Association for Technological Education (PATE),. Inc.
Minutes of the SEVENTH Monthly Meeting
PATE Board of Trustees for 2000-2002
Host: University of Santo Tomas
26 February 2001
Members Present (9)
Members Unable to Attend (6)
Guests: Alberto A. Laurito
1. OPENING PRAYER
The meeting started with a prayer led by Dean Mabini.
2. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 12:15 p.m. Dean Olaño welcomed the guests, PATE former President, Dr. Alberto A. Laurito and Mr. Joselito Panis of PLM. Dean Olaño, presiding officer declared that there was a quorum for transaction of business.
3. APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA
Dean Olaño read the tentative agenda and on motion made and seconded, the members approved the agenda.
4. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
The body moved for the approval of the minutes of the last meeting held at the Central Board Room of the Central Philippine University, after the corrections on:
Line 5 : to correct
the spelling of Iloilo City not Ilo-Ilo City
5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
5.1 Ms. Falconit will officially inform the West Visayas College of Science and Technology that they are officially accepted as PATE member.
5.2 PATE Journal
5.3 FUSE Training
5.4 PATE Newsletter
5.5 PATE Directory
5.6 Policies and Guidelines for PATE
5.8 The following schools were accepted as new members: Central Mindanao University, West Visayas College of Science and Technology and Samar State Polytechnic College
5.9 On the PATE endorsement for the
nomination of Dr. Alabastro as DOST Secretary, Ms. Falconit mentioned that
she did not prepare the endorsement letter because, she recalled
that Malacanang has already announced the re-appointment of Dr. Uriarte
as DOST Secretary at that time. Then two weeks ago, the resignation
of Dr. Uriarte was accepted by President Arroyo. Now that the
post of DOST Secretary is vacant, Dean Atanacio suggested to get
in touch with DOST and find out whether there is already an appointment
for DOST Secretary. Dr. Laurito mentioned that the name of
Dr. Alabastro was still in the shortlist submitted to Malacanang.
For the meantime, PATE can make the resolution/endorsement letter then
find out from DOST if PATE can still submit the endorsement. For
the record, it was mentioned that DLSU, UP and AdU gave their endorsement
letter for Dr. Alabastro.
5.10 Dr. Laurito mentioned that during the PICHE convention, Dr. Alabastro was asking for information on the progress of the PATE -MEP Consortium as it was thru the ESEP funds that the consortium started. In view of this, it was mentioned that the MEP Consortium committee should already schedule their meetings under the chairmanship of Dean Ureta. Dean Flora said that the MOA for the extension of the consortium was renewed and signed during its meeting at DLSU. The possible agenda for the meeting are the Doctor of Engineering program and Paper Presentation of MEP graduates.
6. BUSINESS OF THE DAY
6.1 CHED-PRC Law
After a lengthy exchange of ideas, Dean Olaño suggested to form a separate committee to study this and get more information and make recommendation to PATE and if deemed necessary come up with our own comments and resolution. Since Dean Tallara was very knowledgeable on this matter, he was requested to update the Association on this matter.
Dean Ballesca also mentioned amount the 1998 ME Law for full implementation
in 2003 whereby professional subjects are to be taught by professional
Dean Ballesca has reserved the Main Theater with a capacity of 600 persons. He would like to be clarified if he would reserve other smaller rooms for parallel sessions. Dean Olaño said that the number of rooms would depend on the number of paper presentation and at the moment one room will be sufficient.
It was mentioned that PATE Constitution states that PATE should hold a general membership meeting and a convention that will focus on the improvement and development of instruction. In view of this, Dean Atanacio commented that papers submitted for this general membership meeting should be pre-screened to avoid paper presentation that are too technical. According to Dean Ureta, the general membership meeting is intended to inform the PATE member schools on the current issues that affect engineering education. The issue on the PRC-CHED Law, the PQA Award in the academe, networking and consortia would be the ideal topics for the meeting.
Dean Laurito, however, reminded the body that ratification of Constitution and By-Laws is also being done during this membership meeting.
Dean Olaño will draft the letter of invitation address to all member schools to inform them about the general membership meeting, the topics and to solicit their support and participation. The fee per participant is P1,500.00. Then we will send again the details of the program one it is finalized or they will be advised to check the web.
