The Bicol University throught the Fisheries Department spearheaded a two-day Regional Fisheries Curriculum Review cum Multi-Stakeholders Consultation on September 13, 2017 at Dean Geronimo Lavilla Hall, BUTC.
The event was anchored on the upcoming CHED Memorandum Order for the Policies, Standrads and Guidelines for Bachelor of Science in Fisheries wherein all SUCs and HEIs offering Fisheries courses have to review and enhance their curricular offering and address the shift to competency-based standards/outcomes-based education scheme.
Dr. Arnulfo Mascariñas, BU President gave the welcome message. Dr. Manuel Mendoza, CHED Region V Supervising Education Program Specialist, talked about "CHED Initiatives and Parameters in the Context of Reforming BS Fisheries Curriculum in the ASEAN Integration"; Hon. Dr. Catalino Dela Cruz, PRC PRB Fisheries Board Member, shared his insights on "Professionalizing Fisheries Profession: A Way to Go"; Dr. Nelson Lopez, Chief Agriculturist of BFAR Central Office lectured on "Roadmap of the Fisheries Industry under Duterte's Administration"; Dr. Dalisay Fernandez, Chief of Inland Aquatic Resources Division of PCAARRD, talked about "PCAARRS's R & DE Agenda for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources."
Meanwhile, Renato Bocaya, National Sales Manager of Finfish Hatcheries Inc., Dir. Dennis Del Socotto, BFAR Region V Regional Director, and Vanessa Basco, Entrepreneur, lectured on "Fisheries Graduates: Are they Responding to the Needs of the Industry?" while Dr. Maria Gisella Mortega, Food Technology Department of BUTC, gave the Employability of Graduates in Fisheries.
Likewise, several workshops were conducted during the event such as: "Occupational and Task Analysis", "SWOT Analysis of the Fisheries Program", and "Curriculum Scanning/Review Output" and "Inventory and Harmonization of Syllabi". After workshops, the presentations of outputs were conducted.