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ASSESSMENT LEVEL OF BISU OF VISION, MISSION, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES (VMGO) OF BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY


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MAIN CAMPUS

Razeldamer M. Galvan, Marcelina C. Celada, Josefina G. Gentallan, Alma T. Melencion

Bohol Island State University Main Campus, CPG Avenue Tagbilaran City

ABSTRACT

In most successful organization one must have the vision in mind and a mission, goals and objectives to undertake.

Bohol Island State University being one of the promising educational institutions in the province of Bohol is also governed by such vision, mission, goals and objectives. In the pursuit of assessing how responsive is the university’s VMGO to the community needs and its constituents, this study is conducted.

The profile of BISU VMGO in terms of: stakeholders’ participation in its formulation, revision, enrichment, mode of dissemination, awareness and implementation level of the university’s VMGO in the actual educational practices and activities was gathered through descriptive survey method aided with a questionnaire formulated in the vernacular language, and English version.

The local of the study was BISU Main Campus and the respondents were faculty, students, parents, and community people, The sample size of the respondents was determined through Slovin’s formula employing the proportionate cluster sampling and convenience sampling. The gathered data was treated using the frequency count and weighted mean.

Findings of the study revealed that the university Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives are moderately implemented in accordance to its four main functions especially on the aspect of dissemination and awareness. There is a need to maximize students’ participation in the formulation and revision of the VMGO. The integration of the VMGO in the educational practices and activities of the university should be enhanced.

INTRODUCTION

Bohol Island State University (BISU) is an educational institution governed by its vision, mission, goals and objectives. This vision states that, “BISU is a premiere Science and Technology University for the formation of a world-class and virtuous human resource for the sustainable development in Bohol and the country.” The University’s mission states that, “BISU is committed to provide quality higher education in the arts and sciences, as well as in the professional and technological fields; undertake research and development, and extension services for the sustainable development of Bohol and the country.”

To address the needs of the strategic sectors, BISU promote the following goals:

  1. Develop and offer quality and innovative curricular programs and instructional systems to meet the human resource requirements of the strategic sectors;
  2. Plan and implement a focused R&D ans Extension agenda;
  3. Enhance institutional capability in resource generation;
  4. Promote effective governance and deliver efficient administrative and support services;
  5. Develop and promote a culture of quality service and excellence

BISU excels in different areas both in academe and technology. It has community outreach to different adapted barangays in the province of Bohol. In the course of assessing how responsive is the University’s VMGO to the community needs, the researchers opted to conduct this study.

       The output of this study will serve as the starting point for developing a shared vision strategy to enhance the University’s VMGO to make it more receptive to the community demands. The development of knowledge, technology and skills in the university is geared towards the improvement of the economic status of the community. The University’s instruction, research and extension, and production programs are driven towards the fulfillment of its shared vision, mission, goals and objectives. It encompasses basic functional needs and demands designed to establish and promote the general well-being of the rural and urban populace.

OBJECTIVES

       The general objective of this study was to assess the implementation level of BISU VMGO.

       The following are the specific objectives:

  1. To assess the level of implementation of BISU VMGO in terms of:
    1. stakeholders’ participation in its formulation/revision
    1. dissemination
    1. stakeholders’ level of awareness
    1. integration in educational practices and activities.
  2. To propose a sustainable action plan for intensive implementation of the university VMGO.

METHODOLOGY

The conduct of the study follows the standard proceedings in data gathering employing the descriptive survey method aided with a questionnaire. To make the questions clear and understandable it was stated in two versions, English for the faculty and students and “Bisaya” for the community. The sample size of the respondents was determined through Slovin’s formula employing the proportionate cluster sampling and convenience sampling. The gathered data was treated using the frequency count and weighted mean.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

The level of implementation of BISU VMGO is determined by the data gathered from the respondents. Findings of the study revealed that the respondents level of participation in the VMGO’s formulation, dissemination, awareness and integration in the actual educational practices and activities and in research and extension are generally good. This proved that the respondents are aware on the implementation of the four functions of the university in accordance to its VMGO. The faculty and staff of BISU also agreed that the VMGO is well-disseminated through various means. However, in terms of BISU VMGO profile as rated by the students shows that they still need more opportunities to participate in the review of the school’s VMGO.