Dean Ureta mentioned that what is being practiced is that the Directors will be free of the registration fee, and the accommodation and travel to Baguio City will be shouldered by the Association.
A special meeting of Dean Olaño, Dean Tallara Dean Ureta and Dean Ballesca may be called upon to discuss the details and develop the program of the forthcoming general membership meeting.
6.3 Update on the International Conference
Dean Olaño expressed his apprehension to hold an international conference this early because it will require a lot of leg work, and organization. This activity will need extra assistance or some support that might not be present with the Board. For these reasons, Dr. Laurito was invited to the meeting to seek his advise on this matter. According to him during his time, he was fortunate enough to get the commitment even of his office staff. He said that there should be a test run by having a national conference to rehearse if it will work as planned. He suggested that the proposal to hold an international conference or a national convention may be presented to the members during the general membership meeting in April.
One of the recommendations is for Dr. Laurito to Chair the conference. However, Dr. Laurito gracefully declined the offer because he was not sure of the work load that awaits him upon his return to UST in June. He gave his commitment to help in planning until July and August. At the moment, he said that it is important to get commitment of foreign speakers. In this light, Dean Ureta gave his commitment to get one speaker from Thailand.
According to Dean Atanacio, the target date of Jan 2002 might be too short of time. In view of this, it was agreed that the date will be Feb. 7, 8, 9, 2002. The conference will be called the Second PATE International Conference (ICEE 2002). The theme is "Global Trends in Engineering Education". President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be invited to be the keynote speaker. The registration fee for foreign participants will be US$300.00 and US$250.00 for early registration. There will be exhibits of books and equipment to be facilitated by Dean Marzan. The Angelo King International Center (DLSU) can be considered as one of the venues for housing the participants.
7. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Dean Ureta presented the financial report of the Sixth PATE Board Meeting held in Iloilo City. He reiterated that whenever PATE goes to an out of town meetings, it is ideal to have an income generating seminar to compensate/recover the expenses that may be incurred. For the meeting at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, it was suggested to hold a one day seminar on Management Training for Deans. The deans of member schools will invited to attend. Dean Olaño said that he will echo this suggestion to Dean Paca.
Dean Ureta likewise gave to the body copies of the annual membership fee
payment as of Feb. 19, 2001 and list of membership as of Feb. 26,
2001. He recommended to the body that the schools with no payment
made since 1995 be deleted from the list. These schools are Central
Luzon Polytechnic College, Foundation University-Dumaguete and Col. De
San Lorenzo (Assoc. Member).
8. OTHER MATTERS
8.1 Dean Olaño mentioned about the 8th WCCEE (World Congress in Continuing Engineering Education) on May 12 - 17 to be held at Sheraton Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In this seminar, Dean Rio is applying for support for payment of registration fee in the amount of US$472.05 . His paper entitled "Improving the Student Learning Process in the Philippines" was already accepted and he has confirmed the presentation on May 15, 2001 at 12:20 p.m. Dean Olaño said that in the letter of request of Dean Rio, he did not specify whether he is officially representing PATE or CPU. He noted that the request conforms with the guidelines prepared by Dean Mabini but the budget will be another matter. Dr. Laurito and Dean Ureta commented that if Dean Rio will be given the financial support, he should represent PATE to promote and give recognition to the Association. Also, the Board commented that he should be given the assignment to get commitments of foreign speakers from Canada for the forthcoming international conference and the materials solicited from the seminar will be submitted to PATE. The comments were considered and Dean Olaño will notify Dean Rio on the conditions of the Board that he will submit his paper abstract, represent PATE, give acknowledgement to PATE in his paper, promote PATE and solicit foreign speakers and participants.
8.2 The Texas Instrument can be requested to sponsor either the food (lunch), or tokens for the speakers for the general membership meeting in Baguio.
8.3 It was agreed that each member schools will be given one complimentary copy of the PATE Journal and Certificate of Membership will also be distributed during the general membership meeting.
In behalf of the board members, Dean Olaño thanked Dr. Mabini and the University of Santo Tomas for hosting the board meeting and lunch. Dean Olaño likewise thanked Dr. Laurito for his presence and in advising us on international conference and in sharing important information to the Board.
The next regular Board meeting
will be on March 30, 2001 at the University of the East c/o Dean Genaro
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00
2000 Philippine Association for Technological Education (PATE Inc.),