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NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM

ACADEMIC PLAN
AY 2008-2009

©2008 by EDWIN C. CANCINO,RMT,PhD. No part of this ACADEMIC PLAN


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page
Number

Title Page 1
Table of Contents
2
Introduction 3
The Planning Process 4
Overview of the NSTP Goals and Key Themes 4
Current Academic Quality and Accountability 4
Indicator 1: The NSTP Curriculum
4
Indicator 2: Instructional Plan and Modules
6
Indicator 3: Students’ Character and Completion
6
Indicator 4: Linkages
6
Indicator 5: Resource Generation
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Indicator 6: Program Accomplishments and Community Satisfaction
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Indicator 7: Qualification and Performance of Faculty Members
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Indicator 8: Remediation and Student Services
7
Indicator 9: Research Output
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Objectives Based on the Current Academic Quality and
Accountability 8
KeyArea 1: Instruction
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KeyArea 2: Student Support
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KeyArea 3: Linkages
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KeyArea 4: Community Development Projects
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Key Area 5: Resource Generation
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Key Area 6: Faculty Performance
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Key Area 7: Research
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Key Area 8: Quality and Accountability Monitoring
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Continuous Improvement Process and Accountability
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Support Requirements and Evaluation
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Calendar of Tasks and Accountability Checklist
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References
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NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM


UNIVERSITY OF PANGASINAN
Dagupan City

ACADEMIC PLAN
Introduction
The National Service Training Program is designed to orient and train
the students in “programs and activities contributory to the general welfare
and betterment of life of the members of the community and in the
enhancement of the facilities, especially, those which are devoted to health,
education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and moral of
the citizenry”(RA 9163, Section 3, d). It gives the student an overview of
their role in nation building. It promotes civic consciousness among them,
develops their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being
needed to enable them to render fruitful and meaningful service to their
community. The quality of NSTP program therefore is evident not only in
student’s transformation but also in the community transformation.
In the context of student’s transformation, the strategies implemented
include: the STET Paradigm: The Human Capacity for Transformation, the
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VIP: Framework for Understanding Human Dignity, the Transformational
Leadership, and Retreat for Spiritual Growth. Along community
transformation, the strategies implemented include: seminar on community
development which is focused on social entrepreneurship, project
development, social mobilization, resource generation and monitoring and
evaluation.After the seminar, students are embedded in an identified
community to conduct needs assessment, analysis and develop relevant and
feasible community development projects. The project proposal defense,
approval and implementation are conducted in partnership with local
government, sponsoring agencies and target area residents. These strategies
have been adopted in the University since 2006.
In recognition of the exemplary implementation of NSTP and the
various community development projects accomplished, the University of
Pangasinan was awarded the Golden Flame of Virtue for Outstanding
Community Development projects and Outstanding NSTP Coordinator for the
year 2007. This achievement puts the University in another educational
leadership as well as leadership in community development projects.
For the past six years of implementation, the NSTP continuously face a
number of challenges. These challenges are rooted along the sustainability
and impact of projects conducted, the instructional strategies designed to
produce students with excellent knowledge, skills and imbued with right
values and attitudes, organizational structure in the light of challenging
qualification and commitment of faculty members and the demand for
financial support from the University.
The long term success of NSTP requires a periodic examination of its
programs and organizational structure in the light of challenging and
changing needs of the students and the community. This academic plan
reflects a reexamination of the student’s needs and the effectiveness of
addressing the needs of both students and the community. This academic
plan for 2008-2009 represents an update and fine tuning of the directions
implemented in the strategic plan of 2006.

The Planning Process


Building on the foundation of “Transforming People, Transforming
Communities,” the NSTP coordinator and facilitator began to prepare for the
creation of the NSTP ACADEMIC PLAN for the year 2008-2009. A review of
the NSTP program for the past two years was first implemented. The review
examined the outputs, impacts and structure of the NSTP and developed a
set of recommendations for change and improvement of the NSTP. The
review recommendations formed a starting point for the development of the
academic plan that would strategically position the NSTP for greater impact
and success. This NSTP ACADEMIC PLAN provides an opportunity to review
and comment before it is revised and approved for implementation in June
2008.

