INSET 2021 OPENS
The In-Service Training (INSET) Program 2021 opened last July 5, 2021. A virtual Eucharistic Celebration opened this year’s INSET. Fray Cristituto Palomar, OAR led the virtual Opening Mass. Fr. Don H. Besana, OAR, University President gave the welcome address highlighting the 7-point agenda CARITAS while Dr. Carmenda Leonoras read the INSET 2021 House Rules. Dr. Ma. Theresa Chavez, Dean of the College of Education, introduced the speaker. Rejie F. Palmos, RGC, LPT, Ph.D. gave a talk on Cultivating Inner Peace. Day 2 speaker was Dr. Elmer Haro on Elements of Virtual online system and another talk on Microsoft Education. While on Day 3, a talk on “Everyone’s In, Nobody’s Out (Inclusive Education).
Fray Besana, OAR opened the In-Service Training Program (INSET) 2021 last July 5, 2021. In his welcome message, he greeted everyone and their families. He reminded everyone to take care of themselves, their families and the community. The Father President focused his message on the university’s 7-point agenda, which spells out CARITAS as the direction of the university. Christian Evangelization tops the list of the agenda wherein all things the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is a source of grace should always be the opening of all activities. Augustinian Pedagogy is manifested in the six Augustinian values, which should be part of us in the education of the youth. We are all servants and Jesus is the Master. We bring the youth to Him (Christ). Research and Innovation should make our lives better; should bring about changes, and should provide us with answers to pressing questions. We need to understand and develop a love for research. Integral Human Development means that we develop ourselves in knowledge, skills, and attitudes but above all, we have to develop our Head, our Heart and our Hands. The education of the heart and the mind is expressed in our hands, he added. Transformative community-building refers to us all as builders, transformers of new communities. This calls us to be actively involved in the community, no matter our standing or position. Academic Excellence is equivalent to the competence of our teachers. Our teachers should always remember that they are servants and they need to bring their students to their ultimate teacher. And Service, we are all called to serve and not to be served. Fr. President told everyone that the 7-point agenda must be the template in all our activities. All should and must be anchored on these seven agenda.