The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Education (FEd) welcomed students of its trimestral programs during the 2023 Student Orientation: Faculty and Program Orientation conducted last 30 September 2023 via Zoom. One hundred sixty-five (165) participants, including FEd faculty, staff, and students, joined the event.

The student orientation was opened by FEd Dean, Asst. Prof. Charisse T. Reyes followed by a short video introducing the FEd faculty and staff, including the Faculties-in-Charge (FICs) per program. Subsequently, Mr. Voltaire T. Abiog, currently a student of the Bachelor of Education Studies (BES) program and the undergraduate representative of the UPOU University Student Council (USC), gave a message citing various activities implemented by constituents within the USC. Afterwards, the FEd Faculty Secretary’s Office, led by Asst. Prof. Rita C. Ramos, discussed several academic processes and facilitated the question and answer portion. The orientation proceeded with students moving to breakout rooms with their respective programs for academic advising with their Program Chairs. 

Group photo with several of the participants

Based on student feedback, the event “was informative and very useful, especially for freshmen” and “timely.” With the presence and discussions of the FEd faculty and staff, the students received answers to their questions and concerns. Through this orientation, UPOU FEd was able to prepare both the new and continuing students of its trimestral programs for their academic journeys.

Written by: Krista Marie L. Fama

Edited by: Asst. Prof. Rita C. Ramos and Asst. Prof. Charisse T. Reyes