Overview of the NSTP Goals and Key Themes


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1. As stipulated in R.A. 9163, “Civic Welfare Training Service refers to
programs of activities contributory to the general welfare and the
betterment of life for the members of the community or the
enhancement of its facilities, especially those devoted to improving
health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety,
recreation and morals of citizenry.”
2. The vision of the University of Pangasinan, “. . .as LEAD COMPETENT
ENABLER OF PEOPLE and COMMUNITIES’ TRANSFORMATION toward
achieving PROSPERITY, SECURITY and SOCIAL WELLNESS in
dynamically chaging and globalizing societies.”
3. The C.E.S.A.R. is geared towards the realization of its goal,
“Contributes to the economic, socio-cultural, health and education
development of marginal population groups in the Province of
Pangasinan.”
4. The academic accountability plan is the mechanism through which
the school indicates the goals it plans to achieve and the
performance levels it will be held accountable for attaining.

Current Academic Quality and Accountability


The basic question: Is the NSTP a success? The following indicators
describe the standards and consequences of the NSTP.

Indicator 1. The NSTP Curriculum


The NSTP curriculum is composed of orientation and discussion of RA
9163, self-awareness and values development, leadership training,
community project development training, community needs assessment,
project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The curricular program
comparison between CHEd Chairperson memorandum dated April 25, 2002
and the University of Pangasinan is show as follows:

CHEd Memorandum s2002 University of Pangasinan NSTP

(54 hours) Instructional Plan


FIRST SEMESTER FIRST SEMESTER
1. Orientation on the NSTP
(54 hours + 12 hours training)
2. Self Awareness and Values
Development 1. The Guiding Principles of NSTP
3. Basic Leadership Training 2. The NSTP of the University of
4. Dimensions of Pangasinan
Development/Literacy and 3. The STET Paradigm: The
Numeracy Skills Training Human Capacity for
5. Community Transformation and the VIP
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Exposure/Agency Visits Framework for Understanding
6. Community Needs Human Dignity.
Assessment 4. Towards Transformational
Leadership
5. Development, Organization and
Management Theories
6. Social Entrepreneurship
7. ZOPP- Objectives-Oriented
Project Planning and PCM –
Project Management Cycle
8. LFA- Logic Framework Approach
for objective-oriented planning
of projects.
9. Social Mobilization
10.Resource Generation
11.Monitoring and Evaluation
12.Community Needs Assessment
13.Project Proposal Development
SECOND SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER (54
HOURS MIN.)
1. Basic Social Mobilization
Concepts 1. Project implementation,
2. Practicum Workplan, monitoring and evaluation.
Implementation and 2. Lecture series on mandated
Evaluation. topics: Disaster Preparedness,
Anti-Drug Abuse Program,
Crime Prevention, TB control,
HIV/AIDS awareness.
3. Lecture series on mandated
topics: Health promotion and
first aid, entrepreneurship,
environmental issues, health
and nutrition and Pangasinan
culture.
4. Summative evaluations: (1)
student achievement and
character, and (2) community
project output and impact.

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Indicator 2. Instructional Plan and Modules
The NSTP instructional plan prepared by NSTP coordinator and
facilitators was implemented last first semester, 2007-2008. The
instructional plan is scheduled for review, revision and approval before the
start of academic year 2008-2009.
As specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the RA 9163,
training modules must be accreditedby CHED or TESDA. The SIKAP/STRIVE
Foundation, a CHED and TESDA accredited provider, provided some modules
used in the NSTP as an affiliate member.The modules adopted from
SIKAP/STRIVE Foundation are: (1) STET, (2) Transformational Leadership, (3)
Development, Organization and Management Theories, (4) Social
Entrepreneurship, (5) Project Management, (6) Social Mobilization, (7)
Resource Generation, and (8) Monitoring and Evaluation. The following
modules used: HIV/AIDS awareness, Crime Prevention, TB control, and
Disaster Management were based from government agencies issuances that
mandatethe discussion of these topics. Other modules developed were
based on the needs of the students and culture of the community which are
for revision/refinement and/or approval.

