Soriano were in attendance.
In his opening remarks, FEU president Michael Alba said the event was more of a relaunching because the project has been implemented for one year in FEU Cavite and Diliman. But this time, the administration would like to do the reform more comprehensively as well as align faculty incentives with performance. Pres. Alba also presented the challenges being faced by FEU and pointed out that curriculum mapping is an avenue to get to the right direction—engaging happy students who love learning, have a good sense of the world, have developed Multiple Intelligences, and are well rounded; having teachers who have mastery over their subjects, who care about students in their charge, who help students to flourish, and who are also financially stable; and having a vibrant and nurturing school environment where each one cooperates toward reaching the common goal and each one becomes the best version of themselves. Curriculum mapping is about fostering a culture of empowerment.
For his part, FEU chief finance officer (CFO) Juan Miguel Montinola gave an overview of the administration’s plans for the FEU group of schools. He emphasized academic excellence as the only metric of success and curriculum mapping is one of the means to achieve this. CFO Montinola urged the schools to keep on improving to fulfill the delivery of good-quality education.
Vice president for human resource Renato Serapio talked about the Faculty Incentive Program outlining required competencies, individual key performance indicators (KPI), and the program’s parameters. All these are aimed at looking at one’s strengths and addressing areas for improvement geared toward having good and meaningful careers at FEU.
FEU consultant and resource person Nicole Concepcion-Inocencio discussed the curriculum mapping KPI and timeline and held workshops on the FEU core values and graduate attributes, and learning circles about teaching practices.
The event was capped by a reflection and commitment activity where each participant reflected on their role based on the core values discussed.