Table 1

Level of Implementation of BISU MC VMGO (Faculty and Staff)

N=200

No. Items Average Weighted Mean Descriptive Rating
1.1 Participation in the formulation or revision
1 The faculty and staff are given the opportunity to participate in the formulation, review and revision of the VMGO. 3.01 Good
2 Stakeholders participate in the revision and periodic review of the curriculum. 3.00 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.01 Good
1.2 Dissemination
1 The dissemination of the BISU-MC VMGO is done through print and broadcast media, billboards, and other printed materials. 3.35 Good
2 Programs and activities are periodically conducted to disseminate the university VMGO. 3.01 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.18 Good
1.3 Awareness
1 Faculty and staff are made aware, able, to accept, understand and are responsive to the university’s VMGO. 3.28 Good
2 Faculty and staff actively participate in the realization of the VMGO as manifested in their competencies of performing their job. 3.12 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.20 Good
1.4 Integration in Educational Practices
   1.4.1 Curriculum and Instruction
1 VMGO is integrated and reflected in course functions, syllabus, log frames, lessons, and all the academic activities of the university 3.50 Very Good
2 The university maintains the standard mandated by the CHED CMO #37 3.22 Good
3 The curricular content of the diverse course offering responds to the needs of the global community and in line with the recent development and the technical and professional disciplines. 3.30 Good
4 Integration of values is reflected in the National customs, culture and tradition as evident in the syllabus, log frames, development plans and programs. 3.30 Good
5 The performance of the university program as reflected in the results of national licensure examination among graduates is highly comparable to the national and international standard. 3.36 Good
6 The conduct of periodic review assessment and updating of curriculum is participated by the stakeholders. 2.8 Good
7 Majority of graduates gain employment in jobs related to their field of specialization. 3.14 Good
8 The institution implements rules and policies on the attendance and performance of the faculty in their respective classes. 2.98 Good
9 Quality instruction is sustained by requiring the faculty to employ IM, updated syllabi, examination questions in accordance with the university standard of excellence. 3.07 Good
10 Curricular programs, objectives in each college of the university are designed or formulated in accordance with the university VMGO. 3.07 Good
11 The curricular content of the diverse course offering responds to the needs of the global community and in line with the recent development and the technical and professional disciplines. 3.19 Good
12 There is an assessment system of curricular program of the university which evaluates how well the program carries out, the revision and mission of the institution. 3.19 Good
13 The university/college/department has a research unit manage by competent and capable chairpersons and members. 3.23 Good
14 The research agenda of the university is in consonance with institutional, regional and national priorities especially those of government agencies. 3.24 Good
15 Team research is encouraged among faculty as reflected in their participation in national and international colloquium and consortium. 3.24 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.19 Good
   1.4.2 Research and Extension
1 The faculty is encouraged to do research based on the topic or research agenda within the regional and national priorities especially those of government and non-government agencies. 3.19 Good
2 The faculty is actively engaged in research as part of the four, fold functions, either in group or individual research endeavors. 3.07 Good
3 Every faculty is involved in the conduct of extension programs and activities in line with their expertise or field specialization. 3.01 Good
4 Evaluation of extension program is conducted periodically as reflected in extension meetings and evaluation results. 3.03 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.08 Good
Sub-composite mean (IV) 3.13  
General Weighted Mean 3.13 Good

Table 1 shows the level of implementation of the BISU MC’s Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives being rated by the faculty and staff. It is shown that in the item that states how the VMGO is integrated and reflected in the course functions, syllabus, log frames, lessons and all the academic activities of the university has the highest rating of 3.50. This means that the faculty and staff are able to accept the school’s VMGO and they integrated it in performing their tasks in the four functions of the institution particularly in curriculum and instruction.

On the other hand, the lowest rating given by the faculty is on the item stating the conduct of periodic review, assessment and updating of the curriculum being participated by the stakeholders has the rating of 2.80. This could be accounted to constraints of stakeholders. However, this item is still perceived as good, hence, implementation of the University’s VMGO is evident.

