IFSU moves to finalize new dev’t plan

Dr. Ma. Geraldine F. Casipit, Officer-in-charge Director, CHED-CAR, talks on the current trends and challenges in public higher education institutions during the University Strategic Planning “Charting IFSU’s Direction 2018-2026” held at the Highlander Hotel & Resorts, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya on July 26-28, 2018. -Photo by Makai Dinamling

The Ifugao State University (IFSU) crafted its 8-year development plan as a blueprint for the new administration to undertake during the Strategic Planning Workshop: Charting IFSU’s Direction from 2018 to 2026 held at Highlander Hotel, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya on July 25 to 28, 2018.

With the proposed vision, mission, goals and core values, IFSU envisions as a globally recognized center of excellence amidst rich cultural heritage.

For its mission, IFSU aims to produce a globally competitive, morally upright, socially and culturally responsible citizens through quality, relevant, and innovative instruction, research, extension, and production services.

The new goals emphasized on 10 important aspects. These are academic excellence; comprehensive internationalization; strong research leadership and culture; sustainable extension and community engagements; efficient resource generation and mobilization; dynamic human resource management and development; tech4dev: technologizing IFSU; clean, green, safe and GAD-responsive university environment; excellent public service and good governance; and cultural heritage conservation.

The University will also be guided by its key core values of integrity, faith, service, unity, patriotism, equality, accountability, creativity, and excellence.

“The strategic plan is one of the most important and critical undertaking since it determines IFSU’s direction,” said University President Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon.

She further stated that, “Our aspirations are aligned with the Philippine Development Plan which serves as the roadmap for the Ambisyon 2040 championed by the Philippine government.”

“IFSU, being a public higher education institution, has a key role to play in support to the three pillars in achieving the PDP which are ‘Malasakit,’ enhancing the social fabric, ‘Pagbabago,’ reducing inequality, and ‘Patuloy na Pag-unlad,’ increasing growth potential,” Dr. Dugyon concluded. # Judy C. Baggo

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