In response to the Administration’s commitment to uphold institutional branding, the Management Information System (MIS) Unit spearheaded the launching of standard practices last October 9 at the College AVR. Specifically, these institutional branding practices that support the promotion of an MPSPC trademark include the use of standard power point templates, standard business cards of faculty and employees and the use of E-class records among the faculty members. Fifty one faculty members and non-teaching staff attended the said launching which also included a workshop on troubleshooting and on online presentation softwares like Prezi and Focusky.
“The event is an imperative element for universityhood. Aside from introducing and sustaining these practices for standardization, the academe also aims to adopt the use of upgraded visual tools (Prezi, Focusky and Microsoft), strong promotional tools (calling card) and efficient grade computation tools (E-Class record),” said MIS Director Mr. Elvin P. Rosario.
Henceforth, faculty members of the College can now use the standard templates on Microsoft, Focusky and Prezi to enhance their teaching strategies. The standard templates consist of twelve slides which will contain one title slide, one subtitle slide, three for photo or text slides, six blank slides, and the last one for the ending slide.
Dr. Rexton F. Chakas, College President explained during the official launching last October 14 that these standard templates could be adjusted to fit the needs and demands of various subjects being taught by faculty members.
“Having a standard template for presentations, class cards and business cards is one of the ways of practicing the 7S principles assimilated in the ISO standard. It is the 4th S of the 7 S which is “Standardize”. Standardizing these templates will give an effective implementation of visual management because when you are to see these templates, one would automatically say that, ‘Oh. That’s MPSPC’,” Ms. Carolyne Dale A. Castaneda, Document Control Custodian added.
The MIS Office has also conceptualized and launched the use of official business cards that bear an MPSPC trademark to be used by employees of the College. The calling card contains the photo (2X2 with white background), name, position, phone number, e-mail address as well as the home address or business address of the employee. The name of the college as well as the college seal are busted at the back of the business card.
The need for College employees to use standard business card was a realization among some College officials who interact with visitors coming to the College. For instance, Mr. Dexter C. Lingbanan, the Chief-of-Staff of the Office of the President expressed, “When visitors from Taiwan came, we suddenly realized that it is better if we have our own standard institutional calling card to be given to our partners and stakeholders like them that could actually strengthen our linkages and partnerships.”
As a result of the College’s adherence to technological trends that improve teaching practices, the MIS also launched the E-class record for use of faculty members. The MIS Office created the E-class record as an excel-based program for computing grades that utilizes the standard MPSPC process in the computation of students’ grades. Dr. Chakas also emphasized that this program is very flexible as it caters to the different needs of instructors, particularly in terms of the adjustments and modifications in the computation process. “It is very efficient and it is a great help for those who are having a hard time in grades computation,” said Ms. Sylesia K. Pangesfan of the Graduate School. She added, “The templates are useful especially during presentations outside the campus. It also upgraded our knowledge regarding presentation especially with the Focusky, and it shifted the interest of the students from the simple Microsoft to more interesting programs”.
Meanwhile, the workshop on Troubleshooting, Prezi and Focusky aimed to introduce faculty members and non-teaching staff to new online platforms aside from commonly used Microsoft power point presentation. However, because of time constraints, the MIS plans to conduct another set of workshop to provide more training and to accommodate the faculty and non-teaching staff who were not able to attend.