HOW WE MOVE
1. Coordination and Direction in the Spirit
The University Social Involvement Council integrates, coordinates, systematizes, and when necessary directs the University’s multi-faceted and multileveled responses to the social situations and need.
2. Research and Dissemination
Tapping into the expertise and resources of the University for basic or in-depth research on issues taken on by the Council through the pertinent college/s, office/s, or institute/s as drawn from current events, consultation with partner communities, or from the vast information available in the O’Brien Library, particularly the Knowledge for Development Center. As a strategy for community empowerment, information generated from research is utilized by the external stakeholders to aid in decision making and action on poverty and other social justice issues. In deciding on specific issues to take on, the Council shall consider the magnitude of its impact on community life and its relevance to the mission and vision of the University.
3. Issue Advocacy
Concrete/specific recommendations by way of policy proposal, or implementation of programs, projects, or activities on development issues pursued the University through the Council shall be developed and advanced for action by pertinent stakeholders. Specifically, University statements on social justice issues “which emerge from a systematic process of university deliberation, discernment and decision” as initiated by pertinent college/s, office/s, or institute/s and endorsed by the Council, shall be among the mechanisms to catalyze desired change.
4. Community Organizing
Building upon the strengths of the community, and guided by its nature as a source of learning, the University shall, based on community situation analysis undertaken together with stakeholders, facilitate the formulation of community vision of development, set community goals, formulate and implement strategies which shall be implemented through collaborative and sustained actions by the stakeholders.
5. Monitoring and Evaluation
As a strategy for community empowerment, monitoring and evaluation of high-impact development projects, especially those undertaken through bilateral or international cooperation, shall be undertaken by the USIC in close collaboration with the beneficiary community. Information generated as results of monitoring and evaluation shall be utilized for action of the stakeholders.
Lead Units and Colleges for the eight development agenda:
• Governance – Center for Local Governance (CLG)
• Environment – Institute for Environmental Conservation and Research (INECAR)
• Livelihood and Entrepreneurship – College of Business and Accountancy (CBA)
• Health and Nutrition – College of Nursing (CN)
• Teacher Training – College of Education (CE)
• Religious Education – College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
• Disaster Response Management – Center for Community Development (CCD)
• Housing – College of Science and Engineering (CSE)
Scope of Work
As lead Unit or College, they are responsible to:
1.) Come-up with action plans for our Partner Communities which are based on the priorities identified on the Annual Investment Plans (AIP) of these Partner Communities and of the Action Plans on Social Involvement as reflected in the CorPlan of the University;
2.) Organize a working structure that will implement the action plans;
3.) Tap members from within the University who will compose of the working structure and will be responsible in carrying out the action plans for our Partner Communities;
4.) Direct the implementation of the action plans in order to achieve desired results;
5.) Monitor the progress of the implementation of the action plans and to assess the delivery of the work against its plans for possible corrective actions;
6.) Coordinate with the Center for Community Development relative to the working arrangement within the University and the Partner Communities;
7.) Provide documentation to the University Social Involvement Council relative to the implementation of the action plans.
Our coordinating unit:
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