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On Science HS: A science school, that's nice. Diyan ko na papapasukin ang anak ko
A science high school would be an amazing lead-in to the DLSU programs kasi maituturo na sa mga estudyante yung mga concepts na makikita nila sa DLSU programs, like calculus. (Wala nang babagsak sa CCSCAL1 )Then sana, magkabusiness-oriented high school program ang DLSU para wala na ring madadali sa BAS1/BAS2/PACO
On business school: Bagay yan sa GH. Katabi lang ng Ortigas (at maraming Chinese, este business-oriented people sa area na yun.) Hehe. O kaya maki-join in sa ISM at BSM para mag-tayo ng business HS sa Fort.
A crown jewel of the campus that would attract students would be a medical school under the DLSU-Manila banner. They can partner with a real estate developer such as Century (who owns the Asian Hospital) to open a new research hospital in the area, mala Princeton Hospital.
So far wala pa atang university hospital sa buong Metro Manila na fully equipped at modern research hospital, not to mention wala pang "sosyal" medical school in the Metro. Ateneo has a med school but it doesn't have its own research hospital.
If you're going to build a science campus you have to take it all the way
As for DLSU-HSI, you can simply offer undergraduate courses there but move the M.D. program to the new campus. You can offer accelerated pre-med courses in DLSU-HSI linked with the new DLSU Med School to encourage students to take pre-med there as well.
Kailangan din ng DLSU Aeronautics School na may Aviation at Aeronautical Engineering courses. You can't just offer typical courses like ECE or ME. Marami na niyan sa Metro Manila, di pupunta ng Canlubang ang students. You have to offer unique courses.
You can operate two hospitals, they same way UPD wants to open up a new research hospital in UP Diliman.
The dasma hospital can be the general hospital while the s&t hospital the research hospital. Given such a set-up the HSI can offer courses in Nursing, PT or Medtech (allied health science courses) while the DLSU S&T can offer Biology, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology (science courses).
The problem DLSU faces is how to make the Canlubang campus attractive enough to draw even conservative Metro Manila parents to send their children to the campus.
The best way to do it is to start with the two most unique and probably "sosyal" fields in Health Science and Engineering, a Research Hospital/Med School and an Aeronautics School. I don't think any other school in the Philippines would have both the resources and the land space to establish both.
You can simply imagine how attractive a DLSU Science High School would be. It would have a reputation for molding future doctors and pilots. While other universities are playing with their little diesel engines, La Salle is already tinkering with planes and actually flying them. You can even partner with PAL. Para may secured jobs na agad sila after graduation, and PAL can sponsor the aircrafts to be used. Wala nang tatalo sa pagka sosyal nyan haha.
It would be a very ambitious, risky and costly project but if La Salle wants to regain its "lost glory" they would have to think out of the box, invest and take risks.
Last edited by dashingdevonair; Apr 25, 2012 at 11:53 PM.
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So they are going to launch DLSU-Science and Technology Campus on June 15 at the Henry Sy Hall grounds (around 11:45 o'clock). Also by that date, the DLSU website is going to be relaunched... maglalagay na siguro sila ng info re: the Canlubang transfer sa website by that time. The next day, there's a motorcade going to the Science and Technology Campus.
If they're really serious about this, I hope they buy more adjacant lands to add to the current 52 hectare campus so that they can expand for future use. Mahirap na in 100 years time, bumalik nanaman tayo sa problema ng congestion.
If they will simply build an engineering school, ok na iyang 52 hectares. The MIT campus in the US is just 68 hectares. If they will also add a Science High School, Aviation courses (I'm predicting they will since Gokongwei, a donor, owns Cebu Pacific) and a football stadium/sports complex at par with US colleges, kulang nga ang 52 hectares.
