Clearing the paths while laying new foundations to transform the Polytechnic University of the Philippines into an epistemic community.

8-Point Agenda

  1. Pursuing Academic Excellence through Disciplinal Integrity
    • Research development through disciplinal integrity
    • Coupling of Research and Instruction
    • Faculty and Student development through fellowships, exchanges and research involvements (establishing research foundations)
  2. Embedding a Culture of Research
    • Doing away with the "turf mentality" in the academic and research sectors
    • Developing and implementing a sound research capability program in each of the colleges and campuses through the collaboration of the academic and research sectors
    • Encouraging and supporting talented faculty members to embark on research-based graduate programs in reputable universities
    • Recruit promising and established faculty members to spark research ideas and projects and to link the colleges with the research communities of their disciplines
    • Properly reward achievers in research (research-track professorship, society of scientists and writers)
  3. Assuring Transparency and Participatoriness in Giving Rewards and Sanctions
    • Placing the right people in right positions
    • Institutionalizing change of status and promotion processes (rational but just)
    • Continuous upgrading of capabilities of faculty and staff for right career paths
    • Providing equal opportunities for faculty academic exchange
    • Empowering and democratizing the employees and faculty unions
  4. Modernization and Upgrading of Physical Facilities, Equipment, Library and Campus Development
    • Starting up an open-shelves library system to complement an upgraded e-Library
    • Upgrading physical facilities and laboratory
    • Build and refurbish classrooms and new facilities for students, faculty and staff
    • State-of-the-art Information Communication Technology
    • Clean environment/Proper waste disposal management system
  5. Reconceptualization of Academic Freedom
    • Institutionalize student and faculty government and publication
    • Review of student and faculty development programs
    • Allowing students to participate in knowledge production
    • Creation of venues for sectoral involvement in decision making
    • Expansion of scholarship and exchange programs
  6. Institutionalizing Civil Society Engagement and Involved Extension Service Program
    • Engaging social issues in both discourse and practice
    • Embedding a good social conscience in the sectors of PUP
    • Expanding extension and community involvement
    • Expanding academic and institutional linkages
    • Redefining our involvement in LGUs and their communities
  7. Fiscal Responsibility
    • Involving the publics of PUP in funds management and appropriation
    • Conscientious observance of fiduciary rules
    • Prudent allocation of funds - academic and research concerns must be prioritized
    • Transparency in all fiscal transactions
  8. Assessment of the Institutional Processes and Critical-Rational Review of the Entire Organization
    • Review of current organizational structures, personnel positions and qualifications, status of the faculty (academic qualifications, research involvements and specialization) and academic programs
    • Review of policies on faculty and personnel recruitment and new student entrants