ELED holds seminar-workshop on evaluation of student writing
The English Language Education Department held a one-day seminar-workshop,
“Towards Developing Writing Bands for Assessing Student Papers in English One” on August 18. The workshop speaker-facilitator was Dr. Edwina Carreon from Ohio State University. Carreon was chair of the English Language Department for seven years before she joined Ohio State University as full-time faculty of the English Department and coordinator for the calibration of the department’s academic papers.
The goal of the seminar was to come up with common standards for evaluating English One compositions and possibly academic papers required in other courses. The participants, consisting mostly of ELED course coordinators, were grouped together to draft rubrics for English One compositions and to develop writing guidelines. The output of the seminar-workshop was a band to be used for evaluating compositions. Follow-up meetings were scheduled to further refine the instrument.
ME representatives join Expo 2000
The Mechanical Engineering Department and the Mechanical Engineering Society (MES) joined the Second Food and Beverage Engineering Exposition Manila 2000 held August 16-19 at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.
The department and MES promoted DLSU-Manila’s mechanical engineering program with an exhibit of student projects and posters. MES led other student participants which came from various colleges and universities, among them Mapua Institute of Technology, University of Santo Tomas, Technological University of the Philippines, and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
Carrying the theme “Creating Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry,” the international expo sought to update participants with industry news, views, and trends and to provide world-class seminars for technology-transfer and learning opportunities. The event was organized by the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers Manila Chapter.
DLWF faculty attend seminar
Departamento ng Literatura at Wikang Filipino (DLWF) participated in the Seminar-Workshop on Philippine Literature from the Regions sponsored by the Indiana University Alumni Foundation, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Brent International School.
Held at Brent on July 28-30, the seminar-workshop was organized by Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, also of the DLWF. Those who presented papers were DLWF chair Dr. Isagani Cruz, who gave a talk on “Approaching Philippine Literature,” Dr. Teresita Erestain on “Bicol Literature,” and Dr. Arthur Casanova on “Using the Cultural Approach.” Other DLWF faculty who participated in the seminar were Franchette Mangonon, Marie Capili-Mendillo, and Dr. Lilia Sevillano.
Administrators attend two-day Management Development Program
Twenty-two administrators from various DLSU-Manila offices and colleges attended the annual Management Development Program sponsored by the Institute for Faculty Development (IFD).
This year’s seminar-workshop, “Managing for Results,” was held last July 28-29 at the Bayview Park Hotel. The services of Guthrie-Jensen Consultancy was tapped for this seminar.
In another development, 36 faculty members from various colleges were taught how to prepare and cook Chinese dimsum, particularly siomai and siopao. This is the first activity of the Culinary Arts Hobby Club of the IFD for this school year.