To prepare for the upcoming opening of classes for the second semester, the Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauayan (PCCM) had a Faculty General Assembly with the theme, “Timeless Traditions: Recalibrating Ways for Effective Teaching” last February 2, 2024 at the PCCM Library.

     Two excellent and equally competent speakers shared their thoughts about effective teaching strategies and micro-shifting that immensely aided the holistic well-being of PCCM Faculty members. Ms. Pia Marie A. Khan, President of College of Mary Immaculate, delivered her expertise as she expressed her perspectives and reflections about effective classroom instructions. On the other hand, Ms. Angelica R. Jimenez, a faculty member of Teacher Education Program (TEP) of PCCM, highlighted that small things really matter as she discussed micro-shifting leading to bigger impacts.

     “We had a meaningful experience as we listen to the speakers. Also, it is good that PCCM invited speakers outside the institution because she enabled every faculty member to gain a different perspective about teaching. Additionally, the speakers brought us to fresher viewpoints about becoming role models for the students,” Mr. Ryan Victor P. Samson, Faculty Association President, said.

     With the initiative from the College Dean and Acting College Administrator, Dr. Reneliza C. Sta. Ana, the Faculty General Assembly indeed gave the faculty members another reason to become better at their profession in terms of classroom instruction and teaching strategies.

     Moreover, two outstanding professors were awarded for their exemplar performance for the first semester of academic year 2023-2024, based on the student evaluation assessed by the Guidance Office. Dr. Sta. Ana enthusiastically recognized Prof. Rose Kathleen G. Delos Santos, Office Administration Program (OAP) Head, and Prof. Maria Sheryl O. Decilio, Hospitality Management Program (HMP) Head. Professors and instructors who got a “Very Satisfactory” rating were also called to be recognized.

     The assembly was finished through the message from Mr. Gerard M. Gaza, Administrative V, who expressed his warm appreciation to the faculty members of PCCM for their eagerness to engage with professional and personal development undertakings.

by: Christian Andrew J. Libunao, LPT