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Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

  • Address : Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights Quezon City 1108 Philippines

  • Email Us : info@mc.edu.ph

  • Call Us : (+63 02) 8 930-MCQC (6272)

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ECQ-related Advisories

GURO Webinars | 20 April 2020

The current health situation tells us us that we need to review our readiness for a technology-based remote learning. One measure of readiness is the school personnel’s level of technology literacy. Another is the capability of faculty to transform lessons and assessment  tools to online format.

GURO and the College of Education have organized webinars to help prepare us for remote learning.

Here are the links to the first institutional on-line training/workshop registration. We hope that administrators, faculty and staff can attend. Please register first to get the zoom link and password. An email  which contains details of the webinars will be sent by GURO on April 20. 

All webinars will be held from 10:00 to 12 noon. Certificates will be given to participants.

Session 1: April 22, HEU  |  Generating Creative Objectives
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Session 1: April 24, BEU | Generating Creative Objectives
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Session 2: April 27, HEU | Ideation Techniques
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Session 2: April 29, BEU  |  Ideation Techniques
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DECISIONS ON ACADEMIC MATTERS | 18 April 2020

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty and other Members of the HEU Academic Community, 

Peace! 

Recognizing the impact of the current health crisis among our students and faculty while also being mindful of the need to meet academic competencies for students to move up to the next level, the Executive Council has made the following decisions:

  1. Call-off faculty-student engagement by Saturday, May 2; 
  2. Ask faculty not to give  additional requirements by Tuesday, April 21; and
  3. Require faculty to continue to make themselves available for consultation until May 23.

The abovementioned measures are meant to give students and faculty ample time to complete and grade the requirements, respectively, in time for the closing of the semester on May 23.

Below are other guidelines that relate to academic matters in consideration of the current crisis we face:

Grading 

  • No grade of F shall be given this semester.
  • Students who are unable to submit requirements by the end of the semester (May 23, 2020) will receive a grade of Incomplete (INC).  Instead of the usual one semester allowance to complete requirements, students will be given one full school year.
  • In case an INC grade is given and the student is still unable to submit the requirements after one year, the student will be given a W (Withdrawn) instead of an F. 
  • Students who incurred INC grades in the First Semester of SY 19-20 may complete the grades until November 9, 2020 instead of on May 11, 2020.  

Honors

  • Since the semester will be completed and grades will be earned, Latin Honors will be given to students who will meet the required CQPA.

Retention

  • The retention requirement is waived. All students on probation will be allowed to move up to the next academic level regardless of CQPA. 


Course Prerequisites

  • The requirement on course prerequisites is waived for the mid-year term and the first semester of SY 2020-2021.   

Thesis

  • Oral defense is waived. Grades will be based on the review and evaluation of thesis panel members.

Comprehensive Examinations (CE) 

  • CE under the MIS Honors Program will be sent by email. 
  • Graduating students under CAS and CBEA will be required to submit final papers (i.e., case analyses) in lieu of the CE. 
  • Students under CEd will be asked to submit final papers in the place of CE.

SETLP

  • The conduct of SETLP is suspended this semester. A feedback form on the conduct of asynchronous classes will be distributed to students and faculty instead.

Clearance

  • All offices under OSSAS will clear all non-graduating students and carry over the clearance requirements to the next semester.  
  • All graduating students will also be cleared. However, requests for Transcript of Records (TOR)  made by students with pending clearance requirements will be put on hold until compliance.

Graduation

  • The Graduation ceremony on May 30 is canceled. 
  • A survey will be conducted by the OSASS amongst graduating students if the conduct of an in-person ceremony in the future is preferred.

Mid-year Term

  • The mid-year term will proceed as scheduled, albeit, asynchronously, if lockdown continues. Blended learning, which is a combination of online asynchronous and limited in-person learning, will be used  if quarantine is lifted. Alternative modes of acquiring competencies from OJT/Internship will be discussed by OJT Coordinators with students. 

Refund

  • As indicated in a letter given by the Vice-President for Finance on behalf of the President’s Council to the Sanggunian, Miriam College will refund fees specific to activities that will not or did not materialize or to items that were not or will not be utilized. Deans have submitted proposals on fees that can be refunded and the Accounting Office is now doing a detailed listing of laboratory, basic, and miscellaneous fees that have been collected. Refunds will be finalized on a course by course basis. 
  • As indicated in that same letter, we are giving students and their parents the option to apply the refund for unpaid accounts (if any), or as advance payment for the next semester in the case of non-graduating students.