Indicator 3. Students’ Character and Completion


The STET-VIP Program of the NSTP is an operative paradigm with the
goal to renew youth organizations working together as a “resource in service
to the nation.” It provides a sustaining mechanism to ensure continuous
activities for transformation and enrichment. The increasing students’
accomplishments and commitment to NSTP is a relatively measure of the
transformation of their character.
Based on the report on final grades, the drop-out range of students is
6-15%.

Indicator 4. Linkages
Linkages include partnerships within the University as well as alliances
with external constituencies. Interdisciplinary partnerships within the
institution are stimulated by extension coordinators who encourage
connections with NSTP through sharing of expertise. The sharing of
expertise and support is seen during community assessment, planning and
project implementation. External partnership with target community and is
seen through resource sharing and support. These partnerships move the
community projects forward, refining and anchoring it within the context of
multidisciplinary, interconnected, collaborative community and provide the
needed synergy needed to accomplish project goals.
These linkages are consists of functional partnerships with all units of
the University and collaborative partnerships with 11 LGUs and more than 70
NGOs.

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Indicator 5. Resource Generation
The CMO no. 05 s2003 clearly states that “NSTP fees collected shall
constitute a Trust Fund, 70% of which shall be EXCLUSIVELY used for the
operation of the program. The remaining 30% retained by the school shall
serve as contingency funds especially in unprogrammed activities not
originally included in the Program of Expenditures prepared by the ROTC
Commandant or NSTP Coordinator and approved by the school head. The
remaining fund balance shall be carried over to the next semester. . .”
As a tradition in this University, the NSTP face immediate budget
constraints due to the non-implementation of the CMO. In spite of this, the
NSTP, through its controversial resource generation activities was able to
provide relative funds to implement community projects, provide materials
for operation and even funded faculty trainings, extension projects and
purchase of equipment for the general use of the university. In 2007, the
NSTP facilitators was able to raise PhP39,636.50 as NSTP Fund used for
operation and extension whereas students were able to raise PhP225,322.40
and solicited materials needed to implement their projects.

Indicator 6. Program Accomplishment and Community Satisfaction


Of the 180 activities proposed, a total of 177 activities were fully or
partially implemented. The implemented NSTP projects were along health,
economics, education, socio-cultural-environmental, and infrastructure.
Commendation letters and evaluation received by the NSTP classes from the
target areas are evidences of community satisfactions.

Indicator 7. Qualification and Performance of Faculty Members


To empower the faculty members, qualifying course for NSTP
facilitators and coordinators were attended by 18 of the 19 facilitators
conducted by STET-VIP NSTP. The impact of this qualifying course is seen in
the increased capacity of the faculty members in implementing NSTP. This is
evident in the comparison of accomplishment before and after attending the
qualifying course. Specified faculty members were selected to further attend
training course and serve as resource expert in the group. Among the
special training courses attended were grant proposal writing, writing for
publication, safety and disaster preparedness, and enhancing partnership
with GO/CSO/NGO.
As to the instructional delivery, instrument to evaluate NSTP faculty
performance must be developed for approval and implementation.

Indicator 8. Remediation and Student Services


NSTP students who were not able to attend regular schedule were
given make-up or given extended time for community service projects.
Make-up was given asadditional tasks in accordance with the desired output
of their projects. These make-up activities were often done during
weekdays. Facilitators were also tasks to identify underperforming students,

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initiate early intervention and develop strategies to re-route students back to
the main academic highway.

