Benguet State University

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History

        Benguet State University is nestled in the heart of La Trinidad, Benguet, the strawberry capital of the Philippines.

         It started as the La Trinidad Farm School with 30 grade V pupils in 1916. The Farm School expanded its services and heightened its prominence in La Trinidad. According to earlier reports, the Farm School was “planned to develop into a large normal school where the best Igorot pupils will be trained to be teachers among their own people with emphasis on agriculture.”

         In 1920, the farm school was elevated as the Trinidad Agricultural School with 188 students enrolled in first year high school. Re-opening after the war in 1946, the school became the La Trinidad Agricultural High School. Four years later, a provincial normal curriculum was abolished in 1953 and a two-year post-high school certificate in agricultural education was offered.

         The school was renamed La Trinidad National Agricultural School (LTNAS). After four months, it was nationalized and named the Mountain National Agricultural School. (MNAS). It was soon converted into the Mountain National College (MNAC); Mountain Agricultural College (MAC); and eventually, the Mountain State Agricultural College (MSAC) in 1969 through RA 5923.

         On January 12, 1986, the college was converted to a state university by virtue of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 2010 signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

         At present BSU is awarded SUC Level IV, the highest category in the SUC leveling classification of State Universities and Colleges by the Commission on Higher Education.

Vision, Mission, Goal

Vision

      A PREMIER UNIVERSITY delivering world-class education that promotes sustainable development amidst climate change.

Mission
To provide quality education to enhance food security, sustainable communities, industry innovation, climate resilience, gender equality, institutional development and partnership.

Goals & Objectives
Goal I: To develop proactive programs to ensure relevant quality education
     Objectives:
1. To benchmark curricular and co-curricular programs with national and international standards
2. To develop alternative learning experiences to enhance skills that match industry needs
3. To develop innovative and relevant curricular and co-curricular programs
4. To enhance proactive student welfare and development programs

Goal II: To develop proactive programs for quality service
Objectives:
1. To enhance relevant human resource development programs
2. To develop effective and efficient innovative platforms for cascading information
3. To enhance and develop employee welfare programs

Goal III: To enhance responsive systems and procedures for transparent institutional development
Objectives:
1. To enhance and develop innovative financial management system
2. To ensure transparency in all transactions in the university
3. To ensure inclusive and consultative decision making

Goal IV: To develop relevant and gender sensitive research and extension programs for institutional development, sustainable communities, climate resilience, industry innovation, and partnership
 Objectives:
1. To develop relevant multimedia tools in disseminating technology, knowledge and
information generated from RDE program
2. To develop relevant RDE activities that will address current problems and
support cultural advocacy
3. To partner with strategic local, regional, national and international entities

Goal V: To strengthen and expand public-private partnerships
Objectives:
1. Sustain and pursue functional University-relation with the alumni and other organizations
both in the government and nongovernment entities.
2. To strengthen the linkage among academe, industries, LGUs and community

Core Values (SLIDES)
Student-centered
Leadership
Integrity
Diversity
Efficiency
Service

Mandate & Governance

Mandate

      The University shall provide graduate and undergraduate courses in the arts, sciences, humanities, and professional fields in agriculture, natural sciences, technology, and other technical and professional courses as the Board of Regents may determine and deem proper. It shall also promote research, extension, agribusiness, and advanced studies and progressive leadership in its field of specialization.

      There shall be organized relevant research centers in the University to develop technologies on sub-tropical agriculture and natural resources, which will backstop and enhance the growth and development of the Cordillera area and other highland areas.

Governance

      BSU, like any other State Universities is governed by a BOARD OF REGENTS.

The Administration. The administration of the University shall be vested in the president of the University who shall render full-time service. The president shall be assisted by vice-presidents who shall be appointed by the Board of Regents upon the former’s recommendation.

Administrative CouncilThere shall be an administrative council consisting of the president of the University as Chairman, the vice president(s), deans, directors, and other officials of equal rank as members, and whose function is to review and recommend to the Board of Regents policies governing the administration, management, and development planning of the University for appropriate action.

Academic CouncilThere shall be an academic council with the president of the University as Chairman and all members of the instructional staff with a rank of not lower than assistant professor as members.

     The academic council shall have the power to review and recommend the curricular offerings and rules of discipline of the University subject to appropriate action of the Board of Regents. It shall fix the requirements for the admission of students as well as for graduation and the conferment of degrees subject to review and/or approval by the Board of Regents through the president of the University.

Source: http://www.bsu.edu.ph/

For more informations, you can read on official website of BSU.