Table 2

Level of Implementation of BISU MC VMGO (Students)

N=200

No. Items Average Weighted Mean Descriptive Rating
1.1 Participation in the formulation or revision
1 Students, cooperating agencies, local and international linkages, alumni, industry representatives and other concerned organizations/groups are given the opportunity to participate in the formulation, review, and or revision and the implementation of the VMGO. 2.63 Good
2 The students Participate in the revision and periodic review of the curriculum as reflected in the tracer study conducted. 3.18 Good
Sub-composite mean 2.91 Good
1.2 Dissemination
1 The dissemination of the BISU-MC VMGO is done through print and broadcast media, billboards, and other printed materials. 3.17 Good
2 Programs and activities are periodically conducted to disseminate the university VMGO. 2.90 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.04 Good
1.3 Awareness
1 Students are conscious and responsive of the BISU-MC VMGO 3.02 Good
2 Students are given copies, have read, understand, accepted and live out of the school VMGO. 3.05 Good
3 Students actively participate in activities and programs geared toward the VMGO realization. 3.19 Good
4 Students have been provided orientation activities and class discussions for them to familiarize and understand the VMGO of the school. 2.87 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.03 Good
1.4 Integration in Educational Practices
   1.4.1 Curriculum and Instruction
1 Students have memorized, understand and accepted the university VMGO. 3.20 Good
2 The students exhibit good performance in licensure examinations. 3.50 Good
3 Lessons taught un school integrate values reflective of national customs, cultures, and traditions. 3.09 Good
4 Students are given opportunity to participate in the periodic review, assessment, and updating of curriculum. 2.97 Good
5 Graduates are absorbed in jobs related to their fields of specialization. 2.97 Good
6 Students participate in the implementation of policies on faculty attendance and conduct of instruction. 2.98 Good
7 Students and teachers use instructional materials in their subjects. 3.15 Good
8 Curriculum content and design integrate strategies and activities that enable the students to work toward the institution’s VMGO. 2.84 Good
9 Periodic assessment and evaluation of students performance is conducted using varied tools. 2.83 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.06 Good
1.4.2 Research and Extension
1 Students are actively engaged in research as part of their research subject requirement. 3.34 Good
2 Students are encouraged to do research focus on topics within the regional and national agenda. 3.05 Good
3 Group research is encouraged among students. 3.12 Good
4 Students are given the opportunity to get involved in the conduct of extension program and activities of the university. 2.35 Good
5 Students are actively involved in the conduct of extension activities in priority areas based on existing needs 2.37 Goof
Sub-composite mean 2.85 Good
General Weighted Mean 2.98 Good

Table 2 depicts the level of implementation of the University’s VMGO as perceived by the students. The students generally agreed on the different items with a rating of 3.06. This rating proves that the students participate in the review, understand, accept, live up and perform in accordance with the school’s VMGO.

The respondents strongly agreed that the four functions if the schools such as curriculum, instruction, research and extension are integrated to the University’s VMGO. This is reflected through the activities and programs for research and extensions and through board licensure examination results.

They specifically rated the item stating that they exhibited good performance in licensure examinations with a rating if 3.50. This implies that the students strongly agreed that the implementation of University’s VMGO is present in the actual educational practices and activities.

On the other hand, the item on research and extension pertaining to students opportunity to conduct extension programs was rated 2.35 which the lowest. This implies that the students have less participation on this aspect due to the fact that only few students are involved in extension programs conducted by the University.

Table 3

Level of Implementation Of BISU VMGO (Community, Alumni, etc.)

N=200

No. Items Average Weighted Mean Descriptive Rating
1.1 Participation in the formulation or revision
1 The community/alumni/stakeholder are given opportunity to participate in the formulation, review and or revision of the VMGO. 2.92 Good
2 BISU-MC VMGO is anchored on the community needs and demand. 3.18 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.05 Good
1.2 Dissemination
1 The dissemination of the BISU-MC VMGO is done through print and broadcast media, billboards, and other printed materials. 2.88 Good
2 Programs and activities such as community visits and giving out of leaflets and brochures are periodically conducted to disseminate the university VMGO. 3.08 Good
Sub-composite mean 2.98 Good
1.3 Awareness
1 The community is conscious and responsive of the BISU VMGO. 3.15 Good
2 The community is actively participating in activities and programs geared towards the VMGO realization. 2.91 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.03 Good
1.4 Integration in Educational Practices
   1.4.1 Curriculum and Instruction
1 Lessons and values learned taught in school are manifested by the graduated in their respective places and fields. 3.18 Good
2 Students are job-ready and highly employable. 3.25 Good
3 Graduates are easily absorbed in jobs related to their field of specialization. 2.83 Good
4 The university offers priority courses and disciplines that are congruent and responsive to the needs of the community and the partner industries. 3.03 Good
5 The university has produced top notchers and placers in licensure examinations and has been acclaimed as top-performing school of the country. 3.04 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.07 Good
   1.4.2 Research and Extension
1 The Research program is conducted in the community based on the existing research agenda of the community. 2.94 Good
2 The community has been involved in the research activities of the university. 2.80 Good
3 The community has been coordinating with the university in extension projects which are meant to achieve sustainable development in specific fields. 2.86 Good
4 The university maintains cooperation with the local and national government units in the implementation of its research and extension agenda. 3.06 Good
5 The university has international linkages in benchmarking its instruction, research and extension pursuits. 3.08 Good
6 The university has consistently developed and managed production made it a self-sustaining higher education provider. 3.31 Good
Sub-composite mean 3.01 Good
Sub-composite mean (IV) 3.04  
General Weighted Mean 3.03 Good