Indicator 9. Research Output


Research is an essential component of project planning and is
important in pushing the boundaries of what we know and how we apply
development interventions in more effective and innovative ways.
Community-based research is one of the fundamental contributions of NSTP
to our community. However, other than community analysis, research
conducted by NSTP is very minimal. Two research outputs along river
assessment and in-house community immersion were the only
accomplishments during the last academic year. Thus, there is the need for
intensified commitment to research.

Objectives Based on the Current Academic Quality and


Accountability
Academic quality and accountability in seen in compliance with
regulations, adherence to professional norms and results driven. The
following objectives are based on results, workable and attentive to norms
and regulatory compliance requirements.

Key Area 1. Instruction


1. Review, revise and recommend approval of instructional standards.
2. Increase the contract hours from 54 hours per semester to 72 hours
per semester.
3. Develop and pursue clear and concrete student’s assessment tool
based on NSTP objectives.
Key Area 2. Student Support
1. Re-activate NSTP students’ organization and select advisory
committee.
2. Standardize alternative equivalency of make-up community
services and interventions.
3. Achieve continuous improvement of student performance.
Key Area 3. Linkages
1. Sustain and reactivate partnerships and communication with
local government and NGOs.
2. Establish the expectations of community partners and sponsors.
3. Recognize contributions of partners.
Key Area 4. Community Development Projects
1. Review and revise community needs assessment tool.
2. Review current initiatives to address sustainability and impact.
3. Create awareness of NSTP-CESAR programs and
accomplishments among LGUs and target areas.
Key Area 5. Resource Generation
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1. Review, revise and obtain approval of resource generation policy.
2. Stipulate implementation of CMO for the release and establishment
of NSTP Fund.
Key Area 6. Faculty Performance
1. Develop faculty performance assessment.
2. Sustain and expand faculty development programs along
community-based approach.
Key Area 7. Research
1. Develop research committee and research initiatives.
2. Collaborate with LGUs and NGOs for research activities.
3. Disseminate NSTP research activities and needs assessment
conducted.
Key Area 8. Quality and Accountability Monitoring
1. Monitor instructional and organizational effectiveness.
2. Document and report progress towards achieving objectives.
3. Institute Continuous Quality Improvement process.

Key Area 1. Instruction

Objective 1. Review, revise and recommend approval of


instructional standards and competencies.
Strategies:

1. Conduct consultations to review and revise instructional plan.

2. Obtain approval of instructional plan and competencies.

3. Conduct benchmarking of NSTP instructional standards.


Performance Measures:
1. Relevance and effectiveness of IP.

2. Student outcome.

3. Comparability of NSTP with other institutions.


Key dates for releases and reports:

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 2. Increase the contract hours from 54hours per


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semester to 72hours per semester.
Strategy:

1. Implement section 6a of the IRR of RA9163.


Performance Measure:

1. Number of accomplishments and student outcome.


Key dates for releases and reports:

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 3. Develop and pursue clear and concrete students’


assessment tool based on NSTP objectives.

Strategies:
1. Review current computation of students’ performance.

2. Formulate standard-based, performance-based and outcome


based grading system.

3. Obtain approval of the proposed grading system.

4. Implement approved grading system.

5. Evaluate and recommend for revision when needed.


Performance Measures:

1. Students’ satisfaction on grade reports.

2. Number of issues in relation to grade reports.


Key dates for releases and reports:

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August 2008. MidTerm Grade Report

October 2008. Final Grade Report

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

January 2009 MidTerm Grade Report

March 2009. Final Grade Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Key Area 2. Student Support

Objective 1. Re-activate NSTP students’ organization and select


advisory committee.
Strategies:

1. Conduct general meeting of NSTP Class Presidents.

2. Conduct Election of Officers for NSTP Students’ Organization.

3. Assign faculty advisers.

4. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.