Important Dates to Remember

  • Clearance period for Graduating Students - See above guideline
  • Schedule of submission of final requirements for graduating students - April 28-May 2, 2020
  • Deadline for Students to complete INC grades (lower year levels & non-graduating) incurred during the First Semester, SY 2019-2020    November 9, 2020
  • Deadline of submission of grades for graduating students - May 7, 2020
  • Deadline for faculty to encode completed INC grade (lower year levels & non-graduating) incurred during the First Semester SY 2019-2020    November 14, 2020
  • SDB Deliberations - May 14-15, 2020
  • Submission of requirements for Lower Year Levels - May 18-23, 2020
  • Submission of Grades for Non-Graduating Students - May 28, 2020


Preparations for Virtual Learning

Miriam College is preparing for School Year (SY) 2020-21 informed by the challenges to education posed by this health crisis.  Next SY, the HEU will start using an official Learning Management System (LMS).  A series of webinars organized by the College of Education and GURO have been scheduled to assist faculty in designing innovative online learning platforms and pedagogies using available technologies.
 

The Way Forward 

Because of COVID-19 and the reality that it might be with us for an extended period of time, MC HEU is in the process of designing the most effective learning system that will give our students the education that they need/want with options that include enrollment on a modular basis taking only the academic load students prefer to carry or the academic load parents can afford to pay. Various payment schemes that consider differing financial capacities will be made available. All courses will be available online through the asynchronous medium of instruction and may be enlisted on an extended period of enrollment. A survey will soon be sent to help us design a learning system that is responsive to the situation of our students and the call of the times.

Beyond academic matters, we wish to let you know that members of the Maryknoll/Miriam College community, including its alumni, have been doing heartwarming work to reach out to those most affected by the crisis. Some of these are: 

  • The launch of a donation project to help support our partner communities as well as outsourced personnel (security, janitorial and maintenance, and café staff) by school personnel;
  • The mobilization of resources to provide protective equipment (PPEs) for 29 hospitals, food for medical frontliners and hospital staff, food for depressed and marginalized communities, purchasing assistance for senior citizens, and financial support to medical foundations and daily wage earners by alumni of different batches; 
  • The production of a vlog series entitled, "From Breakdown to Breakthrough" to help people build resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic by the Center for Peace Education and Family Studies, Department of Communication, and Department of Psychology of the College of Arts and Sciences; and 
  • The offering of first line assistance to families of MC students through a free online “Coaching for Families in Distress” aimed at promoting holistic health and wellness and developing resiliency during the pandemic by the Ph.D. Family Studies Program.

We don't know until when the health crisis will continue to ravage the country and its people. But let us do our best to imbibe the virtues espoused by Mother Mary Joseph, the founder of the Maryknoll congregation, which continue to guide us now and always: Christ-like charity, selflessness, heroic generosity, prudent zeal, and an adaptable disposition.

We wish you all safety and wellness in these most trying times. 

Let us all pray for the end of this crisis and invoke the help of Miriam of Nazareth.


Sincerely Yours,
The HEU Executive Council


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THINKING AHEAD ON ACADEMIC MATTERS | 04 April 2020

Dear All,

The past weeks have been unsettling for all of us. We have all been following the news about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and have been wondering what it would be like if lockdown was further extended.

Academic unit heads and some officers, including the President, had a conversation on immediate academic concerns and it was clear that there remains a good deal of uncertainty about the duration of the pandemic. We would like to share with you some highlights from that conversation. All these are based on the premise that lockdown will be extended until May this year.


Graduation

Graduation for all units will be decided upon by the President’s Council at a later time. Virtual, with future in-person ceremonies, is being considered as an option.


Admissions

HEU and HS entrance exams are waived. Application procedure and forms for all units are prominently displayed in our website. Our website and various social media platforms will continue to be utilized in advertising our programs.


Mid-year/Summer Classes

HEU will proceed with the mid-year term via modular, asynchronous classes  BEU has cancelled all summer classes except the ones needed for promotion to the next grade level. These classes are being facilitated online.


InSeT

Online training sessions will be organized. Guro will help provide training sessions on project-based learning, migrating to online learning and instructional design.