I found this opinion blog from one of DLSU's profs (I believe she's from CCS) regarding the relocation to Canlubang:
The DLSU expansion in Canlubang, Laguna – Part 1
Posted on April 16, 2012
As the DLSU, my university for a long time, is moving to its new centennial it also made specific plans of expansion. This was announced last March 28 Town Hall meeting held in the Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory. The plan is to establish the Leandro V. Locsin Campus in Canlubang, Laguna as an integral part of the DLSU-Manila campus. At present the DLSU-Manila serves as the main campus of the DLSU System. It is projected that by 2023, LVL campus (with 50,000 sqr mtr property and 6,000sqr mtr is used by the campus) will become the DLSU main campus and the Manila grounds as a satellite
This was a huge and fast development from Nov 2010′s plan of making LVL Canlubang an extension campus of the three colleges–Engineering, Science and Computer Studies. (Virgula, 2010)
Many variables are to be studied and to be considered. Hence, the president of the university, Br. Jun Erguiza had emphasized the approach to be of strategic incrementalism with necessary recalibration along the way. DLSU envisions itself, particularly the LVL Campus to become the leading research center in Asia. It banks on its slogan, “If Lasalle builds it, they will come”. Of course various types of sentiments were expressed during the assembly. Many faculty and staff while bewildered in this magnificent, bold leap, they are also confused with questions in their faces like–what will happen to us? Are we going to be part of these? What will be our participation? Will there be support coming from the university? Is the university offering a retirement package for those who will not join?
The university should not just look into the opportunity of having a huge, beautiful and fresh campus. DLSU should look on several things–
1. Where will our students come? The aim of DLSU is to create a campus with high concentration of top students. Let us not forget that DLSU is a private HEI, highly dependent on students relying on their educational insurance. The best students in the country still aim to go to the University of the Philippines. The only way you can attract an excellent student is to offer her a package she cannot refuse.
2. What programs are we going to offer? This is the most difficult question I guess. How unique and viable are the programs that will be offered so that the students will have that dire desire to go to a far campus. The laboratories and the learning environment must be made highly conducive both for the students and the faculty. Internet connectivity with high bandwidth can be another attraction.
3. How accessible is the area? This is a tricky, crazy question. The most convenient present access to the LVL campus is via SLEX then Sta. Rosa exit, then IMI Laguna Blvd which is actually part of Binan, then the LVL campus which is in Canlubang. DLSU must influence local government to open other access points. Sta Rosa will become a chokepoint.
4. How willing are the faculty to support these? What support will the university give the faculty? DLSU aims to attract as well the outstanding teachers and researchers of the country to become part of its system. Is DLSU willing to offer a quality work package to its faculty and staff?
While many questions are left unanswered, the playing field of Phil education is also moving and shaking dynamically. Many of the HEIs have moved to become centers of development (CODs) and centers of excellence (COE). As the other HEIs thrive to be better, DLSU has the greater pressure to level up.
Many of the progressive HEIs, including UP, have started to open new campuses in other metro cities, where most of the BPOs are present. This is not aiming for the BPO employees to become the students but the children or siblings of these employees are the potential clients.
Virgula, A. (2010) DLSU Taft, to partner with Canlubang campus, The Lasallian, November 21, 2010. Retrieved from http://thelasallian.com/2010/11/21/d...lubang-campus/
(Taken from: http://convictionsandfreethoughts.wo...laguna-part-1/)
The DLSU expansion in Canlubang, Laguna – Part 2 What will attract the faculty
Posted on April 16, 2012
In the previous post, I threw the questions–
How willing are the faculty to support these grand plan of the university?The Brother in his speech last March 28 appealed to make a legacy of continuing the Lasallian education and formation. But what support will the university give the faculty? Is DLSU willing to offer a quality work package to its faculty and staff?
As I try to appreciate the goals and intentions of the Lasallian brothers and institution, I looked into my present situation as an academic faculty in the university for quite some time. Deciding to support this grand plan will mean a huge sacrifice on my part as well as my colleagues because there are no existing resources and amenities yet.While the principle of integration is clear, the parameters and the quality of work are not yet determined. Those who will contribute to this cause will have to determine what are needed and what will be the future stake. This is not just an issue of traveling from Manila to Canlubang, spending higher transportation costs and spending extra travel time. This means a lifestyle upheaval for many of us.
There were many questions. Of course, many could not dare ask the Brother President during the assembly.
And so these are my thoughts on the matter of faculty. Hopefully, LVL campus planners and administrators would want to look on these.