Performance Measures:

1. Number of activities and accomplishments of the organization.

2. Number of student support activities.


3. Students’ satisfaction.
Key dates for releases and reports:

July 2008. Organization of NSTP Students’ Organization

Monthly Meetings

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 2. Standardize alternative equivalency of make-up


community services and interventions.
Strategies:

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1. Identify acceptable pathways for community services
equivalency.

2. Present and secure recommendations from ALS.

3. Obtain approval of alternative pathways and equivalency.


Performance Measures:

1. Number of incomplete, dropped students.

2. Number of approved pathways for make-up services.


Key dates for releases and reports:

July 2008. Formulation of acceptable alternative pathways

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 3. Achieve continuous improvement of student


performance.
Strategies:

1. Conduct regular evaluation of student’s performance.

2. Identify at-risk students and implement interventions.

3. Monitor and report improvement.


Performance Measures:

1. Percentage of students who completed the course.

2. Community satisfaction of student accomplishments.


Key dates for releases and reports:

August 2008. MidTerm Grade Report

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

January 2009. MidTerm Grade Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

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Key Area 3. Linkages

Objective 1. Sustain and reactivate partnerships and


communication with local government and NGOs.
Strategies:

1. Conduct visits to partners and present accomplishments, renew


commitment.

2. Conduct regular meeting with partners.


Performance Measures:

1. Number of functional collaborative partners.

2. Number of accomplishments with partnerships.

3. Satisfaction of partners.
Key dates for releases and reports:

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 2. Establish the expectations of community partners


and sponsors.
Strategies:

1. Conduct regular meetings and present accomplishments.

2. Identify expectations through meetings and consultations.

3. Disseminate expectations to administrators, facilitators and


students.
Performance Measures:

1. Number of community projects accomplished in partnerships.

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2. Satisfaction and trust of community and sponsors.

3. Number of partnerships.
Key dates for releases and reports:

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 3. Recognize contributions of partners.


Strategies:

1. Conduct regular dissemination of accomplishments with


partners.

2. Bestow recognitions and awards to partners and their


contributions.
Performance Measures:

1. Number of recognitions and awards given to partners.

2. Satisfaction and increased or sustained contribution of


partners.
Key dates for releases and reports:

Monthly Regular Meeting

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Key Area 4. Community Development Projects

Objective 1. Review and revise community needs assessment


tool.
Strategies:

1. Consult experts to review and revise community assessment


tool.

2. Conduct workshops for revision of community assessment tool.

3. Finalize and utilize revised community assessment tool.


Performance Measures:

1. Relevance and comprehensiveness of information collected.

2. Acceptance, utilization and application of the community


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assessment tool.
Key dates for releases and reports:

July 2008. Report on Revision of Community Assessment tool.

October 2008. Evaluation Report of the Community Assessment


Tool.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report.

Objective 2. Review current initiatives to address sustainability


and impact.
Strategies:

1. Organize experts to analyze accomplishments.

2. Benchmark NSTP standards and delivery.

3. Create and test new initiatives to enhance sustainability and


impact.
Performance Measure:

1. Quality of Life of target communities.


Key dates for releases and reports:

July 2008. Benchmarking report.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 3. Create awareness of NSTP-CESAR programs and


accomplishments among LGUs and target areas.
Strategies:

1. Conduct regular meetings.

2. Report accomplishments regularly.

3. Ensure participation of partners in all community projects.


Performance Measures:

1. Number of community projects participated by LGUs and target


area residents.

2. Project outcome and impact.


Key dates for releases and reports:
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Monthly Regular Meetings.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.


Key Area 5. Resource Generation

Objective 1. Review, revise and obtain approval of resource


generation policy.
Strategies:

1. Organize committee to review, incorporate recommendations


to the resource generation policy.

2. Present and obtain approval of resource generation policy.


Performance Measure:

1. Effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of resource


generation activities.
Key dates for releases and reports:

June 2008 Committee Organization

Jul 2008. Finalized and Approved Resource Generation Policy.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 2. Stipulate implementation of CMO for the release and


establishment of NSTP Fund.
Strategies:

1. Conduct meeting with the administration on the


implementation and establishment of NSTP Fund.