Grading/Assessment

For BEU, final grades will be based on the quarters / standing of the students prior to lockdown. PDF report cards may be emailed to the parents. For HEU, faculty will use various forms of summative assessments. Current grading system will be used for the semester. Grades may be viewed online.


Enrollment

BEU is working on an online registration system. Regular enrollment will commence in May. HEU mid-year online enrollment will push through. Units are staying connected to parents and students via online platforms.


PAASCU

Both HS and HEU are working on Follow-Up Actions and Recommendations and gathering of exhibit materials. MC will ask for deferment of visit should lockdown be extended beyond May. 


The challenges brought about by this health and societal situation may be unprecedented in our lifetimes. We look forward to the day when we shall again hear from the hallways lively discussions between students and faculty.  Until then, let us continue to trust in each other as well as ourselves to be adaptable, resilient, and hopeful.  

May the mantle of protection of Miriam of Nazareth be with us all in these difficult times. 

 

OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

HEU CALENDAR | 03 April 2020
PLANNING YOUR LESSON FOR ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING by GURO & CEd | 01 April 2020

Planning your Lesson for Asynchronous Learning
GURO and the College of Education

MC is shifting to asynchronous learning. This would enable the faculty to send reading and other materials such as videos, recorded lectures and the like by using varied forms of communication and platforms which students can study at their own pace and time. Thus, there will be no real time interaction between students and the faculty.

STUDENTS

  • Check on your students.  Consider what they are going through at this time.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Determine the most important learning objectives that your students need to know at this time.  This is the best time to prioritize.

CONTENT

  • From the learning objectives that you have chosen, choose specific topics that will help you achieve your objectives.

STRATEGIES

  • Make instructions short and clear.
  • Chunk information.  

ASSESSMENT

  • Rethink how you assess.
  • Focus on your learning objectives and determine what and how you are going to evaluate.  
  • More than just assessing how your students can remember and understand the concepts that you have taught, give more value on how they will analyze and apply all their learnings.
  • Use the Tracking Sheet to schedule submission of requirements well so as not to overburden the students.
  • Use varied and creative ways of assessing your students.  Do away with traditional forms of assessment.
     

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TELECOUNSELING | 30 March 2020

Miriam College is committed to ensure holistic health and wellness among its employees especially this time when the outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted everyone’s lives. The School understands that some of us are feeling overwhelmed with different emotions. In order to keep our health and wellness in check, we will provide resources to help us cope and take care of ourselves during this time.

We tapped the following Psychologists/Counselors who are available to talk via different platforms: 

Ms. Bel Quebral
Via cellphone, landline, viber, and Facebook messenger 
Consultation: 8am-5pm 

Dr. Ronnie Motilla
Via cellphone, viber, and Facebook messenger
Consultation: 9am-6pm 

Ms. Aileen Sison
via cellphone, viber, and Facebook messenger
Consultation: 10am-7pm

Dr. Monica Wallet
Via cellphone , landline and Viber
Consultation: Mon 2-5pm and Wed 10am-1pm

Dr. Jerry Jurisprudencia
Via cellphone , Viber, Facebook messenger and Facetime


For questions or request for appointment, contact:
Kat Catibog
Technical Assistant, ILAW Center
Email: kcatibog@mc.edu.ph
Mobile: 09479680822

telecounseling

 

ONLINE HIIT Workout Sessions | 30 March 2020

HIIT

To those who are interested to join the High Intensity Interval Training program conducted by Mr. Joseph Jubilado, our ILAW Gym instructor, please click the link below and join the group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineworkoutwithcoachjoseph/

HIIT sessions are conducted MWF at 5:00 pm.

hiit

HEU Guidelines | 27 March 2020

Dear Members of the HEU Community,


Greetings of peace and good health!

The ExeCon carefully studied the results of the survey on online classes administered to both faculty and students. We saw from this survey the following key points:

  • Students are overwhelmed by voluminous requirements and competing deadlines;
  • Some faculty and students are not trained on virtual learning/ have limited technical abilities; 
  • Family obligations make it difficult for both faculty and students to focus on and complete online classes causing mental and psychological stresses;
  • Quality of learning and performance is diminished in the online format; and 
  • Not all have stable internet connections.

With these in mind, the HEU Executive Council made a decision to shift to asynchronous learning for the duration of the lockdown (until April 14) where students learn the same materials shared online by instructors but at their own pace and time. This shift is being made in consideration of connectivity, mental health and family obligations.


