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CITL re-inaugurated, now official

The sound of the goblets echoed throughout the room as the deans, directors, administrative and academic heads and faculty members congratulated the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CiTL) for what it has accomplished a year after the center was conceived.

CiTL conducts series of Training at USTP-Claveria

Twenty-one faculty members from the College of Arts and Science and 36 teachers from the College of Agriculture re-learned how to automate rubrics for enhanced and more convenient assessments during Flexible Learning.

Design Thinking integrated into College of Technology Curriculum

John Dewey once said that if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. With this being said, the faculty members of the College of Technology (CT) once again embraced Design Thinking during the Retooling Design Thinking and Strategic Approaches to Teaching Innovative Solution Courses trainings last February 10 & 11, 2021 with the goal of integrating the framework into the curriculum; the enhanced curriculum will enable the university to produce more innovative, empathetic, and creative graduates.

CiTL Welcomes New CiTL Coordinators

CiTL welcomes the new campus coordinators from Panaon, Oroquieta, and Jasaan. Ms Mary Jane Moralia ( Oroquieta), Ms April Dianne Caseros( Panaon), and Mr. Greg Pegarro (Jasaan) were recently designated as campus coordinators for CiTL in their respective campuses.

CHED IDIG Project Goes Full Throttle

The CHED-IDIG funded project spearheaded by goes full throttle as the team plotted the various programs and activities for the next 10 months last January 26-29, 2021 at Chali Beach Resort.

CiTL Director visits Deans

As soon as the year started, Dr Dinagsao visited the various Deans in CDO and Claveria campuses during the first two weeks of January. Dr Dinagsao’s visit was mainly aimed at discussing with the heads areas of concerns, some inputs and suggestions so that CiTL can serve the faculty force better this 2021.

Design Thinking for Classroom Instruction NSTP CDO Campus

The College of Science and Mathematics entered and joined the room for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) when they took part in the training for CQI: developing a plan for CSM last December 7, 2020 via Zoom. Forty-eight brilliant and devoted CSM faculty members created their program-specific CQI plans.

Continuous Quality Improvement with College of Science and Mathematics (CSM)

December 7, 2020 - As we commit to empowering every faculty and improving our programs, CiTL conducts another Continuous Quality Improvement ( CQI) Webinar with the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at 10:00 in the morning via Zoom.

USTP Visits Magsaysay College : Collaboration on the Way

USTP Delegates, headed by Dr. Amphie Dinagsao, Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CiTL); Dr. Ismael Talili, Director of Research, USTP Cagayan de Oro; Dr. Greg Cubio, Director of Research and Innovation Centers; Dr. Maria Teresa Fajardo, Director for Extension and Community Relations, USTP CDO, and Architect Mikhail Vince Janubas of the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Development Office (IPFDO), visited the municipality of Magsaysay and Magsaysay College last November 21, 2020 to discuss future collaborations.

5-Day Faculty Onboarding and Career Upstart Seminar for Newly Hired USTP System Faculty

November 6, 2020—the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), in collaboration with the Human Resource Management (HRM), commenced the 5-day Faculty Onboarding and Career Upstart Seminar (FOCUS) which aims to give orientation and to equip the newly-hired faculty of the culture and technicalities of the working in the USTP ecosystem.

The 5-day seminar took on four aspects of the faculty’s employment life: the USTP culture, their professional responsibilities, their professional and career growth, and their transition towards CITL’s pedagogical training designed to enrich their instructional skills.

Design Thinking for Classroom Instruction for College of Technology CDO Campus

Last October 29, November 5&6, 2020, the Center for Innovative Teaching and learning (CiTL) held a 3-day training on Design Thinking for Classroom Instruction to the faculty of the College of Technology. The webinar aimed at not only using design thinking for social innovation but also to teach Design Thinking as a course. Moreover, the webinar included workshops on empathy, persona, and others. The participants were overjoyed at their new learning as they crafted various innovations and presented to the group.

Innovative Teaching Series: Sharing Flexible Learning Teaching Experiences

USTP instructors shared their innovative Flexible Learning Experiences to the USTP community last October 28, 2020 via Zoom Cloud Meetings application. Dr. Cordulo Ascaño, Engr. John Rey Bajuyo, Prof. Juliet Cagampang, and Mr. Giovanni Cagurin, shared their best practices in conducting online lectures which effectively engaged students.

Continuous Quality Improvement with Vice Chancellors, Deans and Campus Directors

Improving the quality of programs ensures better and more skilled graduates. To assist the university in such endeavor, CiTL facilitated the Continuous Quality Improvement-Developing a CQI plan webinar last October 16, 2020 via ZOOM Cloud Meetings application and workshop in the afternoon facilitated by the various department chairs/deans.

