BatStateU senior and junior officials met for a two-day strategic planning workshop in preparation for its Strategic Plan 2019-2029, a ten year university development plan. This was held on December 11 and 12 at the Lecture Room, CITE Building, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City.
“The strategic plan is an opportunity for everybody to dream. If there are obstacles, if there are gaps, the role of the leaders in this room is to essentially remove the obstacles no matter what” said the CEO and President of Bicol Access Health Centrum Hospital, Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo as he introduced his lecture, Teaching, Research and Extension Excellence in Global Universities in the Era of Innovation and Industry 4.0.
“To go beyond the ordinary” was instilled into the minds of university administrators in Dr. Juanillo’s lecture which taught them the proper way of creating the most effective strategic plan. “The world is spinning too fast, we want to spin as fast as we can with the world” he said, articulating the need to set the bars higher.
Before the speaker’s lecture, BatStateU President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo delivered a presentation on the accomplishments of the university for the past four years under his administration, enabling the officials to acquire a deeper understanding about the university’s goals. He stated the importance of visioning together towards the ambition of “going global”.
The president’s presentation highlighted the university achievements on eight major areas: 1) educational excellence and improved academic services; 2) research productivity, leadership and innovation; 3) extension services; 4) infrastructure development; 5) financial management; 6) foreign and local partnerships; 7) innovations and good governance; and 8) other significant accomplishments.
Presentations on Environmental Scanning and Analysis were given afterwards by VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Erma B. Quinay, VP for Research, Development and Extension Services Engr. Albertson D. Amante, VP for External Affairs and ICT Services Prof. Rogelio A. Antenor and Executive Director for BatStateU Nasugbu, Lemery and Balayan Prof. Enrico M. Dalangin.
As part of the two-day workshop, participants went through a series of group activities allowing them to identify concerns starting from how they envision BatStateU graduates and faculty members in the future, to identifying gaps, strengths and points for improvement.
In between running sessions, Dr. Juanillo emphasized the big roles of teachers as knowledge generators delivering positive impacts and creating a culture of wisdom among students.