2. Organize committee to manage NSTP Fund.

3. Formulate policy on the utilization of NSTP Fund.


Performance Measures:

1. Establishment of NSTP Fund.

2. Number of approved projects funded by the NSTP Fund.

3. Viability of NSTP fund.


Key dates for releases and reports:
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July 2008. Report on Meeting to Implement CMO and Establish
NSTP Fund

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Key Area 6. Faculty Performance

Objective 1. Develop faculty performance assessment.


Strategies:

1. Organize committee to develop NSTP faculty performance


assessment.

2. Review, revise, validate and submit proposal for approval.

3. Implement assessment tool.

Performance Measures:

1. Effectiveness, efficiency and comprehensiveness of faculty


performance assessment tool.

2. Target community and student satisfaction.


Key dates for releases and reports:

July 2008. Committee organization.

August 2008. Assessment tool revision, validation

September 2008. Approval of the Assessment tool.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

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Objective 2. Sustain and expand faculty development programs
along community-based approach.
Strategies:

1. Identify faculty needs for faculty development programs.

2. Formulate faculty development programs based on identified


needs.

3. Prioritize and implement faculty development programs.


Performance Measures:

1. Participations in faculty development programs.

2. Results of faculty evaluation.

3. Capacity of faculty to implement NSTP.

4. Students and community satisfaction.


Key dates for releases and reports:

July 2008 Faculty Development Program Schedule.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Key Area 7. Research

Objective 1. Develop research committee and research


initiatives.
Strategies:

1. Organize NSTP facilitators’ research committee.

2. Define tasks of NSTP facilitators’ research committee.

3. Initiate and obtain support for research initiatives.

4. Conduct of community-based research.

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Performance Measure:

1. Number of research outputs.


Key dates for releases and reports:

June 2008. Organization of NSTP Research Committee.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 2. Collaborate with LGUs and NGOs for research


activities.
Strategies:

1. Submit relevant research proposals to LGUs and NGOs.

2. Advocate for approval and funding.

3. Work in partnership with LGUs and NGOs for research.


Performance Measure:

1. Number of research outputs.


Key dates for releases and reports:

Monthly meetings with LGUs and NGOs

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 3. Disseminate NSTP research activities and needs


assessment conducted.
Strategies:

1. Organize NSTP editorial board to publish newsletter.

2. Publish research in NSTP newsletter.

3. Provide copies of research output and newsletter to LGUs and


NGOs.
Performance Measures:

1. Number of newsletter published.

2. Number of research disseminated and research output utilized.


Key dates for releases and reports:

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June 2008. Organization of NSTP editorial board.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Key Area 8. Quality and Accountability Monitoring

Objective 1. Monitor instructional and organizational


effectiveness.
Strategies:

1. Institute monthly and end-of term reporting of


accomplishments.

2. Conduct regular evaluation of project progress and


accomplishments.

3. Conduct regular meeting with students, faculty and community


partners.

4. Formulate calendar of tasks and activities.


Performance Measures:

1. Timely and comprehensive reporting of accomplishments.

2. Evaluation results.
Key dates for releases and reports:

June 2008. Calendar of Tasks and Activities.

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 2. Document and report progress towards achieving


objectives.
Strategies:

1. Institute monthly reporting of accomplishments and activities.

2. Conduct regular consultation meeting with students, faculty,


community partners and administrators.
Performance Measures:
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1. Timely and comprehensive reports.

2. Number of consultation meetings conducted.


Key dates for releases and reports:

Monthly Accomplishment Reports

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.

Objective 3. Institute Continuous Quality Improvement process.


Strategies:

1. Review internal and external policies and regulations for


compliance, relevance and appropriateness.

2. Regular performance and output monitoring of students, faculty


and target community.