Facilitating Assessments of Learning Using Alternative Learning Applications

USTP’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning responds to the call on extending its service to conduct trainings on Flexible Learning, together with the Commission on Higher Education and other leading HEIs of the region. We are doing this via Facebook Live starting July 13, 2020, then following the dates specified in this poster. Much of the topics we will tackle are those we have given on the previous trainings with the mid-year term faculty members. Don’t miss out if you have not joined any of our webinars yet, and should you like to watch the rest of the webinars conducted by other HEIs, just search and follow the official Facebook Page of CHED Regional Office 10: Commission on Higher Education - Regional Office 10

CiTL Mid-Year Evaluation 2020

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USTP-CiTL at CHED-RX Webinar Series

USTP’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning responds to the call on extending its service to conduct trainings on Flexible Learning, together with the Commission on Higher Education and other leading HEIs of the region. We are doing this via Facebook Live starting July 13, 2020, then following the dates specified in this poster. Much of the topics we will tackle are those we have given on the previous trainings with the mid-year term faculty members. Don’t miss out if you have not joined any of our webinars yet, and should you like to watch the rest of the webinars conducted by other HEIs, just search and follow the official Facebook Page of CHED Regional Office 10: Commission on Higher Education - Regional Office 10

CITL Rolls Virtual Discussions on Preparation for the Resumption of Classes

From April 21 to 24, 2020, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning ran a series of virtual discussions on Zoom Cloud Meetings with the different colleges of Cagayan de Oro Campus, the Claveria Campus and the satellite campuses of Jasaan, Oroquieta and Panaon, to tackle about the resumption of classes.


Digital Transformation Plans with CITL for Web Services

USTP’s Digital Transformation Project Team represented by Mr. Jun Quinito and other team members met with CITL last February 19, 2020 at the CITL office, Administration Building to plan about how the University website could be improved and how the online series and webinars will be uploaded online.

Chartering Mis Occ: CITL Reaches Panaon to Conduct DALM for USTP Oroquieta


Panaon, Misamis Occidental—CITL arrived at the Panaon Campus 10th of February in the afternoon at the Training Center to prepare for the conduct of its 3rd leg of the Designing Assessments of Learning and Methods (DALM) Training-Workshop for the 76 faculty members of both Oroquieta and Panaon Campuses on February 11 and 12, 2020.

CITL Presents 2020 Programs and Plans to USTP System President

February 7, 2020—University President, Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura, II sat down with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning for the presentation of its programs and plans for the year. Mr. Arvin E. Narvaza, Program Head of the New Faculty Program and Webinar, commenced the presentation with the function and goals of the center, and introduced the program heads and their assigned programs. Dr. Amparo V. Dinagsao, Director of the Center, then presented the results of the faculty needs survey—the data used by the team to plan the suitable activities.

CDO, Jasaan Select Faculty Participates Design Thinking

Cagayan de Oro Campus select faculty, together with Jasaan Campus representatives, took part of the Design Thinking Training held last February 21 and 22, 2020 at the USTP Board Room.

CITL Strategizes Activity -Enriched 2020

Last January 29-31, 2020, CITL members, Dr. Amparo V. Dinagsao, Engr. Rojien V. Morcilla, Engr. Aileen A. Sieras, Engr. Lloyd Jhon B. Estampa, and Mr. Arvin E. Narvaza, had their three-day strategic planning at Chali Beach Resort and Conference Center. First day was scheduled for the budgetary planning of each program’s events and the crafting of the Project Procurement Management Plans. Second day was the highlight of the planning in which calendar plotting was done the whole morning followed by the presentations of programs and their respective services to the guests, in the afternoon.

CDO and Jasaan Joins First Leg of Designing Assessments of Learning and Methods

The first leg of the Designing Assessments of Learning and Methods Training-Workshop for year took place January 9 and 10, 2020. The training-workshop was participated by Cagayan de Oro and Jasaan Faculty members of various departments. Speakers were Dr. Amparo V. Dinagsao, CITL Director, and Engr. Rojien V. Morcilla, Program Head for Outcomes-based Education. First day focused on sessions and workshops 1 to 3 which reviews on the goals of assessment, the creation of course outcomes and intended learning outcomes, and the construction of the TOS. Faculty members were tasked to share what they have talked about and decided on the group regarding the goals of assessments, but for workshops 2 and 3, participants were set to do the workshops individually.