Specifically, we ask that we:

  • Pause from synchronous learning and in its stead, give students reading and instructional materials that they can work on at their own pace and from their own locations;
  • Refrain from conducting synchronous assessment for the duration of the lockdown;
  • Give reading and instructional materials that are simple and succinct and only within our designated class period;
  • Refrain from giving numerous requirements. Faculty members are requested to collaborate with each other in relation to assigning tasks to ensure that students are not overwhelmed. Use the tracking sheet that will be provided before setting deadlines;
  • Be flexible and more lenient in relation to deadlines. Accept submissions until the end of the semester so that students can do assigned tasks at their own pace and time;
  • Determine from the COLP the most important goal, knowledge  skills and competencies that students need to learn at this time and from there select the most essential topics; 
  • Be available during designated class periods for online academic consultations; and
  • Use all means available to communicate with students taking into consideration that not everyone has a stable internet connection.

We are asking all Chairs and Coordinators to do a “check in” with faculty; and the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) with students, on a weekly basis and to share findings with the ExeCon. Our Guidance Counselors are ready to attend to students who may need counseling at this time.

Faculty and student engagement will resume on Wednesday, April 1. No engagement is to be made, however, during the Holy Week (April 6-11). Deans, Chairs, and Coordinators are requested to use the first two days of next week (March 30-31) to discuss these modified guidelines with their respective faculty. 

We understand that the current situation is a matter of deep concern. We are aware of the challenges we all face while mindful of the need to deliver learning outcomes so that our students can move to the next academic level.

We wish you all good health and wellness.

May Miriam of Nazareth be with us in these dire times.


Sincerely,

Your ExeCon


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Message from the President | 20 March 2020

To our dear MC Community,

All of us are now experiencing the most uncertain period of our lives. It is like being under siege during a state of war the end of which no one can predict. But it is worse, for we do not see the enemy, and we do not know whether it is near or far from our home.

No matter how socially and physically distant we are from the next person, our experience now can teach us a clear lesson on the meaning of “being responsible for the other.” We forget this most Christian of all principles in times of wellness and certainty. We forget that if we just think of ourselves and are selfish in our actions, there can be negative repercussions on others that can ricochet back to us.

In the midst of these uncertain times, however, we are given the beautiful chance to understand and feel the meaning of being “one body in Christ,” and to experience the deep meaning of “being one with the rest of humanity”. We now see the whole world and the whole of humanity together–at being in danger. And so “being one with others” should not be an abstract concept anymore that we use in slogans or in rallies. It is about us and others, here and now. Together.

God is now also giving us the chance to experience His presence: “For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you: Do not fear” (Isaiah 41:13). And as you put your hand in the hand of the Lord, you will experience His peace. And within that peace, you will experience Him.

Your peaceful heart will bring you in God’s presence, and so you will also know the pain of others. He will then make you a ready instrument for His miracles that He can do only with willing miracle agents in this crucial time of uncertainty. And as you look up to Him in prayer, please pray that He also guides dedicated men of science in creating a weapon against humankind’s enemy.

May this experience of being in the most uncertain period in our lives become the most beautiful experience in feeling the presence of God. Stay safe and keep well. Our prayers are one with yours.

- Lullah
Amb. Laura Q. Del Rosario, M.A., M.Ed.
President

 

Need Help?

In order to keep our mental health in check, we tapped school Psychologists and Counselors who are available to talk via different platforms.

For questions or request for appointment, contact:
Kat Catibog  |  ILAW Center Technical Assistant
Email: kcatibog@mc.edu.ph  /  Mobile: 09479680822

 

Faculty & Staff News

 

Online HIIT Workout

Keep moving and improve your physical fitness while at home! Join the High Intensity Interval Training program with Mr. Joseph Jubilado, our ILAW Gym instructor, MWF at 5:00 pm.


 

Links & Forms

Quality Assurance Forms

The Quality Assurance Office values everyone’s participation in our school’s continuous improvement. For this reason, the office has created the following mechanisms to allow us to hear from you:

Customer Feedback Form >
Suggestion Form >
Refer a College Student for Counseling

The HEU Guidance & Counseling Office aim to assist the students in their holistic development while studying at Miriam College. If you have students in your classes who may need personal counseling or would benefit from guidance about some difficulties, please feel free to seek the assistance of the Guidance Counselors. Below is a referral form that you may download and fill out.

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