University of the Philippines Los Baños
Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

Regent Arinto holds forum with UPLB faculty

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Soon after assuming the UP faculty regent post, Dr. Patricia B. Arinto gathered UPLB faculty members for a forum on Feb. 17 at the ICOPED Auditorium.


The forum served as a venue to discuss the issues and concerns of UPLB faculty members regarding promotion and tenure, senior-junior staff mentoring, internationalization, the General Education Program Framework, and the implementation of the Student Academic Information System (SAIS).

Dr. Arinto encouraged the faculty members to always keep the doors open for discussions about issues concerning them. She suggested that instead of having frequent faculty conferences, a series of fora on specific topics could be held to have a clearer direction to enhance faculty welfare.

Around 50 faculty members attended the forum. They were led by Dr. Portia Lapitan, vice chancellor for academic affairs, and deans of various colleges, namely: Dr. Felino Lansigan (arts and sciences); Dr. Ma. Theresa Velasco (development communication); Dr. Isabelita Pabuayon (economics and management); Dr. Willie Abasolo (forestry and natural resources); Dr. Raden Piadozo (human ecology); Dr. Virginia Cardenas (public affairs and development); Dr. Decibel Eslava (environment science and management); and Dr. Jose Camacho, Jr. (Graduate School).

Dr. Arinto is a professor of education at the UP Open University, where she also served as dean of the Faculty of Education. (Remy Alyssa I. Tubig)