3. Analysis of Reports submitted for intervention and re-planning.


Performance Measures:

1. Satisfaction of stakeholders.

2. Compliance to policies and regulations.

3. Quality of life of target areas.

4. Character of students.

5. Recognitions and awards.


Key dates for releases and reports:

November 2008. First Semester Accomplishment Report

April 2009. SY2008-2009 Accomplishment Report.


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Continuous Improvement Process and Accountability
The Plan-Do-Study/Check-Act (PDSA) cycle, also referred to as the
“Deming cycle,” is the reference for continuous improvement and learning.
The PDSA cycle is a method to break down change into manageable parts
and test each part to make sure that it leads to improvement and that effort
is not wasted. It can be used to test ideas for improvement quickly and
easily using possibilities generated from experience, research, reviews, or
ideas that have been shown to work elsewhere. By breaking improvements
down into small “chunks”, what starts out as an idea for change can be
tested on a small-scale, then implemented or adopted more widely, and then
developed into real, sustainable improvement. Accountability, in terms of
evaluation of effectiveness, is built into the ongoing improvement process
itself. Strengths of the continuous improvement approach include the ability
to test changes quickly on a small scale with minimal expenditure of
resources; it allows for early and effective adjustments to improvement
strategies and action plans; and it improves acceptance by implementing
staff, who are often involved directly in the design of the improvement idea
or in providing feedback during implementation.

Support Requirements and Evaluation


A substantial amount and range of work would be required to
implement what has been presented. Some of the more important activities
would include:
1. Setting targets for key measures.
2. Reporting.
3. Collecting feedback.
4. Coordinating the implementation.
5. Budget allocation for the implementation.
6. Monitoring the implementation.
7. Evaluating and planning improvements and refining.
CALENDAR OF TASKS AND ACCOUNTABILITY CHECKLIST

MONTH TASKS
JUNE 1. Conduct consultations to review and revise
instructional plan.
2. Obtain approval of instructional plan and
competencies.
3. Implement section 6a of the IRR RA9163.
4. Conduct monthly faculty meeting.
5. Identify needs for faculty development program.
6. Formulate faculty development programs based on
identified needs.

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7. Organize research committee.
8. Organize editorial board for NSTP newsletter.

9. Conduct student orientation.

10. Assign faculty load and target communities.

JULY 1. Conduct benchmarking of instructional standards.


2. Review current computation of students’ performance.
3. Formulate standard-based, performance-based and
outcome-based grading system and obtain approval.
4. Implement new approved grading system.
5. Conduct faculty meeting.
6. Conduct meeting with students.
7. Conduct election of NSTP officers
8. Assign faculty advisers of NSTP students’ organization
9. Identify pathways for community services equivalency.
10.Obtain approval of alternative pathways and
equivalency.
11.Conduct evaluation of students’ performance.
12.Conduct visits to partners and present
accomplishments, renew commitment.
13.Monthly reporting of accomplishments.
14.Organize committee to review, incorporate
recommendations to the resource generation policy.
15.Conduct meeting with the administration on the
implementation and establishment of NSTP FUND.
16.Present and obtain approval of resource generation
policy.
17.Organize committee to manage NSTP Fund
18.Formulate policy on the utilization of NSTP fund.

19. Conduct values formation, spiritual growth activities.

20. Conduct leadership training activities.

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AUGUST 1. Conduct faculty meeting.

2. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.

3. Conduct evaluation of students’ performance.

4. Identify at-risk students and implement interventions.

5. Conduct visits to partners and present accomplishments,


renew commitment.

6. Monthly reporting of accomplishments.

7. Conduct workshop and consult experts to revise


assessment tool.

8. Organize committee to develop NSTP faculty


performance assessment.

