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UPOU Faculty and REPS Co-Author New OER Publication

OER_coverhalf UPOU academics and researchers published in OER in Asia book.

UP Open University Faculty and Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) members contributed two chapters to the book “Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective,” the newest OER Asia and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) publication.

Edited by Gajaraj Dhanarajan and David Porter, the book is a result of an OER Asia Research project hosted and implemented by the Wawasan Open University in Malaysia, with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).


FMDS holds 6th Let’s Talk It Over on Understanding the Environment Better

The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) held the 6th Let’s Talk It Over on Understanding the Environment Better last 05 March 2013 at the UPOU Audio Visual Room.

It was attended by visiting students from Chiba University-Japan, UPLB graduate students and FMDS faculty and staff.

The topics presented were:

-        Japanese Culture in Biodiversity Conservation by Kaori Ibushi, Akemi Okita, Fumie Hongei, Yuko Omachi and Kanami Yoshino;

-       Black Shama: Its Contribution to the Ecosystem by Archiebal Baltazar Malaki;

-        Valuing Biodiversity: Ecological Approach by Hari Sulistiyowati. 



Continuing Professional Education in the Philippines in FMDS Let’s Talk it Over

Dr. Rufo Mendoza guested in the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) 7th let’s talk it over lecture series held on 25 June 2013 at the UP Open University. He discussed the rules and regulations of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in the Philippines.

Dr. Mendoza expounded on what CPE is all about and why professionals should continue to enhance their respective professions. According to Dr. Mendoza, the aim of CPE is to enhance and raise the technical skills and competence of professionals. CPE has now evolved to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

He further informed the attendees that the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) has 46 professional regulatory boards covering various disciplines. These boards are responsible in monitoring the CPE/CPD



FMDS Comprehensive Exam Date Schedule 1st semester 2017-2018

Diploma in Social Work

Human Behavior & Social Environment (October 24, 2017)

Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 26, 2017)


Master of Social Work

Human Behavior & Social Environment

Social Welfare Policies and Research

(October 24, 2017)

Social Work Profession and Practice

Social Agency , Leadership and Management

(October 26, 2017)

Area of Specialization (October 28, 2017)


Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

General Field (October 27, 2017)

Major Field (October 28, 2017)


Master of Public Management

General Field (November 6, 2017)

Public Policy and Program Administration (November 8, 2017)

Local Government and Regional Administration(LGRA) & Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (November 10, 2017)


Master of Arts in Nursing (January 9 and 11, 2018)


Master of ASEAN Studies (January 12, 2018)


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