𝘊𝘜𝘙𝘙𝘐𝘔𝘈𝘖, 𝘐𝘓𝘖𝘊𝘖𝘚 𝘕𝘖𝘙𝘛𝘌 – The Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) headed by its President, Dr. Gregorio T. Turqueza Jr., and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Noel B. Begnalen, with Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development Director, Dr. Maria Rebecca B. Talledo, and GAD Focal Person and Academic Coordinator - La Paz, Campus, Ms. Hazel T. Bersamira, conducted its curriculum review focused on the alignment of courses, international standards, and gender mainstreaming on July 25-26, 2022 at the Playa Tropical Resort Hotel, Currimao, Ilocos Norte.
Being the sole state higher education institution in Abra, ASIST is committed in developing academically competitive, locally responsive, and globally sustainable graduates. This commitment was intensified through the recently concluded curriculum review that centered in evaluating how current program curricula address the highly developing needs of 21st century education, rapidly changing demands of various industries or the Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0, and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which inevitably and appropriately includes international standards and gender mainstreaming. Vertical alignment of faculty members, gender mainstreaming in the curricula, Cordillera Heritage 101, uniformity of general education courses, and alignment of curriculum to its CMO and international standards were the main topics of the 2-day training/workshop.
Also present at the event were Executive Dean - Bangued Campus, Prof. Leo T. Pasos, Campus Administrator - La Paz Campus, Engr. Guillermo P. Labios Jr., College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Dr. Mary Joan T. Guzman, College of Teacher Education and Home Technology - Main Campus Dean, Dr. Maria Rita V. Flores, College of Teacher Education - Bangued Campus Dean, Dr. Marian Loren B. Valera, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Cooperatives Dean, Dr. Jubert S. Gannapao, College of Engineering and Vocational and Industrial Technology Dean, Engr. Orlando A. Lomboy, Teacher Education Department Chairperson - Main Campus, Dr. Mae Amalia B. Pilarta, Home Technology Department Chairperson - Main Campus, Prof. Gemma P. Gonzalo, Teacher Education Department Chairperson - Bangued Campus, Dr. Lemmyrose B. Balmaceda, Laboratory High School Department Chairperson - Main Campus, Prof. Naceli G. Bose, Laboratory High School Department Chairperson - Bangued Campus, Dr. Maria Cristilyn A. Martinez, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department Chairperson - Main Campus, Prof. Rynheart P. Atmosfera, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department Chairperson - Bangued Campus, Dr. Annaliza J. Dayag, Information Technology Department Chairperson, Dr. Excel Philip B. Guidang, Languages and Social Sciences Department Chairperson - Main Campus, Prof. Rhea A. Quileza, Languages and Social Sciences Department Chairperson - Bangued Campus, Dr. Elizabeth C. Fetalvero, Agriculture and Cooperatives Department Chairperson, Prof. Stephen B. Tadeo, Forestry Department Chairperson, Prof. Carlito Daodaoen, Engineering Department Chairperson, Engr. Eleoreph M. Llabado, Vocational and Industrial Technology Department Chairperson, Prof. Judith A. Casabar Registrar – Bangued Campus, Ms. Farrah B. Manasan, and Training Coordinator and IKSP Focal Person, Prof. Patrick A. Benedito.