9. Monitor research committee accomplishment.

10. Initiate and obtain support for research activities.

11. Conduct seminar on community development.

12. Conduct midterm examination.

SEPTEMBER 1. Conduct faculty meeting


2. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.
3. Conduct evaluation of students’ performance.
4. Identify at-risk students and implement interventions.
5. Conduct regular meeting with partners and identify
expectations.
6. Monthly reporting of accomplishments.
7. Review, revise, validate NSTP faculty performance
assessment.
8. Submit relevant research proposals to LGUs and NGOs
for funding.
9. Conduct community needs assessment and analysis.

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OCTOBER 1. Conduct faculty meeting

2. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.

3. Conduct evaluation of students’ performance.

4. Conduct regular meeting with partners.

5. Report first semester accomplishments.

6. Conduct faculty performance evaluation.

7. Monitor and report accomplishment along faculty


development.

8. Monitor and report research committee accomplishment.

9. Publish NSTP newsletter.

10. Provide copies of newsletters to LGUs, NGOs and


sponsors.

11. Review internal and external policies and regulations for


compliance.

12. Present and defend project proposals.

NOVEMBER 1. Conduct faculty meeting

2. Monitor activities. Meetings and accomplishments.

3. Conduct regular meeting with partners.

4. Re-assign faculty load.

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DECEMBER 1. Conduct faculty meeting

2. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.

3. Conduct evaluation of students’ performance.

4. Conduct regular meeting with partners.

5. Monthly reporting of accomplishments.

JANUARY 1. Conduct faculty meeting

2. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.

3. Conduct evaluation of students’ performance.

4. Identify at-risk students and implement interventions.

5. Conduct regular meeting with partners.

6. Monthly reporting of accomplishments.

7. Monitor research committee accomplishment.

8. Conduct MidTerm Examination.

FEBRUARY 1. Conduct faculty meeting

2. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.

3. Conduct evaluation of students’ performance.

4. Identify at-risk students and implement interventions.

5. Conduct regular meeting with partners.

6. Monthly reporting of accomplishments.

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MARCH 1. Conduct faculty meeting
2. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.

3. Conduct evaluation of students’ performance.

4. Conduct regular meeting with partners.

5. Monthly reporting of accomplishments.

6. Give awards and recognitions to students, faculty


members, facilitators, partners and sponsors.

7. Conduct faculty performance evaluation.

8. Monitor and report accomplishment along faculty


development.

9. Monitor research committee accomplishment.

10. Publish NSTP newsletter.

APRIL 1. Conduct faculty meeting

2. Monitor activities, meetings and accomplishments.

3. Report accomplishments of 2008-2009.

4. Provide copies of newsletters to LGUs, NGOs and


sponsors.
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5. Review internal and external policies and regulations for
compliance.

REFERENCES

CHED MEMORANDUM on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the


NSTP Act of 2001. April 2002.

CHED MEMORANDUM on the Guidelines and Suggested Curricula for the


NSTP Literacy Training Service and Civic Welfare Training Service
Components and the Basic Guidelines for the Accreditation of
NGOs. 2002.

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CHED Memorandum Order No. 05 s2003. Utilization of the National Service
Training Program (NSTP) Trust Fund.

Committee for Economic Development. Measuring what matters: Using


assessment and accountability to improve student learning. New
York. Research and Policy Committee.2001.

Gonzales, Vivian A. Students’ Transformation and Enrichment for Truth


Values Integration and Promotion (STET-VIP) National Service
Training Program (NSTP) Trainor’s Handbook.

Ley, Joyce. Assessment and Accountability. Northwest Regional Educational


Laboratory. July, 1999. Retrieved from Northwest Regional
Educational Laboratory website.

Republic Act 9163. An Act establishing the National Service Training Program
(NSTP) for Tertiary Level Students, Amending for the Purpose of
Republic Act No. 7077 and Presidential decree No. 1706, and for
Other Purposes.

Rivera, Catalino P.. Improving University Accountability – Helping Each


Student to Succeed. A paper from the University of Pangasinan
Academic Planning 2008. Dagupan City. 2008.

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