The College shall primarily provide advanced education, higher technological, professional and vocational instruction and training in the arts, sciences, education, entrepreneurship, engineering, agriculture, medicine, nursing, law, architecture, business administration, hotel and restaurant management, tourism, information technology and other relevant fields of study. It shall also promote and undertake research and extension services in support of the socio-economic development of Ilocos Sur, and provide progressive leadership in its areas of specialization (Section 2. RA 10085)
- Parents/Guardians of presently enrolled and previously enrolled students
- General public and other government agencies
Main Functions of the College
Instruction focuses on the process of facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitude to develop the analytical and creative faculties of learners. It also includes other specific tasks such as student consultation, academic advising and all other initiatives that facilitate the learning process.
Faculty members are responsible to:
- Prepare Identify learners’ needs;
- Prepare and follow a course syllabus based on the needs identified;
- Facilitate the learning process through active engagement in classroom tasks and activities.
- Develop student’s analytical and creative thinking skills through purposive activities with focus on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS);
- Design alternative and innovative models of teaching for all types of students whether regular, gifted or those with special needs;
- Engage themselves in extra- and co-curricular activities and assignments sanctioned by the College;
- Make themselves available for consultancy, academic advising and other functions that help improve the students’ well-being;
- Conduct remedial classes that cater to the needs of students with learning disabilities and difficulties;
- Manifest a strong commitment to the development of highly competent and qualified graduates by constantly improving one‘s competence;
- Vary teaching methodologies and techniques in the pursuit of effective teaching-learning process; and
- Attend affairs of the College such as academic council meetings, commencement rites, foundation day celebrations, faculty development programs and other activities of the College.
Faculty members need to continually explore areas of inquiry through active participation in research endeavors.
They are responsible to:
- Participate in formulating the research agenda for the College;
- Prepare research proposals along their field of specialization for funding consideration by the College and other benefactors;
- Conduct researches along their field of specialization that help close knowledge gap;
- Generate technologies that address learning difficulties of students and increase income or earning capacity of marginalized groups in the countryside;
- Generate research paradigms to enhance instruction in their field of specialization;
- Provide scholarly advice, suggestions and recommendations to student-researchers in the conduct of their researchers and/or theses;
- Study recently published papers on basic and applied researches, materials development, feasibility studies and other similar documents;
- Participate actively in local and international conferences; and
- Publish articles/monographs in recognized and referred journals and magazines.
Faculty members are strongly encouraged to participate or render service either in College-sponsored community extension projects or in their own community, sectoral and/or professional organizations. Faculty participation in these activities is regarded as part of their professional and personal commitment to the academic profession.
To strengthen NLPSC’s institutional linkages, collaboration and networking, faculty members are responsible to:
- Conduct in-service training programs for teachers, school administrators, other educators in both public and private sectors, students, farmers and other clienteles;
- Contribute in strengthening institutional ties and network with other national and international educational institutions;
- Translate research results into forms understandable and comprehensible to target clienteles;
- Be involved in developing and implementing programs, projects and activities on gender and development; literacy, political and environmental education; and multicultural and values education; and
- Participate in and initiate extension programs aimed at developing and implementing projects that help preserve indigenous cultures and promote sustainable development.
Faculty members are encouraged to engage in production endeavors or projects that showcase their expertise. These knowledge-based projects can help generate additional income for the College.
They are responsible to:
- Develop and publish scholarly works like books, magazines, journals, research articles and monographs, lecture notes, modules and instructional materials;
- Design, develop and share multimedia courseware and resources such as tapes, videotapes, power point presentations and other electronic packages;
- Design and produce materials for presentation and production in the performing arts;
- Assist student-entrepreneurs in their production endeavors and other business concerns; and
- Engage in income generating projects to generate additional funds to sustain the operation of the College.
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), as a general rule, are rightfully managed by educators. Hence, faculty members are usually designated to administrative positions. As such, in addition to their professional expertise, they should be knowledgeable and competent on personnel administration, legalities, and management and leadership principles in order to perform the following responsibilities:
- Formulate and effect the realization of the vision, mission, goals and objectives (VMGO) of their respective offices in cognizance with NLPSC’s VMGOs;
- Supervise, direct, and evaluate the performance of their subordinates;
- Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the programs, projects and activities of their respective offices;
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Initiate development in their respective offices;
- Create more effective short-term and long-term plans;
- Oversee the inter- and intra-affairs to their respective offices;
- Properly allocate resources and provide an effective support system; and
- Motivate and initiate coordinated efforts among their staff.