Implementing Guidelines

Instruction

  1. The Graduate School sees to it that only qualified faculty members are assigned to teach courses within their line of expertise.
    • Only full-pledged doctor's degree holder with adequate experiences and exposures relevant to his work are assigned to teach courses in the doctoral programs.
    • Faculty members with at least master’s degree and adequate experiences and exposures relevant to their work are assigned to courses in the master’s programs.
    • Faculty members with specialized skills are assigned to teach in the master’s level courses that require demonstration of technical knowledge and expertise.
    • The services of highly qualified lecturers are sought as resource mentors in special topics to enrich learning experiences in certain courses.
  2. The Graduate School Administration sees to it that every faculty member strives to maintain quality instruction.
    • There should be wider participation of faculty members and practitioners in defining the course content as inputs to the course description of each subject in every program.
    • Course descriptions should be the bases in the development of syllabi and other instructional materials.
    • Faculty members should keep their syllabi updated with clear course objectives, relevant topics, and bibliographies of recent editions before they are shared with the students at the opening of the school term.
  3. Faculty members enjoy academic freedom in knowledge transmission. In this regard, the professor is given the liberty to adopt appropriate delivery system in the classroom. In like manner, the students are free to express their views and positions on certain issues provided such are relevant to the lessons.
  4. Every faculty member should attend to his class regularly. S/He is expected to check students’ attendance and takes appropriate action against those who go beyond the allowable number of absences as provided for in this handbook.
  5. Faculty members are allowed to conduct out-of-classroom activities for purposes of enriching students’ learning experience, provided they are granted permission by the Graduate School dean. These activities are the responsibility of the faculty concern and must not be held without his/her presence.
  6. Holding of colloquia, symposia, and fora at least once every school term is encouraged.
  7. Every faculty member regardless of academic rank and employment status is expected to present position paper or lectures on current trends and issues of educational concern before a colloquium, symposium, forum or any medium of transmission.
  8. Every faculty member is given the liberty to evaluate student’s performance objectively. Submission of grade sheets is two weeks after the final examinations.

Research

  1. Graduate School professors and students are expected to conduct studies on their areas of specialization.
    • To facilitate the conduct for the study and ensure administrative support, the professor research in enjoined to present a research proposal for consideration by a committee organized for the purpose.
    • In the case of student-researcher, the research output should be presented before a committee composed of selected faculty members of the Graduate School.
  2. The research topic aligns with the research priorities of the BSU and Graduate School Research Centre.
  3. Qualitative (anthropological/ethnographic) studies are encouraged to probe into socio-psychodimension of life in a particular ecology. In these regards, the Graduate School Administration will facilitate the conduct of the study by coordinating with the external agencies.
  4. The Graduate School Administration will work out for financial assistance for the researchers approved research proposal. Such assistance may be disbursed according to the disbursement policies of the funding agency.
  5. The research output of the professors shall be presented before a colloquium for graduate students, faculty and the public when appropriate.
  6. The research output automatically becomes the property of the Graduate School Research Centre.

Extension Service

  1. Graduate School faculty and students are enjoined to get involved in community extension projects that the Graduate School Student Council (GSSC) spearheads.
  2. Agenda for the extension service are set according to database information.
  3. The Graduate School Administration leaves to sponsoring groups of graduate students the discretion to select the intended beneficiaries and the schemes with which to reach out to the needs of the target clientele. This however, necessitates prior arrangements with the Dean's Office for information purposes and submission of written report of accomplishment.

Graduate School Committee

  1. There should be a Graduate School Committee composed of the Vice President for Academic Affairs who acts as the chairman, the Graduate School Dean and graduate faculties as members.
  2. The Graduate School Committee acts the governing body. As such, the committee has the responsibility to review, modify or change the curriculum of each Graduate School program to make it more responsive to the needs of the clientele.
  3. The Graduate School Committee acts on the following administrative matters:
    • Comprehensive examinations, their mechanics and administration;
    • Organization of thesis/dissertation committees to ensure quality of research output.
    • Review of existing policies on program requirements, admission, retention, and transfer;
    • Review of existing programs towards relevance and improvements;
    • Policies on faculty recruitment and placement; and Other matters pertinent to the operation of Graduate School.

Student Organization

  1. There should be a Graduate School Committee composed of the Vice President for Academic Affairs who acts as the chairman, the Graduate School Dean and graduate faculties as members.
  2. There should be one mother organisation where all the Graduate School students are members. All other organizations though independent of each other are under the umbrella of the mother organization.
  3. As much as possible, Graduate School activities like colloquium, symposia, and professional lectures; for and other socio-cultural activities should be sponsored by recognized Graduate School organizations.

Alumni

  1. The Graduate School should keep in touch with its graduates. It should facilitate the formation of Graduate School Alumni Association.
  2. As partner of the Graduate School Administration, The Graduate School Alumni Association participates in activities where its assistance and services are needed. It also initiates certain activities that would enhance the attainment of the goals and objectives of the Graduate School.