Sunday, April 26, 2009

MINUTES OF THE MEETING APRIL 17, 2007 AT THE CHED- Regional Office

Caraga Region Engineering, Architecture and Technology Educators
c/o College of Engineering and Architecture, SJIT, Butuan City
SEC Reg. No: CN200828619
TIN: 261-694-870-000

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE CREATE OFFICERS
LAST APRIL 17, 2007 AT THE CHED- Regional Office

I. PRESENT

Engr. Ramil Sanchez - CHED - Supervisor Specialist for Engineering
and Architecture
Engr. Levita Grana - President
Engr. Fermina J. Gacuma - Secretary
Engr. Alexander Demetillo - Treasurer
Engr. Virne Purtogues
Engr. Robert Bacarro
Engr. Rico Asumen

II. CALL TO ORDER by the CREATE – President , Engr. Levita Grana at 10:00 A.M.


III. AGENDA

A. Implementation of the New CMOs for Engineering
B. Plan for the 3rd CREATE Congress
C. Election of Officers
D. Other Matters

IV. SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

The meeting started with a prayer led by Engr. F. Gacuma.

A. Implementation of the New CMOs for Engineering
1. Engr. Ramil Sanchez, CHED- Supervisor specialist informed the group that there will be changes in the CMO for Engineering that will fit internationally. Further announcement will be given to the Deans from the CHED-RO regarding this matter.
2. Engr. Sanchez further emphasized to think of marketing strategies to increase the enrollment of engineering program.
3. He suggested that CREATE should have its own WEBSITE. It will be named CREATECARAGA.org. The group agreed on the plan and that CREATE will pay P 500 annually and Engr Sanchez will be the one to facilitate.


B. Plan for the 3rd CREATE Congress

1. The 3rd CREATE Congress shall have its tentative schedule on the 3rd week of July 2009. Definitely, it will be Friday and Saturday to give everybody the chance to attend this activity.
2. The group agreed on the registration fee which is P 1000.00 for the students only. For the teachers, the registration shall be more than P 1000.00.
3. The group assigned for those who will take charge of the program and invitation, the solicitation, the facilities, the rates of hotels, and tours.
4. Participants from the different school must bring their own banner for identification purposes,
5. The group will invite experts and speakers. To name a few, they will invite the President of Mindanao University of Science and Technology, the secretary of DPWH, and others. There will be speakers who will talk on Intellectual Properties, Technopreneurship and Energy.
6. It was also agreed upon by the body that each school must prepare for poster presentation and exhibit entry. The teachers will also present research during the congress, at most 3 researches from Surigao schools. Quiz bowl will also be included in the activity for students.
7. The students will have a one day activity. It will culminate with a socialization in the evening for bonding purposes, while the teachers will have their second day activity. After lunch, the group will visit some companies in Magallanes such as JAKA and EMCO and see the historical centennial tree.
8. Important arrangements are highlighted as follows:
a. Project entry – minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 per HEI
b. Research Presentation – c/o Surigao HEI
c. Logo Design Contest – c/o Engr. Purtogues
d. Technical Tour – c/o Engr. Gacuma
e. Accommodation – c/o FSUU
f. Venue – c/o NORMISIST
g. Programme/Speaker – c/o SJIT
h. Solicitation – c/o Engr. Grana, Engr. Perez, Engr. Asumen
i. Student Delegates will wear their HEI shirt
j. One production number per HEI during the socials
k. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration is discouraged as this will create delay during the program. Advance booking and registration is necessary.
l. Tentative venue – Inland Resort


C. Election of Officers
CREATE will have its new set of officers in 2009-2010.

President : Virne Portugues
Vice President : Robert Bacarro
Secretary : Rico Asumen
Treasurer : Rogelio Perez
Auditor : Flormina Gacuma


V. ADJOURNMENT

With nothing more to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 12:00 noon.

Minutes taken by:

Engr. Fermina J. Gacuma

Noted by:

Engr. Levita Grana
CREATE - President


--- On Wed, 4/22/09, LEVITA GRANA wrote:

One day CREATE Seminar





February 7, 2009

CEA-AVR

SJIT, Butuan City

The seminar was attended by 25 engineering educators (deans, program heads, faculty) of the different engineering higher educational institutions throughout Caraga region. Seminar on “Quality Engineering Education: The Caraga Region Study” was part of the dissemination and validation process of the study of Engr. Levita B. Grana, the Dean of CEA and the President of the Caraga Region Engineering, Architecture and Technology Educators, Inc ( CREATE). The seminar was conceived in order to give awareness to the engineering educators on the state of quality of the engineering education in the region.

The afternoon session was the Seminar-Workshop on “Capacitating Engineering Educators in Research” where Dr. Miiraluna L. Herrera was the speaker. Research capacitating is one of the main focus of CREATE in order to equip faculty members on the aspect of research. The research seminar is also part of the intervention programs to improve the competence of engineering educators.

Friday, April 17, 2009

3rd CREATE Forum in July 2009, Butuan City

CREATE met today at CHED-HEDC:

1. RASanchez briefed the group of proposed changes in engineering education as recommended by the Presidential Task Force for Education
2. RASanchez emphasized implementation of the new CMOs in various engineering programs and that Monitoring and Evaluation will be undertaken particularly as to compliance with them
3. Plans for the 3rd CREATE Forum have been drafted.
4. New set of CREATE Officers were elected, will take their oath during the 3rd CREATE Forum
5. CREATE will have its own domain - www.createcaraga.org!

Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Levita B. Grana!

Details will be posted soon.