SLSU hosts stakeholder's consultative forum for proposed programs
In a dedicated pursuit of academic excellence and relevance, Southern Leyte State University successfully conducted a virtual Stakeholder's Consultative Forum on May 15, 2023.
The forum centered around the proposed programs of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, BS Mathematics, and Bachelor in Human Services, aiming to gather insights from field experts.
The event received widespread acclaim as a diverse array of stakeholders provided significant feedback and recommendations for curriculum improvement.
Recognizing the significance of integrating real-world perspectives into academic programs, Southern Leyte State U extended invitations to numerous distinguished guests. These notable attendees included representatives from Local Government Units (LGUs) within the province, industry experts from across the Philippines, and accomplished professors from both local and international universities.
The forum dedicated a specific session to the proposed BS Chemistry program, where leading experts in the field, including prominent industry leaders, were invited to share their expert opinions on the curriculum.
Participants engaged in lively discussions, emphasizing the importance of practical training, research opportunities, and industry collaboration. The constructive dialogue revolved around preparing students for the rigorous demands of the field.
Likewise, the proposed BS Mathematics program attracted renowned mathematicians and industry professionals who shared their expertise and recommendations.
Participants highlighted the need for a well-balanced curriculum, integrating theoretical foundations with practical applications.
The discussions emphasized the significance of incorporating emerging mathematical techniques and technologies to ensure graduates are well-equipped for future career prospects. The potential for interdisciplinary collaboration was also emphasized as a crucial aspect.
In the case of the Bachelor in Human Services program, esteemed professors, LGU-Social Work and Development representatives, and industry experts in the field of human services provided valuable insights.
The focus was on integrating theory and practice, with participants underscoring the importance of experiential learning opportunities, community engagement, and the development of strong communication and interpersonal skills. The discussions highlighted the need to address contemporary social issues and tailor the program to cater to the diverse needs of future practitioners.
The ultimate objective of the activity is to align the courses with the evolving demands of the professional landscape, equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills for successful careers.
By engaging stakeholders and incorporating their perspectives, the University remains committed to delivering exceptional academic programs that meet the needs of the job market.