Table 3 illustrates the perception of the community and alumni towards the implementation of the VMGO of the University. As shown in the table, the respondents rated it with 3.03 and perceived as “Good”. Generally, the respondents are aware of the University’s VMGO and they actively participated in the activities geared towards the VMGO implementation.

In addition, the second highest rating 3.01 under integration and educational practices wherein the item stating that the university has developed and managed production making was rated 3.31 among the items under research and extension implementation. This supports that the University is a self-sustaining higher education provider and adheres to its main purpose of existence, which is to provide a quality higher education for the sustainable development of Bohol and the country.

On the other hand, under integration and educational practices, the respondents rated low in the item on providing employability and job ready graduates. This indicates that there is a need for the University to upgrade the curriculum to match the current need of the job market.

Table 4

SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT LEVEL OF BISU VMGO

Items Respondents Average Weighted Mean (ΣN=600) Descriptive Rating Rank
Faculty & Staff (N=200) Students (N=200) Community, Alumni (N=200)
Participation in its formulation or revision 3.01 2.91 3.05 2.99 Good 4
Dissemination 3.18 3.04 2.98 3.07 Good 2
Awareness 3.20 3.03 3.03 3.09 Good 1
Integration in Educational Practices 3.13 2.96 3.04 3.04 Good 3
General Weighted Mean 3.13 2.99 3.03 3.05 Good

Table 4 shows the summary on the level of implementation of the BISU’s vision, mission, goals and objectives being rated by the respondents. As shown, the item generally rated 3.09 as the highest on the awareness of the University’s VMGO. This shows that the respondents are aware and responsive to the University’s VMGO, and that they participated in the realization of its programs and activities.

However, the lowest rating of 2.99 is given to the item on the participation on the formulation and revision of the VMGO. This implies that there is a need to widen the participation of the respondents more especially on the students’ side where it has the lowest rating of 2.91 which is the lowest among the respondents category.

Findings of the study reveal that the level of implementation of BISU VMGO is generally good. This proved that the respondents agreed that the four functions of the university are moderately implemented in accordance to its VMGO.

It was found out that the University’s VMGO is widely disseminated through various means among faculty and staffs thus they are more aware of it.

The faculty accepts that there is an integration of the University’s VMGO in its educational practices. On the contrary the students’ responses revealed that there is a need to improve the educational practices of the institution to meet their expectations.

The students claimed that there is a need to widen the opportunity to participate in the review and revision of the University’s VMGO to broaden their understanding on the relevance of its scope in the pursuit of quality education.

Conclusion

The university Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives are moderately implemented in accordance to its four main functions especially in the aspect of dissemination and awareness.

There is a need to maximize students’ participation in the formulation and revision of the VMGO.

The integration of the VMGO in the educational practices and activities of the university should be enhanced.

Recommendations

Based on the interpretation and analysis of the data gathered, the following actions are recommended:

  1. There is a need for a continuing program on the improvement of the University’s VMGO level of implementation in the four areas: curriculum, instructions, research and extension, and production to elevate its level of implementation.
  2. Consultative approach in the review and revision of the VMGO with maximum students’ participation shall be adapted to incorporate their needs and demands.
  3. All faculty and staff, students, and stakeholders must continuously be involved in the revision, dissemination, and implementation of programs and activities for the realization of the University’s VMGO.
  4. Faculty members and administration are encouraged to conduct periodic revision of the curriculum to assure quality and relevance of instruction.
  5. Sustainable Research and Extension must be fully developed.
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