As DLSU aims to attract its existing faculty members as well as the outstanding teachers and researchers of the country to become part of its system, there are certain amenities and work lifestyle that must be offered lavishly in LVL campus not enjoyed or experienced in Manila. These amenities & work lifestyle are apart from the academic resources and equipment that should be provided. These may be existing already or still to be created, but it must come in a different facet and may be something that will be enjoyed in a 6,000 hectare campus. Here are the initial suggestions:
a. huge, spacious and ergonomically designed work spaces
b. collaborative, transparent meeting and project rooms
c. big, furnished pantry– that permits coffee brewing, tea time and sandwiches. Faculty may not have near access to a CBTL or Starbucks but the privilege of brewing one’s own coffee is a very sound alternative.
d. sleeping room and game room — the game room is a place for unwinding where you have darts, billiards or Wii. Sleeping room is a necessity for off peak time working teachers/researchers.
e. peaceful, safe and green atmosphere that encourages reflective thinking
f. air and open green spaces, big parks for outdoor reading, studying and sharing insights. I really miss the football field in Manila. It was the last open space and now gone.
g. bike lanes, no pedicabs. An environment of the least carbon emission is healthier than the congested, polluted Manila area.
h. very, very fast internet connectivity. Any faculty would be willing to render extra time given the bandwidth advantage.
i. OER – open education resources
j. spacious and private dormitories that encourages cooking your own food
k. good zoning for stores and markets
An academic faculty (and researcher as demanded by the university) does not work on an 8-5schedule. She prepares her lessons extensively, she teaches, she evaluates students’ works, she makes herself available for student consultation, she reads a lot and she does research. Research comes in different formats. Given these typical tasks and activities, she gets to enjoy managing her time. She may leave earlier on some days or may extend her stay in the campus just to read or talk to the students.
In the onset of the integration, it also matters that DLSU looks into the mobility requirements of the faculty– the cost of travel, the travel time, the flexibility of schedule.
I believe it is high time for DLSU to forcibly implement hybrid or online learning. This is to create a more self-organized learning system both for the students and faculty. This will also mean enhancing the technology teaching and management skills of the faculty.
In my cubicle in the faculty room, I usually imagine how the sky looks like depending on the time of the day. Given the choice, I would have been willing to trade our classrooms in Gokongwei bldg to have classes in Andrew Hall, just to have that glimpse of the big sunny blue sky. Maybe it is always sunny in the Canlubang campus.
(Taken from: http://convictionsandfreethoughts.wo...laguna-part-2/)
This campus better be the best-looking and most well designed college campus in the entire country. Only La Salle has the privilege of building a campus unlike any other with their resources. Even the buildings, from the library to the smallest dormitories have to look like architectural masterpieces. The campus bears a great architect's name, Leandro Locsin, and La Salle would certainly have to make sure that his land did not go in vain.
Indeed... let's hope that an initial master plan and rendering will be released this Friday so we can assess whether or not this project is a potential boom or a likely bust...
Have you guys seen the DLSU-STC handbook?
Oh and btw, I'm still confused. DLSU-Canlubang is now no more, DLSU na siya, Science and Technology Campus nga lang, correct?
May Management sa DLSU-STC? Won't it be redundant since the COB will still be at Taft? )
Hindi parin malinaw sa akin kung ano talaga plano nila re: DLSU and STC.
Im confused as well.
Based on the handbook, ang pagkaintindi ko starting next year DLSC ceases to exist and is already a full fledged DLSU-Manila campus offering the courses listed such as CS, EE and Management.
If that's the case then both Taft and STC campuses would have CS, EE and Management graduates getting the same diploma but both have a different line-up of professors.
^^ Video re: DLSU-STC
What will DLSU-STC offer?
- Highly specialized undergraduate programs
- Research collaborations with international and industrial linkages
- New academic buildings
- State-of-the-art research centers
- Modern Dorm facilities
- And urban-suburban environment mix that is truly conducive for learning
... hopefully for the planning of the campus, they higher professional urban planners that can systematically design the campus... hindi yung bara-bara planning which will only lead to another problem. But hopes are high for this one, heard na baka sa 2023 maging main campus pa ito
And I still don't know what they're going to do with the profs.